Waterloo : Danks St
A tad gritty, inner west warehouse gem. Start at Rustic Coast / 30 Wellington St / 11am-3pm Wed-fri or by appt / rustic coast.com.au / for handpainted, seaside chic furny and Articolo Lighting. Exit right, at #26 is Elio Upholstery / 9310 3351 / to refresh your sofas, then next up at #24 Ivy Lane showroom / 9690 2397 / by appt / has Linen and Moore, homeware and furry NZ possum products. Duck out right and left onto Morehead St, right onto Danks St then left onto Young St to find the PYD Bldg at #197, chokka with interiors stores. On L/1 is The Country Trader / 9698 4661 / thecountrytrader.com.au / with a ravishing array of French antiques, garden and archi, and Mother of Pearl / 8332 6999 / motherofpearl.com / for a treasure trove of original door knobs. Exit PYD left, and left back into Danks St for the edgy 2 Danks St complex (see Art), Luke Mangan’s warehouse tapas and wine bar Mojo / #8-10 / 9002 5346 / lukemangan.com / and Eco Outdoor / #7 / 9305 9888 / ecooutdoor.com.au / with garden chairs, tables and what not. Hungry enough to gorge on a goanna? Then simply whip down to Kepos & Co. (see Rest/relaxed) at #5/18 or track up to Bourke St and turn left into to Phillip St to find big bro Kepos Street Kitchen (see Rest/relaxed).now use that energy to push back to Bourke St and on to Anibou / #726 / 9319 0655 / anibou.com.au / for Eames-esque Oz designs and lovely little Small Spaces (see Standout Decor). Ace!