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  1. Life in Style - Melbourne 2024

    We will be exibiting in Melbourne 1-4 August 2024. Life in Style is always fun and we will be showing new brands as well as new products from current brands. There will be so much to see and we look forward to showing you everything.

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  2. The Mini Magnets are back!

    The Mini Magnet series by Midori was the very first product we stocked from this company and our relationship has grown over the last 20 years to include nearly their entire range. The Mini Magnets have consistently been one of the top sellers and we missed them last year when they became out of stock due to re-design of the packaging. They are back now with refreshed packaging and look wonderful as always.
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  3. Life in Style February 2023

    We will be in Sydney with our range of products from this Saturday, 18th February. There will be a strong focus on Midori as they have released so many new products and we will also have the renewed Mini Magnets for you to see which we are so excited about! The new Pole Pole animals are adorable (of course!) and our new brand Uminekoya is beautiful and so eco-conscious. We hope you can visit us there!

    Come and see us at Stand No. 1734. We can’t wait to see you!

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  4. Life in Style Melbourne

    We can’t believe it’s nearly here! Come and visit us at Life in Style at the beautiful Royal Exhibition Building upstairs near the café. We have been working hard to have new products in time to show you and it includes a new range of incense as well as other fabulous products from our current suppliers. We will have so many great gifts for Christmas! There will be both colour and neutrals across all ranges and we can’t wait to show you.


    When: Thursday, 28th July, to Sunday, 31st July

    Where: Stand No. 3128 Royal Exhibition Building (upstairs next to the café)

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  5. Melbourne Life in Style

    It seems so close to our last fair but here we go again!


    Living and Dining will be showing new products and best-sellers at the Life in Style trade fair in Melbourne and we are so excited to be there! You will find us upstairs next to the café at Stand No. 3252.


    Dates: Thursday, July 28 – Sunday, July 31st

    Royal Exhibition Builiding

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  6. Life in Style Here We Come!

    From April 9 – 12 we will finally be at Life in Style. Find us in Darling Harbour Stand # C42 with new products that we can’t wait to show you. There will be new Pole Pole animals, new stationery from Midori, new umbrellas and rainwear from WPC and we will at last be able to show you for the first time ever the wonderful range of PLUS stationery. With this and so much more, we hope you can visit us there.

    In this topsy-turvy world, our trade fair has moved from February to April when we will finally be able to showcase all our new products. We will again be at Life in Style although in a new location at Stand # C42. We will have our WPC umbrellas and rainwear including the oh so popular Ponchos in new designs. The new AUX Tongs in on-trend Black will be there as well as the entire range of PLUS Stationery items. We can’t wait to see you and are looking forward to it so much!

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  7. New catalogue now available

    We have a new catalogue! Full of new brands and new products as well as all your favourites, please let us know if you would like a copy and we will send it out to you. You can also see it through the Links section on our homepage under the heading Latest Catalogue. Our major new brand is PLUS which is a fantastic range of basic stationery items designed perfectly to be easy to use. The range even includes a racing car pencil sharpener that is just so cool! There are new Midori items, more Amabro, new Diarge items and just so much more. Nearly everything is in stock now too and can be sent straight out to you now.
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  8. Amabro Stock

    More stock from Amabro is due to arrive into our warehouse this week including the popular Two Tone Series as shown here. Stock has been selling through across the entire range and we are very happy to have stock available again. Please contact us if there is anything in particular that you are after.
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  9. Perth Trade Show

    Following on from the Adelaide Gift & Jewellery Trade Days, we will next be exhibiting at the Perth fair. Come and say hi if you are in WA – we will have our new WPC range of umbrellas and rainwear as well as our new Pole Pole items. There will also be samples of a few of our new products and our latest catalogues for you also. The dates are Saturday, April 10th, and Sunday, April 11th, and we look forward to seeing you there.
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  10. Adelaide Trade Show

