March 14th, 2013
Finally! Our newest addition to our little concept store is OPEN! It has been a few weeks of trading and fine tuning, and it’s going well with a positive response once discovered. I think it will be an ever growing and tuning though as we get busier and have new exciting ideas.
The interior space has been fitted out by Dunk N Wagnell, teas are from Seventh Duchess, coffee beans from Rewind, cupcakes from The Little Bakery and French pastries and sweets from Choux. All produce is locally sourced and is the very best of what Perth has to offer in a small petite café.
I don’t want to reveal much as I would like you to come and visit; experience this quaint kitsch space we have named Tea for tú. Hopefully these images will entice you. Images courtesy of Cameron Etchells.
January 10th, 2013
Exclusively to us in the West; Skipping Girl! Founded in 1998 and recently relaunched, the innovative woven tote bag quickly became ‘an icon for casual luxe style; practical, irreverent and fun.’ All totes are hand made of synthetic roping. Original and colourful designs are perfect for our Summers at the beach or weekly market!
Currently we have in store the full collection and soon, the coming range, ‘Lucky Charms’; are inspired by Perth born illustrator Jessica Singh! Now residing in Melbourne, Jessica presents influence of a whimsical take using lucky charm imagery such as elephants, ladybirds and four leaf clovers. Her illustrations are featured on the collections marketing and stories. So not only do we exclusively stock this great accessory but we are supporting our local emerging talent!
Skipping girl has been seen on the arms of celebrities like Madonna, Gwen Stefani and Nicole Kidman. If you’re feeling a little star struck you probably can see yourself walking along swinging your own tote I’m sure! Local celebrity in your hood yeah! Stock is limited so don’t miss out!
December 2nd, 2012
December 2nd, 2012
So it has been a turbulent and progressive half a year for us here at tu. But ever growing which is a positive tick for us!
Our beloved staff have grown and moved on to bright things for their future, and we’ve had a return from our lovely Skye who has been exploring Berlin for the last few years. It’s always lovely to have our family here at tu so close knit. Thank you girls!
Currently the Stairwell Gallery is showcasing painter and dancer, Yvonne Carroll. This will be running until 10th December, so get in and have a look at the wonderful world of dance and art. Opening on the 13th December until 6th January, is textile artist and fashion designer, Elisha Quintal. Exhibition titled Acid Mill uses this technique to produce artworks and scarves. All available for purchase, just in time for Christmas!
Where has the year gone?! It is already Christmas and we welcome the lovely products from Plain & Simple, East of India, Zuny Doorstop/bookends and gorgeous hand made fabric bangles and hair accessories. Get in quick to also collect your free Christmas card as part of the OnWilliam festivities.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas from all of us at tu and we hope to see you soon! Much light and happiness, Ann nie. xo
August 20th, 2012
Our gallery is pleased to feature the intricate and engaging jewellery pieces by the emerging talent of Perth from the 15th until the 25th of August. The Stage 2 Advance Diploma students form the Central Institute of Technology have named the exhibit ‘Collapsible,’ inspired by the objects that we use day to day that expand and contract and adjust in size when required.
Their creations are truly a sight to behold, and a lot of blood, sweat and tears were put into each intricate detail each masterpiece. Come check it out, you might just be able to witness the humble beginnings of some of Perth’s future designers!
July 14th, 2012
Afternoon everybody !
On this sleepy Saturday we are listening to Metronomy and getting extremely toasty with the latest knitwear and Stairwell Exhibition to come our way.
First off, it must be said.. Lisa Chau, oh so stylish and a dream to work with. Lisa is the designer behind GENERICSACCESSORIES (click to access the facebook page) and recently put together what she called…
“Featuring all my favorite old school style knits, ZANTHUS & GENERICS pays homage to my dreamiest, happiest childhood memories growing up in suburban Perth
in the 80’s and 90’s in the form of sweaters, scarves and all things warm and fuzzy. Like a trip down memory lane, this colorful capsule collection is a reminder of my most simplistic joys …
Skipping to Ring-a-Rosie during recess and eating fairy bread without the crust to the adolescent days spent coining $1 tumblers & folding knitted sweaters at the Walcott St Laundromat.”
An impromptu launch night was held last week and let me tell you, Lisa is indeed the hostest with the mostest. Coloured popcorn, fantales, Oreos, wafers, Arnotts biscuits, chocolate crackle, raspberry tarts and musk sticks! To drink, homemade mulled wine served in retro mugs. The exhibition is running all through July and I insist you come down and check out the knitted goods. Here’s a photographic sneak preview.
May 26th, 2012
Here at tu we have proudly stocked products from the fantastic apple&bee family for a while although have not yet taken the time to blog about just how divine this range is..
Yesterday afternoon however, the designer, Claire came in for a visit and a chat about the products, reminding me about the inspiring sustainable ethos that the company holds.
Quoting from them:
“At apple&bee our aim is to make the most beautiful cosmetic, travel and baby bags without harming our environment – that is why we are carbon neutral. Our exclusive designs are printed onto natural fabrics such as organic cotton, bamboo silk and hemp. apple&bee bags are designed with love to last a really really long time. Part of our profits are donated to environmental organisations, and we are 100% Australian owned.”
Beyond the brilliant ethos apple&bee bags are BEAUTIFUL. Just take a look for yourself.
Thank you to Claire for the lovely visit to our store yesterday.
May 12th, 2012
We are so excited to share with you the latest label to join our store…. Mok Theorem!
Mok Theorem has some seriously amazing pieces from their Hullubaloo Kid collection and we are completely entranced by the story behind these designs. Sisters Grace and Gloria Mok both come from corporate backgrounds, marketing and accounting and tossed aside their careers in favor of seeking creative excellence and a penchant for casual glamour. The result is Mok Theorem, distinctive fabrics with timeless silhouettes and whimsical twists.
Just take a look at these beautiful pieces! Oh golly gosh.
For style names and prices, check out our facebook page!
April 27th, 2012
The wait is O V E R! The coveted OnWilliam Magnet Set is back again this Sunday, April 29th.
There’s 25 magnets to add to your collection at your favourite stores, cafes and bars and you can locate them all right here. This years chosen artist is Amok Island who is currently based in Perth but grew up in Amsterdam – you can get a snippet of what to expect on his website as linked above.
If last years magnet collection day is any indicator, it’ll be a busy one on William Street so we’ll be open at 10am so you won’t have to fight off the crowds to get the limited edition set
We’re so excited here at Tu, we’ve even chosen a song for this event! (We’re just substituting the word ‘galvanise’ into ‘magnetise!’) :
April 21st, 2012
Good afternoon everybody!
As mentioned in our previous post, we are currently exhibiting the work of Elizabeth Bogoni and her whimsical characters of Bonnie and Tom.
The art work is fantastic and has been well received by viewers so far. If you haven’t had a chance to come down, this sneak peek of her work will definitely entice you..
See you soon!