holiday inspiration: gift guides by shelf / life...

shelf / life, photography by daniel shipp, styling by kam huckins There is a beautiful store here in Sydney called Shelf / Life, tucked away in the creative enclave of Surry Hills. It's one of my favourite shops. Owner Jess has incredible taste, but she also takes great care to handpick items that are kind to the Earth. I asked Jess if she would consider creating a holiday gift guide for you, my readers. She has come up with a fabulous guide, separated into three categories: "homebody", "pamper" and "entertainer". Most of the items are available online in her store or directly from the artisan themselves. Thank you dear Jess!

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Hello, I’m Jess, owner of Surry Hills store, shelf / life, and today Pia has been kind enough to let me share my festive gift guide with you. The weeks leading up to Christmas are my favourite time in the shop. The weather is warming up, people are happy to be out and about, and every day we receive a new and exciting parcel in the mail filled with fresh products for our shelves. It’s a vibrant and happy time of year and, although busy, it’s really rewarding to see customers excited about giving our products as gifts.

Born from a desire to showcase works from my favourite designers and increase conscious consumerism, shelf / life was established in late 2009 and continues today with an ever-evolving range of home wares, stationery and gifts handpicked for their considered design. The little gift guide below features some of my favourite products from shelf / life as well as my top picks from a few other independent designers that I admire. I hope you enjoy it!

For the HOMEBODY in your life...

02 Cotton Grandelier (large) $360
03 Timber knitting needles $45 - $60 and Wooli bespoke yarn $20 per ball
05 Grace candle $55 each
06 Crocheted twine mat from My Very Own Eye Goggles
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shelf / life, photography by daniel shipp, styling by kam huckins ..................................................................

For the love of PAMPERING...

03 Eucalypt tumblers $24 each
04 Duo Kit $40
05 Fair Trade small tea pouch $9 from shelf / life - available in-store
07 Tirta candle $50 from shelf / life - available in-store
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shelf / life, photography by daniel shipp, styling by kam huckins ..................................................................

For the ENTERTAINER...

03 Latte cups $27 each
05 White Confetti grey wool felt coasters $20USD from Cotton & Flax
08 Lidded bowl from Tertulla Ceramics
09 Cheese knife and Cheese plane $20 each

shelf / life, photography by daniel shipp, styling by kam huckins ..................................................................

Thank you Jess! What a treat.

xx

|In store photographs by Daniel Shipp, styled by Kam Huckins|

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