24Mar

Deconstructing a Still Life

The Society Inc | Sibella Court: Deconstructing a Still Life

This still-life showcases a love for linen and how texture can add depth to any vignette. Mixing material textures through a setting is a great way to add interest to a more neutral palette. These pieces were collected during a journey to a fortified church perched in the medieval village of Viscri in Transylvania.

Our hand loomed, 100% wool Moroccan blankets, Merino Herringbone Throw, Swarm Cushions and Monkeys Fist Drawer pulls are some of our suggestions to weave in some texture and  bring this setting to life in your space!

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The Society Inc | Sibella Court: Deconstructing A Still Life
23Mar

My Italian Colour Palette

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Tales Of A Sea Gypsy
I am enchanted with all things sea: mermaids & mermen, underwater worlds & treasures, myths & legends, serpents & seafaring spirits. The romance & shimmering beauty of the Mediterranean on the Amalfi Coast in all its magic depths & moods: moon tides, tempests & starry nights.

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These beautiful tones sparkled before me in my travels through Italy, and just wait until next week to see the brilliant effect they can have on interiors, as I celebrate the inspiration I found along the coast of this beautiful country via interior styling.

22Mar

Love Travel Concierge Services By Fiona Caulfield

The Society Inc |Love Travel Concierge Services By Fiona Caulfield

On my recent trip to India, I called upon the knowledgable author of the Indian Love Travel guide series, Fiona Caulfield. In addition to her must-have, go-to guides she is offering the ultimate concierge service to your Indian travels.
Her concierge service ranges from a bespoke ‘end-to-end’ service beginning with your itinerary, all ground services & bookings and introductions to India’s most interesting, eccentric & extraordinary people & places.
If you have the know-how and just require additional information ranging from dinner & hotel recommendations, sourcing, production contacts, itinerary planning & any other advice you can dream up, this too can be done.
I chose the full service and our trip felt as though we had our fairy godmother watching out for us as we dined at the Taj Lake Palace, shared a tipple with the Maharaja amongst his vintage car collection, was fitted for bespoke jeans, had a private tour of an C.13th palace by an ancient key keeper, conversed with hotel owners and viewed ateliers & private collections. It was a trip of a life time!
Please email fiona@lovetravelguides.com for all enquiries.

The Society Inc | Love Travel Concierge Services By Fiona Caulfield
The ancient keeper of the keys showed us around Juna Mahal Fort, which has the finest mirror work on every surface.

 

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21Mar

The Alphabet Of Arcane Trades: E is for…

E is for…

The Society Inc | The Alphabet Of Arcane Trades: E is for…

Expressman
I have mentioned my particular inclination towards paper and packages, so when I came across the profession of an expressman I felt a certain closeness to it. Perhaps I’m adding a little too much romance to this early postman or courier, but the image I’m conjuring has a certain ruggedness attached. The duty of an expressman was to see the safe passage of a train’s gold or currency, so they’d accompany the cargo in a specially allocated car. Add into the mix that the expressman would often have to memorise the safe’s combination and sometimes armed himself and I’m sure you start to understand the mysterious allure of this character. Of course today, perhaps some of that mystery has diminished from the postman’s job description, but I feel like there is still a glimmer of intrigue that goes hand in hand with sorting & delivering the mail.

The Alphabet of Arcane Trades:
A is for…      B is for…
C is for…      D is for…

 

18Mar

My Rules For Shopping New York City

The Society Inc | My Rules For Shopping New York City

I lived in Tribeca & Chinatown for 10 years! Thankfully, in that time, the coffee game picked up, so now you can enjoy flat white to your heart’s content!

If you’re not already super-excited about an upcoming New York adventure, download ‘Empire State of Mind’ by Jay Z and Alicia Keys and rock out! PLAY IT LOUD! It’s the most exciting, energy-filled city in the world.

These are my rules for shopping/exploring New York City:
1. I detest backtracking in NYC. This is a habit I picked up while styling, so I created ‘loops of interest’ from start to finish. These allow you to pick up where you left off or, if you are fast-paced like me, complete in one day,

2. Food for me is fuel and part of the NYC experience. Fuel stops must be included in loop of NYC (slash every long-form international shopping destination) as shopping can become exhausting.

3. Every day must begin with a coffee and snack for me. After years of the worst coffee in the world, NYC has picked up its game and has a few fabulous baristas in town, thank God!

4. Take notes on the architecture, manholes, graffiti, shop signage and general street life and personalities. It is all part of the process and there are endless NYC experiences.

 

P.S. There is nothing wrong with a long, boozy lunch…

17Mar

Colour Hunting: NbyNW

The Society Inc | Colour Hunting: NbyNW

My love of stories of sailors & pirates lead to the NbyNW palette – I delved into the world of seafarers from a ships paraphernalia, weather predictions, famous travel tales, handy knots and the maps, charts & signals one needs when on the high seas for YEARS!

In Etcetera I list the ‘Skills that Sailors had Other than Sailing’ : sewing, tattooing, birdwatching, whittling, scrimshawing, training pets like monkeys, parrots, crickets, dogs, musical instruments, making games of quoits & balls, dancing jigs & singing sea shanties, reading (most ships had a library), basketweaving, and palm&leather braiding, collecting specimens, botanical drawing, cooking, shooting&skinning specimens, herbal remedies, rope&net making, bone carving of buttons, needles & gambling chips.

Shop the NbyNW palette here.