sydney boutique love: newspaper taxi
Posted in homewares, pia's photos, stores, sydney March 24th, 2011 by pia

In a gorgeous little back street of Newtown, appropriately named ‘australia street’, sits an incredibly quaint boutique called newspaper taxi. I’d been dying to visit ever since I met owner Stefanie Bassett at my impromptu book signing last year at Berkelouw bookstore in Newtown. Finally last week, I got my chance…

(the always inspiring children’s magazine, papier mache.)

Stef’s store is filled with vintage collectibles, handmade home wares and beautiful publications like you see above, and below…

(ebony’s divine gift wrapping zine. Ebony is also selling her zines online, of which all proceeds from the sales will go directly to Red Cross to help survivors in Japan.)

(above left: beautiful ceramic brooches made by sarah o’sullivan above right: a little in store vignette of vintage goodness.)

Newspaper Taxi is also an exclusive stockist of one of our favourite parisian artisans, Nathalie LÊtÊ. At the moment, Stef has some stunning prints by Nathalie. If you’re in newtown, be sure to check out stef’s store.  If you’re nowhere near newtown and don’t think you’ll be there in the near future, you can also view part of stef’s extensive collection of goodies on her online shop here. And! she writes a blog here with updates on her newest finds.

Oh, I can’t wait to visit again and again. It’s good to be back in my ol’ hometown.




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  1. hybrid handmade says

    well, that little shop is just full of all my favourite things! I would hanging out there ALL THE TIME! Beautiful, lovely, cozy and the little bird! Just adorable. sigh

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  2. meenal@maison marigold says

    i love your images ..specially how subtly the details emerge..just gorgeous! xx meenal

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  3. Scarlet Jones says

    What beautiful photos! Welcome home Pia.

    March 24th, 2011 | #

  4. twiggs says

    it is one beautiful store… all those corners, all those details… hum, delighted! twiggs

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  5. Jayde says

    I cannot wait to visit!!! it just looks dreamy!

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  6. Christine says

    Looks wonderful!

    March 24th, 2011 | #

  7. Andi of My Beautiful Adventures says

    I wanta visit too! 🙂

    March 24th, 2011 | #

  8. Ameesha Lee says

    Places like this me homesick for my old Sydney suburbs, living in Glebe I was a hop, skip & a jump to funny old Newtown. What a place!

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  9. eva vercauteren says

    If I’d have a shop, it would probably be something like this one. It looks an amazingly lovely shop and if I ever get in Newtown (maybe, maybe, maybe), I’ll remember to pay it a visit! Thanks for sharing.

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  10. rossana says

    The images are sooo lovely !! Such interesting things and so far away for me..I’m going to check the website.

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  11. annawithlove says


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  12. Audrey says

    Oh these pictures, Perfection!!! and what a lovely store.
    Really like the bird, but everything is georgous.

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  13. Uncle Beefy says

    I always love getting to take a virtual journey with you, Pia! I small “Sydney: Made by Hand”! 🙂

    March 25th, 2011 | #

  14. Stefanie says

    Thanks Pia, It’s such a treat to have my shop featured on your beautiful blog, and thanks to all of your readers for such kind words. It’s so lovely to be able to share a little snippet of my shop with you.
    I agree, “Sydney made by hand” would be the perfect addition to your book series…

    March 25th, 2011 | #

  15. Christina says

    So lovely! I’m so happy I found your blog–not sure how I stumbled into it, but I love coming & drinking up the beauty of all the gorgeous images you post…

    March 25th, 2011 | #

  16. beth says

    If I could step inside your photographs and live there, I would.

    March 25th, 2011 | #

  17. Miss Polly says

    Oh…NOW that I have moved on my lovely NSW holiday from Sydney to Patonga you post this….you devil!
    Looking forward to more posts and seeing what I should sneak back to Sydney for.
    Thanks Polly

    March 25th, 2011 | #

  18. Kristina says

    It really looks like a lovely little shop, I am in love with all those special products and treasures… This is def on my list should I ever come to Australia!
    Have a lovely weekend, Kristina

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  19. Mandy says

    I love this shop too … I haven’t had a visit for a while, must go next time I’m in Newtown.

    March 25th, 2011 | #

  20. Natasha says

    This store looks right up my alley, such treasures! Your photos are so lovely as usual.

    March 26th, 2011 | #

  21. Kitty @ lavender playground says

    I added your picture on my blog with credit and link to you. Thanks.

    March 26th, 2011 | #

  22. Tara Bradford says

    Looks like a fabulous place! So glad you’re having fun close to home. xx

    March 26th, 2011 | #

  23. Design Elements says

    beautiful photos! happy Sunday

    March 27th, 2011 | #

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  25. Maria @ Scandifoodie says

    I will definitely check this place out soon! Thanks Pia! 🙂

    March 28th, 2011 | #

  26. Camila F. says

    Oh, there are so much goodness at this place! I’d love to go there!

    March 29th, 2011 | #

  27. jennifer says

    that children’s magazine looks gorgeous!

    March 30th, 2011 | #

  28. Shari says

    I’m so enjoying your blog! I had to order a couple of your books… I can tell that they will be inspiring to me!

    I hope you’re having a lovely week! xo

    March 30th, 2011 | #

  29. Dee Purdy says

    beautiful dreamy Summer pics and i love the name. can’t wait to visit next time i’m in Sydney. Between you and Mandy, I’ve almost been persuaded that Sydney is the place to be… husband is super chuffed with you two. 🙂

    March 30th, 2011 | #

  30. jen laceda says

    what an awesome store! wish we have something like this in toronto!

    April 1st, 2011 | #

  31. anastasia says

    ive been meaning to visit this shop for ages!! looks amazing!

    April 5th, 2011 | #

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