After another very successful event at my favourite bookshop in Brisbane, Riverbend Books, I left to explore the vaults of Queensland Museum. A speedy tour took me through the cultural and anthropological, the ancient, dinosaur, conchological, entomological and every other –ological you could think of! I am so excited to be working with them next year. Here are some snaps and a little insight into the 1.2million or so pieces they have at Queensland Museum.
At The Society inc. HQ the morning light (around 6.30am) is glorious. I often stop through on my way to the beach, and the light is distractingly beautiful. These are the objects that greet me at the top of the stairs.
I love Christmas and here is a peek at my favourite decorations for this year to go with my Gypsy Caravan theme at The Society inc.!
The festive season is upon us and I’m having a Traders & Bakers marche meets Christmas party to celebrate! This year I’m channeling Gypsy Caravan & am all about colour, prints, stocking stuffers, decorations, presents galore and having your fortune told at the same time! I will be launching my Gypsy Caravan reincarnation with a very appropriate streetside (unfortunately there are no rivers through Paddington to camp by) fair. All the foodies and usual suspects will be here to start the festivities with sunshine, jams & preserves, baked goods, fortune cookies (a very special kind), ceramics, buskers, fortune readers and the classic Society inc. fleamarket finds – it’s been too long!
The Society inc. will be overflowing with lots of tassles & pom poms, patterned folk baubles, felt donkeys (Santa’s new mode of transport), layers & layers of handpainted textiles, mix & match cutlery on the table, pajaki chandeliers (polish, paper & so much fun!) and screen-printed cushions & throws. I never go with the traditional Christmas theme, just celebration and an excuse to dress the house in something new. Colour is in, so embrace it and do something different! This will definitely be our most exciting market yet.
Saturday 1st December, 8AM-1PM
I am so excited to be coming to Melbourne for my very last Bowerbird launch! To be held at the amazing Meizai, this is an event to be remembered with styling, drinks, a general celebration of collecting and beautiful pictures, stories and adventures.
I’ll be bringing my new range of soaps & hardware so that you Melbournians can get your hands on them at the launch! I use Meizai for all my interiors so be prepared to be distracted in their gorgeous space with their Christmas savings & festive season styling ideas. Contact Meizai & let them know you’re coming (you’ll be sure to get a goodie bag!).
Step back in time to this hidden gem in the backstreets of Newtown. Morrison Polkinghorne weaves his magic on his 18th century french looms. His designs can be as simple as jute tassles or as fanciful as elaborate braids. When I visited him he was working on the restoration of the passementeries for a vintage Rolls Royce, but don’t be shy to make an appointment and go and visit for any of your fringing needs. His workshop is a dream, as is he.
By appointment only.