Mao & More

Mao and More

The Mao and More empire was originally an odd compulsion in the mind of the Armchairman himself ­ a globetrotting entrepreneur, collector of curios and would-be table-tennis champion. "I was gathering ideas and sensations from the four corners of the empire long before I put fountain pen to paper," he declares with a twitch of his port-wine nose.

"I lived in China. For thirty years I journeyed extensively through India, Africa, and Melbourne ­ the countries most steeped in richness of texture, scent and colour.

"One day my travels through Melbourne landed me outside the Communist Bookshop ­ next door to the Krishna Temple. Two juxtaposed images clashed and collided.... And By George! I had my answer."

"It would be a retail adventure both exotic and eclectic, eccentric and elegant! I would sell artifacts that stimulate the mind and arouse the senses. Curiosities from every corner of the globe! It would REVOLUTIONISE THE WORLD!"

Starting with Surry Hills.

267-271 Cleveland Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
Mon-Sat 10am-6pm
Sun 11am-6pm



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