This is the story of a little shop in Thornbury, Victoria, Australia called the manufactory.
A small clean space, full of light.
A place where you will find old industrial artefacts, botanical curiosities, scientific ephemera, collectable kitchenalia, strange repurposed devices and the odd bit of steampunk - all artfully displayed and all for sale.
So - day one.
We got the keys after work today. We walked up the hill to the shop, looking at life in the High Street along the way. As soon as we got there and opened up, we got the power on at the meter box and started poking around. It might be a small space but there is a whole lot of work to be done, and starting tomorrow with the demolition tools, we start to create the retail space we want.
The plan is to open for business in June, not sure of the date yet but we will be letting you know.