Don’t miss out on the last booksignings!
BRISBANE: THURS 10 NOV/9-11AM
SYDNEY/NEWTOWN: WED 16 NOV/6.30-8PM
HOBART: SUN 20 NOV/2PM-4PM
Sibella Court, award-winning author, will be on her international book tour during the month of November. She will be launching her third book, ‘Nomad: bringing your travels home’ & will be talking at fun & personal events around the world. Come, bring your friends & have a chat with Sibella & get your new ‘Nomad’ signed. Her books, ‘Etcetera etc: creating beautiful interiors with the things you love’ and ‘The Stylist’s Guide to NYC’ are both best-sellers.
My hardware range has been officially launched at Anthropologie in the States!! All my beautiful hand-crafted pieces will be available at The Society inc. soon but for now check it out here.
Many people would not take a second look at forgotten or superseded hardware, but for me it holds as much wonder as a treasure chest. I used inspiration from my own collection of ageing wood & tarnished metal to create my functional hardware range.
The expertise of old tradesmen: forgers & tinkers & smiths, has been lost over time as handmade became machine made and mass produced. I want to bring back the time when the pieces you bought felt like someone had whittled them or sharpened them to imperfection with their own hands.
The goods they made were so lovely- hardware that should be displayed, not hidden. We’ve lost so much knowledge and understanding of the techniques and skills of these old trades and I wanted to pay homage to them. My hardware range is a tribute to honest materials: metals, rope, wood, tiny little tacks. Beautiful, functional materials that are lovely to look at and inspire the curiosity to reach out and touch. If you can’t afford to renovate, or don’t want to, it is with these, most simple of things that transform a space. Here are some of my favourite pieces:
My lovely friend, Richard Ludbrook of Sun Studios is generously supplying his fabulous super-studio space. We will be orchestrating our Emotive Interiors SOLD-OUT extravaganza workshop in Studio 3 on Tuesday 20th Sept. With raw brick walls, abundant set supplies & lots of space for the lucky 65 of you who got in early, we will have fun building a set & creating a space that reflects you & your personality. We will be joined by the fabulous team of Peter Glass of Bespoke on sound & audio, his good friend on camera, Phillip Skelton & his set building gig ‘hot sets’ (he is probably the busiest set builder for stills in Sydney but he also does lots of event stuff for Havaianas & others) & other helpful members that make up Sun Studios. We look forward to seeing those of you who will be attending & those who could not will be able to view it in action on our website soon! For everyone who missed out- watch this space for upcoming super extravaganza workshop!!
There is plenty of parking available on the night and BYO as usual. See you at 6.30 for the live action!
I recently installed this Moet pop-up event. With a limited budget & the help of my contacts we embraced this very intimate space. To create & represent all that is Moet, I used red velvet, black bullion thick fringe, gold collapsible tables, turned wood wine tables, classic bentwood chairs & installed drawn panelling & sconces painted directly onto my own ‘Pirate Black’ chalkboard paint walls.
For the finale I sourced high & low for vintage gold framed bevelled mirrors which my handy carpenter attached to the ceiling. Every surface is manipulated in some way in the space. For the floor I designed a hand-painted ‘rug’ in jester diamonds with the M&C logo at the entrance. I brought a bit of 70s kitsch back by converting magnums of Moet into lamps with burlap shades for ambient lighting (yes, I did drink the champagne!).
In the end, we have a cool space that I would definitely like to celebrate with a few bubbles.
Rain, hail or shine (well, perhaps not hail)- the Collector’s Sidewalk Show shall go on! As grey & wet as it is today I am sure that it will be lovely tomorrow. We will be posting on Facebook, twitter & website if it must be postponed until next week!
Bring all your things! For sale, swap, up-cycle, free-cycle, to look & admire. Like-minded collectors & passers-by join us for serious amateur discussion & a sausage sizzle & coffee. Remember: your collection does not need to be expensive, it does not need to be of the norm, it simply must be what you are mysteriously drawn to. If you are too shy to bring your treasured box of rabbit foot key rings then bring yourself & curiosity. Can’t wait to see you there!
If you are unable to check online please call Hannah (0423 115 603) or Leah (0423 645 615) to check.