The Wild Colonial Company…
Posted in pia's photos, recent work, sydney September 9th, 2013 by pia




I’ve admired the work of designer Florence Broadhurst  – whose body of work is today printed by the wonderful Signature Prints – for many, many years. I’ve mentioned both designer and print house  half a dozen times here in the (blog)house over the years, and I referenced them in My Heart Wanders as one of my all-time inspirations. So you can imagine how thrilled I was when the ever-admired Juliet Rogers contacted me this time last year to photograph her very first range of antipodean stationery for her new venture aptly called The Wild Colonial Company, which features none other than Florence Broadhurst’s breathtaking designs.

It was a dream job in every way – beautiful client, incredible product (fittingly described as ‘ground-breaking design and superb quality’)… I had an absolute blast shooting each and every notebook, journal and gift card, using my home as my studio, bringing in elements from my garden and finding little treasures around my home to compliment the collection…


I’m currently using this beauty (pictured above) as my journal. It’s as lovely to write in as it was to photograph, and seeing it sit on my bedside table beckons thoughts and ideas to page. Back then I didn’t get a chance to show you some of the images from the shoot, but today I’m thrilled to have a moment to do just that…


I hope you’ve seen this gorgeous collection in bookstores and boutiques around the country but if you haven’t, take a look at The Wild Colonial Company’s website to peruse the full range – you can shop the collection directly on the website too, with shipping to the USA, UK and New Zealand as well as in Australia.

Thank you Juliet for calling me for this fab job! Although it’s a year overdue, I wanted to write this post to say congratulations for venturing out into the wild. I look forward to seeing more. xx



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  1. this brown wren says

    What a stunning collection! And you’ve captured them so very beautifully. I am ever inspired by your wisps of nature. Hope all is lovely with you. Steph x x

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  2. mel@ loved handmade says

    It looks beautiful and so are your pictures. You’ve surrounded each book with so much that is lovely x

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  3. Csevenm says

    beautiful shots, love the simply clean look of the journals

    September 9th, 2013 | #

  4. pia says

    Thank you steph. I just remembered your request for a pic of your flowerpress, I’ll write myself a reminder x

    September 9th, 2013 | #

  5. pia says

    Thank you Mel x

    September 9th, 2013 | #

  6. Veronica Roth says

    Gosh, there’s nothing as lovely as a new journal. Currently I’m completely addicted to the beautiful Italian-made journals that my favourite store in Oxford, Scriptum, sells. I always buy one when I’m there. 🙂

    September 14th, 2013 | #

  7. Mary Jo Hoffman says

    Pia –
    Your styling is exquisite. So authentically you!
    Mary Jo

    September 15th, 2013 | #

  8. Janice MacLeod says

    My journal of choice (the Apica twin ring) has been with me for ages, but I must admit, I am swayed by your gorgeous photos of this beautiful product.

    September 16th, 2013 | #

  9. Inner Pickle says

    Pia your photography and styling is utterly gorgeous. When I’m feeling stressed I go and cruise around your portfolio and everything feels beautiful again. Spindles, spools and glass jars. Deep breath. All good.

    September 18th, 2013 | #

  10. Maxabella says

    Now I have a big crush on dried leaf wreaths!! x

    September 23rd, 2013 | #

  11. Theresa says

    Just lovely Pia.

    October 17th, 2013 | #

  12. christine says

    Thank you for sharing such beautiful photos

    October 17th, 2013 | #

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