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A Snapshot of the Paddington Store

A 19th century Paddington terrace becomes home to my very own society...

After 10 years in NYC, I was home in Sydney for a holiday…and decided not to leave. Perhaps rather than creating my society in NYC, it could be in my home town instead.


I found & bought a beautiful 1860’s corner terrace in Paddington. From the first moment, I knew it would be the perfect clubhouse for The Society inc. It housed my shop downstairs & my design studio upstairs. 

 

I launched the Paddington store alongside my first paint range with Murobond, and every three months I went through the space like a whirlwind of frenetic colour and energy, repainting the whole place from top to toe with a new shade from the range. Every time it took on a completely new character and felt like a fresh home for my imaginarium.

 

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A 40-foot container followed me home across the seas from New York, chock full of weird and wonderful props and the myriad treasures that formed the start of my object collection that is still going (and growing!) to this day.

 

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I loved having a creative space, my own portal in a magical world, I could fill with my favourite things, including hardware and homewares I’d designed and those I’d found in treasure-hunting adventures that traversed the globe. It was a joy to celebrate the master craftsman. I would seek them out and pop them in my pocket, showcase their wares in my shop, collaborate with them to make an idea outstanding and work with them on my design projects. Throughout any given day visitors from far & wide would visit the store, as well as my ‘members’ stopping by–my blacksmith dropping off my new sign, a draper showing me apron samples, the signwriter finishing his gold leafing on a mirror, dyers & I nutting out the process of painting leather, samples arriving from India, all hand tinkered & smithed–amongst many, many other people & projects. It was part hardware store, part haberdashery and big dose make-believe. 

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