Special Person Special Shoes

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From a cherished former employee: “Dear Friends I have reached a little milestone in my ‘play’ job being a shoemaker and have now got a website.  So I’m putting it out there!” Background Mel is special, her workshop is special and it smells very leathery.  Mel came to Witt Design as a University of Tasmania […]

4 Easy Ways to Enjoy a Cosier Winter in Your Home

Cosy Interior Setting

4 Easy Ways to Enjoy a Cosier Winter in Your Home Jackets, Beanies and Mulled Wine? Short of over-consuming mulled wine, you can create a sense of warm comfort as well as make physical improvements to make your living space cosier in some pretty easy ways.  I am writing this from Tasmania during the winter […]

So What About the Floor Polisher?

Vintage Floor Polisher

I was reading an article on consumer guilt shopping.  Some people, when they feel as though they are being watched by other shoppers, will include browsing in the up-market labels and make a selection.  However, just as they make their way to the register and feel as though no one is watching, they quickly swap […]

Windows: 4 Ways to Avoid Common Mistakes

Windows

They can be square, rectangular, round, pointed, or any shape you can think of.  They have a primary function of letting light in.  Without a satisfactory volume of light entering our living spaces, our spirits are lowered and our bank balance is too.  It may not be just the evening when the lights have to […]

Australian Lighting Designer Leading Internationally

Concrete Pendant Light

Viore Design is an award-winning Australian Lighting Design Business that has previously won best new product at the prestigious Paris trade show, Maison & Objet. Paul Mulhearn is the founding Director and Designer at Viore Design and his passion for creating cutting edge lighting designs and setting trends rather than following them is evident in […]

WIN a Stave Stool valued at $649!!

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Two Aussie creatives, sharing a passion for sustainability and resourcefulness, are offering a stunning stool as a give-away. The Stave Stool from Witt Design is awarded for its sustainability and features richly coloured eco-wool. The give-away is hosted by Havven, which has established itself as the leading resource for style by DIY upcycling. Comfortable, light […]

Wood – A big chance for sustainability?

Bog Oak

Timber, in the past, was available in large quantities so it made sense to use it. But why still use it today, especially for unseen structural needs? While checking this, let’s include other lingo-cellulosic materials such as bamboo (a grass) and hemp. With wise management, wood and fibrous crops are the only kinds of materials […]

One amazing chair, made in millions yet a designer’s cherished possession! A short and fascinating insight:

Thonet No 14 Vienna Chair

A bespoke piece of furniture, beautifully designed and built, can be wonderful. But each bespoke piece is a prototype. The best have no downsides because they perform their function perfectly while giving pleasure to all. But this is not always the case. Not all problems are solved in the first iteration. Not everyone can afford […]