Thursday, 30 October 2014

November at LUC.

Hello. Well with only a matter of weeks now until Christmas things are hotting up at LUC. Bring it on!
(I have let you know before though that Christmas for me starts in don't expect to see Christmas decorations or yuletide celebrations from me until then!)
November sees the arrival of quite a few new suppliers and a return of some long-awaited popular product.

First to arrive - are these incredible oversized cotton wraps/scarfs  - a collaboration between artist Lucas Grogan (known for his intricate blue and white illustrations and murals) and the great concept scarf store in Sydney Skarfe. These lightweight wraps can double as a sarong or a scarf  - witty, beautiful and practical (tell me that's not what LUC. is all about!!?)

Next to arrive will be the great little bracelets from Danish brand the Rubz. I first saw these when I was overseas earlier this year. They are classic looking but with a bit of an edge - made of silicone (and plated metal) they are comfortable but fun to wear. A great colour range is available but this first drop will be all the classics black/silver, black/gold, white and tan. (Get ready for some neon brights during summer!) They are well priced retailing for only $59.95 and come boxed. Christmas present?...oh I think definitely!

November sees the arrival of a new supplier Art Hide  this innovative leather company supplies great hide rugs, furniture and accessories. LUC. will receive the first shipment in the next week of these perfect cow hide ottomans.

Early next year will see the arrival of their designer rugs and accessories. Very exciting new addition to LUC.

One of the best sellers at LUC. is the Danish brand byNord - and November sees the arrival of their new range of monochrome homewares. Tea towels and napkins and there's also some very pretty Christmas decorations to come too! It's a brand that never disappoints and these new additions are perfect timing for Christmas presents.

Also dropping in November is the Mahana collection from your favourite Jai Vasicek. Crosses with shells, graphic illustrations on towels and more of his signature tiles and crosses with bold new colours.

I will keep updating you with more exciting new product as it arrives. But I think it may be time to start thinking of Christmas present ideas - so a good time to come and do a 'look-see' at what is available! See you in store soon.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

New furniture for LUC.

How could I say no??

The high-back Breeze outdoor lounge

You know my store is really small. Seriously, it's tiny. But when I was approached to be the Tasmanian stockist for the Danish-designed furniture brand Caneline it was a no-brainer! Sleek, clean-lines, clever-design, well-made. The product is mainly outdoor furniture but there is a range of indoor product and I think you will like the casual, almost retro feel the chairs have.

The versatile outdoor On-the-Move table is made of aluminium with a removable tray top. I will be stocking these in store - available in two sizes.

Curve - indoor cane lounge chair

Stock arriving soon - but please check out their website or call in-store and we can discuss summer orders of this fantastic product.

Friday, 10 October 2014

LUC. loves marble

Photo: Marble Basics

There's something about marble that gets me every time. I love the feel of it, love the sense of luxury it represents and I love the utilitarian, functional nature of the product. So when I saw the product from Marble Basics  there was no hesitation that their beautiful pieces were going to be stocked at LUC. Marble Basics is owned by a design duo (sisters!) from Melbourne and they have produced some great, functional, handsome basic marble homewares for kitchen, bathroom and the home in general. Little flower pots, multi use trays and trivets - it's a great range. The full range will be here for Christmas but some pieces will be coming through before the end of October.

Photo: Marble Basics
Photo: Marble Basics

The marble theme doesn't stop there. Not only will I be stocking these great Marble Basics but I have also sourced another Australian company that makes amazing little candles in Tuscan marble. Oh yes please!! These hand-poured eco soy wax candles will be available later this year.  Candlelit & Co haven't launched a website as yet but I have placed an order for their marble candles and you can follow them on instagram (candlelitandco)

From Candlelitandco (instagram)
From Candlelitandco (instagram)

One of my favourite lighting designers Lee Broom (you know, the gorgeous crystal bulb table lamp I sell in store...?) has created a marble range called On The Rock. A range of marble candlesticks and glassware - it really is quite amazing. He has also produced a 'rod' of illuminated marble and another exquisite light featuring carrara marble. I am not sure when these will all be available in Australia but I really think I'd like to (at least) see the martini glass in store!! Well, let's see how much the final costings are first! But thought you might appreciate having a look at his range anyway ...enjoy. (all images taken from the Lee Broom website)




And not to forget I still have a few pieces in store of Tom Dixon's marble range - the incredible brass and marble cheese board and mortar and pestle are proving to be one of my best selling 'go-to' wedding/engagement presents at LUC. (best be quick on these pieces though as new the Tom Dixon range of copper and glass will be arriving any minute and replacing these!)

