douglas & hope

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

Monday, December 6, 2010

silly season sundays

the block arcade store is now open on sundays 12-5 till christmas

christmas windows

I can't decide which color/shape combination I love the most,
douglas & hope giant decorations $39 each

images courtesy jemimah gray

Friday, November 26, 2010

newest douglas & hope

We have received our new Cardboard Safari
meet Eyan jnr.
and Buck in white
Savon de Marseille 20th Anniversary limited edition soap pumps in gift box
and douglas & hope christmas candles, tree, reindeer and angel to brighten up your festivities....


I have been away from my blog for a while,
here's a quick little fill in

our new douglas & hope candles have arrived

I took the boys to bali and we visited the incredible 'green school'

I watched my team win a grand final!!!

and these little guys are completely adorable and selling out quickly

don't forget you can get updates on our facebook page as well

Monday, September 27, 2010

garden party

This is completely stunning,
3,000 scarves sewn together into a tent for a garden party for some very lucky guests to party in....

images courtesy

Sunday, August 29, 2010

shepherds huts

who would have thought the life of a shepherd could be so bespoke?
these huts are made to traditional designs and meticulous detail is given to fittings,
electrics, plumbing and a wood stove can all be included if you so desire.....

artisan huts click here

Friday, August 20, 2010

Louise Weaver

how adorable are these,
Louise is represented by Darren Knight Gallery in Sydney
darren knight gallery click here

Monday, August 16, 2010

Shed 4, Daylesford

I had a great day in Daylesford on Sunday, I took my boys and one of my nephews who was staying with us for the weekend at our place in Castlemaine to the Hepburn Bathhouse.
We spent 2 hours swimming and spa-ing in the gorgeously renovated spa pool....
we then met up with some friends and went to David Bromleys 'Shed 4'
As you can see from the images below, he has created many 'spaces' within this large shed,
my favourite was the converted bus, and the old Army tent furnished a bit 'Ralph Lauren Safari'

sand sculpture

inside army tent

view from tent window

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Night's Plutonian Shore-Julia Deville

I went to the opening of Julia Devilles exhibition tonight,
it was incredible.
I am a fan of taxidermy anyway, but what she has created is spectacular.
If only I could afford the kitten, or the Swan Lake, three mice who spin around in tutu's....
or the circus box with the mouse on the trapeze in a leopard print leotard.......

I bumped into Alice who worked with me years ago sewing, she had sewn all the costumes for the mice, you can see her reflection here on left of pic.

the exhibition is on from 28th July-21st August 2010 at Sophie Gannon Gallery
sophie gannon gallery click here

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Block Arcade store

These are photos taken this week of the city store, in the Block Arcade,
they were taken by Jemimah Gray who works with us at douglas & hope,
she is also a wonderful photographer

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

I have just discovered this blog, Heidi Kenney is a very talented and intriguing woman.
Anyone with BAKE & CAKE tattooed on their knuckles will get my attention immediately,
she makes incredible craft, the stump & mushroom in a bell jar are my favourite,
and I would definitely get my boys a hotdog each!
she bakes incessantly, and her cake creations are fantastic,
if I ever go to Chicago I will hunt her down for tea and cake.....

check it all out here
all images courtesy

Friday, July 16, 2010


I have always wanted to be in Holland for Spring, to see all those bulbs flowering,
this photo just re-inforces how magnificent it would be....
this is sixty million tulips budding in early May and simply is nature at its finest.
A patchwork quilt design waiting to happen!

images courtesy