Whether you feel like a spot of window-shopping or some design inspiration, here are Sydney’s latest homewares offerings.
Utopia Goods designer Sophie Tatlow and co-owner Bruce Slorach (ex-Mambo creative director) have opened a permanent store in Paddington. The duo’s designs are inspired by Australian flora, fauna and history. The store specialises in textiles: you’ll find pillow cases, oven mitts, scarves and soft furnishings in abundance.
After years of making polished-concrete homewares in the kitchen sink, Design Twins has brought its products and other Australian-sourced homewares to St Peters’ creative hub, Precinct 75. The site’s industrial edge is the perfect frame for the store’s Scandinavian-inspired, monochromatic furniture.
Melbourne store Curious Grace has opened a Sydney showroom on picturesque Middle Head in Sydney. Stocking furniture, homewares and soft furnishings from Danish, Swedish, Belgian and Australian designers, the store focuses on quality and affordability. Current brands include Karpenter Collection, Sean Dix, Jakob Berg and the Ethnicraft Collection.
Jones & Co
Just a few blocks from Bondi Beach, Jones & Co stocks handmade ceramics. It’s the first shop for owner Jennifer Jones after 10 years of successful online trading. The brand’s dishes, knickknacks and vases are made by families in the Philippines who originally made goods for Jones’s parents’ exporting business.