Monday, 10 September 2012

the society inc



i thought you'd all enjoy a trip to the society inc in the sydney suburb of paddington. this amazing shop belongs to sibella court, one of australia's most well known stylists. 
it's like an old hardware and habidashery store filled with interesting collections, homewares & curiosities from her travels all over the world. so inspiring! sorry about the poor quality photos taken on the ipod.


















sibella's new book 'the biography of a bowerbird' is due to be released in october. it's all about collections and collecting with ideas on how to display them in your home. 
i'll be back later in the week to show you some snippets from the new book. with the first chapter called beachcombing, it's one i'm looking forward to. 


the society inc
18 stewart st
paddington




read all about sibella 
here



19 comments:

  1. I'm spending a day in Sydney at the end of the month and Society Inc is on top of my list to visit!

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    1. hi penny.. the theme of the shop changes each season.. it might look different by then.

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  2. Oh thankyou for sharing this store! Next time I'm in Sydney I must pop in for a look. Have a great day :)
    Cas x

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  3. I have pre ordered this book already Cheryl but I would really love a sneak peek while I wait impatiently for it to arrive ;o)
    Tania xx

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    1. it would be a good one to own tania!

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  4. I must get to Sydney soon- to see all these interesting places you keep showing us!

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    1. hi deanne...maybe i should make a map of great shops in the area on this blog :)

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  5. What a fabulous shop...I love that shell chandy! And the book sounds like one I would enjoy!

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  6. Now this is one shop that I can't wait to visit! I have the 'etcetera' book and absolutely love it. Can't wait for the new book, and look forward to your sneak peek. I also love following Sibella Court on Instagram - such lovely adventures and finds :)

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  7. Again Cheryl you have given us a lovely insight into your area. Another one I'll add to the list when next visiting.
    Have a great week.
    Carolyn

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  8. i have blogged about sibella and love the whole vibe. thanks for bringing us along.

    hope you'll stop by soon.

    michele

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  9. What an amazing shop you could imagine something like this being there in times gone by too! I will look forward to hearing more about the book she has written.
    Sarah x

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  10. Oh I love that 'Ladies on Beach' sign! Hilarious!

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  11. I love your retail travels. The opening photo of the window with the pendant lamps is beautiful. You should consider doing a book, too.

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  12. sure looks like one could lose track of time in that store..how amazing .. I will look out for the book.
    Bec x

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  13. What a treasure trove - love Sibella's work.

    Keren
    xx

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