A new addition to the Empirical Style team. 

Posted on November 15, 2012

We don’t do things by half around here. This year as we were growing the Empirical Style business we were also growing our family! Our baby girl Henry Milla was born ten days ago. Below is an incredible German chart from the 1960’s showing the labour process- a bit of a likeness I think!

What the hell is this? 

Posted on October 22, 2012

Steve’s slight obsession with all charts medical/scientific/anatomical can actually leave me a little creeped out. I mean what the hell is the chart below of? It’s colouring and detail are stunning, the German’s certainly get that right in the 60’s. However I was a little lost as to what it might actually be an illustration of?


Posted on October 11, 2012

There seems to be a never ending stream of ways to follow your favorite people! Given that we are visual people and love photos Empirical Style is on Instagram, of course. Occasionally when photographing new stock I’ll take a snap with the iPhone for followers to see first- and often buy before it gets to the website! Or there’s the odd shot of our family life.

Inside Out Magazine Nov/Dec 2012. 

Posted on October 5, 2012

We have been honoured to appear in our favourite Australian interiors magazine Inside Out‘s 100th issue.

A big thank you to the stylist and woman who tracked us down Julia Green and the very talented photographer Armelle Habib.

Empirical Styles little helper. 

Posted on September 26, 2012

At 8.30am every morning our postman arrives. And yes he knows us VERY well! We actually do most of our shopping online these days so we practice what we preach. Between my purchaces and Steve’s product sourcing, our two year old thinks the postman is a constant supplier of goodies.

Look at what arrived this week. A beautiful London Bus Scroll in electric yellow. Available in the shop soon I envy the persons wall that this will adorn.

I’m often taking snaps of new products on Instagram if you’d like to follow us: Empirical Style.

All Things Style. 

Posted on September 17, 2012

One of my favorite things about appearing in other design blogs is getting a sneak peek into to how customers see our products. The images they choose and how they put them together sometimes blows me away because I don’t see our products quite the same way.

I loved this recent post from All Things Style. Lisa compiled all our most colourful pendants for an electric burst of neon!


Posted on September 14, 2012

The Melbourne winter is slowly coming to an end. Slowly being the operative word- it’s been a long one!

This winter we headed a few hours flight from Australia to Vanuatu. Travelling with three other families that live in different states we thought the best way to see each other was to have a family friendly holiday together. Eight adults, four kids under four and two in uetero headed to a house right on the beach in the pacific. Thanks to Fil who documented the events so I didn’t even pull out my camera.

Scarf September. 

Posted on September 10, 2012

I followed Amanda Dell a few years ago when she did Vintage November- the personal challenge to wear a different vintage dresses everyday for a month. Wow what a wardrobe! So I’m pretty excited by the creativity of Scarf September this month!

Golden glow. 

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We are a big bulb mad here. All kinds of shapes and sizes, warm to cool, modern to vintage. If you are looking for the perfect bulb, I’m pretty certain Steve would be able to find it for you.

The edison bulbs are hugely popular in New York where we first saw them years ago. Here in Australia they are steadily increasing in popularity and are popping up in many a cool bar or restaurant fit out.

Having lived with them for years and in every room when the sun goes down i still never tire of their beautiful golden glow.

Pop-up shop website. 

Posted on August 22, 2012

It never ceases to amaze me what there is a website for!