13 December, 2009

Madz Has Runaway

Aside from being the kindest, gentlest lady I've ever known Madeleine Beatty's talents extend to designing and making the most delightful jewellery.  these resin bracelets have been set with small pieces of beautiful fabrics from her treasured collection of new and vintage remnants. 

18 November, 2009

another Ramona

A girl came into the shop on Saturday and introduced herself as Ramona which is a rare thing.  I was pretty chuffed to overhear her inform her friends as they wandered around that she was quite enamoured by the shop - I'm glad she approved!

The sumptious runner (above) is one of the newest designs by World Weave and comes in several sizes.  Skinny laMinx is the latest designer to grace the tienda shelves with cushion covers and napkins.  The colts design is inspired by ancient San rock paintings in the Cederberg mountains about 300km north of Cape Town where Heather lives.

06 November, 2009


what I admire most about textile designer Julie Paterson (founder of Cloth Fabric) is her aptitude for creating such stunning surface designs with a humble paper stencil.  Reminds us that understated can be beautiful too.

19 October, 2009

Knuffle Kid


a gorgeous assemblage of handmade children's clothing inspired by a collection of wind-up toys.  the designer also makes small runs of vintage fabric reversible dresses so looking forward to the another delivery of these in November...

09 October, 2009

hooray for spring

I recently came by some especially pretty fabric from Japan so the newest additions to the shop are floral and fine blue striped cotton scarves made in-house.  

05 October, 2009

Damon Moon

Made with clay collected from Adelaide Hills, Damon's process is wholeheartedly organic.  Once the pots are formed, the glaze for each piece is derived from local rocks combined at times with ash from the stove to produce colour variation that echoes the local landscape.

30 September, 2009

Bright and cheerful botanicals

Woot 'n Wright silkscreen printed cushions are hand made by Amy Wright and Jess Cameron-Wooten in their Albert Park studio.

29 September, 2009

to begin with

Ramona tienda opened it's door on the 7th August 2009 much to the delight of many locals in North Melbourne.  The shop showcases a thoughtful selection of homewares, jewellery and children's clothes that, for the most part, are designed and handmade in Australia.