Wednesday, 3 December 2014

New clothing label for LUC.

LUC. is really proud to welcome a new fashion label in store. Artisans of Fashion is a social enterprise linking designers & brands to artisans in India. Preserving traditional skills and providing development and employment in communities where women are affected by extreme poverty. I have selected a range from the brand White Champa ( here is their Facebook Link ). Beautiful silk shirts, silk voile and organic cotton shirts, pants and silk hand-embroidered jackets. These pieces are timeless, well-made, extremely comfortable (oh the pants - ridiculously comfortable!!) and exclusive to LUC. The stock is limited but the upside of that is that you are pretty much guaranteed not to run into someone wearing the same outfit at the Christmas party!
You will love this brand - perfect for summer.

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Christmas at LUC.

'Tis the season, so deck the halls, jingle those bells...Christmas has arrived at LUC.
Well...the windows are decked at least and LUC. is stocked with decorations, gifts and cards to inspire you this season.
Beautiful decorations from byNord with delicate porcelain reindeer, shiny (jingling!) silver pine cones (and even more are due in the coming days). Monochrome Christmas themed cards and decorations from Swedish designer Yvla Skarp and big beautiful lantern stars in 3 sizes (white, gold and silver) - some are huge at 96cm wide.
I have also brought back a favourite from last year - the silver Gnome money box - he was a huge success last year and if you buy 3 or more he is only $10 this year!! (Great KrisKringle idea!)

I look forward to seeing you in store soon! It's Christmas you should be smiling - so I hope you may get a giggle from my first Christmas window this week. 'Tis the season...

Yvla Skarp Christmas tags

Monday, 24 November 2014

One month to go...

One month to go people!! Unpacking boxes everyday now and finally some Christmas stock is slowly creeping in! Christmas window is planned for this weekend and then... it's on!! 
In the meantime, this week sees the arrival of Jai Vasicek's summer towel range. 3 beautiful designs printed on rayon with a black towelling backing. I love these towels (well... they ARE black and white after all!) but they offer such a cool, casual vibe that they just 'feel' like summer. Approx. 1.8mt by 1.3mt they are in stock now.

If Jai's towels aren't your thing what about some Missoni beach towels? I now stock Missoni's range of beach towels and their beach bags as well (the bags are only available in Giacomo T59 print)

Whilst we are talking about Missoni - have you thought about giving someone special a Missoni bathrobe for Christmas? These are exceptionally good quality and great for guys or girls. (you too could look as good as Rihanna in one!!)

So, onto planning the Christmas window now....

Friday, 21 November 2014 week to go before LUC. goes all #Christmas on you

Monday, 17 November 2014

New arrivals at LUC.

The boxes keep on coming - so many new things arriving every day and it's not even the Christmas stock yet! Yikes!

The famous Pendleton 'Los Ojos' black and white blankets have arrived. The Pendleton blankets have been such a popular item at LUC. with many customers using them for upholstery - the end chairs, floor cushions and ottomans look amazing. (So much so that we are now manufacturing some floor cushions from the blankets - in store very soon.)

These great little paper (cardboard) vases from Snug Studio are flying off the shelves. Only $16.95 they come in 2 sizes in copper, grey or white. The simplest thing to hide a daggy jar or bottle and transform it into a great vase!

The latest candle range from Tom Dixon is just sublime. "Elements" candles Fire, Water, Air and Earth are really appealing to customers. The giant 90 hour burn have been a surprising success (I say that as I originally got them to promote the smaller candles - but seems everyone is after huge candles!!) Incredible scents, and in typical Tom Dixon fashion - even more amazing packaging!

So the Christmas ideas are starting to form. The monochrome theme I love will feature heavily and some accents of silver - and it wouldn't be me without a little humour thrown into the mix as well. Watch this space..!! 

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Christmas is coming...

Yes, Christmas will be upon us soon...but it's NOVEMBER people!!! I am a firm believer that Christmas celebrations, decorations, excitement and anticipation should start in December so even though the lovely stores around me are decking the halls and dressing the trees you won't see much action here at LUC. for another couple of weeks. However, that said, you won't be disappointed! Lovely decorations from Denmark and byNord, cards from FlyWheel and plenty of tempting shopping delights. And there is even the return of an old friend...(back by popular demand...and in store very soon!). Plus this year I promise my window will make you smile.
Good things come to those that wait...!!

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.