Imagine being given free range to fossil through the archives of your favourite museum or library.
Access to back rooms, sorting through large-scale pull-out drawers while wearing white cotton gloves and perhaps even a lab coat… sorry I’m getting away from myself.
Last Wednesday night I was lucky enough to attend a talk at the Museum of Sydney (MOS) called Creating beautiful images with the things you love: Sibella Court on House.
Sibella Court is a successful Sydney-based interiors stylist who works in publishing and commercial interiors, she also has a great little store in Surry Hills, Sydney, called The Society Inc, which she describes as “a haberdashery meets hardware store.”
Court has three published books, Etc., The Stylist’s Guide to NYC, and Nomad and is currently working on a fourth due out in October 2012. I could go on (and on) about Sibella Court’s work however things are better said from the horses’ mouth, so please click on The Society Inc link at the end of this post to find out more.
Wednesday night’s talk was held to open a new exhibition at the MOS called House which showcased sumptuous, still-life images by photographer Robyn Stacey. Stacey was given access to pillage the resources of the Caroline Simpson library and a selection of Historic Houses Trust properties to create a selection of evocative cornucopia’s of food, fruit, books, textiles and historical objects from around the home. While I don’t think it would be fair to Robyn to replicate the images in full here, I’ve cropped a few of her shots as a teaser in the hope that you all either attend the exhibition or purchase the accompanying book (written in conjunction with Peter Timms) and is available to purchase here
Sibella talked on her love of still life and the art of creating a perfect balance of object d’art. I feel this is something everyone can take and use in the context of your own home.
I encourage those who have even a smidge of an interest in interiors and design to either go see the exhibition or view the book, it’s as inspiring as it is beautiful.
I loved the spines and pages of the old books in the photograph below, this is a snapshot of a much larger image… you have to read the book or visit the exhibition to see more!
For more info on Sibella Court and The Society Inc click here
For more info on the Museum of Sydney, The Historic Houses Trust or the House – Robyn Stacey exhibition click here