The ridiculously ugly interior furnishing shop on Smith St south of Gertrude St that brought the very worst of southside aesthetics northside is gone. Local residents can now walk the street without averting their eyes.

uglinessgone Fitzroy residents pleased with reduced ugliness on Smith St

Fitzroy residents pleased with reduced ugliness on Smith St

5 thoughts on “Fitzroy residents pleased with reduced ugliness on Smith St

  • 26 October 2014 at 9:39 am
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    There are still some contenders on Johnston St. between Brunswick and Smith, though!

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    • 26 October 2014 at 12:48 pm
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      None as ugly as this one was though!

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  • 27 October 2014 at 8:30 am
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    Oh, come on, it wasn’t that bad. Pretty soon, as the ‘look’ reaches saturation point in southside warehouse spaces, we’ll be rolling our eyes at the David Bromley-curated industrial vintage furniture shop across the road…

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  • 27 October 2014 at 11:31 am
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    I’m with Brian – it was that bad. And Bromley’s shop was that bad too … as is his repetitive, sexist and kitsch ‘art’. It’s hard to comprehend why southsiders don’t take their sunglasses off their heads and actually use them to shield their eyes more often than they do.

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    • 27 October 2014 at 10:13 pm
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      I do agree, Bromley’s art is awful. Not keen on his nudes and butterflies, and even less on his picture-book ‘boys adventure’ series. I gather that these days, most Bromley paintings are finished off by his studio team production line style, and he devalues his offering even further by insisting on churning out large scale ‘limited’ edition print runs on almost everything he releases. Having said that, I feel he does have a good eye as a collector of vintage / industrial pieces, and I used to enjoy trawling through some of his quirkier finds (as with Nook on Johnston Street).

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