SHOP Articles

 

Skydiver

Ever had a moment with your friends where you all hear a song that's just so gosh-darn uplifting that it inspires you? As in, it doesn't just inspire...

Planting some advice for your indoor garden

With more and more of our time being spent inside, it makes sense the indoor plants scene is thriving. Why even leave the house when the foliage can come to ...

dot Comme, Curtin House

It's here! The much-loved online fashion boutique dot Comme has finally arrived in physical form. It's a collaborative project between Octavius LaRos...

No One Special

No One Special is a DIY publishing house that's as unassuming as its name. Its home Nowhere Special is nestled in a part of Lygon St that seems to be per...

Brunswick Wine Shop

Everyone knows one of the best ways to drink wine is in the park on a hot night with your friends. You just grab a couple of cheap plastic glasses from the c...

Strangeworld Records

My mate Nick Buckley told me about Strangeworld Records the other week. Nick's a vinyl enthusiast who lives just around the corner. Apparently he wandere...

Film Never Die Cafe

Film Never Die Cafe is less of a cafe and more of a hang out for devoted light painters. You can climb the creaky stairs, get a tasty coffee (it's availa...

Baserange Melbourne Summer Store

No Order Market is like a shimmering, hand-stitched sequin of hope for high fashion retail in Melbourne. And, as of a few days ago, they have a new addition ...

IRRÉVERSIBLE Online Store

There is just that something extra special about vintage couture that makes the fashionista in me piddle (and I know I’m not the only one). Founded in Sydney...

Craft Victoria Pop Up Shop 2015

Jeez. one month, plenty of free events and demonstrations, around 70 of the best makers, ceramics, glass, jewellery, paper, timber, textiles. Craft Victoria ...

Eye Am Hair

You're a day-and-a-half deep into the music festival. You already woke up covered in a hot film of dry beer, sweat and muck but now you're absolutely...

Good Vibes Yoga

Short of spending a sunny morning on grassy patch next to a trickling waterfall, Good Vibes seems to me (a total novice) like the best possible environment t...

Shifting Worlds

In the last year, with the disappearance of several unique and beloved local shops (Dagmar Rousset and, more recently, Pet Shop Girls) coinciding with the op...

P.A.M.'s new home

When I was a teenager my friends and I used to go into the city after school just to lurk around the Someday Store on level two of Curtin House. We could nev...

Home-work x Radical Yes shop-in-shop

Radical Yes design shoes you can walk all day in and click your heels in when necessary. They're popping up in much-loved local design and textiles studi...

Grey Gardens Projects

Sometimes going to see a film can be a bit of a P in the A. You’re either in a shopping centre paying approximately a thousand dollars to see a blockbuster a...

Guild of Objects

Every week we try to fill our events calendar with the best workshops we can find. Lately, any of the 'Clay Social' classes run out the back of Guild...

FME Apparel

Dressing comfortably in Richmond usually means fashioning your Tigers scarf into a hat or staying in your gym clothes all day. But with the arrival of FME Ap...

Vinyl Space Records & Collectables

Rag on International Record Store Day all you want; how major labels have co-opted the vinyl revival for their own corporate interests and bottlenecked the f...

Here & Far pop-up homewares shop

If you’ve ever started an Etsy search at ‘Moroccan cushion’ and ended up, three hours later, on — oh, I don’t know — ‘used novel by TAO LIN complete with Org...

Human Salon

Getting your hair done obviously isn't just about getting your hair done, it's about spending time with another human in a comfortable place that sme...

One Fine Print Pop-Up Showcase

Walls look terrible bald (echoes of previous tenants, cracks that remind us of the shifting sands under our very feet, mould) which is why we cover them. At ...

Wild Things

When we first met Angie and Marcus through their home business Local Organics, the organic pseudo-grocer they were running out of their backyard in East Brun...

Kinobi x Radical Yes pop up shop

Kinobi are all about beautiful, functional and ethical clothing. Radical Yes design shoes you can walk all day in and click your heels in when necessary. The...

BP (Bikes Please)

The westerly blows your sweat-sodden locks around the hard plastic of your helmet, you squint down the length of the river and drive your legs hard, cranking...

Dust Redux

Dust's underground location immediately evokes an archeological feel. Though theirs is a future-archeology beckoning visitors to stimulate the five sense...

Lygon St Nursery Pop Up Store at Curtin House

Plants are such a good gift option. They can be nice and neutral enough to give as an obligatory Kris Kringle type thing. Or, if you go to the trouble of mat...

The best places to buy cans before Meredith

Meredith. The one weekend of the year you can't cook on your camp stove, chill on your beanbag, or drink your ale from glass. But fret not. Thoughtful bo...