douglas & hope

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

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

It's Christmas time

It's starting to feel like Christmas, I just want to find the time to make shortbread and gingerbread!
My shop will be open from now until Christmas.
The hours are Wednesday-Saturday 10-5pm
come on by 19 Nicholson Street, East Brunswick.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Big Design Market 2014

It's almost time again for my favourite Market of the year.
The Big Design Market is the best curated market in Australia, and it is on next weekend 5th-7th of December.
Don't miss out, it gets really busy so chose your time for coming wisely! I suggest Friday if you're not working, and early!
douglas & hope will be there with plenty of new products

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

NEW from Ghostpatrol & Jagi

I just love this new ghostpatrol design for douglas & hope. It is also the work of Jagi a friend of ghostpatrols, he is an illustrator and video game designer. Check out his game apps on this website

Markit @ Fed Square November 23rd

douglas & hope will be participating at the Christmas MARKIT @ Fed Square on November 23rd, all new product will be available on the day.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Finders Keepers Market October 1st & 18th of October

It is time for Finders Keepers Market again, and I will be the with plenty of new things for you.........

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

new quilts online and in store

It has been a while, but finally some new quilts.
Using some fabulous vintage kitsch chinoiserie cotton mixed with silk velvets and printed cottons, they are gorgeous.

coming soon.....

Rowena martinich, Geoffrey Carran, ghostpatrol & jagi, and Lisa Lapointe coming soon.....

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Melbourne Finders Keepers

Melbourne Finders Keepers Market is on this Friday and Saturday and douglas & hope will be there

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Get one while you can

If you don't have one of these babies, you need to hurry up, this Lucas Grogan plate is now discontinued and about to be SOLD OUT.
available online

Friday, June 13, 2014

new cushions for you

Cosy up on the couch this Winter with some new cushion, available now online and in my store on Fridays 10-5pm

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

MARKIT @ Fed Square May 25th 2014

It's MARKIT time again, come along on Sunday to see Melbournes finest wares. You can pick yourself up the NEW Sarah Beetson plate and cup......

Monday, May 5, 2014

Sarah Beetson & douglas & hope

I am super excited to receive next week my newest collaboration with Sarah Beetson.
Sarahs iconic rollerskate illustration will be available on a plate and cup.
She is one incredibly talented lady.
She recently drew my twin boys for me, has worked with an impressive list of people, once turned down Galliano to start up a market stall at Camden Market, and Stella McCartney wanted to fly her to New York at Christmas to illustrate her latest collection. I love her. Her work is fabulous


From this Friday May 9th, my shop will be open every Friday from 10-5pm
You can find it at 19 Nicholson Street, East Brunswick, near the corner of Brunswick Road.
It will also be open this Saturday May 10th from 11-4pm for some Mothers Day shopping.

Friday, March 21, 2014

dine X design visit

Last month I had the pleasure of meeting Kristin from Dine X Design, she is a food and lifestyle writer based in Los Angeles.

We talked plates, cheap tacos in L.A, cakes, and all that good stuff, she is Melbourne's No. 1 fan.

She interviewed me and you can read it the full interview here

Thanks for coming by Kristin, hopefully I can catch you in L.A one day for great Mexican!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

chip chop plates

I produced these plates for the fabulous chip chop fashion, and have them available on the online store.
stay tuned for info on the days my shop will be open.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Todd James

If you are lucky enough to be in New York right now, head down to Sandra Gering Gallery and check out the Todd James exhibition, it's on from Feb 27th - March 29th.

Friday, March 14, 2014

dj J'nett

I don't normally plug my friends, I should, I have some incredibly talented ones. One of the most talented is my girlfriend dj J'nett.
She has been djing since around 1994 and is simply one of the best in Australia.

here is some proof you can listen to her here


you can follow her on instagram, this pic is her playing at Golden Plains last weekend

or you can come to this party tonight and see her live, with another talented friend Jimmy James

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Mr Jason Grant blog

Thank you to Mr Jason Grant for the inclusion in his 'Into the blue' blog post.
He is the master of interiors, if you don't know his blog check it out NOW!

Friday, February 7, 2014

hello 2014

wow, I have been slack posting here, but I have excuses!
The end of last year was MENTAL.
I sold a house, renovated and opened my new shop/workspace, did lots of Design Markets, was crazy busy with online and wholesale orders for Christmas, moved back to Melbourne, renovated a bathroom..... and it just kept going......

Now everything has settled down, we had weeks away at the beach, the boys are at their new school and life is feeling pretty good.
Come by the shop if your in the area, and if I'm working inside I can let you in.

I am not going to open a 7 day a week shop again, those days are behind me, I have learnt to enjoy a simpler life.

thanks gourmet traveller February and Inside Out January issues  for including the Anya Brock plates in your fabulous magazines