Sunday, April 04, 2010

sibella court/etc



images by sibella court/murdoch books found via daily imprint

i first heard about australian interior stylist sibella court through design sponge's sneak peek look of her home , which is wonderfully full of things found, creatively arranged and is intrigingly imperfect.

today it was a rainy day afternoon and i decided to wander around anthropologie, you know that emporium. it's is chock full of clothes, acessories and home goods that is definitely way out of my price range. most of the time i just like to see their amazing store displays, it could be antique keys attached to manila tags affixed to the wall, or sculptures of animals made out of plastic bags, and jumbles of giant metal letters artfully arranged. the store is like a museum to me, one you can touch and gain so much inspiration.

i keep an eye out of interesting books and among those that caught my attention was Sibella Court's book Etc. it's an interior design book, one that is brimming with sturdy pages, full of ways to arrange found/lost objects. think of preserved butterflies and old letters. bottles full of seashells and peeling wallpaper. every page made me amazed. really. her color palettes are gorgeous too...


i checked anthropologie.com to see if they carried the book online, unfortunately i didn't see it being sold there, perhaps check your local anthro store, because the book is sold exclusively through anthropolgie.

for more about sibella court check out her website the society inc, which is about her beautiful shop described as an "old haberdashery meets hardware store specialising in textiles, homewares and beautiful things."

7 comments:

Caity said...

I also adored Sibella's book - you can order it online through http://thebookdepository.co.uk/ (no affils, just a very hapy customer, clutching her own copy of etc!)

princess singular said...

this book is an absolutely unique piece of art unto itself!! I use it as a sort of magnetic journal/companion/guidebook/magical cartography handbook....There is simply not another book that even comes close to it!!! I'm so glad you discovered it! Your work is similarly transcendent and inspiring!

Katherine said...

Weeee!! I bought this at the Anthropology store about a week ago! It's so awesome.

annie yu said...

thank you caity for providing that link :) there's free shipping apparently if you order through that site.

princess singular: that's definitely what i feel about that book, i think it's so full of inspiration, it extends farther than just home decor.

katherine: i don't have a copy yet, (i'm broke) but i can't wait to get one soon. i had to go back to anthro and look at it again...

iHanna said...

I want this store in Sweden, it sounds divine. And the book too, glad you splurged on it!

Paula said...

Found your blog via Kelly K. and I am so glad that I did. I bought this book for myself for my birthday, and I absolutely love it. It's art.

Sarah said...

It is a great book! I got mine from Amazon. A book she recommends called 'Colour, Travels through the paintbox' by Victoria Finlay is also really good.