Thursday, April 30, 2009

NYC via Melbourne.


Today was a glorious Autumn day in Melbourne - bright, blue sky; crisp, cold air.
It actually felt like a real NYC day to me. As much as I enjoy my life here, there are moments that suddenly have me pining to return to the city we once called home.
Today was one of those.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Let's hear it for...

Savon de Marseille Extra Pur. This is such beautiful soap, it feels great, smells divine and the packaging is brilliant in its simplicity. It is at least 75% vegetable oils and also biodegradable; I can tell you from experience that a little goes a long way.
I mean, is there anything this soap can't do?!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Lest We Forget

image; Australian Travel Poster, Douglas Annand, 1937, photographed by Stephan T for Galerie Montmartre

This weekend we remember those who fought for our freedom - Anzac Day 2009

Thursday, April 23, 2009


image; happy galmont client

Look at this photo.
This is the type of thing that arrives in our email in-box and makes us sigh.
A happy client sent this; he and his partner took the shot right before they unwrapped their 'new' Billecart champagne poster.
They were toasting their purchase.
Honestly, sometimes people can be so great.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Catherine the Great(s)

image; Vogue Living May/June 2009 - photographer Ditte Isager

The latest Vogue Living (May/June 2009) was waiting patiently on my doorstep when I arrived home yesterday. It is the Collector's Edition, guest edited by none other than Catherine Martin, Oscar winning design genius, so the magazine is pure visual beauty and inspiration, with a distinct French flavour.

But it is this picture that took my breath away and will sit on the wall of my office forever.

This image alone reminds me that style is timeless; to embrace my individuality; to pursue creativity in all its forms; to never underestimate the power of unique footwear(!); and that cycling is a very cool thing (especially when embarking on your journey out of a glorious pair of French doors).

I want to be this image when I grow up.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Happy Friday - Salon des Ensembliers; Foire de Paris

image; stephan t for galerie montmartre

Melbourne is such a fabulous place to be, especially in April, there is so much going on!
This weekend seems particularly busy, we have The Weekend Australian Art Fair (formerly Affordable Art Fair), the Home Ideas Show....and my personal favourite The International Comedy Festival. So, in celebration of all these celebrations, I've chosen this poster to share for the weekend - a little bit of art, a little bit of home and a little bit of comedy.

Have a fabulous Friday and I'll see you next week.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Fitzroy - EverFresh; part 2

images; stephan t for galerie montmartre
A little more progress with my friend the Young St. mural in Fitzroy. The boys weren't keen to pose, but were happy for us to click away as they worked.
Further updates in a couple of weeks...

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Fitzroy - EverFresh; part 1

images; stephan t for galerie montmartre
Well, the adorable mural that I spoke of here is starting to take shape. And I am loving what I am seeing.

Mike Makatron and Peter Rizak are the talented team behind it, they told us that they have been commissioned to work on at least 20 pieces in the Fitzroy area alone. Although a little camera-shy (as you will see in part 2 posted in a couple of days), the boys were more than generous with their information, which is fantastic for a local blogger like myself who just feels such a surge of pride when I see good things happening in the 'hood!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Easter Greetings

Have a wonderful Easter break everyone!
Galmont is open on Saturday, maybe you'll drop by and say hello. Be sure to come back and visit Femme de Montmartre, as I have some great things planned in the coming weeks; I'm loving this blogging life!

image; stephan t for galerie montmartre

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Home Matters...

I love my Eames rocker; I love black and white; I love typography; I love graphics; I love a tram ride; I love the City of Melbourne, Nth Fitzroy and Brunswick St; I love my house; I love walking through the front door after a long day away; I love a 'wow' factor; I love that L'Homme de Montmartre took a Sunday off and helped me hang this 'tram roll'; I love that this is what greets me every day when I get home.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Creative Women's Circle - Lucy Feagins

image; The Design Files

You can blame the lack of posts this week - it is my intention to post every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday - on the lousy flu that almost got the better of me...But I nipped that sucker in the bud and to celebrate my 'feeling better-ness' (!), I decided to go along to the Creative Women's Circle (started by graphic designer Tess Mc Cabe) this morning and listen to the lovely Lucy Feagins speaking about her creative life in set design/dressing and blogging.

The setting was Guildford Lane Gallery, a fabulous warehouse space in the Melbourne CBD, it was a beautiful morning and then to be surrounded by a group of inspiring, creative business women all thirsting for knowledge and inspiration was enough to tip me over the edge! Lucy was generous with her thoughts and spoke beautifully, answering all the questions and listening to comments raised. The walk back to Fitzroy via Gertrude and Brunswick St, was just as lovely, I dropped into a few of my favourite businesses (which you'll be hearing about soon) to say hello and generally felt a little giddy - maybe I just need to get out more!

PS. Be sure to check out Lucy's blog, it is becoming somewhat of a little Aussie Design hub, to say the least.