The Society inc. by Sibella Court has partnered with US-based hospitality brand, Figure-of-8 curating 2 fabulous 1800ft2 lofts on the corner of Greene & Grand Streets in New York’s fabulous SOHO.
We have worked with a hand-picked range of artisans to create an exciting sensory experience.
The makers, crafters, designers & peddlars are all masters of their crafts and we are honoured to have them on board and celebrate their contribution to our project.
Richard Wrightman http://www.richardwrightman.com
Fleamarket RX http://www.fleamarketrx.com
Merci Merci http://www.merci-merci.com/en/
Armadillo & Co http://armadillo-co.com
Anaesthetic Design http://anaestheticdesign.com
The Society inc http://www.thesocietyinc.com.au
James Merrell Photography http://www.jamesmerrell.co.uk
Jai Vasicek of Ahoy Trader http://www.ahoytrader.com
It is available now for living showroom, photography shoots, trunk shows, private dinner parties, boutique accommodation & events – a sensory space open to interpretation on how you would like to use it!
If you would like more information on the lofts please email us at email@example.com
A long time fascination with cacti & a love of the desert, had me stopping at Moorten Boatanical gardens.
A small private living gallery garden dense with a huge variety of cactus & succulents surrounds the Moorten House, with meandering sandy paths that lead you past & around plants of all heights, shapes & sizes.
My initial thoughts on cacti is plants of structure & rigidity, but this place makes you understand their fluidity & free form shapes.
I could not have enough time in the Cactarium (I think they may have coined this term) and only moved on once my camera’s card was filled.
I want to get married here!
Note: Closed on Wednesdays
After a hectic 2 weeks working in the arctic conditions of NYC, some much needed R&R found me in Palm Springs.
Many years ago I photographed Jonathan Adler for Marie Claire Lifestyle & became a fan. He is true to his personal style & sense of fun and this is fantastically translated into Le Parker, Palm Springs!
Parker is essentially a thematic wonderland where all things kitsch are styled into cool. Tucked in the midst of outlandish Palm Springs, it is fun and frivolity with a lemon twist of humour. Butterfly chairs circle a fire pit that roars of an evening and a floating fireplace takes centre stage amongst the winding maze of gardens amongst pools and croquet lawns. The wonderland props are placed to discover, with giant doors propped between the hedges, outdoor chess and hammocks for two suspended between palms.
This is a place where the manicured lawns catch daily 5 o’clock shadow and a walk through the grounds stirs a rosemary and citrus scent. This is the wacky, wacky world of Jonathon vignettes reminiscent of a film set, yellow and white striped chairs at the lemonade bar with a spot of boules, where dogs outnumber babies and there are lots of nooks and crannies to find and hide.
One of my all-time favourite things is lighting.
I am more of a lamp & ambient lighting kinda-person,
everyone looks better not under a downlight.
My go-to for all my hospitality spaces is Barn Light Australia .
When we moved into our new warehouse, Barn Light Australia & I designed my own custom fitting, the blue right armed one with hand spun shades and Streamline custom coloured the caged lighting they fit in with my ongoing ‘I was born on a Pirate ship’ story at The Society inc.
As a embracer of LED, this are the best ones yet – edison in LED!!
Walk through a reo bar & steel shop front covered in sign writing & enter another world. An outdoor space that could be a roadside taqueria anywhere in Mexico but it’s indoors in Nolita.
It’s namesake, the combi, sits pride of place in the middle with ‘stalls’ lining the walls selling juices, and showcasing their fresh produce.
Raw concrete floor with folding tables&chairs mill under string lighting – in fact this looks better than in Mexico! Try the house made juices and lime soda pops, but if you are a soft taco fan like me this is the freshest best place to go.
Even open on a a snow day.
267 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012, United States
An imaginarium corner terrace in the heart of leafy Paddington close to Bondi&surrounding beaches, eastern distributor, SCG, city, airport.
A quiet oasis offering the curious pilgrim a treasure trove of curiosities, curated with art, Australia artisan products & furniture and a vast reference library. It consists of a spacious light & leafy master bedroom, dining room for 10, kitchen, courtyard, single/dressing room, annexe & bathroom and the use of a grey Tokyo bike – all lovingly restored & renovated by Sibella Court.
The Society inc terrace is available now for guests, parties, photo shoots & events
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
& visit https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/4549682 to book your stay.