The strange & wonderful bits & bobs that fit into life in the most magical and unconventional of ways.
It can be anything from strange little paintings, typography & the written word and anything odd & curious you collect around the place!
Create a new picture in theme and #odditiesandcuriosities & #bowerbird & tag @sibellacourt and I will choose a favourite to win a copy of Bowerbird.
Everyday materials tried & tested for centuries; natural materials translated & manipulated and put to functional use.
It can be anything from chalk, candles, handblown glass, porcelain, and vessels.
Create a new picture in theme and #honest&humble & #bowerbird & tag @sibellacourt and I will choose a favourite to win a copy of Bowerbird.
Paper for a purpose; the incidentals made from it, often overlooked or discarded; with marks from being many times thumbed.
It can be atlases, maps, dictionaries, flash cards, luggage tags, old packaging, books, wall papers and anything inbetween.
Create a new picture in theme and #ephemera & #bowerbird & tag @sibellacourt and I will choose a favourite to win a copy of Bowerbird.
I recently travelled to New Orleans to seek out the jazz music, shops, museums, inns, boats, cemeteries and voodoo magic whilst working on my new project The Stylist’s Guide to The Globe. On our travels, we came across Race & Religion.
It’s an oasis in what appears to be an industrial wasteland of downtown New Orleans, Race & Religion is named after the streets its sits on.
A cluster of 3 houses now themed after the street names, sit around a garden of climbing roses & a slate pool.
The first house the owner (an antique dealer & his creative artistic family) purchased was the slaves quarters & then, over time, acquired the others.
The houses are full of religious themed objects, tribal rugs, salvaged shop fittings & architectural pieces from Argentina.
Its eclectic, full of fun & building quirks- a perfect place for a party or a stay over.
When I arrived , the rap music was pumping, and I loved the copper draw door , weighted with stone, the butchers pantry and the sense of magic & fantasy…
This was a highlight of my New Orleans trip.
Come down to The Society inc to get your books signed by Sibella, and join us for a drink & a catch up between 2-4pm on Saturday the 21st of June.
Bring your own books- hopefully full of notes & slightly dog-eared, or buy some more!
Bowerbird will be on sale for the super price $30 (with a saving of $35!)
Fabric by the yard on long wooden tables, rolled out, measured and cut with tailors’ scissors; the weavers & makers of textiles & cloth; the local stores that awaited their delivery of french silks, velvets, grosgrains and all things millinery.
It can be linen & homespun, milliners’ notions, patterns & blueprints, ribbons, safety pins and anything inbetween.
Create a new picture in theme and #draper&mills & #bowerbird & tag @sibellacourt and I will choose a favourite to win a copy of Bowerbird.