We recently caught up with Adam Johnson, the creative director behind Xtra Shiny, an Adelaide based designer agency. Xtra Shiny’s most recent designer gig, the Clever Little Tailor is a sophisticated winebar located on Peel Street, a block west from Rundle Mall, Adelaide.
Here’s what the Adelaide Review had to say about their newest resident.
Peel Street’s eclectic mix of heritage buildings and other less aesthetic 70s architecture gives the laneway an inner-city feel and is part of the attraction. “We think it’s thoroughly urban. It’s almost its own little city within a city,” says Crispian Fielke, one of the owners of Clever Little Tailor, the first of the new wave of businesses to open on the street.
Fielke and co-owners Josh Baker and Dana Whyte felt Peel Street was the ideal location for their bar venture. “The laneway feel is very alive here. Given there are still some cars rolling down the street and there is a mixture of workers, young folk and weekend folk. It has its own community,” Fielke explains.
Clever Little Tailor has been an instant hit since opening its doors a couple of weeks ago. It’s a small bar (fits about 70 people) but the building, which used to be the loading dock for Fletcher Jones, has high ceilings with exposed beams creating a sense of space. The bar focuses on quality liquor served in an intimate setting. “We are trying not to theme or pigeonhole it. We want to show off good liquor. People can expect a really nice fit out and a service-driven mindset,” Fielke says.
Credit: Jane Llewellyn, Adelaide Review, May 2, 2013 (http://adelaidereview.com.au/features/get-activated/)
We’ve been lucky enough to receive a few high resolution photos of Clever Little Tailor, courtesy of Adam & Xtra Shiny.
For the legal eagles:
Designed by: Adam Johnson, Xtra Shiny
19 Peel Street, Adelaide