Welcome to the weird and wonderful world that is Tarlo & Graham. This wacky vintage store on Gertrude Street takes the place of Industria – a secondhand stalwart that inhabited the space for a number of years. If you’re in the market for some taxidermied goods, latex glove moulds, sciences beakers or animal horns this is the place to visit! And if that doesn’t tickle your fancy there’s also some less quirky offerings like the beautiful set lights and furniture.
If you head east down Johnston street from the vintage hub of Fitzroy you will happen upon Reclaimed, a fabulous collection of secondhand goods and furniture constructed from recycled materials. The store is run by Rick and Jane, specialising in industrial and up-cycled homewares and furniture. Rick custom makes tables from recycled timber – if you like furniture with texture and character these will be right up your alley. The folks at Reclaimed also source large set lights which are then mounted on tripods to create wonderful and striking standing lamps.
In the market for some vintage light fittings? You should take a trip to North Melbourne and visit Ace Antiques and Collectables. This secondhand store is teeming with lights, radios, phones, books, records, fans, clocks, enamel signs, crockery, cookware and many other rare and curious colelctables. The friendly owner Dave is a wealth of knowledge and is more than happy to answer questions. He has the largest collection of Bakelite radios in Australia, and if you can’t find one you like in store Dave will help you source one from elsewhere. Unlike many antique stores Ace Antiques are happy to hire out their wares for commercial, movies, theatres sets, it you would like to know more pop in and have a chat with Dave.