At the bottom of Grattan Park on Greville Street, Lunar Store is a pretty little head-turner. From hand-formed polymer clay necklaces through to beaker shaped decanters (reminiscent of our high-school chemistry days), the lively space is abundant with quirky homewares and accessories.
For owner, Jules Unwin, the boutique is simply a selection of her favourite things (a collection that evolves week to week) and a welcome respite from the familiar huddle of either colossal home depots or expensive, artisan design showrooms.
Among the store’s local wares are Bridget Bodenham’s ceramic vessels, flecked with platinum and gold, while imported treasures include original, reworked Polaroid cameras (a favourite among local Swinburne University students), instant film from The Impossible Project and enduring, war-era enamelware from Falcon, an icon of British home life.
It’s an eclectic offering, handpicked with both a modern sensibility and nostalgia for a bygone era. So whether you’re after something for yourself or something thoughtful for someone else, give the crowds of Chapel Street a miss for an inspired stargaze around Lunar Store.