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Festive wish lists from Arent&Pyke

By In/Out
December 2, 2016

The festive season is officially here and the promise of holidays shared with loved ones, feasting, giving and relaxing is almost upon us… The Arent&Pyke team have shared their individual festive wish lists which may inspire your seasons’ gifting, or perhaps self-gifting. ’tis the season to be jolly after all…

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Juliette Arent | Co-Director

“I live in a well and truly Christmas-loving household!! Christmas morning consists of a Simon Johnson panettone served with Pepe Sayer butter and accompanied by a glass of Bollinger and a stovetop coffee. All of this is ideally the follow-up to an early morning swim down at Bondi. This year is really exciting of Matthew and I, as our twin girls Paloma and Valentina (just 3) have finally cottoned on to Christmas and the utter joy of the festive season…….it’s all about carols, tinsel, angels and twinkly lights!!!”

1. Suede letter and pen boxes by Michael Verheyden

2. Celine Suit

3. ‘Shape Shifter’ necklace by Luck Folk

4. Faye Toogood lamp from Oliver Gustav Studio

5. ‘Pearl Diver’ necklace by Lucy Folk

6. ‘Spritz’ earrings by Lucy Folk


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Sarah-Jane Pyke | Co-Director

“My favourite thing about Christmas is family, family and more family time! Cousins come in from all over, and it’s like revisiting my childhood. Some years it’s the only time we get together and I cherish those days.”

1. Anjali Joseph ‘The Living’

2. Suki Kim ‘Without You, There Is No Us’

3. ‘Frida Kahlo At Home’

4. Castle and Things bed sheets ‘Fern Range’

5. Masini and Chern PJs

6. Botanica Love Rug by Basil Bangs



Shannon Dogon | Senior Designer

“The best thing about the holiday season is spending uninterrupted time with my family. Being able to swim at the beach without getting a headache in my toes is just a bonus.”

1. Pearl Oyster Earrings by Sophie Buhai

2. Anna-Wili Highfield Sculpture

3. iittala Alvar Aalto vase in Salmon pink

4. Nicole Chaffey Artwork ‘NC1 Cudgegong’

5. Henry Wilson Surface Sconce

6. Platner Arm Chair by Knoll



Dominique Brammah | Senior Designer

“Christmas to me is all about listening to the 1965 recording of ‘The Vince Guaraldi Trio – A Charlie Brown Christmas’, reminiscing about the time Mum and I spent Christmas in a very snowy New York City, watching Love Actually, getting overly emotional singing Silent Night, burying my head in trees at fruit shops all over Sydney and much much wrapping! Every year the wrapping gets rolled out with considerable gusto in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Last year I went Fornasetti Nuvolette paper with red and pink cotton binding. This year I’m workshopping, going a bit rustic with a blotchy ivory hand painted paper.”

1. ‘Scribbly Bark’ by Peter Sharp

2. Seven Shapes Wall Light by Anna Charlesworth

3. Fan Earrings by Faris

4. Plywood 4801 lounge chair by Joe Colombo for Kartell

5. Bitossi Sottsass Vases

6. USM unit at la Pietro Russo

7. Rachel Comey ‘Aleso’ Bag



Genevieve Hromas | Senior Designer

“I love the stillness of the streets, the pace that everything slows down to between Christmas and New Year. Sydney stops rushing past. Oh, and of course the FOOD!”

1. Annie Costello Brown Earrings

2. Agatha Gothe-Snape Artwork ‘Every Artist Remembered’

3. Constantin Table by Cassina

4. Mitch Cairns Artwork ‘Beach & Night Beach’

5. Sarod Amp

6. Nathan Hawkes Artwork ‘The Air is One Soft Wing’


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Nina Wilde-Exarhos | Senior Designer

“My favourite part of the day is Christmas breakfast & gift giving at my parent’s house with my siblings, all the kids, and my Grandparents. In a frenzy of unwrapping presents, we eat Mum’s Christmas cake, yummy fruit and my grandmother’s famous french toast.
All followed by a pot of strong coffee! ”

1. Valley ‘Mandible’ Sunglasses

2. Lee Mathews ‘Ava’ Dress

3. Hasami Teapot by Mr Kitly

4. Dries Van Noten Shoes from Totokaelo

5. 1960’s French ceramic lamp

6. All Day Tote by Three Fold Studio


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Davina Shinewell | Senior Designer

“The festive season is a joyous and jovial time of year for our family. It’s a moment to pause, to reflect and enjoy quality time with family and friends. We love to share stories of our year past and the year ahead over a delicious home cooked meal and a glass or 2 of champagne!”

