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Over The Border Vintage

Nov 30, 2012

I recently went on a road trip to northern New South Wales, visiting the small townships of Mullumbimby and Brunswick Heads. These country towns are a step back in time, with speciality shops and grand old hotels lining the main street, they’re also a vintage shopping secret.  My first destination was Re-Sould, 48 Tweed Street Brunswick Heads, where I met the delightful owner Louise. The Re-Sould showroom offers an excellent range of quality vintage goods, from homewares to furniture, and fabulous custom lampshades using vintages fabrics. Louise takes great pride in her shop with classic vintage items for all tastes and budgets, a must visit when you’re in the area. 

Ten minutes down the road is Cloudland 20th Century, 45 Burringbar Street Mullumbimby, which stocks interesting mid-century designer items and furniture. The shop may not be open some weekends so it’s best to phone ahead 0403 140 465. On this trip I bought a set of Australian made ‘Hostess’ modular orange shelving, a yellow ‘Sculptura’ (donut) phone, and a stainless steel Danish platter, a nice days vintage shopping.

It’s nearly Christmas and I’d like to take this opportunity to wish everyone best wishes and season greetings. Thankyou to all the supporters of Australian Modern, it’s a been an amazing year for the new publication and also the associated architecture and design events. If you’re looking for holiday reading or gifts check out Folio Books, I’m currently reading Designer Suburbs by Judith O’Callaghan & Charles Pickett (ISBN 9781742233468), and if you don’t already have a copy of Australian Modern it’s on special.

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