douglas & hope

this is the official blog of douglas & hope
douglas & hope was established in 1999

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

window shopping

Here are photos of the city store taken today,

there has not been recent photos taken for a while now.....

Tuesday, April 29, 2008


we have extended our SALE for 1 more weekend,

and have got Alpha 60 and Megan Park to join in as well,

starts this friday May 2nd 10am-6pm
saturday 3rd 10am-6pm
sunday 4th 11am-4pm

at 184 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy.


Friday, April 25, 2008


we are closed today in respect

Lots of lightsahdes

There has been a big delivery of douglas & hope lightshades into the shops,

with all new lovely and colorful fabrics, $110 each.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Lovely Pewter

We have more lovely pewter in store, all hand made in the US....

there is also more of the bird measuring spoon sets which sold out very quickly last time.

All pewter is lead free.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

in the 'hood

If you are coming to our SALE this weekend,

while you are in the neighbourhood pop around the corner to Penelope Durstons new store "Cottage Industry".

She is a very clever lady......

Cottage Industry
67 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy. 3065
tel. 419 2430

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


For anyone in Melbourne this weekend, there is one of our BIG sales on.

It is on Friday 18th 2-6pm
Saturday 19th 10-6pm
Sunday 20th 11-4pm

At 184 brunswick Street, Fitzroy.(opposite our shop)
There is lots of Summer and Winter clothing, homewares, bath and kids stuff.....
at great prices.....

Saturday, April 12, 2008

La Fonda

Well it seems there is quite a bit of copying of peoples work going on out there......

and as much as we all love the internet, it does distribute images of your work all over the world,

so no longer do you have to worry about it happening locally but overseas as well.

It just boils down to wanting 'original' work or 'copies' of the original, like all the designer furniture being sold at the moment thats made in China...

sure it might look great, but I'd rather sit in my authentic Eames chairs any day..............

A friend recently wanted to go and buy 6 of the 'fake' Eames chairs.... I told her to go and buy 1 real one instead.....

Talking about Eames, Vitra has resumed production of the La Fonda Armchair, which was originally designed for the La Fonda de Sol restaurant in New York in 1961.......

Saturday, April 5, 2008


kimono quilt SOLD

I am in a bit of a quandery,
I know I have promised to post photos of my quilts,
but I have decided not to.... I think.
I have had trouble in the past of people copying them, and I know this is difficult when they are all one offs,
but I have devoloped my own style and mix of fabrics, and this is what has been emulated by others.
I just feel very nervous about putting them out there.
So I am very sorry, if anyone else has had issues of copying, please let me know,
I am interested in hearing about it.
It is meant to be the highest form of flattery, but it feels more like being violated.
All my quilts are available in store.

Friday, April 4, 2008

new plastic purses

There is finally new fabrics available in our ever popular plastic purses,

prices start at $20 for the coin purse and go through to $65 for the cosmetic/nappy size.