Over the many years of travelling around the world, scouring flea markets and shops for vintage oddities & curiosities, I have accumulated an object library that I am constantly referencing in my design projects. This is referenced in both my Nostalgia & Seaworthy collections
DUANE | Reminiscent of Hawaiian prints of the 60s, a pattern to put a smile on any room.
BAXTER | Inspired by the vintage wallpaper I used in my Chinatown loft, a wall garden in the concrete jungle of New York City.
The warm East wind, Le Levant signalled the end of Winter as the writers, artists, witty conversationalists and their muses migrated from Parisian pied-à-terres, ateliers or from the States via ocean liner travel for the summer to the pebbly beaches of Antibes or the golden hills of Saint Paul-de-Vence and the surrounding villages. The Fitzgeralds, Cole Porter, Gerald & Sara Murphy and their entourage congregating at La Colombe d'Or. I imagine Zelda artiving in a petite convertible, unwrapping her hair from a silk scarf as she atrives with Jacques Lartigue capturing the moment mid-motion. After a long lunch, the lively frivolities would roll into the balmy night at the Murphy's Villa America for cocktails & dancing, leaving Scott to pen Tender is the Night. The colours in the collection conjure up imaginings of afternoons with Picasso at Antibes with some plein air painting, and oysters & baguettes are on the menu. He, of course, is dressed in his uniform of striped top, rope soled espadrilles and cotton print bandana around his neck. And joy rides along the sun soaked country roads seeking out small brocantes with the scent of dry hay, neroli, rosemary, rose geranium & mint. Dreaming up lazy days of bathing under striped fabric beach shades, the rocks absorbing the day's heat with elevated fold out rattan sun loungers, freshly made straw hats turning golden in the sun. Then as the soft breeze picks up sailing through the crystal-clear shallows of the Mediterranean to iles de Lerin for exploring and swimming.
Please note the Nostalgia Collection is not included in The Society Inc sales as it is purchased through Materialised.
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Japan is vast with an endless offering of amazing food, makers, gardens, shrines, shops, markets, streetscapes, hotels, onsens, ryokans, seasons, scents, workshops, train trips etc.
Here is just a quick snippet of places I have loved or have on my list to visit BUT please if you have something you would like me to add, DM me @sibellacourt
As I delved back through these photos that span a decade of visits to the magic of Satellite Island, I find I have a deep sense of belonging to this petite land mass that sits just off Bruny island in the D'Entrecasteaux Channel of Tasmania
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