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5 Minutes With...Sandra from Only Orb

SH+O:  Where did the idea for your business come from? It came from a slow realisation that there was a void in the marketplace – the gift where the giver is excited to give, and the receiver is honestly surprised. SH+O:  Where are you based – online/store front Based on the sunny Gold Coast (or the GC as we like to call it) SH+O:  Do you work from home?  How does that impact your life? The orbs never feel like work.  – Yes, we work from home a lot. 😊 We do what...

August 20, 2019

5 Minutes With...Kristy from Maison Blanche

SH+O:  Where did the idea for your business come from?From a love of candles, and the want to find the perfect vanilla bean candle using natural, non toxic ingredients- that was minimal and stylish. From there, Maison Blanche was born.SH+O:  Where are you based?Based in Sydney, Australia. We sell online, but focus more on supply to our wonderful stockists worldwide.SH+O:  Do you work from home?  The Maison Blanche factory & offices are 5 mins from my home. When I first starte...

August 5, 2019

5 Minutes With...Scott from Telegram Co.

SH+O:  Where did the idea for your business come from? We started a little over 10 years ago, and we owned a retail store in the centre of Melbourne. We found it really hard to find the decent stationery brands that you would see when you travelled to Europe.  So we set about bringing those brands to AU/NZ SH+O:  Where are you based  Melbourne     SHO+O:  Do you ever work from home?  How does that impact your life? Only occasionally, but usually when I rea...

July 29, 2019

5 Minutes With...Rachel from The Mint Republic

SH+O:  What does your job entail? Wow! So many things, designing, co designing jewellery, branding and messaging for our jewellery ranges, travelling throughout the country showing retailers our brands, training staff members on product knowledge of our brands and products, quality control, record keeping, finances, social media, website SEO, media liaison, pick pack and dispatch, the life and job description of a business owner is unlimited! SH+O:  Where do you look for inspiration? I...

July 18, 2019

5 Minutes With...

Welcome to the launch of our new profile series, 5 Minutes With... In this new series we give you the opportunity to learn a little more about the people in your industry...wholesalers, retailers, stylists and designers. This series will give you, the Source visitor, more of an insight into how business are built, how brands gain recognition and how to all comes together in the end. Expect to see our exhibitors featured here, along with the retailers who order and stock their collections and the...

April 8, 2019

EXHIBITOR PROFILE | ERIN SIMPSON

SH+O: What is the quick pitch that defines your business? Trying to be Kim Kardashian of HuntlySH+O:  Where do you find inspiration? Quintessential Kiwi girl, originally hailing from the Mighty Waikato.  My love for creating and design comes from my vast experience as a television personality and my extensive travels around my beautiful home country, New Zealand.  I discovered a love for drawing when I was very young, and art was a top subject throughout my school years. Toda...

February 25, 2019

EXHIBITOR PROFILE | WOODWOLK

SH+O: What is the quick pitch that defines your business? Established in 2013, Woodfolk is a jewellery and homewares brand that believes in honesty, compassion and being kind to our environment. We work in harmony with both natural materials and communities in need to create beautiful pieces for everyday wear, and that bring warmth and creativity into our homes. SH+O:  Where do you find inspiration? Woodfolk has given me the opportunity to express my creativity and apply my trade in an auth...

February 25, 2019

EXHIBITOR PROFILE | ASILI

SH+O: What is the quick pitch that defines your business? Asili: Asili was established as a means to collaborate with East African artisans and their respective natural materials. We design and produce quality, ethically sourced pieces that in turn, provide business and a sustainable income for our artisans and their families. Our name borrows from the Swahili word for essence, genesis, the source of something. It stands for the truth or fundamental nature of a person or object. SH+O:...

August 23, 2018

EXHIBITOR PROFILE | EMKO

SH+O:  What is the quick pitch that defines your business?EmKo:  We offer the most creative emerging cards from NZ and the UK.   Our aim is to bring the talents of artists and illustrators to consumers whilst sharing the love and happiness of sending a personal message. SH+O:  Where do you find inspiration?EmKo:  To be honest, it's in the everyday.  We live in such a beautiful country, my best ideas come to me when I slow down and take the time t...

August 20, 2018

EXHIBITOR PROFILE | WOODEN HORSE

SH+O: What is the quick pitch that defines your business? JO: We believe in providing retailers with quality, stylish homewares that excite people and have a story about the design and production. We love the Madam Stoltz and Hubsch Danish Interior designs that reflect what we value and are proud to represent. As a business, we love the relationships we create with our customers and are delighted to share product inspiration.SH+O: Where do you find inspiration?JO: In nature, especially a qu...

August 9, 2018

EXHIBITOR PROFILE | MADE OF TOMORROW

SH+O:  What is the quick pitch that defines your business? - Made of Tomorrow is a New Zealand based design brand specialising on minimal and functional objects and stationery. Designed and made right here in New Zealand, with the essence of tomorrow's trends. SH+O:  Where do you find inspiration? - Inspiration for each of our collection’s comes from everyday items usually, reimaging them with more of a minimal approach with colour and textures to match up the coming trends. Scandi...

August 9, 2018

THE SOURCE EDIT // CANDLES

The time is always right to light a candle - here's a round up of our essential candles. For more information on these or any of the products seen in our showroom, please contact us. HOW TO LOOK AFTER YOUR CANDLE: 1. When lighting for the first time burn until wax melts across entire surface to the sides of vessel (this prevents tunneling, and creates an even burn for the duration of the candle’s ‘life’) This may take up to 2-4 hours.2. Trim wick to 5 mm before each burn to ...

