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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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