Thursday, October 28, 2010

What a lovely idea.

 I never really got the whole blog thing.  

But now I'm starting to 
like it
which also means 
spending time to check out other peoples blogs.
 I recently stumbled across a blog call A Disorganised Fashion, then discovered to my delight that Leah, from Milly Sleeping was the owner of this blog.  Then, the other day I was even more stoked to find the MüCKE shirtDRESS illustrated on A Disorganised Fashion.  Leah is clearly very clever with words and pictures.  On top of that she's been sketching for a great cause, froctober.  Haven't heard of it?  Neither had I.  Check it out here

You can purchase this pic or any of the other frocks Leah has sketched, for just $10. 
Head to her site for details.
Thanks Leah.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sustainability at its best

Emma Grace Treasury workshop
The Treasury is a jewellery "fix-it- remake it- recreate it-preserve it- don't throw it out!" workshop being run this weekend by the clever and talented jeweller, Emma Grace.  I've also been invited along this weekend to share some ideas and inspirations on adapting old things into new things.  

In Emma's words, this it what the workshops are all about:
"It is an opportunity to re-connect with the idea of community; to exchange skills, materials, thoughts and inspiration. Participants will sit around the table with plates of food and tattered jewellery piled high and leave at the end of the day with a bundle of ‘new’ jewellery and a bunch of new friends.

The Treasury is about sustainable fashion – moving away from ‘throw-away culture’ and leading back towards the way we used to live; where if something broke, you fixed it, and if it got old, you made it into something new."

Wow.  I love it.  Come join us!
Tix are $20. Sunday 31st Oct, 2pm-4.30pm. RSVP here to get involved!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

a part of the process

On Tuesday, screen printing in the outdoors turned into a quick dash and scurry inside as the droplets started falling.  Oops!  At least its water-based ink I'm using and not a great deal of accuracy is required, its just the texture I'm after for the screen printed t-laces you can see below.
Screen printing on the ironing board!
Drying the printed tees

Cut, stretched and bound.  Just the labeling to go.
I've been seeing a few similar accessories to the t-lace of late...In fact they seem to be everywhere, but largely not created from recycled materials.  Let me assure you that MüCKE is a design label (ie. I design solutions, I don't follow fashion) and that the t-lace was created out of an explorative process, over 4 years ago.  In the coming weeks I'll post some pics and give you more on the background of the MüCKE t-lace.  For now, feel free to browse a selection of them for sale here.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

BüD ss1011

If you want to see the new collection in the flesh...

MüCKE will be at the Sisters Market in 
this Saturday 9th Ocober, from 10am till 4pm.


Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Apparently, there was snow in Victoria yesterday, down to 900 metres.  Well, I believe it.  This morning, and don't be deluded by the sunshine in the pictures, my face was actually I stumbled back into the house after a brief morning stroll.  The wind here is FREEZING but the countryside is inspirational.  Looks like I wont be here for much longer so I'm soaking it all up whilst I can.

Thursday, September 16, 2010


This Sunday we'll be at the Abbotsford Makers Market.
1 St Helliers Street
With our new earings.

And necklaces.
And other tempting pieces.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Sunny September Sale Sale SALE

Come and help clear out the MüCKE racks to make way for the delicious new SS1011 range.
Grab a WINTER BARGAIN whilst it's still raining!

Sale ends 30th SEPTEMBER.

Friday, September 3, 2010

A brief overview

A survey of the last month.

I'm not sure what happened to the month before that...Oh yes that's right, I wa
s so frantically run off my feet I nearly forgot to breathe. The last month has been quite the opposite!

Here are a few of the things that have inspired me.

In images in sequential order are from:
Daylesford, New York, New York, New York, Trinidad and Tobago, New York, Trinidad and Tobago, New York

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Overwhelmed. Yep.
Feeling the pressure. Yep.
I should be organising quite a number of things right now, but no. Here I am in front of the computer. Don't get me wrong, I have lots of things to do on the computer, sort through my latest SS1011 collection images, design and layout a whole lot of promotional m
aterial for the Melbourne Design Market (this weekend) AND Design:Made:Trade (next week), send out invites to the Trade Fair, etc, etc. But no, here I am writing this here blog. Although I know it's not altogether unproductive, it sure does feel like I'm not really shifting the mountains I should be...Hmm what do you think of these?

Waste-Tee earings (in two styles)
Waste-Tee necklaces (in two lengths)

Being released on Sunday 11th July at the Melbourne Design Market
And also at DESIGN:MADE:TRADE 15th-18th July

Photography by Tobias Titz
Model, Zahra
Accessories by MüCKE

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Did you know?

