Marco Palmieri
Marco Palmieri - Melbourne

Marco Palmieri is an Italian-born Artist, Animator and Illustrator living in Melbourne Australia. Over the past 16 years he’s created numerous animated TV commercials (including M&M's), Illustrated for major advertising campaigns and created visuals for award winning iphone games. Recently Marco has worked with world renowned animation studios Animal Logic. His artwork has been exhibited in various art shows in Melbourne and also covers the walls of one of Melbourne's iconic bars, The George Basement.

Brother Baba Budan (Cafe)

Melbourne by Marco Palmieri

Melbourne is one of the coffee capitals of the world so the standard is very high. There are heaps of good cafes around, but sitting on top of the pile is at Brother Baba Budan. Specialists in single origin coffee from quality international coffee beans. When ever I’m in the city, this is where I get my caffeine fix. Usually it’s a smooth silky Caffe latte that goes down way too easily. The quirky ceiling made from chairs is worth a look too.

Address
Brother Baba Budan | 359 Little Bourke Street | Melbourne

La Latteria (Shop)

Melbourne by Marco Palmieri

Fresh is best. The best place in Melbourne for fresh cheese. The Buffalo Mozzarella and the creamy Ricotta are to die for. I used to have to wait years and fly half way across the globe to my home in Italy just to bite into one of these creamy morsels of goodness. Now my life can be defined by the ‘pre La Latteria period’ and the ‘post La Latteria period’.

Address
La Latteria | 104 Elgin Street, Carlton, Victoria | Melbourne

Chapel Street Bazaar (Shop)

Melbourne by Marco Palmieri

The Chapel Street Bazaar is a vintage wonderland. Over 70 stalls densely packed with finely selected vintage treasures. Full of everything you really want and nothing you really need. It’s a great place to take a stroll back through time and for gathering inspiration.

Address
Chapel Street Bazaar | 217 Chapel Street, Prahran | Melbourne

Melbourne’s Lane ways (Other)

Melbourne by Marco Palmieri

Melbourne is renowned for its Street Art and Graffiti. It's rare to see a lane way in the city with blank walls. Stencils, paste ups, stickers, grafs, little sculptures, anything goes really. I like walking through the city lane ways discovering new pieces. Especially where I least expect to find something. Occasionally I add something of my own.

Point Ormond Hill (Place)

Melbourne by Marco Palmieri

It’s only about ten meters above sea level, but for some reason it feels like you can see everything from the top of this hill. The 360 degree view spans from the city all the way across the bay and over the tree tops of the streets behind. I come up here to clear my mind and just to relax. Sunsets from here are amazing.

Address
Point Ormond Hill | South of the Elwood Canal at Point Ormond Reserve | Melbourne

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