In the fabulous gallery space beside the iconic Yellow building (and once Yellow cafe) Arida have opened their new Arida Gallery. This is a delectable combination of the fashion we have come to know and expect of Arida and exotic homewares, furniture and antiques, large and small.
All just a little bit different …. classic but not !!
Couldn’t help but think how appropriate it all was for the Potts Point clientele and inner city apartment living.
Something for everyone and they are still unpacking …
Arida: 61 Macleay St, Potts Point 2011
Arida Gallery: 57-59 Macleay St, Potts Point 2011
PS. The really good news is that next door a little bit of Yellow the cafe may be back … Yellow Pop Up is open for breakfast and lunch and awaiting a liquor license for dinner. (Brass was a bit of a disappointment for the local residents who continue to mourn the loss of their beloved Yellow.)
Pull out your ipad over coffee at your favourite haunt this morning and savour this beautiful book from Pure and General. Page by page of mouthwatering images that really only confirm what we already knew … this store/emporium is a triumph … and has been rapturously received by all over the last 12 months.
Leaf through Pure and General’s diverse and exotic product range … but fall in love with their merchandising !!! This is the magic of Pure and General.
‘approach … tactile textured sensual bespoke’
Refer my blog May 22 2012
We eagerly watched as very smart chocolate brown, heavily panelled doors were installed. What was going to open in this tiny little space in Macleay Street, Potts Point ?
Coffee tea and me sounded familiar … yes they have an even smaller outlet in Redfern. While Redfern is rustic to the max, their new cafe in Potts Point is stylishly rustic. Shades of Argentina I felt !!
Cute seating options and only a couple of tables but fabulously welcoming.
Very good Campos coffee which isn’t normally a favourite. Excellent bagels and terrific choice of sweet treats …. they really have the food side of things covered nicely …. simple, fresh and delicious.
Now this is innovative !!! and I just fell in love with the newspaper holders below.
There is definitely a place for this little cafe in Potts Point …. coffee capital of Sydney.
I am always searching for new and interesting homewares and decorative items as the finishing touch to interior projects I am working on …. the pieces that really bring a room to life.
Often it is the antique or rustic elements that will create the warmth and soften the most contemporary interior…. the juxtaposition of old and new.
La Croix in Potts Point is one of those places that you do need to pop into reasonably regularly. Browse amongst their collection sourced from Belgium and France …. furniture, lighting, mirrors, glassware and porcelain …. not a chore given that the shop and cafe are intertwined.
I have found they always have a lovely range of interesting platters, bowls and jugs …. from the very fine to a heavy marble …. and all in white and neutral tones, so easy to work with.
Without doubt my favourite find this week are the rustic timber lamps above with smart canvas shades. The pair of differing height will look fabulous on a sideboard or console. Probably no two bases are the same shape, which gives it a more eclectic feel.
The palette at La Croix is wonderfully neutral …. the space so glamorous with their use of antique mirrors and chandeliers. Just think …. you can ponder your purchases over a coffee and french pastry or even tartine.
Yes the locals were sceptical when word went around about the closure of Lotus and a new venture by Merivale. Let’s face it …. Lotus was best known for its glamorous cocktail bar, behind the restaurant. However a fish shop was a little off left field.
Well aren’t we all just thrilled to have this fabulous local hangout now …. tried and true. Such a cute concept but more importantly it works. Perfect for the early drink and snack or substantial meal. Each corner has its own special feel and character. Personally I love the rustic timbered area around the bar, however like the idea of being seated at the counter overlooking the kitchen.
This place has a terrific vibe …. as far as I can see, capturing all age groups. When it first opened only a few weeks ago, and weather warmer …. you definitely got the feeling that people had wandered in on a Sunday afternoon after a day at the beach or on the harbour.
No I don’t think it is kitsch …. the detail is fabulous !! Very clever in that it takes you away to another place altogether.
This was not my first trip to Pure and General, however as it turned out, it was their first birthday. The store looked as fabulous as I had remembered …. I think it just keeps getting better and better !! These shelves are constantly changing.
It truly is a visual delight …. however, what sets this store apart is not just the totally unique product but the merchandising !! I was on a mission to find the perfect wedding present …. the choice was endless (and I kept getting distracted by what I personally just couldn’t live without).
It was terrific to cross paths with the owner, Linda Gregoriou who can tell you the source, the story behind each piece …. and of her travels !! We are talking Cypress, Turkey, Greece, Denmark, Spain, Morocco, Belgium, France, Finland, Japan and the list goes on ……
There is such joy in discovering something new and something totally unique …. ‘homewares with enduring quality, physically sourced’. (There does seem to be a sameness amongst homeware stores where product is sourced from Gift Fairs.) When Pure and General have sold out of a product, it won’t be replaced …. something even better will probably arrive instead !!
Pure and General is a favourite with Interior Designers and Architects who are always on the lookout for different and one-off pieces of furniture, lighting or rugs for projects. The secret is to pop in regularly to keep an eye on the latest in store. By the way …. their very smart little cafe is very close to opening ….think Victoria Room delicacies !!