Over the past four years Flinders has undergone a creative renaissance with funky artisanal store experiences opening along the Cook Street strip - The Artisan Storeroom is no exception.
Fabrics & creativity is the catch cry for Treehouse Textiles at their new Mornington store on the Pen & it’s packed with an amazing selection of colourful & contemporary fabrics. Emma Di Stefano & Sarah Kuter (Treehouse Textiles) also offer an extensive range of fun workshops in patchwork, quilting, knitting, crochet and ‘Sit & Sew’.
Art is a way of life for gallery directors Sharyn and David Wemyss-Smith. It’s their day long joy, obsession & torment. They pride themselves on showcasing contemporary art by artists from across Australia (& the Pen) from three gallery spaces in Sorrento, Mornington and Mt Eliza.
Olieve & Olie produce soap products from beautiful Australian-grown olive oil - measured, mixed, poured, bottled, labelled, packed and sent all by hand. Pure and natural, Olieve & Olie’s products are completely free from artificial additives and preservatives.
Flinders in the past 12 months has undergone a renaissance with the addition of galleries, restaurants, cafes and bars but a standout over the years has been Flinders Shed. Head here if you wish to check out this cool shop that stocks contemporary and avant-garde brands. Inconspicuously tucked between two art galleries, this family-owned boutique - run by mother and daughter team Chris and Nat Lawrance, Flinders Shed has created something of a cult following as the boutique is known for showcasing independent designers and is widely considered a haven for those seeking hard-to-find labels.
A successful freelance food stylist, Fiona Rigg loves all things organic, natural and aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Based in Red Hill, with a shed converted into a state of the art commercial kitchen that oozes style, charm and warmth, Fiona has used her business acumen, design skills, understanding of food and love of dogs to turn a passion into a business. PAWDinkum is now available online via pawdinkum.com.au, and ask for it by name at your local vet and favourite gourmet grocer. Now in her third year, her connection with the local community is taking the business to new heights. With all her products produced in Red Hill, and with her employment of local staff, Fiona is now taking her range overseas with an export market in Japan and new ventures taking her products further afield. From little things big things grow. PAWDinkum is now available online via pawdinkum.com.au, and ask for it by name at your local vet and favourite gourmet grocer.
Trudy Baker's 'Little Alpaca' boutique is almost as endearing as the collections of wonderfully soft luxury fibres she stocks. To us, it's a one-stop natural fibre destination. It's the kind of store that specialises in original products with traditional craftsmanship designed by true creatives, and that's what makes it tick. Trudy stocks elegant, hand crafted women's & men's fashions. All products are made with the highest of standards. The fibres in the shop are always soft and easily worn against the skin, and you will find alpaca, merino, possum, cashmere, mohair, silk, cotton, and linen.
To us, Farrell’s Bookshop is everything Jen Campbel describes and more. Currently celebrating their 40th year of service in the heart of Mornington, Farrell’s was founded in 1978 by Roy and Liz Farrell, who set up the shop initially in Mornington’s Woolworth’s building. Today you can find it on the corner of Main and Barkly Street and has recently undergone a significant transformation - get in there, good will come of it, we promise.
Marion Rosetzky’s hand-painted tiles, with their complex dot patterns and luxurious colours, have drawn comparison with the fabulous ceramic tile decoration of Middle Eastern architecture. Her work is unique and organic.
If you want someone to make your hay or do your fencing or you want to know where to buy a particular breed of cow or how to put in a bore, talk to Paton Estate Agents. Their approach to business is holistic, reminiscent of old school Stock and Station agents.
The Diaco’s Garden Nursery story began in 1949 when Antonio Diaco moved to Australia with his wife, four children, and a strong set of morals and values established while working in the fields of Southern Italy: Work Hard, Be Honest, Achieve.
Quality over quantity - a simple concept that is becoming increasingly difficult to associate with in todays fast digital retail environment but is something that Josie Achermann at Red Hill House (RHH) is boun...