Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Gunyulgup Galleries

Gunyulgup Galleries is now 25 years old and was one of the first contemporary art galleries to be established in the south west region of W.A. 

This wonderful gallery supports many established and emerging West Australian Artist and Craftspersons. It represents about 120 artists at any one time and displays painting, glass, sculpture, ceramics, jewellery, textiles and writers.

If you are heading to the South West for the upcoming school holidays be sure to pop in and admire some of the amazing work. The gallery is also surrounded by lovely grass area for the kids to run around on. 

Open 7 days 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Gunyulgup Valley Drive, Yallingup 6282 WA

Thursday, June 21, 2012


These lovely pics come from Shelf/Life in Surry Hills, Sydney. This fabulous store has a great range of hand crafted, local products with ethical awareness. Below is how they describe themselves.

shelf / life was established to provide our customers with a collection of unique, well-crafted items that will be loved for a lifetime and not end up in landfill after a season.

With a background in interior design we offer a carefully selected range of modern classics that will look great in any space while minimising any social and environmental impacts.

At shelf / life we believe that good design shouldn’t be limited to the aesthetic and functional elements. It should also embrace ethical awareness. 

Definitely worth checking out if you are in Sydney!

Shop 1, 50 Reservoir St
Surry Hills, NSW 2010 

Thursday, June 14, 2012

MuKau Giftwear & Gallery

Nestled in the tiny town of Cowaramup in the heart of the Margaret River region, MuKau Giftware & Gallery is a unique giftware store owned and operated by Kiwis Wendy and Kerry Sibly. 
Having stumbled across the region whilst on an eight month tour of Australia with their two children, they fell in love with the clean air, green landscapes, gorgeous beaches and the creativity of the area .... not to mention the wineries!   So they pulled up stumps after 17 years of life in Melbourne and moved to Cowaramup, population 700 approx, opening MuKau Giftware and Gallery last September 2011.

Wendy had always wanted a giftware store and Kerry has always wanted to pursue his art so it made sense to follow their dreams and start a gift shop and gallery.  The name of their store had to befit the dairy farming town with many local stores already taking up cow themed names including the well known Candy Cow, The Fruity Cow, Udderley Divine, Cowie Surf, Cowie Cuts and LaVaca Loca (The Crazy Cow).  It only seemed right to continue the trend but they wanted a taste of their New Zealand heritage ... so evolved the name MuKau.

 Upstairs the gallery houses paintings and photography by local artists including some of Kerry’s own surfing and kite surfing paintings.
Their philosophy for the store is to create a warm and inviting place to shop for all ages.  Local quality handmade products, along with other unique items are sourced from around the globe, setting MuKau apart from the usual.  At the same time their prices remain affordable.

MuKau Giftware and Gallery is proud to supply Melanie’s stunning Eucalypt Homewares and thank her for helping make their dream a reality!

Just the Spot for Quality Gifts!
OPEN 7 days  9.30am – 5pm
Unit 2/69 Bussell Highway (Enter off Bottrill Street)
Cowaramup  WA  6284
Ph 08 9755 9922

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Winter's day out

Looking for the perfect place for a winter's day out - Perth Upmarket of course! Grab a girlfriend, a coffee and a cupcake and browse the hand made stalls of WA's finest creatives.

Eucalypt Homewares will be there with friends, Robins Wells Jewellery and Old Grey House Textiles plus many more faboulous wares. Put Sunday 24th June, 10 - 4 in the diary and we look forward to seeing you there!