Third Drawer Down – a design studio and retail store in Melbourne – has announced its arrival on Greville Street, Prahran, in no uncertain terms – after commissioning London-based artist Camille Walala to paint the outside of the new Southside store. The traffic-stopping design – inspired by Memphis (the Italian design movement, not the Tennessee city) artist Nathalie du Pasquier – is a fearless geometric creation that may put readers of a certain vintage and nationality in mind of TV’s Playschool.
Next to the store is the Third Drawer Down Studio, where Craig Damrauer’s lightbox, bearing the equation which holds the key to understanding modern art, will be illuminating visitors. Behind the square window, furniture and display boxes have been built by Brodie Vera Woods, and quirky planters and off-the-wall light sculptures are the work of Kirsten Perry. This is the kind of place to come if you need a 6ft rubber ducky, a designer towel, or the latest issue of Modern Farmer magazine, where everything is a bit kerrrazy and nothing is available in standard. Dazzling.