24 December 2011

Last shopping day

We're open until 4pm today and will not re-open until 16th January although our online store will operate throughout the break.

If there is something you want to see/purchase in person, we are never far from the shop so a private appointment can always be arranged.

22 December 2011

Three days left to find that perfect gift - Product of the day: skull eternity rings



Skull eternity rings (various sizes available) in Sterling Silver by Justine Austen - $118 to $214


Justine Austen graduated from Gold & Silversmithing with honours from Monash University in 1998 and attained a fellowship from the gemmological Association of Australia in 2004. Working as a contemporary jeweller and miniature sculpture artist Justine creates exhibition pieces, commissions and a number of limited production ranges sold through various galleries nationally. Balancing somewhere between fine art and kitsch Justine’s creations seem quirky, play-full, absurd and offbeat. The transformation of somewhat random objects and materials into new works dictates the technique, depending on the piece and the envisioned outcome. Her style is graphic, using a simple and strong visual, icongraphic language that she has developed drawing on historical and modern elements and references.

21 December 2011

Designer Cufflinks under $100!








Vintage Science Book cufflinks by Beth Croce - $90 a pair (in-store only)
Size: 1.75cm diameter
Materials: Silver Plate, Resin, Vintage Science Book Pages



Beth Croce is a Johns Hopkins (USA) trained, certified medical artist whose 18 years as a biomedical illustrator has inspired the Bioperspective line of jewellery. Her art jewellery is informed by her award-winning professional illustration work and takes anatomically accurate jewellery to a new level. Beth is continually adding to the line and enjoys creating custom pieces that relate to science and the natural world.

Elephant & Calf limited edition print by Beth Croce



Product of the day: Elephant & Calf limited edition print by Beth Croce - $125 framed or $95 unframed
Image size: 18cm W x 12cm H
Paper size: 20.5cm W x 21cm H


Beth Croce is a Johns Hopkins (USA) trained, certified medical artist whose 18 years as a biomedical illustrator. Her limited edition prints is informed by her award-winning professional illustration work.

20 December 2011

Guitar pick pendants by Hannah Chambers

Hannah Chambers is an emerging Melbournian jeweller. With a passion for all things hidden secretive and unfound, she aims to create an intimacy between her objects and the wearer. Being able to create objects that can be worn and that become a tangible part of someone's life is very important to her. It expresses a closeness and familiarity that other art forms do not.  Drawing on influences from all sorts of times, places and cultures, she loves jewellery that has a story to tell.



Inspired by The Who song "Behind Blue Eyes", recent Box Hill Institute graduate Hannah Chambers has produced this guitar pick pendant in Sterling Silver and Australian Sapphire which pays homage to the song.




Inspired by the Lynyrd Skynrd song "Free Bird", recent Box Hill Institute graduate Hannah Chambers has produced this guitar pick pendant in Oxidised Sterling Silver which pays homage to the song.



Inspired by the Pink Floyd song "Another Brick In The Wall", recent Box Hill Institute graduate Hannah Chambers has produced this guitar pick pendant in Oxidised Sterling Silver which pays homage to the song.




Inspired by the Prince song "Purple Rain", recent Box Hill Institute graduate Hannah Chambers has produced this guitar pick pendant in Sterling Silver and Amethyst which pays homage to the song.


Inspired by the Led Zeppelin song "Stairway to Heaven", recent Box Hill Institute graduate Hannah Chambers has produced this guitar pick pendant in Sterling Silver which pays homage to the song.

Sea Dragon etching with aquatint (four editions remaining)

















2011 – edition of 8
Limited edition etching with acquatint. Printed on Hahnemuhle fine art paper.
Size: image 12.5cm H x 22.5cm W  frame 32.5cm H x 42.5cm W

The leafy sea dragon or Glauerts Seadragon, Phycodurus eques, is a marine fish in the family Syngnathide, which also includes seahorses. Its name is derived from the long leaf-like protrusions that extend from its body. These protrusions mimic seaweed and serve as camouflage for the fish. Specimen collected at Point Lonsdale (back beach) Victoria.

18 December 2011

Christmas VIP Night - give-away by MELTOURS

Big thanks to MELTOURS for providing 2 free Architecture walking tours, valued at $78, as a give-away during out Christmas VIP Night. All you need to do is pop into the store between 4-8pmon Monday 19th December to go into the draw. Check out their other tours here.

'W is for' drawing by Erica Fisers (other letters available)









































'W is for' drawing by Erica Fisers - $150 framed/$125 unframed (other letters available)


Erica Fisers is a design graduate with an eye for detail. Her work has been shown in a number of exhibits and she has been a finalist in the BMDI ‘Touch of Red’ art competition.

The Anatomy series was inspired by vintage educational flashcards from Erica’s childhood, and her daughter’s fascination of the human body.

17 December 2011

'Hex' watch/jewellery box by Innocente - just in!



Hex watch/jewellery box by Innocente - $374. Available to purchase online or in-store.


Innocente boxes started with a surprise gone wrong. My partner said she wanted a jewellery box to organise all of her jewellery which at the time was a bunched up mess. I decided to surprise her by building one for her. I was half way through it when she told me she was going to go shopping for a jewellery box. I showed her what I had done so far and proceeded to finish it. One design led to another and has resulted in the designs you see today.

All of the boxes are unique, and individually numbered. I use a variety of timbers including Huon Pine, Black Heart Sassafras, Tasmanian Oak and Red Mahogany. The boxes are powder coated, some designs are edged in polished aluminium and all are trimmed in velour. I use stainless steel fittings throughout each box.

Huon pine is one of the slowest-growing and longest-living plants in the world. It can grow to an age of 3,000 years or more. It is found in western Tasmania, on the Central Plateau and in the Huon Valley. Today, the tree is wholly protected and cannot be felled. However, wood on the forest floor, or buried in river beds, remains usable after hundreds of years and is still prized by modern woodworkers.