Stumbling Across Planet of Surry Hills

Planet Showroom
Planet Showroom
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I think I got off on the wrong planet. Beam me up Scotty, there’s no rational life here. (Robert Anton Wilson)

Sometimes, I wonder what planet I have been on. Two or three of weeks ago, I was picking up some fabric from the lovely Tessuti for a wee haberdashery project I’m playing with. A couple of doors down, sits Planet  a most wonderful treasure trove of hand-crafted and sustainable furniture, ceramics, textiles and home-wares. And, it smells gorgeous! And, I never even knew it was there…

I struck up a conversation with the friendly assistant (I think she was from Michigan?) Turns out Planet has been around for over 20 years. Their philosophy is to make the world a more beautiful place. They aim to achieve this using natural fibres, handcrafting, sustainability, integrity and style.

It was such a lovely space – I could have pottered around for much longer…

Dining Table and Chairs by Planet
Planet Dining Table & Chairs
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I ended up picking up a few 100% beeswax candles and three wee beautifully turned wooden holders. But, I’m going back because there are some lovely offerings that may be just the ticket for one or two Christmas pressies.

Here are a few that caught my eye:

Tara Badcock hand embroidered silk and leather purse
Tara Badcock hand embroidered silk and leather purse
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Japanese vintage silk cushion
Japanese vintage silk cushion
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Hand-knitted woollen cockatoo
Hand-knitted woollen cockatoo
Truly, the picture doesn’t do these gorgeous knitted toys justice.
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Herbal pantry pest repellant packs
Herbal pantry pest repellant packs
Set of 3 sachets containing rosemary, cloves, wormwood and plant oils.
I think I want them for myself!
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Silk turkish ikat cushion
Silk turkish ikat cushion
I don’t even like ikat, but I like this cushion!
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If you don’t reside in Sydney, Planet has a shopping cart on their website (here). Depending on size, they will send internationally, too.

Alternatively, pop in for a look-see. It’s definitely worth it. You can find them at 114 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010.

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Comments (13)

It is always very exciting happening across a store that has wonderful design bits and a lovely philosophy. Kx

I knew you’d understand… 🙂

Love that big lamp (you’d need a big room to put it in though).

I’m SO glad Planet’s still there! When I ‘discovered’ them seven or eight years ago I went berserk, wanting everything. Luckily for my bank account I only had the passenger seat in my little MX5, but the two side tables, and the cut porcelain lamp I bought on that trip south remain among my favourite things … and I can see there’ll be more temptations in store when I’m there after Christmas. A very timely post TSL – as was yesterday’s Cornersmith cheese making post, though they’re booked up, of course! 🙂

I’m so glad you’re SO glad! Planet remains gorgeous!

And, if you drop Cornersmith a line explaining you’re just visiting, they may be able to squeeze you in…? Maybe??

I suppose it’s worth a try … nothing ventured, as I always remind myself! 🙂

Love that cockatoo ….. And lovely to see Tara Badcock is on sale there too. 🙂

I love Tara Badcock’s work.

The knitted softies are gorgeous, BCD. Great for sending to the UK, too!

20 years? Where HAVE you been?

I know. I’m such a disappointment!

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