1. A new summer hat from Yosuzi

2. Sculptural mobile by Dave Ross

3. A minature landscape artowrk by Natasha Bieniek

4. A new Cycad for my garden

5. The classic ‘Atollo’ lamp from Oluce

6. A good-looking record player

7. World Peace

8. Targa lounge armchair by Gam Fratesi

9. ‘Rose Of No Man’s Land’ by Byredo


Kristen Hawes | Practice Manager

“One favourite thing about Christmas? It has to be the food! Christmas lunch and Christmas leftovers for days.. I challenge anyone to roast a better turkey, make a better gravy, stuffing or plum pudding than my mum’s. We pan fry the leftover pudding and serve with vanilla ice cream. And thanks to Juliette, I finally understand the appeal of panettone. It’s now a Christmas morning must have.”

1. Ceramic by Keiko Matsui from Small Spaces

2. ‘The Beauty Chef’ cookbook by Carla Oates

3. Tamara Dean Artwork ‘The Creek’

4. FD Style – Can Opener from Ginko Leaf

5. ‘Tatouage’ Jungle Love Scarf by Hermes

6. Meyou-Paris Cat Furniture


Penelope Hodges | Design Assistant

“I love Christmas with my family at our home in country NSW. The smell of the summer air and the extra long days remind me of my childhood, eagerly anticipating Santa’s yearly visit – never quite staying awake long enough to glimpse the curious man in red…”

1. ‘Nila’ cotton napkins from Walter.G

2. Helen Cameron Artwork ‘Admiring the ripple effect’from her ‘Grounded in the clouds’ exhibition

3. Vide Poche dish in bronze by Henry Wilson

4. Cestita Lamp by Santa & Cole

5 & 6. Ceramics by Pawena Studio

7. Beetle Chair by Gubi

8. Melange Candlesticks by Kelly Wearstler

9. Wall Mounted Paper Roll Holder



Emily Armstrong | Editor, IN/OUT

“I love Christmas! When in Australia, I enjoy the laid back long hazy days, devouring both traditional and seafood summer versions of a Christmas feast with my loved ones, panettone and champagne for breakfast (which feels like lunchtime after the early risers for Santa) and sharing the magic of filling stockings (sshhh) and watching them being opened by our three little wide-eyed darlings. This year I’ll be in London for Christmas and I can’t wait to get there to feel the festive spirit in fairytale form, with a trip to Regent Street for the lights at dusk (plus a dash to Liberty for me). My kids hope it will show….I do too!”

1. Missoma Gold Mini Fang Necklace

2. Yolke pyjama set

3. George Byrne Artwork ‘Blue on Blue’

4. Foster a baby elephant

5. Linen napkin set by IN BED

6. Olivia Von Halle gift card from Mr & Mrs Smith

7. Marble table lamp from Great Dane

8. Pastel Pink glass vase by Marimekko

9. Diptyque L’Ombre Dans L’Eau


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Tegan Klusenberg | Editorial Assistant, IN/OUT

“I love the magic of the festive season… the streets are lit with fairy lights and dressed with tinsel, shops fill with unique things to buy, weekend markets bustle with makers and creatives and, most of all, everybody is in the giving spirit. To me, Christmas is about coming together, to share and love despite differences, to give and receive and to laugh and celebrate in the company of family and friends.”

1. David Neale ‘Newen Days’ Ring

2. Adopt a Tiger WWF

3. Armadillo & Co ‘Dandelion’ Rug

4. Alexander Wang ‘Diego’ Bag

5. Aesop Products

6. Vintage Levi’s

7. Gascoigne & King Candle


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