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Commune | Bondi

Commune | Bondi

Best friends Loren Morten and Kristie Keith had an idea many years ago to open a store which supplied locally sourced, beautiful well-imagined products made by local artisans and inspiring craftsman. The main focus was to provide products that weren't saturated in the market place. Fast forward to today and their dream is now a reality. Their store Commune, which opened just three months ago is a bright and crisp, Byron-esque space tucked away in Bondi Beach, with its white-washed walls and raw timber furniture, it feels a little like walking into a friend's beach house. The store is full of all their favourite consciously sourced products, ranging from ceramics and furniture to bedding and fashion. Each brand and artist is thoroughly researched, with the focus on ethically-made products. The Commune collection is simply stunning - the edit includes local ceramists Tara Burke, Sarah Schembri and Clay by Tina, as well as furniture by Bisque and fashions brands Estilo Emporio and LA brand LACAUSA, to name a few. 

 On the  Commune  floor - brimming with ceramics, linen bedding and homeware.

On the Commune floor - brimming with ceramics, linen bedding and homeware.

“Commune captures the meaning of what it means to come together - in this instance as a creative force.”
 Local ceramists are the focus -  Commune  will regularly introduce new and exciting artisans to the mix.

Local ceramists are the focus - Commune will regularly introduce new and exciting artisans to the mix.

“We just wanted to capture a peaceful energy, a coastal and chilled vibe.”
“There is nothing in the store we both don’t absolutely love and believe in - we wanted to provide product that isn’t saturated in the market and that has a special uniqueness to it.”
 Rugs by Pampa and furniture by Bisque are part of the Commune edit.

Rugs by Pampa and furniture by Bisque are part of the Commune edit.

“We love the stories behind our brands and to hear how about their history - it all adds to the uniqueness and beauty of our products.”

Thank you Loren and Kristie! | Commune | 1/96 Glenayr Street, Bondi Beach 2026 | @commune_bondi

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