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HOT: The Cool House, Rokeby Studios, 1/90-94 Rokeby St, Collingwood

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The Cool Hunter is a website/newsletter that does exactly that – hunts out the cool, unique and unusual in design, travel, art, food, fashion and events from all around the world and collects them all in one drool-worthy portal. So it makes sense that founder Bill Tikos has decided to bring the website to life with a pop up boutique concept called The Cool House, with Melbourne being its first stop.

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The Cool House has transformed the warehouse space of Rokeby Studios into a temporary showroom of furniture, design and artwork from Australia and around the world. Here is a selection of the products that I liked but mostly couldn’t afford – it’s all very high end stuff…

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Gorgeous leather pencil case by Dutch company Travelteq

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The cutest miniature swivel chair – I didn’t catch the designer.

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This amazing leather-framed round mirror resting casually by the bedside – again I didn’t note the designer, sorry.

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I don’t have a pooch but these bags are adorable!

If you’re in the area and hungry for more design goodness then drop into Crop at Lightly Showroom for another design pop up retail event.

The Cool House, Rokeby Studios, 1/90-94 Rokeby Street, Collingwood
29 November – 2 December
10am-6pm


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