My Travel Writing Desk

My desk transforms with each different country I visit, reflecting the elements of where I am: from overlooking the Mediterranean to worn stone of the courtyard of a mosque to the modern tabletop of a groovy hotel. Each one is inspiring & beautiful in its own way.

My traveling office consists of: pencils sharpened with knives (I only write my notes with these), my paint palettes (110 colours which come in a full set swatch book- available at our shop), scissors, a special stapler with mini staples, notebooks, tape, eraser, iphone & laptop, Millenius video camera, Canon G11 & 5D.


Last chance – Styling w/ sticks stones & bones workshop

to styling with sticks stones & bones
10am – 12 noon 3/5/11
@ the society inc.
18 Stewart Street Paddington
Buy your ticket online- in tookit & tacklebox section
Or email hannah@thesocietyinc.com.au to reserve a spot

Look forward to seeing you there


Impromptu ‘the stylists guide to nyc’ book signing

‘THE STYLISTS GUIDE TO NYC’ impromptu book signing

Tomorrow Sibella is instore from 10am-5pm to sign the just-in ‘the stylists guide to nyc’ make the most of the opportunity and get your book signed and for one day only if you buy ‘etcetera’ & ‘the stylists guide to nyc’ you get both for the bargain price of $85

New winter trading hours as of next week
11am – 5pm
Wednesday – Saturday


Easter Trading

The Society inc. will be CLOSED for Easter & Anzac day from Friday 22nd – Tuesday 26th April. We will be out hunting for eggs but our online store is open 24/7.



I am coining a new phrase- well, re-working it to suit me and my style. I have been looking for this word and think lo-fi is the right fit for me!

The word lo-fi originates in the sound & music industry, however in my world it means low expense, with ease and casual abandon to achieve a relaxed, liveable space that reflects your personality & lifestyle.


La natura morta

One of my top five favourite things in life, is still-life.

My whole life is a still-life. A visual feast of considered chaos. It might be moving and changing constantly but I see it all in still-life.

That love extends to paintings. And now I have my Canon 5d with a brand news lens and my bribery flowers from Sheree, I have been so embracing taking my own pictures recently!! The love of still-life paintings though, is old. I stumbled upon a Caravaggio exhibition in Florence and fell for his food still-lives. Full of game, fruit de mare, and fruit & vegetables (I’m not so much into his flowers- I like my own better). His La natura morta are rich & moody paintings unlike the muted palette that painter Morandi chooses. Morandi’s eye is like that of a photographer, but his technique in capturing different angles are much more time-consuming! Most photographers and stylists stumble across and fall in love with Morandi at some point.

My brother/photographer Chris and I went to a big exhibition at the MET years ago. It was his first introduction.