Where: The Vaults at Riverland
When: 5th December - Christmas Eve, Tuesday to Sunday 11am - 6pm.
The Vaults beside Riverland are transforming into Guild City for December, an explosion of art, craft and design. Featuring the makers of Guild of Objects and artist duo Martinich&Carran. This will be a location not to miss, with a beautifully curated mix of handmade works: ceramics, prints, cards and textiles- everything that's special about Guild in a new location!
ARIZONA LIVING Plant Pop Up at Guild of Objects
Where: Guild of Objects, Queensberry Street
When: 26th November - Christmas Eve, Wednesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm.
Guild of Objects at Queensberry Street will feature beautiful Christmas windows painted by Elizabeth Barnett and a window display of ceramic works by Katia Carletti. Drop by the shop to spend some time in the front space and don't miss the Arizona Living Pop Up out the back!
We are excited to have Libby from Arizona Living filling the back space of Guild with a jungle of plants for sale in the lead up to Christmas. The Arizona Living Pop Up will run from Saturday the 26th of November until Christmas Eve. Read the interview with Libby below to find out more...
What is Arizona Living?
Arizona Living is my dream little nursery space. I think it’s a beautiful environment for anyone to visit, whether you have green thumbs or not. It's a small space so I stock a curated selection of plants I love and I think it has lots of beautiful, weird and wonderful plants to come and wander around.
Can you tell us a little about yourself, where you are based and what you do at Arizona living?
I’m 38, I live with my girlfriend and our two adorable dogs in Jan Juc. We moved here because I am originally from Geelong and a lot of our friends have migrated in recent years to the coast…We spent the 6 months before the move to Juc travelling the US, Mexico and Canada in a van called Frankie. Before that I launched Arizona Living in the garden of our rental house in beautiful Inverloch. I had a firm belief that I had it in me to leave my corporate fashion industry job and instead run a plant nursery from home. Taking 6 months off to travel after only 9 months of business was hard, but it gave me strength and conviction that there was nothing else I wanted to do and that I would be giving it everything when we returned home - 12 months later I now have a ‘real’ shop, and I couldn’t be more excited about the future.
What is it you love about your work running a retail nursery?
I have to say I adore plant sourcing and hand picking my stock. It’s just plant shopping but with a bigger budget. No matter how exhausting my week has been I always bounce out of bed on the days I get to head out with an empty van to find beautiful new stock for my customers. Seeing my customers plant confidence grow and building new relationships is the most rewarding though, helping someone create the green spaces they want with the right advice and plant selection is so rewarding.
What can people expect at your pop up at Guild of Objects?
It's top secret! I have been sourcing lots of wonderful plants, some of my favourites, ones that are easy to care for...by Saturday it will be amazing.
What is your favourite plant and why?
If I had to call something out the Fan Aloe will always hold a special place in any planted or potted garden of mine. An established one was my first expensive plant purchase and I still carry around potted cuttings of that mother plant, until we again own dirt and she can set down roots and expand and live by our front and back doors.
What is your favourite plant for gifting?
A hoya is sublime, the way they weave their way around things and grow into your home only getting better with age is so endearing and charming. BUT, and this is terribly non commercial of me, something you have grown yourself is always the sweetest gift so come in on Saturday and I'll be giving lots of plant tips on how to care for and grow your plants.