This issue, we spent 5 minutes with Moi Rogers, who sees the most eclectic range of items every week in her role as Books & Collectables Manager.
FAVOURITE MAKER / ARTIST
The Japanese designer, Issey Miyake, is my ultimate favourite. But, I love the Japanese sensibility overall the design and practicality, the quality, sense of fun and of course, the innovation. I have 8 or 9 pieces by Issey Miyake, ranging from the 80s to the present. I love them all, and particularly as I don’t have to iron them!
FAVOURITE WORK OF ART / OBJECT / JEWEL
I love ecclesiastical, religious icons and imagery. I’m not religious at all, but for some reason I’m drawn to these pieces – they’re powerful and often painted or made with devotion and love, and again, quality.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE COFFEE / WINE?
I love coffee and I travel to countries known for their coffee, such as Vietnam and Italy, with great gusto! I love wine too. My favourite wines are Australian, particularly Gippsland wines, and Rieslings…
YOUR IDEAL DAY IN MELBOURNE?
My ideal day begins with a sleep in, followed by a home cooked breakfast and perhaps a meander along Gertrude Street for some browsing and shopping. And, an afternoon on Gertrude nearly always ends with a wine or two at Marion, followed by a movie and back to bed!
My Family & Other Animals by Gerard Durrell. I’ve been reading it over and over since I was a young child. It always seemed like such an idyllic upbringing to me! Wandering with animals, and no school!