Merri-bek Makers and Creators Featured in Morespace

The MoreSpace program aims to promote and celebrate Moreland small businesses, entrepreneurs, artists, designers and makers, who may not have a physical store. The program provides an opportunity to showcase products/services in a shoppable window display using QR codes.

At the same time, MoreSpace aims to improve the look and feel of Moreland’s retail precincts and to refresh shopfronts so that they become more appealing for lease.

762-772 Sydney Road Brunswick

Anna Seed Art
Anna Seed is a Melbourne-based artist, illustrator, and educator. Her delightful work inspired by the natural world is filled to overflowing with fantasy, whimsy, humour, and a great respect for the beloved traditions of classic storybook illustration.

bask aromatherapy
bask aromatherapy was founded in 2014 by Siobhán, an experienced Aromatherapist, who is fascinated by bathing and sleep rituals. With the importance of recovery and self-care as everyday practices in mind she created a luxurious range of products, made in Melbourne, using her unique essential oil blends and skin softening formulations, vegan friendly and licensed Australian Made.

Edible Eden Design

Edible Eden Design, led by Karen Sutherland, inspires and educates sustainable food growers through consulting, writing and teaching. Our focus on education has led us to develop our own range of locally made edible and bush food garden signs for schools and communities. We want to bring back the lost connections and knowledge of the plants around us.

frank.land ceramics

Hi, I’m Lisa (she/her) and I’m the maker behind Frankland Ceramics. I make small batch wheel thrown ceramics for home and hospitality. They are elegant minimal designs made with home cooked food in mind.

Gingerdoll Studio

Hi!  I’m Jayne, owner and maker at Gingerdoll Studio.  I make distinctive contemporary jewellery for people who seek unique accessories to complement their individual style.  I’m committed to slow fashion and craft each piece to last a lifetime. All my jewellery is handmade with supplies sourced within Australia. I’m based in my home studio in Melbourne on Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Country.

Homewares by Grace

A range of quality homewares from Grace Interior Designs, featuring our signature design on tea towels, ceramics and note cards. Locally made in Melbourne.

Roslyn and Gwendolyn

A Melbourne based online business established in 2020, our approach is to source creative and contemporary Australian designed birthday and greeting cards.  Named after our beloved Grandmother and Aunty, at the heart of our brand, is a strong family connection to giving and receiving a thoughtful hand-written greeting card.

Sausage Woman

As ‘sausage woman’ I make mostly functional and handmade objects with faces. They are all unique – I never make the same one twice. I feel as if their faces satisfy a kind of attraction both myself and the owner have to a spirit that resides in an inanimate object.


Salt.Mango.Tree is a consciously curated marketplace for contemporary fashion and lifestyle products for the modern stylish woman, who knows and understands the value of her purchasing power. Partnering with grassroots organisations, independent artisan communities, and slow fashion brands, we bring to you timeless modern keepsakes that will spark joy in you every time you choose to wear them. We pride ourselves in supporting conscious consumption and production, ethical practices, fair trade, and natural and organic materials.


Ruth Allen has been passionately working with hot glass as her creative medium for more than 30 years. Ruth works from her own hot glass studio in Coburg North. The studio is equipped with a hot glass furnace, kilns, cold working equipment, woodworking and metalworking tools, and a ceramic studio. Ruth creates her own signature works from the studio, facilitates hands-on glassblowing workshops, and works with artists, interior designers, lighting designers and architects to visualise and fabricate their projects. Ruth has exhibited, taught and participated in workshops in prominent glass venues around the world.

760A Sydney Road, Brunswick


JD Furniture Design

This boutique, independent, Melbourne furniture business Specialises in handmade, bespoke pieces made from responsibly sourced and recycled timber.


Lennon + Me

Lennon + Me’s biodegradable, 100 per cent cotton rope products are eco-friendly. From rainbows to necklaces, they make perfect gifts.