If you've been following MüCKE for a while, you'll probably already know this. Or if you know me, personally, you will, no doubt, definitely know this. But for those of you who don't, a little fact about MüCKE and more specifically me, owner/director/head designer, Ellie Mücke, is that I was born in Daylesford, in country Victoria. Not a big fact, no. But perhaps it gives you another little insight into the roots of MüCKE. Daylesford is a beautiful little town in central Victoria, populated by tourists in groovy cafes on the weekend and bathing in mineral water at any opportunity! It's worth a visit if you haven't been.

You'll understand now why I'm excited this week, to be doing my very first market in Daylesford. The town that I spent much of my childhood roaming around. The town I was not only born in, but went to both Primary and secondary school here! I love this place. So, I'm excited.

You'll be able to find MüCKE in the Town Hall at the Daylesford Makers Market. It's a big weekend in town with the Daylesford Craft Weekend on from Friday till Sunday and the monthly Farmers Market will be on as well.

You might get to see some of these new treasures if you're lucky...
...the earings that is, i don't think lovely Zahra will be there but you never know!
We have mountains of stock, plus it will be a lot less crowded than the Melbourne Design Market where you'll find us the following weekend.
If I don't see you this weekend, you should still make sure you visit Daylesford, sometime soon. You'll love it!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

FREE stuff!

Welcome to MüCKE's new followers


Thank you for spreading the word

MüCKE friends.

In amongst the chaos, I'm trying to keep you updated and informed and to keep you in the loop of our latest and most exciting events to date. I invite you to leave comments. make suggestions. ask questions. I welcome your input!

Another place you can do this is on our facebook page. Its not as pretty as this here blog. But it might just let you know a few things I don't tell you here. Feel free to join.

So, please send me a message to let me know if you encouraged your friends to join the MüCKE blog, and if they have indeed joined, I'll send you a free T-lace as promised! If you haven't spread the word just yet, you have until 30th June to do so. HURRY! And don't forget to include your postal address in the message to me.

And join the crowd of followers who believe you can never have



Wednesday, June 16, 2010


SS1011 Photoshoot done, what a relief. Thank you to those of you who volunteered to help out. In the end we had a lovely lady, Zahra, be our gorgeous model. The ladies at the Social Studio helped us to find her, how sweet of them! We'll show some pics once things have settled down in the studio. As you can see from above, its a little hectic here at the moment!!!

I went straight from the shoot, to marking work in at RMIT, to a little presentation at the Social Studio! 3 days of intensity. Now its still Crazy busy, as we are packing up our home in Thornbury and relocating to the hills for a short period.

How many boxes in this picture?
Forward the
MüCKE blog to that many people,
then, get them all to sign up as friends!

What will you get?
A FREE T-lace, posted right to your doorstep!
-colour of
MüCKE's choice

You've got, about a week to do so, or until I post the next entry:)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Who will it be???

Who will it be???

We don't know... but maybe you can help us out.

Please help us to find the next model for our photoshoot!

Send us an email with 1-2pics and a brief word on your experience to:

Or write to us in the comments section of this blog.

We know you're out there, come find us!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Friday, May 7, 2010

a lovely lady

We met a lovely lady. Olga Bennett. she likes what MüCKE makes and does.
the space in which we do it.
we actually wont be here much longer. a new space awaits us.
find it.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Down Memory Lane

I've been sorting through a few old boxes in my studio, of things I've had for a number of years now. Some of this stuff I've had since the very early business days. That's more than 5 years ago now!
I find it therapeutic to organise
sift through the past


It inspires space for 'newness' 'new-greatness'
and invigorates a memory of how far one has travelled

keep an eye on etsy now for some old MüCKE finds
'new prices'

Monday, April 12, 2010

This morning

This morning I needed one of these...
Then I ate some of these....
Now I need one of these...

And I'm listening to this

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Weary but Happy!

On Sunday, we packed it all up. After growing quite attached to our space in Federation Square, we dismantled the ENVELOPE structure, shut up shop and trundelled everything back to our studios.
Here's a few pics of the weary lot.
The packed down space.
The last couple of workshops.
And a smile for another successful L'Oreal Melbourne Fa
shion Festival event.
Oh, and some pics of the new MüCKE AW10 range seen here.
E A S T E R !

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Earth Hour

Fumbling around in the dark last saturday night as I tried to get ready to go out, I was reminded to slow down. Holding the one candle I could find, I stood on tiptoes in front of the mirror trying to see how my outfit had come together. Rummaging through a pile of black clothes in the darkness, looking for one specific black cardigan, I stopped to realise the darkness. The stillness (aside from the thumping music of the party going on next door!) and the beauty of this new perspective. I think I'll have a candlelit evening sometime again soon.