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Customer showcase: May Street Larder July 01 2015, 0 Comments

There's definitely something in the water over at the May Street Larder establishment in East Freemantle, WA, Australia. A buzz over 'thoughtful dining', locally sourced organic produce, seasonal ingredients, a suggestion to wash it down with a Kombucha or a home-made soda perhaps? 




What is a 'larder'? Sounds like old Victorian english that never made it to Australia during the British colonisation. A wall decal in the corner reveals it to us, reminiscent of a dictionary look up during an english lesson "large cupboard or pantry for storing food; a supply of food". It makes their name all the more memorable.

Nostalgic touches are in play; rustic rainbow wooden bench, upcycled fleur de lis tiles, bric-a-brac polished stools. We can agree that it feels tailored, customised and unique. Their identity is strong and present upon first impression. 

No doubt their philosophy would translate to their dishes and produce. In fact, you'll find an abundance of satisfied customer 
regrams over on instagram when you search #maystreetlarder



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This post features our following lights: 
   
   reims pendant light      vintage jar wall light     black cone wall light    5 pipe pendant light

 

 


Customer showcase: Shaw and co April 21 2015, 0 Comments

Located in Townsville, QLD, Australia, Shaw and co is a restaurant and bar that warmly welcomes its patrons off Flinders street for a quenching drink or a hearty feed.

A raw and industrial feel, designed by daarc architecture + interiors, pays a tribute to the former glory of the space; the 1913 ‘Alfred Shaw’s Hardware Store’. Exposed beams and panels with materials predominantly timber and rustic metal, inclines us to appreciate the rawness embracing the nostalgia of the past.

The industrial atmosphere is warmed by numerous upcycled elements; the handcrafted wooden stools, use of railway steepers, newspaper clippings on paint peeling walls, the loft like mezzanine. Industrial lighting was used to highlight the rough texture of the existing walls and warm Edison bulbs to colour the venue while maintaining the look of its overall design.

Our 5 head pipe chandeliers are a beautiful compliment to their new home over on the bar at Shaw and co.

all photographs by Scott Burrows