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PhotoCredit_KirraPendergast-4875PhotoCredit_KirraPendergast-4862Newrybar Merchants is a collective of some creative local artisans and curators of fine goods who are passionate about what they do. Honouring the space and the essence of the Byron Bay Hinterland, Newrybar Merchants enables customers to experience rustic charm effortlessly blended with sophistication within a beautiful and unique retail space.

The charming 1890s dwelling that houses the Newrybar Merchants is nestled in the historic town of Newrybar, 15 minutes drive from the beaches of Byron Bay. The dream for creators Zane Grier from Driftlab and Todd Miller from Zieglerbuild, a designer and builder from Brisbane, was to co-create a collaborative concept store that was to bring like minded people with a passion for what they do together in a way that compliments the old world charm of the village.

Newrybar Merchants will provide an exciting addition to the already bustling village of Newrybar which features the renowned Harvest Café & Deli and Driftlab. It will be sure to become a destination for those seeking a unique retail experience in one of the most beautiful parts of the world.

MEET THE MERCHANTS:

THE SOCIETY INC.

The Society Inc. at Newrybar Merchants is the folly of Internationally renowned interior stylist, product designer, historian, globetrotter & creative director, Sibella Court.

Launched upon her return to Sydney after living & working in New York for 10 years, The Society Inc. first appeared in a terrace in the heart of Sydney’s inner-city suburb of Paddington, and has since grown to occupy an expansive warehouse space in Sydney’s inner west. The historic town of Newrybar will be The Society Inc’s latest home – a hardware & haberdashery shop with a treasure trove of oddities and curiosities collected whilst globetrotting & adventuring into terrains less trodden.

Sibella has built up an impressive resume from vision & concept through to direction & creation, design and styling for magazines, advertising & catalogue shoots, product design, as well as involvement in cultural events all over the world as a speaker and curator.

As an award-winning author of books including; Etcetera etc: creating beautiful interiors with the things you love; The Stylist’s Guide to NYC; Nomad: bringing your travels home; Bowerbird: creating beautiful interiors with the things you collect and Gypsy – A World of Colour & Interiors, Sibella spends her time exploring for inspiration across the globe in backstreets, markets & fairs, discovering new artists, designers & products for her shops and commercial designs.

Web | http://thesocietyinc.com.au

Instagram | @sibellacourt

Facebook |www.facebook.com/thesocietyinc

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JAI VASICEK & PATERSON + STEELE

Teaming up with Nicole Steele from Paterson + Steele, Jai Vasicek’s latest adventure is a conceptual, collaborative gallery-style space in the heart of Newrybar Merchants.

Featuring Jai’s own original artworks and bespoke one-off pieces, Paterson + Steele ceramics, plus pieces from other local and Australian designers who share a similar aesthetic, such as; Megan Weston, Bonnie & Neil, The Beach People, Pop & Scott and Anchor Ceramics.

Summer 2015 will see the installation of ‘The Living Desert’ where earthy terracotta and dusky pinks are offset against lush green desert foliage, and the poolside glamour of Palm Springs is never far away…
Web | www.ahoytrader.com

Instagram | @jaivasicek

Website |www.patersonandsteele.com.au

Insta | @patersonandsteele

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SHANNON FRICKE

HEART & HOME

Respected interior designer and stylist, Shannon Fricke believes that a life lived with love, sensuality and an open-heart is a life better lived. That a house designed with your distinctive style in mind, is more than a home. It’s a heart-centre. This core belief drives her work as creative director for the diverse range of projects that sits under the Shannon Fricke brand.

Her work as an interior designer and stylist has been captivating readers across the media landscape in Australia and around the globe for 20 years, regularly appearing in magazines and newspapers. As the author of several books including, Sense of Style: Colour and Sense of Style and How To Decorate, Shannon’s style continues to inspire the world of interior design.

Heart & Home, Shannon Fricke’s range of bedlinen and homewares has been created with individuality in mind. Designed to mix-and-match and to create a one-of-a-kind home in your own sense of style. Everything on offer at Shannon Fricke’s Heart & Home is designed to support a personal creative voyage. That’s what living from the heart is all about. That’s what Shannon Fricke’s Heart & Home is all about.

Web | http://shannonfricke.com

Instagram | @shannonfricke

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BEAUTIFLORA

Beautiflora is the Byron area’s longest established floral design studio opened in 2000 by Britte Sunde – a renowned florist who trained with Sydney’s food and flower stylist, Andrew Birley and Saskia Havekes at Grandiflora.

Her charming old world flower cart has been a popular part of the Harvest gardens for over a year, opening on sourdough Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Specialising in botanical styling, providing gorgeous bouquets, local gift deliveries, weddings and large events, Beautiflora’s team of florists carefully select unique freshly cut flowers to create beautiful bouquets for any occasion.

Beautiflora is renowned for going above and beyond expectations. Their evolving passion for flowers is reflected in their outstanding floral artistry.

Website | www.beautiflora.com

Instagram | @beautiflora

Fb | www.facebook.com/beautiflora

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DIANA MILLER ARTIST

“art with soul”Diana Miller paints large contemporary abstract paintings that are expressive and emotive and aim to connect to others on a soulful level.

