27 November 2014
The overview of this delightful store describes it as, “Imported from the cold French seaside to balmy Brisbane, Australia.”
When shiftazine first entered this once-was light industrial huge shed, it was a very hot, humid day outside.
Inside the space, the air was cool and calm, and the light was soft and filled the area.
The first part of this experience found shiftazine inside a beautiful cafe space that has the capacity to transports you immediately to somewhere in the south France.
A lightness, a sense of the relaxed, a place where one can sit and just be has been created here.
The coffee is fine and there is some talk of cider (perhaps) eventually being offered...just perfect on a Brisbane Summer’s day.
Behind the cafe the space opens out to reveal a selection of objects ranging from French antiques and vintage fabrics,
such as wonderful old linen sheets and bedspreads, through to funky fifties and sixties lounge room furniture.
Large, glass flagons float from the roof, as do authentic bench wood chairs.
This is a 360 degree experience that is more than a store or a cafe...its a destination.