....the last Tom Dixon mortar and pestle in store (looking lonely!)

Monday, 6 October 2014

Pampa Horses

I'm pretty excited about this latest collaboration for LUC. with photographer Victoria Aguirre. Vicky is originally from Argentina and she and her husband Carl run a business in Australia called Pampa (check them out too on Instagram WEAREPAMPA) they import beautiful, inspirational pieces from South America.
With our collaboration we are going to present an edit of amazing black and white photographs of the Pampa Horses of Argentina. Incredible, detailed, large-scale photographs. I will be selling them in the store framed - they will be big (expected framed size will be approximately 1000mm x 1200mm - but there will also be a catalogue to choose from and we can sell them unframed in 3 different sizes. If you are not able to shop personally at LUC. I would suggest you check out their websites for a selection of her incredible photographs. These prints are really special, I feel so honored to be able to have them in store, and they will make an amazing bold statement in your space. (the first delivery should be in store early November).

Copyright Victoria Aguirre
Copyright Victoria Aguirre

Monday, 29 September 2014

LUC. turns 1 - Happy Birthday!

A year ago today I opened the door on this little venture called LUC. Thank you, thank you, thank you... to all my supportive customers (especially those local loyal regulars-you know who you are! x) This tiny store has gone from zero to over 12,000 followers on Instagram, almost 2,000 followers on facebook and many readers following this blog. I am so filled with gratitude for the support and beyond humbled by the success of such a tiny space. Social media is only one aspect of any business - next year I hope to bring you an on-line store so if you are not lucky enough to live in Hobart and shop personally with me than you too can have a bit of LUC. in your home. So watch this space and bring on the next chapter of this great little store! Thanks. Lucy x

Alexandra von Furstenburg homewares coming to LUC.

October will see the arrival of some amazing lucite-ware from LA based AVF home. I first saw this brand at the beginning of the year in London and it's taken me this long to get this fab brand in store! Incredibly beautiful to look at, feel and hold with bold pops of colour - this first shipment will include vases and the 'candy bowls' - perfect for jewellery, cufflinks or in the kitchen as a serving bowl. I will expand the range closer to Christmas (but I wish our $ was doing better against the US$!) - its a very glamorous range and will make a great gift for the 'person who has everything' . Leaving LA later this week so expect the first shipment in store mid-October.

Friday, 19 September 2014

Clothing at LUC.

When I started this little store I had absolutely no idea how popular the clothing would be. I began with a few leather items and some great silk tees from Byron Bay - but now the clothing and accessories in store are doing so well it's time to expand the range. I have some great new labels coming on board - some may not be due until December but I know you will love the pieces.
This week the first shipment from CP Shades - the brand with the tag line "what you see is what you get" - these great, classic linen shirts are "uncomplicated, garment dyed with soul". In white,chambray and charcoal these are classic shirts that will become a staple in your wardrobe.


I have a great new brand (not yet seen in Tasmania) that won't be available until December but here is a sneak peek of the style of clothing that will be available. Harem pants, silk and linen shirts and great linen jackets. Seriously, you will like this range!!

As I have let you know before I will also be the stockist for LemLemNYC later this year too. Incredible classic linen pieces perfect for summer or travelling to warm places!

With all these new arrivals don't be surprised if LUC actually opens a second outlet to accommodate all the product. I am thinking it might be worth exploring opening this second space just for clothing and accessories...just dreaming ..maybe I just need a bigger place all together...let me know what you think?