    We will be exhibiting at the Adelaide Gift & Jewellery Trade Days this weekend! Come and say hi – we will have our new WPC range of umbrellas and rainwear as well as our new Pole Pole items. There will also be samples of a few of our new products and our latest catalogues for you to take.
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  11. Kitoka Reed Diffusers in stock soon

    Created by Harukado, the Kitoka fragrances are 100% natural with scents that enhance any area. Made entirely in Japan and inspired by nature, there are 9 fragrances in the series and all are delightful. The series also includes Fragrance Clips for Cars that simply clip onto the grills of your car air conditioner to distribute a continuous waft of the pleasing fragrance. Refills are also available for these clips. Presented in beautiful packaging, they all make wonderful gifts.
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  12. New! Multi-openers Now in Stock

    New stock is continuing to arrive into our warehouse despite all challenges and we are excited to see them all here.

    One of our new brands is 1 Plate Products and these fantastic multi-functional openers are destined to be a top seller for your store.

    Just one plate of steel is used for each item in their product range and they are designed to be both beautiful and entirely useful.

    With the Multi-opener you can easily open a range of containers. The standard bottle opener is centred to be weighted evenly so that only a light touch is needed to open caps from bottles, one corner is sloped to lift those pesky ring pulls, there is a lip at the top of the opener to lift inner pull rings inside lids such as those for oils and soy sauce and there is also an option to open lids from items such as water bottles. 

    In funky retro colours and cool packaging, they make great gifts too.

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  13. Calendars for 2021

    The multi-award winning calendars from Good Morning are now available to order for 2021.

    After such an interesting year, it feels so good to look ahead to what next year will bring. Good Morning have now released their designs for 2021 including 4 totally new designs that are so right for us here. Flower was the most popular design for this year and the new Bloom will be a great addition to this style. Dogs are always a winner and we know they will be loved.   

    Ordering is now available online and stock delivery into your store is expected to be late-September. 

    As always, please feel free to contact us for any details or questions at all.

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  14. Our warehouse is open and stocked!

    Our warehouse is open and stocked!

    Despite everything that is going on in the world right now, our sincerest hope is that you are safe and well. We are all good here, working from home where possible and with limited staff in our warehouse so that we stay within government guidelines. Stock is still being sent out within 48 hours as per usual and deliveries seem to be arriving in a timely manner although this does of course depend on your local courier driver who are all doing their best in these trying times. We are happy to answer any questions or offer any assistance possible and are with you through this and beyond.

    Take care,

    The team at Living and Dining.

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  15. Stamp Caravan Melbourne

    The Stamp Caravan has now arrived at Bookbinders Design in Melbourne and a major event will be held on Thursday, 7th November, to celebrate. Come visit the store to mark your notebook with these stamps which are only available for a limited time and also to see the new Travel Tools which are only available until sold out.
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  16. Visiting us at Life in Style

    Thank you to everyone who visited our stand at the Life in Style trade fair! It was a lot of fun and it was great to have Toshi from Midori and Nakai from Tag Inks there too.

    The 2020 calendars by Good Morning were very popular and stopped people in their tracks as they walked by the table where they were set up. Umbrellas as always sold well and overall the feedback was very good for all ranges. Orders are now being processed and we are just waiting on stock from 2 new suppliers Lead Trend and Hirali to fulfil all final orders.

    It was interesting to see that the AUX range of kitchenwares sold more strongly than usual. It is a range that is not stocked in many stores but those that do take it on re-order regularly due to the high turnover of the products. The gift-boxed series is by far the most popular with the price-point making it an easy purchase for both personal use and also to give as a gift. Please contact us if you have any questions or would like any advice on buying from this range.

    Our new catalogue is now available following its official release at the fair and we are happy to send you a copy in the post if you would like one.

    As always, please let us know if you have any queries at all.

