Welcome to The Vestibule! A curated retail gallery of sorts with carefully chosen items from local and international artisans. 

Embracing the 'Slow Goods Movement' each item in store is lovingly brought to you by a collection of artists and businesses that believe in conscious consumerism. By buying an item from our store, you are directly buying from the artists themselves, therefore supporting the movement and promoting quality over mass production. 

The first of its kind to hit Elsternwick, The Vestibule offers a range of handmade products for you or for that gift that's proving hard to find. There's a goldmine of artists south of the river and we're merely showcasing a handful. We can tell you about the artists and even put you in contact with them directly - or come at us with a price range and we'll find something magically unique to suit your taste.

Want to know more about a specific product? Just ask! 


Avant Gardener creates and sells handmade terrariums, planter bowls, and hanging baubles with a twist. Not only are a variety of plants and vessels used, but Healing Crystals are added, in order to further enhance them. 


Social worker by day, Hilary Ash makes beautiful, one-off ceramics that are functional show pieces. 


Annie Wilson

Cute and quirky local Elsternwick resident Annie hand-stitches gorgeous pictures for you!


Indrani Parker

Yoga teacher and doula by day, Indrani makes beautiful jewellery with silver, beads and bits and pieces sourced in her travels.


Masto Designs

Masto Designs is a unique clothing design brand based in Saigon, Vietnam and owned by expats from Australia. Sourcing material from local markets and aiming to create fun, wearable art! 



All sorts, from sweet paintings to handworked silver earrings, Gabby makes stuff! 


Made by a qualified aromatherapist, these soy wax candles are 100% natural, biodegradable, non-toxic and are hand poured, not made in large factories overseas such as most of the paraffin candles sold today. 


Chocolate Dreams

Written for his daughter, Luis's story is that of dreams... in chocolate!


Quality Turkish towels handmade by women's groups in Cappadoccia. 100% natural cotton and bamboo, there are a million uses for this versatile product. We LOVE them!



All things silver, a bit of copper and brass here and there - jewellery with meaning and flare is her speciality.


Too Pot to Handle

Wordsmith and general handyman who weaves cute and functional potholders.


Inside Out Hub

Let your creative inside, out! Learn how to express yourself creatively through this practical workbook.


Flux Creations

Our favourite hippy and downright gorgeous person, FLUX brings us silver, brass and bronze jewellery made with love and a selection of fine handcrafted kaleidoscopes from Israel.


Bright and colourful prints and homewares.


Milie Woods

Cute and adorable greeting cards and prints for every occasion.


Are you a Maker?

Wanna sell your stuff in our shop? Send us a message! Write us a note and slip it under the door! Whatever you like - listen to that voice of hope rather than the voice of fear. We can easily rationalise the decision with you - for around two lattes a week, you can display and sell your goods in our shop.

We do the selling, we do the advertising and we do the promoting.  Voila!

For more information email us at geneandpeta@gmail.com, or pop into The Vestibule during opening hours.