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est. 2007
  1. Shopping in Melbourne: Spare Room Project and Wish You Were Here

    Wish You Were Here 2014 Calendar via WeeBirdy.com

    If you’re in Melbourne right now, you might like to pop along tonight to the historic Nicholas Building in the CBD (a Wee Birdy favourite) for the opening of the Spare Room Project. Hosted and curated by Melbourne designer Matthew Thomson of Mattt (another Wee Birdy fave), the shop-within-a-shop brings together some of Melbourne’s leading designer-makers including Beci Orpin, Ask Alice, Sandra Eterovic and Victoria Mason Jewellery.

    Ask Alice Calendar 2014 via WeeBirdy.com

    It’s perfect timing for picking up some lovely Christmas presents. You’ll also get to meet the makers and ten per cent of all proceeds go to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. Super-lovely!

    The shopping event will also coincide with the launch of the Ask Alice ‘Wish You Were Here’ calendar and print exhibition, which will be donating 100 per cent of all profits to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. If you’re a fan of Ask Alice’s extraordinarily sweet range of stationery and prints, you will love the 2014 calendar. Sass Cocker, the lovely lady behind Ask Alice, has brought together 12 international artists to illustrate the theme of ‘Wish You Were Here’ for her annual charity calendar.

    Capetown from Ask Alice Calendar 2014-Jan
    Sydney from Ask Alice Calendar 2014-Feb
    Tokyo from AskAliceCalendar2014-Feb

    I’ve illustrated this post with some of the artworks from the calendar, including Cape Town by Studio Muti, Sydney by James Gulliver Hancock and Tokyo by Masako Kubo. If you’re out of town, you can still purchase the calendar online here. I think it’s hands-down the Best Calendar for 2014. Nice one, Ask Alice!

    matt SHOP
    Third Floor, Nicholas Building
    Corner Flinders Lane & Swanston Street

    Opening hours:
    Thursday 28 November to Saturday 30 November
    10am to 6pm (9pm Thursday and Friday)