Monday, March 18, 2013
Handmade map: West End edition
An independent guide to local shops that stock handmade products in West End Brisbane.
What you’ll find: the handmade mecca of the West End. Nook carries products from Brisbane companies such as washi tape by Paper Boat Press, cups by Raw Ceramics and soy candles by Coco Daydream.
Where you’ll find it: 19 Browning St.
What you’ll find: Japanese ceramics imported from Kyoto, cushion covers sewn in shop by the owners and paper flowers made of Japanese newspaper.
Where you’ll find it: 27 Vulture Street. http://www.shibuihomewares.com.au/
#3 The Happy Cabin
What you’ll find: In addition to apparel for guys and gals, The Happy Cabin carries Canadian felt acorns, hand-crafted leather wallets and greeting cards featuring folksy illustrations.
Where you’ll find it: 58 Vulture St
#4 Hanasho Florist
What you’ll find: earrings and necklaces designed by local jewelers, hanging pinch pots and framed paintings among the Asian inspired bouquets.
Where you’ll find it: 5/235 Boundary St
#5 Spiral Community Hub
What you’ll find: colourful dolls made by women in Bangladesh, t-shirts designed by Brisbanites and crocheted rabbit rattles.
Where you’ll find it: 192 Boundary St
Written by Katie Fedosenko
About the Author
Katie Fedosenko is a freelancer journalist and communication consultant. When she’s not knitting amigurumi vegetables or sewing Very Easy Vogue dresses, Katie can be found producing zines and slamming poems. Visit her at www.krfedosenko.com.