TÊTE-À-TÊTE incendere

TÊTE-À-TÊTE incendere candles // Australia - available online // as featured on Studio Home - creative brands from the lands down underWe first introduced you to TÊTE-À-TÊTE Incendere luxe scented candles last year and its a pleasure to bring you their rather attractive update!

Clever designer; Vicki Kim has re presented her signature scents (inspired by iconic cinematic moments) in sleek and sexy metal containers. Not only that she has also created drop in refills….genius!!

Click through and explore the TÊTE À TÊTE incendere world here.  

TÊTE-À-TÊTE incendere candles // Australia - available online // as featured on Studio Home - creative brands from the lands down under TÊTE-À-TÊTE incendere candles // Australia - available online // as featured on Studio Home - creative brands from the lands down under TÊTE-À-TÊTE incendere candles // Australia - available online // as featured on Studio Home - creative brands from the lands down underImagery courtesy of TÊTE-À-TÊTE Incendre
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REAL WORLD: Tim Webber Design

REAL WORLD: Tim Webber Design // Auckland, New Zealand // Photography and Interview by Sarah Allen for Studio Home - Creative talent from the lands down under

Tim Webber as photographed by Sarah Allen

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Tim Webber Design is well on its way to becoming a common household name. This fast expanding business is not only making waves in New Zealand but is stocked in a range of stores in Australia and Hong Kong, with its sights set on America.

Tim’s subjects at school included woodwork and graphics along with an interest in architecture. Making furniture at school triggered his path to then go on to study a Bachelor of Design at Unitech, majoring in 3D object which he graduated in 2010. From there, things happened fairly organically with him working for his dad for six months after graduating, followed by designing his first collection for another six months. Tim’s first collection consisted of six products and once they were ready, he started door knocking at different retail spaces. This is was the beginning of Tim Webber Design.

Now, 4 years on, with a new retail space that has opened recently at BLOC, it was only appropriate to meet this design go getter and have a chat.
Refined and pared back is how I would best describe the sophisticated products of Tim Webber Design, the space perfectly representing his clean aesthetic.

With little knowledge about product design and always interested in learning the road a successful brand has taken to get to where they are, I was lucky enough to have Tim share with me his insight into product design and creating his brand and now I share it with you!

REAL WORLD: Tim Webber Design // Auckland, New Zealand // Photography and Interview by Sarah Allen for Studio Home - Creative talent from the lands down under REAL WORLD: Tim Webber Design // Auckland, New Zealand // Photography and Interview by Sarah Allen for Studio Home - Creative talent from the lands down under REAL WORLD: Tim Webber Design // Auckland, New Zealand // For Studio Home - Creative talent from the lands down under

Your journey to where you are now seemed to happen fairly organically for you, when did you decide that product design, specifically furniture, was what you wanted to do?

 

I’ve always had an interest in design and making things with my hands. After my schooling years where I found a passion for woodwork and graphic drawing, I went on to study a Bachelor of Design and majored in furniture and sculpture where I did a lot of experimenting with various aspects of furniture and product design.
It was about 6 months after I graduated when I decided to step out and really put some effort into creating my own range of furniture. I had the opportunity to set up in the corner of one of my dad’s warehouses and squeezed myself into a little gap to create the tiniest workshop imaginable.
With the use of this small workshop it allowed me to experiment and explore how this first range would come together.

REAL WORLD: Tim Webber Design // Auckland, New Zealand // For Studio Home - Creative talent from the lands down under REAL WORLD: Tim Webber Design // Auckland, New Zealand // Photography and Interview by Sarah Allen for Studio Home - Creative talent from the lands down under

 

You have collaborated with Eight Paws recently. What was your favourite part about collaborating and how do you think it benefits both parties involved?

 

Peter from Eight Paws was a great client to work with because he was so open to any concepts I put on the table. Working with someone like this during the design process always makes things simpler as it leaves me freedom to create something unique without restrictions.
The great thing about collaborating with other people on projects is that there’s always something new to learn from it, be it how some other market which I’ve never had experience with works, or exploring new materials and manufacturing processes.

REAL WORLD: Tim Webber Design // Auckland, New Zealand // Photography and Interview by Sarah Allen for Studio Home - Creative talent from the lands down under REAL WORLD: Tim Webber Design // Auckland, New Zealand // Photography and Interview by Sarah Allen for Studio Home - Creative talent from the lands down under REAL WORLD: Tim Webber Design // Auckland, New Zealand // Photography and Interview by Sarah Allen for Studio Home - Creative talent from the lands down under

What was the biggest misconception about finding work in your industry?

 

I think opportunities have definitely got better. I’m not sure that it’s a misconception, but I know for a recent design graduate it can feel tough to get the right design job for you.
However I think work is definitely out there in the design industry, it’s just about looking in the right places and putting yourself out there to people. It may not necessarily be the dream design job straight out of the gate, but every job has skills to learn and resources you can tap into. You only get out what you put in.

