North Perth

Pink Mustang

Some may wonder, "Why celebrate cars?" They park in the bike lane, shout at you, try to run you over, speed up to try and be helpful but actually crash a wave of mud in your face. They take up all the land with their stupid black asphalt. They breed people who love nothing more than square food and wrappers and little babies with fruit boxes and Monster Munch snack-packs that are left behind to despoil beaches for anybody with fewer stomachs and an ability to bend over - indeed to see downward - to collect. They're tank-shaped air-conditioned lounge rooms for alpha females who obstruct pavements at schools - preventing safe carriageway for children on bikes and foot, wheelchair or crutch. They dominate city planning and stupid, federal budgets and last but not least they're completely inaccessible to anyone under the age of consent, meaning billions of people are withheld from divergent accessibility and mobility within their city.

But sometimes something is beautiful through good design, scarcity or care - three elements of a valuable community and economy which, sometimes, is only taught to us by cars.

Pink Ford Mustang at Milkd, 32 Angove Street North Perth Australia

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Height And Light 2

The Il Circolo shopfront in North Perth has many square panes (transom lights).

Not only is this shop taller than normal (3.65m or 12') but the transom lights allow additional, diffused light inside.

Whether you are in or outside of the shop you have an improved view.

Providing better sensory experiences attracts customers to our commercial districts.

Shopfronts are step number one.  Build them and maintain them well.  Just like this one.

Il Circolo, 124 Angove Street, North Perth, Australia

Once upon a time this was an ordinary street

Once upon a time - not very long ago - this was a very ordinary commercial street.

Now it is vibrant.

Something must have happened.

It did.

All thanks must be given to MilkD - the espresso bar who chose to open in this street first.

They attracted the foot traffic.

Other businesses followed.

It s now an amazing commercial district with a great parade of shops.

Retailers are always the core of vibrant commercial district.

Check back soon to see why this street has worked.