174-176 Sydney Road Brunswick

The First MoreSpace Site

The first MoreSpace window site was launched in June 2020 on Sydney Road Brunswick. Colourful window decals, fresh paint and a sleek product display have replaced the previously tired, unused vacant shop.

Four local businesses that usually operate without a traditional bricks and mortar shopfront, now have their products professionally displayed in a high traffic retail strip. Passers by now have the opportunity to view the businesses products with accompanying QR codes linking the customer to the business for instant shopability.


Left: Arcadia ScottRight: The Nonsense Maker

Arcadia Scott

Arcadia Scott is a designer, maker and the brains behind Arcadia Scott Ceramics. She’s a full time potter working from her home studio in Coburg North, creating unique pieces from start to finish.

Nonsense Maker

Nonsense Maker is inspired by artist Emily May’s adventuring alter ego. Locally made in Brunswick, the two woman team create a bold, fun, and cheeky collection of high quality greeting cards and art prints.


IEFrancis is an independent, small scale design studio producing a range of carefully designed leather products. Manufactured in Melbourne from luxurious, locally tanned leathers, all of their wallets use sustainably sourced vegetable-tanned full grain kangaroo leather.

Able and Game

Able and Game have been making greeting cards for over ten years, designed and manufactured in Brunswick. The card range is fun and bright and celebrates every day life in all its glory.

105 Sydney Rd Coburg

Our second site

Our second MoreSpace site is located at 105 Sydney Road in Coburg, creating a colourful and eye-catching display along one of Merri-bek’s busiest shopping stips.

Passers by now have the opportunity to view the two businesses’ products with accompanying QR codes linking the customer to the business for instant shopability.

Left: RetrobubRight: The Elsewhere Co

21 and 23 Pascoe St

Side by side in Pascoe Vale

A transformation of two vacant shops at 21 and 23 Pascoe Street, Pascoe Vale brought more colour and interest to the shopping strip.

Four local businesses based out of home or at local markets are now on display, wedged between two schools, eateries and shops in Pascoe Vale. Passers by now have the opportunity to view the businesses products with accompanying QR codes linking the customer to the business for instant shopability.

Left: Belinda MarshallRight: Sugared Almond Boutique 

Common Garden Health

Common Garden Health is a Coburg-based small business offering lovingly handcrafted and effective plant-based products to support and soothe everyday health complaints.


mdprintmaker creates unique, hand printed paper-based art and designs for the home, office and personal use. Founder, artist and designer, Matthew Duncan creates clean, ordered, spacious and minimalist art and graphic designs with a particular emphasis on typography.

Sugared Almond Boutique

Sugared Almond Boutique has been delivering Italy’s finest flavoured sugared almonds to Australia to love and enjoy. The love of this product has spread from family to family, event after event and continues to grow each time someone tries it for the first time.

Belinda Marshall

Belinda Marshall is a Brunswick artist creating abstract landscape paintings, original embroidery works and a collection of DIY embroidery kits featuring original abstract designs.

330 Sydney Road, Coburg

Located in one of Merri-bek’s busiest shopping areas

330 Sydney Road, managed by Susie of local estate agents Walshe & Whitelock Real Estate has been transformed into a micro-retail home for local businesses SMALT and Creations by Craig. Bright hues of grass green and sky blue contrast against the maroon of the shop’s façade, and a fun blue-and-yellow blade sign beckons passers-by to ‘check this out!’.

The QR code design of this installation enables browsers to jump online and shop the brands’ wares on site, as well as view the vacant shop listing.

Left: SMALTRight: Creations by Craig


Bonnie and Cade are SMALT: a small batch, Merri-bek based, family business creating delicious locally sourced treats with a smoky, sweet twist. They take love of good produce, unique flavour/texture combinations and wrap them up in environmentally friendly packaging for everyone to enjoy.

Creations by Craig

From pooch to pussy cat and all creatures in between, Merri-bek artist and avid animal-lover, Craig Maher (Creations by Craig) hand draws beautiful, memorable portraits that capture your pet’s personality in pencil and charcoal, from a photo of your furbaby.