Friday, 1 July 2011

Making the most of our collaboration

Hi Everyone, it's been another exciting week and so much progress has been made. The hunt for the perfect space continues. Here's a few pics of some spaces that had great potential but were just too small. Next week i'm looking at some bigger spaces just North of Toorak as there are some huge warehouses around the Richmond area.  

On the blog you will now find a page dedicated to the cafe. There are some great ideas to make it both parent and kid friendly like a bottle warming station and a laptop area that will really keep customers coming back. Have a read here.

On the marketing side of things, i have decided that a monthly magazine could be a great tool. We can ask some of our designers kids to model for some fashion shoots, create scenes using everyone's products, show off new designers products, profile designers, write parent interest pieces, have a cooking section, advertise our courses in the learning centre, share tips on great things to do with kids, the possiblities are endless!. We would style it just like any gorgeous designer mag to make it fun and relaxing for mums to read, rather than boring old monthly email newsletters. 

Check out the gorgeous LMNOP Magazine

As another busy week comes to an end, don't forget that owning your own business is great and hard work pays off but make sure you make time for the things you love doing. Have a brilliant weekend everyone.

Happy Designing

Nicole Herrick


  1. I just read about you guys at Etsy and thought I'd have a little look. It sounds like an awesome idea! I wish I was living in Melbourne,
    I'd love to be a part of it.

  2. Don't forget you can apply to have your products sold if you live anywhere in Australia or New Zealand, as long as you design them your self.

  3. Wow Nicole, the magazine would be amazing! I don't know how you manage to sleep at night with all these cool ideas... ;)

  4. Well it's either lay in bed and do business in my head or sit at my laptop and put the ideas into action. I can sleep when i'm 80.