When escaping the busy city it’s nice to take it down a notch with relaxed surroundings, stepping away from polished surfaces and perfectly manicured retail spaces to a place less chaotic and perfect.
The Tortoise and the Hare coffee and retail gallery space answers this call, located at the world famous Palm Beach ( for my British readers …. think Summer Bay) is nestled in a strip of 3 small shops housed under a old rambling double story weatherboard in a nook along the main road into Palm Beach.The hero of the project is a gorgeous yellow canary mural perched over black painted floorboards.
Designed and owned by designer Elle McCarthy her aim was to create a space that wasn’t too shabby or cluttered avoiding mass produced materials and opting for salvaged/super-cycled materials wherever possible. One of the newer high tech finishes is the old looking drift wood timber feature wall, it’s actually “Scrapwood Wallpaper” by Dutch designer, Piet Hein Eek it’s such a perfect replication of salvaged timbers that Elle has tell customers it’s ‘only’ wallpaper!
Tortoise and the Hare Lifestyle is a special little space for artists, designers, crafters and explorers to share and pedal their wonderful wares in a beautiful little pocket of the world.
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images credited to Fox and Beau