Art/decor

Surry Hills : Crown St

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Start at the yummy Bourke Street Bak­ery (see Coffee & Cake) at 633 Bourke St (cnr Devon­shire St). Exit right for MCM House’s / Shop 3 / #276 / 9698 4511 / mcm­house.com / pared-back linen and wood fur­ni­ture plus art, then cross Devon­shire St, and go right then left into Nick­son St for the Ici et la ware­house at #7 (see Stand­out Decor), crammed with French home, fab­rics, and eclec­tics. Head back to Devon­shire St for an arty am­ble through The Hughes Gallery at #270 (see Art), and Brett White­ley Stu­dio in the laneway be­hind at 2 Raper St / 9225 1881 / Fri-sun / brett white­ley.org. Con­tinue up Devon­shire St and right into Crown St for Vivid­shop at #558 / 8399 1210 / vivid­shop.com.au / with girly faff and pressies; #503 The Stan­dard Store’s / 9310 1550 / the­s­tandard­store.com.au / guys n’ gals Euro fash stash; #485 Fourate­five / 9698 6485 / fourate­five.com / for a much needed cuppa; and next door at #483 Mel­bourne de­sign duo Nique / 9319 5889 / nique.com.au / with men’s and women’s day­wear. Keep up, you’re not done yet, Brett. At #477 is Pa­per 2 / 9318 1121 / pa­per2.com.au / with cute as a but­ton fine sta­tionery; #473 Col­lec­tor Store / 9699 7740 / col­lec­tor­store.com.au / has ca­sual his, hers and home; #439 Mondo Luce / 9690 2667 / mon­doluce.com / glows with light­ing; at #431 is ar­ti­san linen lair Sark Stu­dio / 9310 1544 / sark­stu­dio.com.au; and #427 Mrs Red & Sons / 9310 4860 / mrsred.com / has sweet Ja­panese cards and Asian-y what­not. Push past #425 Mankind / 9081 0222 / mankind.com. au / where debonair lads go to be stripped, snipped and bronzed, to #423 Bisanna / 9310 2500 / bisanna.com.au / a top stash of sty­ley, mod tiles. Phew! Strike a pause across the road at #490 natty Nip­pon Toko (see Rest/re­laxed) or con­tinue up for a gelati-sanal scoop at #389 Messina (see Coffee & Cake) be­fore you make a fi­nal push to A.P.C. / Shop 2 / #406-410 / 9380 2010 / with m/w ur­ban chic sta­ples. Ya done well, Kel, now just skip up and cross Al­bion St for some fun Sino sups at Mas­ter (see Rest/re­laxed). Beaut!

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