Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Craft Cubed PART 1.

Craft Cubed launches this Thursday eve from 6-8pm.  It is Craft Victoria's annual festival with exhibitions, seminars, workshops and open studios.  Studio MüCKE is taking part in 3 events! 

Firstly, we are participating in an exhibition at eg.etal in Melbournes iconic Flinders Lane.  This is a collaborative show conceived by the talented jeweller Emma Grace.  The brief, consisting of text and 3 pieces of sterling silver jewellery, was offered to 7 Melbourne creatives.  The exhibition in short, entitled How the light gets in invited it's collaborators to share how they go about maintaining a sense of hope and a more sustainable practice in a world of environmental devastation and climate change.

The pieces Emma and I created were designed to reflect the work I make for studio MüCKE, highlighting my belief that it is only through persistent and enduring work that we can find any answers to the problems of the times we live in.  The works are titled Multiples of 1.

Here's Emma and I at work in her studio, developing work for the show.

How the Light gets in, runs from 6th-18th August 2012 at eg.etal in Flinders Lane Melbourne.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Shivers down the spine.

An incredible song by two incredible Swedish sisters, that is giving me shivers down the spine today.  How magical!  This motivates me to keep striving to make beautiful things to offer the world, just like these ladies do.

Monday, May 28, 2012

30% OFF for 24 hours, all day THURSDAY 31st MAY!!

After a successful Spring/Summer 2012/2013 fashion shoot, we are inspired to make room for the new stock in production. AND so to celebrate, we'd like to offer you 30% OFF for 24hours only, plus FREE shipping Australia wide.

From 12.00AM THURSDAY until 12.00AM FRIDAY(morning), we are giving you the chance to own a piece of MüCKE for a massive 30% less than you would be able to otherwise.  This only applies to pieces in the shop at present and does NOT apply to custom orders.  It's an ONLINE promotion and is limited to customers AUSTRALIA wide, for pieces currently in the online store (not custom orders).

Spread the love.  Tell you friends.  And join our facebook page or mailing list to get the code for your discount!!


Future Beauty: 30 years of Japanese Fashion

This is what I'm reading at the moment, Future Beauty: 30 years of Japanese Fashion.  Slowly but surely.  The imagery is incredibly inspiring and the words give me a deeper understanding of how and why the designers go about their practice.  The book accompanies the exhibition that was held at the Barbican in London last year.

Rei Kawakubo's work for the exhibition at the Barbican, London. 
Rei Kawakubo, for Comme des Garcons

Issey Miyake's A-poc.  Photo by Lyndon Douglas.
 The video below gives further insight into the exhibition itself.  Enjoy.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

In need of something to read

Thank you Peppermint Magazine and Leeyong, for the interview you did with me, a while back.  You can still get this in stores around the country if you'd like to read more about the story behind the MüCKE label.

 Some other great reading is this piece about Isobel Davies.  She is fearless, focused and passionate, where it is most needed.  Grab the latest copy of Dumbo Feather for an inspirational read on Davies and other fascinating people.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

An inspirational soul.

I really enjoyed this interview with Yohji Yamamoto, about his solo exhibition at the V&A last year.  I was so sad I couldn't make it to London for the show.

This interview is an incredibly interesting view into the life of a designer who I much admire and who rarely gives such long interviews.  It offers a great insight into his life's work. A self confessed 'fashion hater', I find much inspiration in his approach to an unsustainable industry which focuses on constant change and constant disposal of that which is not worn out.

A gentle and ambitious soul and master in my mind Yohji Yamamoto offers me constant inspiration through his dedication to perfecting the dying art of making, through fashion.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Gather AW12

Gather together your thoughts and ideas.
Amass and accumulate,
Enquire and pause,
Reflecting and then continue, gathering.

Some pictures from our AW12 photo shoot, GATHER. Photography by Olga Bennett
Buy them here

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Postcards to Adelaide

Photography by Olga Bennett
Postcard proofs approved, yey!!  I'm rather excited about getting these in my hot little hands, as for the first time ever we are taking MüCKE to Adelaide. You can find us at the Bowerbird Bazaar from 23rd-25th March along with our usual fair, PLUS some new pieces from the Gather AW12 range.  Forward this to you Adelaidean friends, please do!

Friday, March 2, 2012


Need I say more?  Invite your friends! (But maybe tell them it doesn't start until midday so you can be the first to secure the bargains and limited selection of new AW2012 pieces for yourself)

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Nice Work

The L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival's Cultural Program is here!  And runs for the entire month of March.  This year we make a small contribution to the festival.  Milly Sleeping invited us to participate in an project titled Nice Work.  Predominantly made up of a series of photographs by Independent Fashion Designers, the exhibition presents "an unorthodox view of life as an independent designer/maker in Australia today." Check it out online as it evolves, or instore.  It runs until Sunday March 18th, 2012.

Our first image to be displayed is located, I think quite aptly, under the heading 'fastidious'! (see below)
Nice music to polish metal
Gracia Haby and Louise Jennison
Collections in the studio
Ellie Mücke