It's a cliché but we very much want to be by the beachside after a big year of working on Made By Name! Rest and paradise is always a fantastic thing for creativity!
Jackie Fazekas and Rebecca Saywell | Made By Name
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Milly Sleeping is currently presenting a little festive reprise of our favourite project, Nice Work. Each day for twelve consecutive days, a different designer (stars of our 'Christmas Catalogue') will take us to the place that they would most like to go during the impending holiday period. We are also featuring some of our best gift ideas along the way.
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Pictured: image for Made By Name;
Made By Name Jessie earrings (RRP $24 - not $28 as previously listed)
... this sugary dreamscape is where I want to be over the holidays.
Anna Plunkett | Romance Was Born
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Pictured: We Miss You Magic Land installation by Nicole Andrijevic and Tanya Schultz AKA Pip & Pop;
Romance Was Born Sleeping Daisy dress (RRP $490)
Packing our (imagined) travel necessities and niceties (toothbrushes, pens, books) and calling in on a pair of Portuguese swans.
Gracia Haby and Louise Jennison | Gracia & Louise
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If I could be anywhere these holidays, it would be here. My cousin and her partner's farm in Woodridge, upstate New York. Like we always do, my cousin and I would laugh about stupid things, we'd cook up yummy, organic food, work on the farm, play with her beautiful dog Lali and chat about our hopes and dreams for our small businesses. It's been nearly 2 years since I was there last and I miss everything about it.
Anny Apostolidis | Mavro
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Pictured: Gracia & Louise collage gift cards, now available individually (RRP $5.50) or in a set of 4 for $18;
Mavro Tangle bangle (each, RRP $99)
I want to see the colours of the Northern lights in Ersfjordbotn, Norway. To take a deep breath and be mesmerised by all the colours of the sky.
Anna Ross | Kester Black
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From now until Dec. 24, Milly Sleeping is presenting a little festive reprise of our favourite project, Nice Work. Each day for the next dozen, a different designer (stars of our 'Christmas Catalogue') will take us to the place that they would most like to go during the impending holiday period. We will also be featuring some of our best gift ideas along the way.
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Pictured: Photograph of Ersfjordbotn, Norway by Adrian Bucher;
nine shades of Kester Black non-toxic, cruelty nail polish are now available in store ($16 each);
KB polishes are also available as part of a gift set, in collaboration with OK OK.
For weeks we now, we have been adding, shuffling, sending and restocking the beautiful pieces in our online catalogue. Right now, there are more items listed than ever before - lovely, locally-made things to give, and lovely, locally-made things to take home for yourself, wear on Christmas Day, and treasure forever.
Postage to all places near and far within Aus. is FREE (or just $5 for total purchases less than $50). To guarantee delivery before Christmas, please place your orders on or before Friday, December 20 (although we will nervously continue to send items through the following weekend).
International shoppers should get their skates on and order today, or tomorrow; postage to overseas destinations is $10 flat.
All items depart Milly Sleeping carefully packaged and with a fond farewell. We hope you think our selection is as nice as we do.
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Please note! When browsing through the online catalogue, we suggest using your browser menu to zoom out so that you can view the nine items on each page in full. You can search by category, by clicking the active links in the side bar to the right of the images. We've tinkered with this a little so that you can now find items grouped by designer, by type, and/or by price.
All of the pieces in the online catalogue are available in store, although some of them may be tucked away in our stockroom - please ask! All of the pieces seen at our blog are also available for purchase online or over the phone ... please ask!