September 22, 2017

EXHIBITOR PROFILE | PROPEL BRANDS

SH+O:  What is the quick pitch that defines your business? PROPLE:  We pride ourselves in sourcing a diverse range of Bath, Body and Home Fragrance products from around the world. The industry is an exciting and creative one, that we are passionate about. It’s about evoking the senses and creating memories through fragrance that are captured in beautiful products such as Candles, Reed Diffusers, Hand Creams and more… to be gifted or to simply indulge yourself.  A scent or...

August 24, 2017

EXHIBITOR PROFILE | SHORT STORY

SH+O:  What is the quick pitch that defines your business?SHORT STORY:  Short Story is a meaningful gift and lifestyle brand.We believe in beautiful living and sharing stories that bring people together. Through small packages and big hearts, love is shared, happiness is found and we reconnect with the stories of our roots.Remember, our smile is our signature and our story is our message to the world.  Share your story.SH+O:  Where do you find inspiration? SHORT STO...

August 23, 2017

EXHIBITOR PROFILE | AUDREY LOVES RUBY

SH+O:  What is the quick pitch that defines your business? AUDREY LOVES RUBY:  Audrey Loves Ruby is a contemporary jewellery collection, designed and handmade in New Zealand. SH+O:  Where do you find inspiration? AUDREY LOVES RUBY:  Some of my pieces are from nature, others are from patterns or geometry.  I am at my happiest when working on new ideas, I often head straight to the studio first thing in the morning when a new idea is forming in my mind, and stay there for ...

August 22, 2017

EXHIBITOR PROFILE | SILVER QUEEN JEWELLERY

SH+O:  What is the quick pitch that defines your business? Silver Queen Jewellery Australia: SQJ is another jewellery line from designer Annette Coleman.  Drawing on her success in the fashion industry, and natural creative flair designing houses and homewares, Annette has created a no frills silver jewellery line that is based on contemporary and easy priced designs.  Starting in 2009, SQJ was named Gate Uniques and the designs told stories and gave inspiration to the wearer...

August 9, 2017

EXHIBITOR PROFILE | GEORGIE PAWS

SH+O:  Where do you find inspiration? Violet:  My designs are inspired by equestrian leather, polo designs and anything high-end leather.  I love the way leather feels and it can look really smart.  Our leather products are made in Pakistan.  I wanted high end, so we didn’t have returns and faulty stock. SH+O:  What was your biggest challenge when starting your business and how did you overcome it? Violet:  I’ve had to learn to work on the business, not “...

August 4, 2017

H.A.I.L | Hobbs & Co

This season we're following the HAIL (Honest Authenticity Integrity Love) method here at Source Home + Object. If you're not familiar with Julian Treasure and his method you can check out his TED Talk here - it's worth a watch. Following on from our Exhibitor Profiles we did last show, we would like to continue the theme but find out what HAIL means to our exhibitors. Katrina Hobbs from Hobbs & Co, What Does H.A.I.L mean to you? Honesty - Honesty is a cornerstone of Hobbs & Co, a ...

March 15, 2017

H.A.I.L | ZAKKIA

This season we're following the HAIL (Honest Authenticity Integrity Love) method here at Source Home + Object. If you're not familiar with Julian Treasure and his method you can check out his TED Talk here - it's worth a watch. Following on from our Exhibitor Profiles we did last show, we would like to continue the theme but find out what HAIL means to our exhibitors. Sara Lundgren from ZAKKIA, What Does H.A.I.L mean to you? HONESTY: Honesty is the only policy. Everyone we work with has ...

March 8, 2017

H.A.I.L | Karsten

This season we're following the HAIL (Honest Authenticity Integrity Love) method here at Source Home + Object. If you're not familiar with Julian Treasure and his method you can check out his TED Talk here - it's worth a watch. Following on from our Exhibitor Profiles we did last show, we would like to continue the theme but find out what HAIL means to our exhibitors. Erika Brabyn, KARSTEN, What Does H.A.I.L mean to you? HONESTY: Means to tell the truth. I always tell the truth because it i...

March 5, 2017

H.A.I.L | Wooden Horse

This season we're following the HAIL (Honest Authenticity Integrity Love) method here at Source Home + Object. If you're not familiar with Julian Treasure and his method you can check out his TED Talk here - it's worth a watch. Following on from our Exhibitor Profiles we did last show, we would like to continue the theme but find out what HAIL means to our exhibitors. Joanne Whitney, WOODEN HORSE | What does H.A.I.L mean to you? HONESTY: I believe in communication and relationship mainten...

March 3, 2017

STORE PROFILE | STACKS FURNITURE

The Axe, along with sister store Stacks Furniture Store is a family owned business, run by Duncan & Meg Domett and their daughter Grace Dawson. Stacks Furniture Store has been specialising in New Zealand made furniture for the past six years and The Axe - more focussed on contemporary furniture, homeware and gifts - recently opened. Thanks to Meg for taking the time to talk to us. ...

December 1, 2016

STORE PROFILE | CRAVE HOME

Crave Home is now an institution in Birkenhead, Auckland. Full of design classics and current, on-trend pieces. We had a chat to Crave's owner Jude Turner....

November 16, 2016

STORE PROFILE | THE HAPPY EMPORIUM

The Happy Emporium is a fresh floral-inspired online fashion, design and lifestyle store. Fun and free-spirited, The Happy Emporium is a cross-section between fashion and design with its many lines: clothing, shoes, accessories, fine jewellery, art and objects. We were lucky to get the chance to chat with it's owner, Michelle....

November 8, 2016

STORE PROFILE | JUNK & DISORDERLY

Junk & Disorderly is a family owned business, operated by Richard & Nicole Stewart. Junk & Disorderly was opened in a small shop in Northcote Point in 1991. Their stock varies immensely from week to week and normally consists not only a huge selection of vintage wares but also new gift & homeware. ...

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