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  17. Life in Style Trade Fair

    It is that time of year again we are in full trade fair mode as we set up for Life in Style. Again we will be upstairs near the café and this time at Stand #2235 so a little closer to the stairs. This has been a particularly busy preparation period for us as we will be releasing 3 new brands as well as new products from current brands. We are also very excited about our calendars which are great to buy for yourself or as a gift. We may even have guest visits from Midori and TAG to explain their new products in further detail and also give you the chance to ask them any questions at all. Their new products are just as beautiful as you would imagine them to be and will be available for delivery shortly after the fair. Most new products and current items will be in stock from the fair and, as usual, we will be carrying stock of all items. We look forward to seeing you there!
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  18. New Sourcing Trip

    Travelling and visiting suppliers and potential suppliers is an important part of our work here and it involves a lot of walking and getting around in foreign countries. Our next trip is to Hong Kong and Taiwan where we will be catching up with our recent finds TA+d Stationery and TOAST tea ware items as well as looking for new! Already 5 appointments have been arranged with new potential suppliers so that we can discuss terms and price to get the best possible outcome for you and although they may not all come through this time, we hope that at least some will be feasible as we love the products that they have! Of course our aim is to find even more and we will be visiting trade fairs and lots of stores on our search especially in Taiwan. Let us know if there is anything in particular you would like us to find for you and we will do our best.
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  19. Pole Pole at Trade fairs

    We are now working on preparations for our trade fair stand at Life in Style in Sydney and will be showing new Pole Pole Animals that are absolutely gorgeous! Here is the stand as presented by the T-Lab company in Tokyo in 2018 and we will be showing all these plus the new designs.

    There will be new Pole Pole Animals, new Pole Pole Pair animals and a new Dinosaur.

    A new catalogue insert will also be available at the fair showing the range. Come see us at Life in Style, February 21 - 24, at the back on Stand #2058. We are looking forward to it!

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  20. Life in Style August 2018

    Thank you to everyone who visited us at this fair. It was a very good fair for us and so much fun! Our tiny speakers were a hit and had people dancing as the music filled the air around us. Our shelves were full of new products and our new brands were all very well received. The new TA+d range of pens and desktop accessories are elegant and make perfect gifts for Father's Day. The new TOAST range of tea and coffee wares are also refined in style in beautiful packaging suitable as gifts for both men and ladies. Iwaki is another new brand for us and it is very reasonable priced tea and kitchenware in glass. Visit our products section over the next few days as details are uploaded and we are also happy to send you a catalogue in the mail if you prefer.
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  21. Life in Style Trade Fair

    Upstairs at the Melbourne Exhibition Building Stand No. 2235 from Thursday, August 2, to Sunday, August 5. Come and visit us to see our new products at the fair! We will have a brand new catalogue with stylish and modern goods all suitable for today's lifestyle. Elegance is a key theme coming through for us and even our new teapots that are cute in style still have a refined style to them. Our new tea infusers are both beautiful and practical and have been designed to be used everyday. New award-winning pens will be on show together with their related desk accessories from a new brand and our new umbrella designs are wonderful. We hope you love everything as much as we do and we look forward to going through the range with you.
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  22. New Territories

    Following a great trip to Taiwan and Hong Kong we now have 3 new brands to show you. Many meetings were held over the 2 week period with negotiations continuing even after our return. The new products are modern in design and we hope you love them as much as we do. 

    We will have the full ranges of these new brands on our stand at the Life in Style trade fair in Melbourne from August 2 - 5 Stand #2235. 

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  23. Travelling to New Places

    This week we will be heading to Taiwan and Hong Kong for their designed goods and also checking on their merchandising. We are hoping for colour and fun in practical items and have a list of products we are hoping to find as well as impulsive buys that we just have to have. Let us know if there is anything you have in a wish list for your store and we will do our best to find it for you.
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  24. We are now working

    We are now working on new products to release at the Melbourne Gift Fair in August and hope you like them.

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