Melbourne’s Prahran Neighborhood Guide

  • The charming courtyard of Isit Café.

    The charming courtyard of Isit Café.

  • Part clothing store and part gallery.

    Part clothing store and part gallery.

  • The wares at Design a Space.

    The wares at Design a Space.

  • Jewelry and knick knacks at Design a Space.

    Jewelry and knick knacks at Design a Space.

  • The exterior of The Cullen hotel.

    The exterior of The Cullen hotel.

  • An airy bedroom at The Cullen, an Art Series hotel.

    An airy bedroom at The Cullen, an Art Series hotel.

  • Adam Cullen's art decks the lobby and guest rooms.

    Adam Cullen's art decks the lobby and guest rooms.

  • Art objects at the Third Drawer Down.

    Art objects at the Third Drawer Down.

  • Contemporary art objects for sale at the Third Drawer Down.

    Contemporary art objects for sale at the Third Drawer Down.

  • Borsch, Vodka and Tears has 100 varietals of the tipple on offer.

    Borsch, Vodka and Tears has 100 varietals of the tipple on offer.

  • Isit's shakshuka, a North African dish of eggs baked in a tomato sauce.

    Isit's shakshuka, a North African dish of eggs baked in a tomato sauce.

  • The charming courtyard of the Isit Café.

    The charming courtyard of the Isit Café.

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Design a Space

Part clothing store and part gallery.

Part clothing store and part gallery.

Part clothing store and part gallery, Design a Space showcases the work of independent Australian designers. A husband-and-wife team comprised of Bec Lutz, a former fashion designer, and Chris, a former creative brand manager, invite designers to sell their wares as one-of-a-kind capsule collections or individual products, and as designers rotate monthly, shoppers see new options upon each return. On offer right now is an array of soft, chunky-knit sweaters, colorful bandage dresses, brooches made of Legos, and rustic gold rings topped with raw chunks of volcanic lava. Similar to a gallery, the shop is sparse and uncluttered, with white walls and beech-wood shelving creating exhibition-like displays in which each product can shine.

142 Chapel Street; 61-03/9510-2824; Design a Space

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