COS is a remarkable brand that has been able to grow while remaining understated. When they opened in Melbourne (2014) and Sydney (2015), they asked us to produce booklets that celebrated the lesser-known things in each city. In Melbourne, we commissioned articles on some crafty individuals and businesses like U-P, World Food Books and Loose Leaf, whose values and aesthetics resonated with the creative team at COS. In Sydney, we asked six people working across the creative industries to share a story about where they go to find calm and inspiration. Contributors included paper artist Benja Harney, furniture designer Henry Wilson and musician Ela Stiles.
Each booklet also included a still life photo essay showcasing COS product in various locations throughout the city. For a brand like COS, finding the right local photographer was essential, and we had the pleasure of working with Scottie Cameron in Melbourne and James Tolich in Sydney.
“It’s a place where you can get lost, both physically and spiritually, and somewhere I return to every time I come home.”
Benja Harney on Wendy Whiteley’s Secret Garden