Archive for Category: "TREASURE TROVE"
Knit one, purl one, cast off. If you have even the faintest idea what those words mean, then you already possess the passport to a veritable Valhalla of creativity that’s known as Threads & More.
If it’s crafty, creative and well-made you’re after, then it’s a sure bet you’ll find it at West End’s Nook. Nestled in the converted sunroom of a traditional Queenslander home, origami mobiles swim against the windows, while converted dinner-plate clocks tick in coy unison from a dark chocolate wall. So not only does Nook look good, but it represents good things too.
The aroma is overpowering but deeply sensuous – like being hit in the face with a velvet pillow stuffed with rose petals. Surely the scent of every flower imaginable is here, infused with the heady essence of darker, musky fragrances my untrained nose refuses to identify. That’s my first impression upon entering Damask Perfumery – one of only a few perfume development laboratories in Australia.
If you were to look up ‘Treasure Trove’ in an encyclopaedia, chances are you’d find Woolloongabba Antique Centre (WAC). Brainchild of sisters Sarah Jane and Megan, these two lovely local ladies have used their prowess in retro retail and set design to create a sublimely colourful and true-to-form vintage experience. This is no exaggeration either: the simple act of entering the store is enough to blow your senses right out.
There’s no denying that Japanese culture offers plenty to be fascinated by. But if you prefer tradition and elegance over novelty gadgets and kawaii, then Shibui Homewares is the perfect place.