DESIGN DIARY: BRISBANE
With only a few hours to spare before flying back to Sydney, I visited as many design stores in Brisbane as I could. First stop was a fly-through visit of Showroom Brisbane. Beautiful space on the second floor with arched windows overlooking the tree-lined street. Loved the 3D CAD/CAM maps from Pangea Maps, and the delicate nature prints from Lambie and Co. (I will expand on these artworks in tomorrow's post.) From there it was off to Fortitude Valley, whose name keeps cropping up in design circles, but I had no idea what to expect. I found a tree-lined street with modern construction tied into existing buildings. Cafes, homeware and fashion stores line James Street, with more shops tucked in behind. With stores like Zepel Fabrics, Porter's Paints, West Elm, Pottery Barn, Jardan, Stylecraft, it is a one-stop shop for designers. I ran out of time to visit New Farm, further down James Street, which also looks like it has some great stores. Have to save something for next time!
Many thanks to The Design Files for their Brisbane design store tips.
Showroom Brisbane: 104 Edward Street, Brisbane, QLD
Fortitude Valley: James Street, Fortitude Valley, QLD
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