Friday, 28 June 2013

kitchen by mike

While I'm on the topic of recycling this week, I thought you'd like a look around Koskela and Kitchen by Mike. They occupy an old industrial warehouse in Sydney's inner city. It's full of inspiring Australian made homewares and furniture using recycled and natural materials.  
I've been here a few times for lunch and a wander around Koskela design centre. This is where Kara Rosenlund's Frankie was parked on her visit to Sydney.

A canteen style eatery with fantastic food and an everchanging menu based on seasonal produce. 'Mike' McEnearney was formerly executive chef at Sydney's Rockpool.

This is a brilliant idea, but not easy to get a good photo of. A window / wall of chalkboard painted herb pots, each labelled with chalk writing. The pots sit in 2 layers of steel mesh. It has it's own irrigation system and trough at the bottom to catch and recycle the water.

 sail bags and bean bags

I love this wine barrel table and rusty recycled gate.  

Great use of recycled pallets 

Styling workshops and kids classes at stylist Megan Morton's The School.

Paper chandelier art

1/85 Dunning St

Happy weekending!


  1. oh wow - such a fantastic looking place and a great concept- right up my alley!!!

  2. I love all the plant containers in the huge window!

  3. My favorite is the paper chandelier art. Original and fun.

  4. Ah you show us the most fabulous places. Wonderful


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