Continuing on from my last post on Precinct 75, I would like to highlight one of the most impressive shops I have ever gone into – The Society Inc.
Let’s take a quick tour of what this place has to offer.
After having my eyes fed with gorgeous products – ranging from hardware, shutters, surfboards and more – and my mind blown by how nicely the shop has been laid out – from the products against the grainy walls and the typography employed to describe the products.
I went to do some homework on this shop.
After going through the website, I found this tidbit on the about page:
The Society Inc. is the folly of Sibella Court. Launched upon her return to Sydney after living & working in New York for 10 years, The Society Inc is home to hardware & haberdashery & a treasure trove of oddities and curiosities collected whilst globetrotting & adventuring into terrains less trodden.
Sibella Court is an interior stylist, product designer, historian, globetrotter & creative director. From vision & concept through to direction & creation, her most recent commercial spaces for hospitality include Old Joe’s, The Pines, Palings, Mr Wong, Palmer & Co, El Loco, 30 Knots, Upstairs at The Beresford, MsG’s, York 75, Bistrode CBD and even an island! Her projects have been vast including concept, design and styling for magazine, advertising & catalogue shoots, product design as well as involvement in cultural events all over the world as a speaker and curator.
If you’re a Sydneysider, you would recognise some of those names up there which belong to top bars and restaurants around town. No wonder Society Inc is as impressive as it is.
The 2nd thing I noticed is that the website really captures the essence of the shop.
This outstanding site has been created by Racket and their own website is equally impressive.
Now with all that info, I am looking forward to going to the shop once again – better armed with information and hopefully I’ll have even more time to have a close look at all their products.
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Precinct 75 is turning out to be a regular destination on Saturday mornings. I think I’ve been inside most of the shops now, but it won’t surprise me if I run into other hidden treasures.