Category Archives: Books

We are always on the look out for great books and these are a few of our favourites.

Gypsy – Sibella Court

I’m really looking forward to the new design book by Sibella Court.

Gypsy Sibela Court

In Gypsy, acclaimed stylist and author Sibella Court demonstrates how to bring your travels home in the most unexpected of ways. A globetrotter and treasure hunter herself, Sibella crosses the globe, traversing the varied landscapes of Ecuador, Scotland, Transylvania, Turkey and Indochine, discovering and collecting original styling inspiration which she can translate into her interior spaces. Sibella guides us through her journeys abroad: the people she meets, the sights she sees, the food and wine she tastes, the places she stays in and the things she buys. These experiences become stories reflected in interior spaces – through a room, setting, vista or placement. Her scrapbook of photographs, interior spaces, collections, mementos and colour palettes will excite you to style your space and your life to reflect the inspiration you find in those far away places – even the smallest incidental that makes you smile and takes you to another place is what Sibella’s styling is all about.

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I have just been emailed a link to this online version of AN Shopfitting Magazine, it has some really good photos of new shopfits.

C;lick on the link below to take a look.

AN shopfitting magazine

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Bowerbird Book by Sibella Court

Sibella Court, bestselling author of Etcetera, The Stylist’s Guide to NYC and Nomad, has always been a bowerbird. This was first noticed when, at the age of three, she put together collections of shells, sequins, beads and ribbons. Like her avian counterpart, she goes far and wide to add to her collections, enjoys arranging and rearranging the pieces and, ultimately, believes that collections, containing the memories they do, are a vital part of any home.

In Bowerbird, Sibella reveals her very personal and surprising approach to collecting and collections. She shows how to procure the elements of a collection, how to organise and store them, and how to display them in creative and ever-changing ways. With the help of Bowerbird, you will view your belongings in a whole new light.

Pre-order Bowerbird here! Bowerbird is launching worldwide in October. All books ordered from The Society inc. will be signed and stamped by Sibella.

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Nomad by Sibella Court

The amazing Sibella Court the creator of the Society Inc Store and Website and author of  ETC and A Stylists Guide to NYC is releasing a new book.

This book promises to be a feast of global inspiration, I cant wait to get my hands on a copy.

Sibella chats about her new book

In my latest book ‘Nomad’, I have created a beautiful photographic collection of travel shots & styled spaces to show how to bring your travels home in the most unexpected of ways. It will sit comfortably beside ‘Etcetera’ and is brimming with decorating tips and inspiring pictures. I globetrot-ed and treasure hunted to Syria, Mexico, Italy, India and Japan. I was influence by everything from door knobs and street signs to roadside shrines and household brooms- many things that often go unnoticed. I use the ideas, photographs and mementos from my travels to inspire room settings in stunning private residences through simple, practical and surprising ways showing that any decorative background can be restyled with travel touches. My philosophy is about adding and subtracting, rearranging and recycling, transforming and rethinking a space to reflect your personality, lifestyle and adventures. Make it organic & sustainable! You do not have to recreate your entire interior for that special reminder of your trip. ‘Nomad’ will help open your eyes to what’s around you and fuel your imagination long after the suitcase is unpacked. Plus there’s a reference list in the back of all my fav shops, books and hotels that I found & used along the way!

Take a look at a video Sibella made whilst touring Japan

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Book – Creative Walls

Another cool book that could give owners of small stores some visual inspiration.

Heres a quick look inside

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Book – Very Small Shops

I discovered this great little book the other day whilst at The Chelsea Harbour Design Center. They have a great book store jam packed with design books.

This book could be a really useful read for anyone who has or is going to open a small shop. It has lots of photo examples of how other retailers have successfully shop fitted and visually enhanced small spaces.

Heres a quick look inside

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The Selby

Todd Selby is a portrait, interiors, and fashion photographer and illustrator. His project The Selby offers an insider’s view of creative individuals in their personal spaces with an artist’s eye for detail. The Selby began in June 2008 as a website,, where Todd posted photo shoots he did of his friends in their homes. Requests quickly began coming in daily from viewers all over the world who wanted their homes to be featured on the site. The Selby’s website became so popular—with up to 55,000 unique visitors daily—that within months, top companies from around the world began asking to collaborate.

These joint projects have included a large ad campaign and web project with Nike 6.0, a solo show at colette, an international ad campaign for Habitat, work for the New York Times T Magazine, and frequent contributions to Vogue Paris and Architectural Digest France. Todd’s first book, The Selby is In Your Place, was released in May 2010 by Abrams.

The Selby Book

To promote his forthcoming book The Selby Is in Your Place (released April 1st worldwide), legendary interior photographer Todd Selby moved in with Colette. “The Selby’s Window Apartment,” on display from March 1st through 6th to coincide with Paris Fashion Week, features Selby living in the French designer’s front window at 213 Rue Saint-Honoré in Paris. Passers by can steal a glance at Selby in his unnatural habitat, but stopping in the Colette shop comes with rewards

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I love this pop-up A to Z book: Its in a minimalist format and almost every letter has a three-dimensional aspect, the exceptions are O,P,Q and R which use a transparent page to turn the letters from one to another. V creates a W using a whole page of mirror foil. Everything else pops up or slides left to right with the letter S having two circles that revolve as the spread is opened.

The type is loosely based on Futura presented in black, red and white on black and white spreads.

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The Stylists Guide to NYC – Sibella Court

Sibella Court owner of The Society Inc store in Sydney and international stylist, is just about to publish a new book.

This time she has produced a guide to NYC specifically aimed at stylists.

pre-order your copy of “The Stylists Guide to NYC” here

Dreams Through The Looking Glass – Linda Fargo

On of my best memories of my first trip to New York was going to see the Bergdorf Goodman windows.

I stood there entranced and felt like a small child again looking at the amazing creations before me.

Linda Fargo is the Creative Director for windows at Bergdorf Goodman, back in 2003 she produced the book “Dreams through the looking-glass” which is a portfolio of her window designs.

I was looking through it the other day and was once again amazed at her fantastic creations. This book is a must for anyone who designs shop windows.

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