Craft Victoria is the spacious and stylish shop of the government-funded organisation which promotes – unsurprisingly – crafts in Victoria. It is located in a basement at the Spring Street end of Flinders Lane, amid narrow period buildings bursting with commercial galleries and buzzy hip restaurants.
The shop is always worth a look. It is expensive, but one of the few places to buy quality, Melbourne-produced items that are both cool and distinctively local.
When I went the shop was also hosting a couple of exhibitions, one of them “Why I Eyes Ya”, featuring a cut and paste media collage of terrifying, camp cats. There were similarly designed cat bowls and litter trays on sale as well.