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details of sydney: sibella’s society

April 30, 2013  in inspiring places, interior styling

The Society Inc store in Sydney - photo by Sania Pell

Sydney is full of interesting and exciting independent shops without the mass of high street chain shops thet we have here in the UK. One Thursday morning I visited a shop I have wanted to visit for a long time: The Society Inc, stylist and author Sibella Court’s shop at 18 Stewart Street, Paddington. With time restrictions on us, my husband and son went off with the camera to Deus Ex Machina, a shop he has been lusting at from afar for a long time too, and I headed to Sibella’s store with our daughter, armed only with my iPhone to take snaps (so please excuse the quality).

The Society Inc shop in Sydney - photo by Sania Pell

The Society Inc shop sign writing - photo by Sania Pell

Details inside theThe Society Inc shop, Sydney - photos by Sania Pell

Details of The Society Inc shop in Sydney by Sania Pell

Having viewed the shop online from London it was a treat to visit, a treasure trove of curiosities and useful every day handy items. It was a small shop packed to the rafters with interesting bits and bobs, a combination of vintage, utility and sparkly. Everywhere your eye turned a new goodie was spotted. There was also a beautiful selection of paint designed by The Society Inc for Murobond, colours changing each quarter to transport you to different ‘societies’. I chatted with lovely Hannah in the store who kindly let me take these photos.

Details of The Society Inc store in Sydney - photo by Sania Pell

Detail of The Society Inc shop in Sydney by Sania Pell

Details of The Society Inc shop in Sydney by Sania Pell

Detail from The Society Inc shop in Sydney - photo by Sania Pell

Sibella is a stylist and author whose work I admire and her books, Etcetera, Nomad and Bowerbird, are a joy to look through and a pleasure to have on my shelves, now even more so after visiting her gorgeous shop. If you are ever in Sydney do drop by.

Of course I came home wih a few treats, including a sparkly item that now sits on my mantlepiece glinting in the sun. I think I must be part magpie, part bowerbird.

 

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5 Comments

  1. cari says:

    Oh. My. Goodness. What a fantastic shop! I think I would have come home with a suitcase full of things! I think you were very restrained.

  2. elisa says:

    that’s my place – i need to go there! just what i love. xx

  3. Thanks for this virtual tour, all these little treasures are very inspiring !

  4. Lovely shop. Even though you captured with iPhone but the angles are very pretty.

  5. siennabrown says:

    Wants your home styling in Sydney then its a right place where you can modify your home so that your house looks beautiful.

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