Thursday, August 15th, 2013
New online store, features unique items handcrafted from local artisans often using Australian materials or things inspired by Australia or natural to the region. Photographs available on request.

Melbourne, Australia – August 15, 2013 – Princes Pier is excited to announce the launch of its new online store, The store will sell items from Australian designers such as home wares, jewellery and accessories. These products are exclusively created by talented artisans and suitable as souvenirs or gifts for any special event.

The Princes Pier website features local designers who use unusual materials often unique to Australia, such as an intricate leaf tray from Treehorn Design that was handcrafted from Australian hoop pine plywood with stringy bark veneer. Another brand, simply known as “This is”, creates one-of-a-kind bangle bracelets from Corian® material in vibrant colours that accent any outfit. No two bracelets are identical.

“After the Bushfires” takes its name and inspiration for their designs and products from a naturally occurring phenomenon, the Australian bushfires. They create 100% Merino Wool Scarves that are made in Australia of Australian merino wool. These are warm, soft and feature colours that reminds of the new growth that always follows. Certain native flora has evolved over the centuries and now relies on the bushfires as a means of reproduction and this has become an indispensable part of Australian ecology. is careful to choose designers and artisans with a creative imagination as well as people who are inspired by the beauty and uniqueness of Australia. They do plan to add new designers and products along the way and they look for designers with their own inimitable style and source of inspiration.

According to Princes Pier store owner, Anne Salomaa, “I got into this business because friends kept coming over from the Nordic region of Europe to visit and asking me what items would be good for souvenirs to show off the Australian culture and ecology. That’s why I want to feature authentic Australian items that you can’t buy anywhere else. The incomparable Australian environment itself is the best source of inspiration. The Australian approach to life is an artistic grace that draws the mind to a particular design.”

The store features high quality items like linen tea towels from Thea&Sami that have been hand screen-printed using non-toxic inks. The company ships to Australia, New Zealand, North America and to most of the European and Asian countries.

About was the brainchild Anne Salomaa, a Finnish born entrepreneur who has traveled extensively throughout Europe finally settling in Melbourne a few years ago.

Each designer has a distinctive talent and inspiration for their products and many items have been handcrafted from Australian woods, fabrics and other materials. The website includes descriptions of each product along with photos and Bios for the various designers so that customers can get to know the individual designers and learn about what inspires them.

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Anne Salomaa
Victoria, Australia
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +61459510842

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Princes Pier offers stylish high-end items designed in Australia. The Melbourne-based company sells unique products, many of them hand-crafted of materials that give an authentic taste of the distinctive Australian lifestyle and vibe.

The company ships to Australia, New Zealand, North America and to most of the European and Asian countries.

Founder: Anne Salomaa
Anne Salomaa
P: +61459510842

Keywords, local designers, online store, Australian, home ware, jewellery, accessories, souvenirs,



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