Designer Christopher Boots’ best Melbourne keepsakes
Christopher Boots often finds his muse in nature – take his crystalline “Sugar Bomb” lights or incandescent quartz, bronze and lapis lazuli room divider, for example. The industrial designer also responds to the energy of his home town. Here are some of Boots’ favourite things for when you want a little piece of Melbourne.
“KARLI” NECKLACE BY DANIEL SERRA
E.g.etal (egetal.com.au) in Flinders Lane represents jewellers from Australia and New Zealand. Melbourne’s Daniel Serra spent more than 90 hours hand-carving this necklace from a single block of Queensland blackwood.
MERCILESS GODS BY CHRISTOS TSIOLKAS
“More writing like this in our lives combats the clouds of alternative facts,” says Boots of the shortstory collection from the Melbourne author of The Slap and Barracuda (christostsiolkas.com.au).
These rocking foot knits from Ghostly (ghostlylabel.com) are hand-dyed in Fitzroy North and named after classic hits, including “Purple Haze” and “Bad Moon Rising”.
EXERCISE CLUBS FROM TARLO & GRAHAM
Boots likes to browse this Fitzroy treasure-trove of art, toys, curios and taxidermy (tarloandgraham. com) “because we all love a gift that tells a story and shows a history of being loved...”