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22May

The Beach People

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We are over the moon to introduce you to: The Society Inc.

This stockist is more than a store. it is a warehouse of whimsy, a sort of homewares museum, a showcase of old and new.

Historical, nautical, industrial conversational, these are a few words that spring to mind when looking at the wide range of objects found here.

To find out more about this inspiring space we chatted to the lady behind it all, the one and only Sibella Court…

/ WHO, WHAT, WHERE…

I’m the owner of The SocietyInc., interior stylist, creator of products & spaces, author and globetrotter. But in my spare time I’m a master swordswoman & tier of knots.

The Society Inc. is now housed in a 280 square meter warehouse in the old Taubman’s factory that was built in 1901, in St. Peter’s, Sydney.

/ WHATS TO LOVE ABOUT WHERE IT IS…

I was craving a new structure, an old warehouse to reimagine. To be honest I am still discovering the area, but after perusing it I love the different layers of service and history that exist together. Paths converge – industry meets creativity here  – I love that I can get my car serviced in the next warehouse, pick up a Prickly Pear in a Moroccan terracotta pot at Garden Life & grab a boutique coffee at Sample.

/ WHAT TUNES KEEP YOU GOING…

Bonobo, The Rolling Stones, Arrested Development, Fine Young Cannibals, & the Cure.

/ WHAT CAN WE FIND THERE…

The move to a warehouse was to curate the space as though walking through the pages of one of my books. Part hardware&haberdashery, part oddity&curiosity. We celebrate the makers, crafters, creators from around the globe: Atelier Sukha from the Netherlands, ceramics by Earthbender Anna Karina, handcrafted longboards by collaboration with McTavish, oil painted markings by Byron Bay artist Jordana Henry and ANAESTHETIC Design oak Mariner stools amongst many others.

/ WHERE’S YOUR INSPIRATION FROM LATELY…

I’m fascinated by the time of slow travel – days not hours spent in metamorphic spaces, heavy luggage & dining carts on trains or ships. The romance of the journey rather than the destination. I’m using this idea for a new hospitality project…

Working with the Caroline Simpson library – they’re pulling for me old Bentwood catalogues from their incredible archive of all things interiors for a new furniture range that I’m designing, calling on old shapes for new pieces.

A constant inspiration is Ilse Crawford and all her magic – reading the pages and her philosophies in her fabulous new book, A Frame for Life.

Photography by Madeline Johnson from The Loved Ones.

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