In the last few years, Diana has actively pursued her passion as a full-time multifaceted artist producing prints and greeting cards and a range of art cushions. Diana’s vibrant prints will also soon be seen in the fashion world as she embarks on designing a range of fabrics.

web | www.dianamiller.me

Instagram | @dianamillerartist

Facebook | Diana Miller Artwork

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FATE & FORTUNE

From a simple thank you note to the most ardent love letter, Fate & Fortune founders Daniella Picone and Heidi Sidoti believe that a little heartfelt message scrawled on the prettiest of paper can brighten any day.

Having long dreamt of sharing their love for creating beautiful spaces with the world, the friends brought their first stationery boutique to life in 2015, combining their many years of experience working in fashion, styling and retail.

Their talent for unearthing the most exquisite treasures makes Fate & Fortune a stunningly curated collection of paperware, journals, ribbons and pens, as well as hand-sourced gifts from both local and International artisans.

Proving it just takes the right measures of fate, fortune and ribbon for dreams to take hold, the boutique opens its doors at Newrybar Merchants this October.

Instagram | @fateandfortune1881

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HARVEST CAFÉ – BAKERY – DELI

Harvest Café, Bakery and Deli sprawls across three lovingly restored buildings in the historic town of Newrybar in the Byron Bay Hinterland. Showcasing the diversity of the wonderful local region, Harvest create fabulous fresh, organic food sourced from local artisan producers and the restaurant’s own gardens and farm.

The Deli shelves are stocked with local and International artisan products, including a Harvest deli range of sauces & condiments and the complete range of Harvest Bakery’s organic wood-fired sourdough breads and pastries. Harvest offers a unique experience to sample the flavours of the area and relaxed hospitality.

Locally owned and operated by Kassia and Tristan Grier and Brooke Hudson, Harvest cafe, deli & bakery is located in the historic village of Newrybar in the Byron Hinterland (a 15 minute leisurely drive from Byron Bay).

Harvest Café is open 7 days from 8:00am for breakfast & lunch, and for dinners on Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings.

Web | www.harvestcafé.com.au

Insta | @harvestcafe


MILLER TRADING GROUP

Is a creative brand formed by Todd Miller with wife and artist Diana Miller, to showcase everything they love about design. Under The Miller Trading group banner live a handful of carefully handpicked design partners including Wolf & Maiden, one of Cape Town’s foremost local luxury accessory and lifestyle brands.

Wolf and Maiden is a concept in conscious evolution. An impassioned salute to the craftsmanship of old, with a design ethos embedded firmly in the future’s gaze. Made from sustainable and natural materials of the highest quality, each one of the fine handcrafted products is designed to luxuriously evolve with its owner, fusing flawless functionality with timeless beauty. Devoted to the aesthetics of both simplicity and sumptuousness, their vision is to create items that tell a story – one rich in texture and alive with meaning.

In addition to Wolf & Maiden, Miller Trading will be stocking other well-known brands including; Bondi Bather Bathing suits and leisure wear, Museum Clothing, Cort Jewellery Merrika Chappelle fabricator, Ellaspede Motorcycles, Josa Tulum lifestyle and Ministry of Style Clothing to create a full fashion & lifestyle experience.

Web: www.millertradinggroup.com.au

Insta: @millertradinggroup
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TIGMI TRADING

Tigmi meaning ‘my home’ in the Berber dialect, is founded on a passion for great art & design that promotes function, workmanship and that evokes and inspires.

We carefully source beautiful & rare Berber rugs and artifacts from Morocco and around the globe.

Our aim is to present an eclectic mix of vintage and contemporary pieces which provide cultural curiosity and support traditional methods of production.

These unique pieces sit along side a mixture of contemporary art and furniture that reflect the same level of quality of thought in their design & function.

We celebrate the unique variations and imperfections of the handmade, seeking to unearth timeless pieces that tell a story, add warmth & texture to our lives and will become treasured pieces of the home.

These unique treasures are showcased in Newrybar Merchants or by appointment in our showroom in the hinterland of Byron Bay.

Web| www.tigmitrading.com

Insta |@tigmitrading

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Newrybar Merchants is located at 19 Old Pacific Highway, NSW (the site of the old Antique store) over the road from Harvest Café.

Opening Hours: 9am – 5pm Monday – Sunday.

Tel: (02) 6687 2233

Instagram: @newrybarmerchants

Kirra Pendergast is the editor of Common Ground Australia. An award winning photographer, Kirra first picked up a camera at 12yrs old. Her photography has been widely published in everything from international newspapers through to Rolling Stone Magazine (which was a major bucket list tick) Kirra is always out capturing photographs of things as varied as the immense power and beauty of the ocean, storms, and the breathtaking landscapes of Northern NSW. Kirra's photographic passion is music, portraiture and street photography. Born and raised in Byron Bay, Kirra's family has spent generations in the Northern Rivers hailing from Lismore, Tuntable Falls, Tregagle and Byron Bay. Kirra is passionate about supporting local music, creatives, the arts and local business using Common Ground as a platform to promote this place, its people and their passion.

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