Pop & Scott Workshop Cooperative

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Tuesday 25th September 2012

Poppy Lane at her worktable in the Pop & Scott shared workspace.  Photo – Sean Fennessy

Poppy’s workspace.  Photo – Sean Fennessy

A handpainted Pop & Scott swing hangs in the studio.  Photo – Sean Fennessy

Multi-skilled Melbourne couple Poppy Lane and Scott Gibson have been getting a fair bit of very well deserved press this month, on account of the recent opening of Pop & Scott – their fabulous new co-operative timber workshop and studio space in Northcote!

Pop & Scott is a buzzing creative space, incorporating studios for a handful of super clever local creatives including artist Dane Lovett, furniture designer Sean McMahon, and many more.    A florist by trade, Poppy also has her studio here, where she creates all manner of gorgeous floral creations for events and venues around town.  The space is not only functional but also beautiful, it’s been scrubbed, painted and lovingly restored by Poppy and her team, and benefits from lots of natural light and an endless parade of flowers and foliage thanks to resident florists Poppy and Sarah Nolan of Mr Lincoln!

In addition to the permanent studio tenants, Pop & Scott space also acts as a rent-by-the-hour (or day, or week) woodworking studio, complete with professional tools and equipment, for anyone with a burning creative project idea, but nowhere to get their hands dirty.

‘The dynamics in the workshop have proven a real success’ says Poppy. ‘It’s very varied – some days we have had a set builder in, working alongside a new mum building a bookshelf for her baby’s room – it’s great seeing everyone helping each other out’.

Aside from running this blissfully utopian creative workshop, Poppy and Scott also use the space to create their very own range of handcrafted timber furniture and objects.  The current BESTSELLER is a sweet collection of handpainted functional swings – inspired!  You forget how lovely it is to swing, especially if you haven’t done it for like twenty years.  A global trend for ‘grown up’ play equipment will surely ensue!

Big thanks to Poppy and her studio pals for allowing yet another photo shoot here…!   Do check out the Pop & Scott website for more info on this sweet collaborative project and upcoming creative classes which commence in the space next month!  Flower classes with Poppy will start in October, whilst basic wood work classes are scheduled for November, when a general open day is also planned.

… and if you are intrigued to learn a little more about the clever couple behind this venture,  as it happens we will be back tomorrow with a little feature on Poppy and Scott’s gorgeous Collingwood home!

Furniture designer Sean McMahon busy in the workshop.  Photo – Sean Fennessy

Poppy in the office.  Photo – Sean Fennessy

Poppy’s workspace.  Photo – Sean Fennessy

Poppy’s office.  Photo – Sean Fennessy

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Tuesday 25th September 2012


  • Kirsty // OTIS & OTTO 4 years ago

    The workshop looks fantastic!! Glad I got in early with a swing purchase :) Look forward to peeping the space soon!

  • Myf 4 years ago

    I have a stunning Pop&Scott table and swing. They are THE BEST!

  • Linda Delaney 4 years ago

    I LOVE this story, the concept and the people in it. I have ‘shared’ it on my Facebook page. I wish you all the best with it! I would encourage readers to go to the Pop&Scott website and read the ‘Who’ section, it’s lovely….

  • Belinda 4 years ago

    I am loving the concept of these communal work spaces that are popping up all over the world. This one is a beauty! Thanks

  • Roz 4 years ago

    what a lovely airy space. *sigh*

  • gemma 4 years ago

    LOVE this! thank you for sharing – cannot wait for the home feature tomorrow x

  • Kath W 4 years ago

    Looks like a very happy space. Can’t wait to see the Collingwood home tomorrow.

  • Claire 4 years ago

    Yay for Pop and Scott. x

  • Meghan 4 years ago

    What a dream space! Lovely to see these kinds of places open for others to be creative.

  • Lauren 4 years ago

    Everything about this place looks amazing! I’m sure the space you have created will nurture, promote and inspire many beautiful moments and pieces. Can’t wait to visit

  • Jen 4 years ago

    What a great community of artists and inspired folk :-) Makes me want to do try harder, thanks for sharing!

  • Kirsty Bowyer 4 years ago

    Hi guys,

    AMAZING workshop! We especially love the Sunshack Cider recycled vases you have used in a couple of the shots.

    Some of the sunshack cider team are in Melbourne for the weekend and we might pop by with a case of our new bottles for Pop and Scott. Hope to see you then.

    The Sunshack Cider Team

  • Barbara Thraves 4 years ago

    I love the red chair in your office. I have six chairs exactly the same in green vinyl. I bought them second hand 20 years ago when they were not so cool. Today they live in a new home and add that’retro’ feel.

  • leanne thomas 4 years ago

    what a gorgeous work space!!!

  • Fay Thomson 4 years ago

    I was reading about Pop and Scott in a magazine and thought the group should know about the competition Art Toppling Tobacco, a project to do damage to the tobacco industry. Fay

  • Amy 4 years ago

    Looking great!! Super exciting space xx

  • Payal 4 years ago

    Lovely concept and amazing decor

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