Zyler Active

Gone are the days where activewear is confined to exercise, it is a part of our everyday lives now.  Whether it be for the gym, an outdoor walk or to complete errands it’s a favourite for many people. Zyler is a Geelong based brand that is bringing comfort and style to the activewear department in droves.  Sleek and simple designs in basic colours and a squat proof legging has us won over for sure. We spoke with owner and creator Bec to find out more about her brand.

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Miss April Towels

With summer in full swing our towels are all on extra high rotation. From cleaning up juicy fruits and veg in the kitchen to being taken to the beach or simply used in the everyday bathroom, towels are a household necessity. Miss April Towels has created a range of traditionally loomed Turkish beach, bath and hand towels which are not only beautiful but also functional.  We recently sat down with Britt, the creator of Miss April Towels to find out all about her products.

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StyleDog

As all pet owners will know, our four legged friends are fully fledged members of the family. They give us love, support and companionship amongst many other things. We also know how much we love to treat them with new toys and accessories, and how unsightly most of them can be. Enter StyleDog, a company that has curated the most beautiful (and practical) dog accessories we’ve ever seen.

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Wawa Chocolatier

Who doesn’t love chocolate? Whether it’s a sneaky snack or a full blown pig out session, we all have a certain weakness when it comes to this delicious treat. We were lucky enough to discover this artistic brand at The Finders Keepers Market this July. Wawa Chocolatier was born from a simple dream and love of local produce, in a home kitchen in Melbourne.

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Botanicals by Luxe

Botanicals by Luxe is the brain child of the lovely Bec Connolly. Having been a skin thereapist for 13 years Bec most certainly has the knowledge and was ready to take the next step and make her own mark on the industry. The Botanicals by Luxe products are all ethically made and use 100% sustainable, natural and skin safe ingredients. With four products already in her range and more coming soon, Bec’s passion for helping others reach their skin goals is clear.

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GinKit

With the winter weather behind us and more sunshine on the way we've been day dreaming about spring garden parties and cocktails. We recently stumbled across GinKit's artisian gin making kits and were lucky enough to dabble in the art of gin making.  With just a humble bottle of vodka and the contents of the kit we were able to create a delicious and unique gin all of our own. 

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Love Aunty Amy

Today is International Aunties Day and we couldn’t be more excited to share a new product that not only celebrates the milestones of being an aunty but also exemplifies our love for all things monochrome. We love that these cards are designed and printed in Australia on recycled cardstock by the very talented Gwen of Love Aunty Amy, an online store that carries a range of gifts to spoil your nieces and nephews.

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Tasteology

It is not often that you find a product that is equally as beautiful as it is functional. When we discovered the Tasteology product range, we knew that we had to share them with you! The range includes salt, pepper and spice mixes as well as infused olive oils. We recently spoke to Tasteology Co-Founder Sara Lundgren about her wonderful products.

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Monogrammed for mum

With Mother's Day less than two weeks away we thought is was an opportune time to introduce you to a company that beats true to our monochrome loving hearts. Not only do Emisa Collections create beautiful quality necklaces and accessories they also have a wide range of  ethically sourced pebbled leather bags and accessories.  We recently spoke with the fabulous team behind the brand Sammy and Emily.

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Healthy Habits

If like us, and most of the population, you fail to drink enough water each day we have found the perfect thing for you.  The Healthish water bottle is the answer to your dehydrated bodies prayers.  With a strong company focus on keeping things simple and realistic without losing the fun in life (sounds perfect to us), 

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Beautiful Irregularity

Ivory House, the wonderful Melbourne based company, import beautiful hand crafted ceramic pieces from Vietnam. Their range is not only aesthetically stunning and timeless but refreshingly practical with all their pieces being microwave and dishwasher safe

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Pip & Co.

Hand crafted straw bags have made a recent resurgence. We could not look past the range from Melbourne company Pip + Co. They are not only beautifully detailed but also a practical addition for any occasion.

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Fete/Life

With their minimalistic and monochromatic aesthetic it is no surprise we here are It's a Monochrome Life love Fete/Life magazine.  This Australian made publication is the perfect mix of all your lifestyle needs. 

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Dirt's never been so clean

Born through  a series of epiphanies and a love for the environment, we introduce to you The Dirt Company.  This Australian brand shows us that by doing a little everyday, you really can make a difference. 

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Note to self

Each day we are bombarded with images of environmental degradation. It can be overwhelming and difficult to know how to make a difference to protect our beautiful surroundings. 

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Prene Scene

Sometimes you stumble upon a product which takes two seemingly opposing ideas, in this case a designer handbag and a wetsuit and combines them to create an innovative handbag that can withstand the wear and tare of everyday life. We spoke to Prene Bags creator Tammy about the Neoprene range. 

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Plastic be gone

With new Victorian laws announced about cutting out single use plastic bags in the past week (did someone say #finally?), we thought it was time to introduce to you Envirosax. For many when you think about how to help the environment on a day to day basis, reusable bags is seems like a simple solution.

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Cushion Culture

No couch or bed is complete without a couple (or more) throw cushions added for good measure. & ink co. design and create beautiful limited edition and handmade cushion covers right here in Melbourne. Each of their pieces are unique and will instantly add style to your home.  We caught up with Kaitlyn, the owner and creator to find out more about her wonderful business.

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