Jones & Co
The two Jennifers of Jones & Co are so in tune, they finish each other’s design ideas. Together, owner Jennifer Jones and creative director Jen Sampson design 500 to 600 items a year for their Bondi homewares and gift boutique as well as for the online wholesale business that turned 10 in 2017.
The store is on a tree-lined street a few blocks back from Bondi Beach. Pale yellow bi-fold timber doors stand open, welcoming customers into a light-filled space lined with simple wood shelves that showcase beautiful vases, plates, and decorations. A second room is full of ferns and succulents with an array of white ceramic lamps lighting one corner.
Their design inspiration comes from everywhere, such as tiles on the street, wallpapers, the colours of buildings, magazines and fashion catwalks.
Everything is handmade in the Philippines by the sons and daughters of makers who once created goods for Jones’ parents old exporting business.