Thursday 14 April 2011

{Hot shops} Tarlo & Graham

I love the unusual and eclectic style of Tarlo & Graham.

The shop windows below have a medical theme

with glass apothecary jars painted and gilded from the inside by an eternally patient craftsman,

specimens, organ models, anatomical drawings and

dentistry galore, including a beautiful early 1900s ebonised dentist’s cabinet & some supersized model teeth.

Enjoy these images and insights from excerpts of an interview with Phillip Graham

by  Lucy Feagins from The Design Files.


Tarlo and Graham. Whilst vintage and industrial furniture is becoming more and more popular and collectable – no one quite does it like Phillip Graham and his business partner William Tarlo! A visit to T&G always uncovers something unexpected. Don’t be surprised to find yourself coveting a tangled collection of traffic lights or a pair of antique skis after a visit to their store! Phillip and William have an incredible knack for buying and styling their store in a way that makes you see the most unusul of objects in an entirely new light.

They have a knack of bringing together an eclectic & varied collection in the most spectacularly beautiful way.

Phillip has a wonderful understanding of the importance of store presentation and power of placement.   “I have always been interested in design, interiors, collecting, brands, trends etc. I am most interested in searching out ‘the different’. I appreciate it when people make an effort to present their stores in a way not seen before. There is too much bland out there and not enough newness. I like it when people push their imagination to create truly unique stores, interiors etc.”

Tarlo & Graham opened 5 years ago. Prior to that  Phillip ran The White Elephant in St Kilda. He has worked mainly in retail, originally at Country Road in the late 80’s and Giorgio Armani in London in the early 90’s.

Read the full interview and discover more of Phillip’s styling secrets (volume and repetition) at The Design Files.

See more great images: set of Tarlo and Graham photos on Flickr. (They belong to Daniel Neville of the Nevolution blog).

Tarlo & Graham 60 Chapel Street, Melbourne.


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