Shadows and Dust

One thing that many people don’t know about me is that one of my first paid jobs was in an antique shop. Not one as beautiful as our Dust here in Darlinghurst, but nonetheless a room full of trinkets, treasures and curiosities from yesteryear.

Dust is located at shop 28/381 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst. Before you step inside this old brick corner shop, please stop to appreciate the two magnificent window displays! They’re a work of art in themselves. The owner Stephane has been putting them together for 19 years. I have captured some of my favourite displays including relics from South East Asia, vintage hats, vases and lamps.

After a busy day at work, I like to stand outside the Dust displays at night-time. The shop’s subtle lighting heightens the beauty of each individual piece and creates a certain mystique which is intriguing. I can’t help but wonder where these items have come from and, if they were able to speak, imagine the stories they could tell — each piece a witness in time as the years have gone by.

On my work desk sits a little trinket I found in Dust — a Murano glass paperweight that reminds me of the beautiful suburb I call home and the country that stole my heart. Dust has something for everyone. As Broadsheet Sydney said:

“Dust is the kind of place that makes that one off genie-in-the-lamp type discovery seem all the more likely.”

If you don’t have time to drop by during the week like me, Dust is always open on the weekend from 11am onwards.

As Horace and Maximus wisely said: “We are but dust and shadow.” This little shop brings back to life the objects from different eras and makes you crave a story from your grandparents.

Make sure to check out Dust. I bet you love it as much as I do! That’s all folks.

Xoxo darlo girl

Spot the rubber 🦆
✨DUST✨

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