REAL WORLD: Tim Webber Design // Auckland, New Zealand // For Studio Home - Creative talent from the lands down under REAL WORLD: Tim Webber Design // Auckland, New Zealand // Photography and Interview by Sarah Allen for Studio Home - Creative talent from the lands down under

REAL WORLD: Tim Webber Design // Auckland, New Zealand // Photography and Interview by Sarah Allen for Studio Home - Creative talent from the lands down under

 

 After graduation you basically went straight in to creating Tim Webber Design. Many graduates may not know how to go about launching their own brand or where to start. What would your advice be to graduates wanting to go out on their own and find their feet in the  creative industry?

 

Find someone you look up to or is at the place where you would like to be and ask them to grab a coffee. Ask questions about how they started and how they got to where they are. Soak up all that knowledge, then apply it to your own practice.
I can pretty much guarantee that whoever you speak to that has started their own business will say that it takes a lot of effort and determination to make it work, so be prepared to be driven and focused to start your own business.

REAL WORLD: Tim Webber Design // Auckland, New Zealand // For Studio Home - Creative talent from the lands down under REAL WORLD: Tim Webber Design // Auckland, New Zealand // For Studio Home - Creative talent from the lands down under

What is your working process? How do you get your “creative juices” flowing?

 

I often find inspiration from all around me everyday, but especially by looking closely at how even the most mundane products are constructed and designed can spark new ideas and direction.
I also draw a lot of inspiration from the various manufacturers I use. Just walking around their workshop can jog ideas with the various tools they have lying around and the manufacturing processes available they use.

 

What are some of the qualities that you look for in a creative when employing?

 

Focused, intuitive, ready to learn and social.

REAL WORLD: Tim Webber Design // Auckland, New Zealand // Photography and Interview by Sarah Allen for Studio Home - Creative talent from the lands down under

REAL WORLD: Tim Webber Design // Auckland, New Zealand // Photography and Interview by Sarah Allen for Studio Home - Creative talent from the lands down under

Tim Webber of Tim Webber Design

All product photography supplied by Tim Webber Design.
Photography and interview by Sarah Allen for Studio Home.

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Divide + Conquer

Divide + Conquer - vinyl record storage system // New Zealand - available online // as featured on Studio Home - creative brands from the lands down under
I have some family members that are going to LOVE what they see here!
Divide & Conquer is a passion project from NZ designer; Nigel Moore of Modena Creative Boutique.  Following an unsuccessful hunt for nice looking, record specific dividers and storage (that a true enthusiast could accept), Nigel got about designing his own – the cool clean lined result you see here!

Click through to explore! 
Divide + Conquer - vinyl record storage system // New Zealand - available online // as featured on Studio Home - creative brands from the lands down under Divide + Conquer - vinyl record storage system // New Zealand - available online // as featured on Studio Home - creative brands from the lands down underDivide + Conquer - vinyl record storage system // New Zealand - available online // as featured on Studio Home - creative brands from the lands down underImagery courtesy of Divide and Conquer
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Leo Wood

 

 

Leo Wood jewellery by Leonie Brickwood // Sydney, Australia // Photography and styling by Leonie Brickwood // Available online // As featured on Studio Home - creative brands from the lands down undered on Studio Home - creative brands from the lands down under We are very happy to introduce you to fresh new jewellery brand; Leo Wood. 
The debut collection is sleek, minimal and sophisticated (with an undertone of tough!)
With over 10 years of experience as a successful industrial designer, designer Leonie Brickwood followed her attraction to minimalist, geometric design and need to create by hand to learn a new craft and go on to produce this very wearable range.

Take some time to browse her first pieces. 

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Imagery courtesy of Leo Wood
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“Ritual” by Page Thirty Three

New from the Ritual Collection by Page Thirty Three // Australia - available online // as featured on Studio Home - creative brands from the lands down underWe’ve followed the endless innovation of Sydney based; Page Thirty Three since their beginnings and the arrival of their latest collection definitely pricked our ears!
Ritual is full of incredibly fresh design and modern takes on everyday products. Think garden tools, mixed herb seeds packaged to look like pills, their signature essential oil burners souped up with new marble and tripod bases and just so MUCH more!

I have been pouring over their first releases online with the next drop happening in October. Endlessly inspiring in their ability to maintain their distinct aesthetic, Page Thirty Three is an exciting case study for the health of independent design down under!

New from the Ritual Collection by Page Thirty Three // Australia - available online // as featured on Studio Home - creative brands from the lands down under New from the Ritual Collection by Page Thirty Three // Australia - available online // as featured on Studio Home - creative brands from the lands down underNew from the Ritual Collection by Page Thirty Three // Australia - available online // as featured on Studio Home - creative brands from the lands down under New from the Ritual Collection by Page Thirty Three // Australia - available online // as featured on Studio Home - creative brands from the lands down underNew from the Ritual Collection by Page Thirty Three // Australia - available online // as featured on Studio Home - creative brands from the lands down under New from the Ritual Collection by Page Thirty Three // Australia - available online // as featured on Studio Home - creative brands from the lands down underNew from the Ritual Collection by Page Thirty Three // Australia - available online // as featured on Studio Home - creative brands from the lands down under New from the Ritual Collection by Page Thirty Three // Australia - available online // as featured on Studio Home - creative brands from the lands down underNew from the Ritual Collection by Page Thirty Three // Australia - available online // as featured on Studio Home - creative brands from the lands down under Imagery courtesy of Page Thirty Three
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Firestarter by George + Willy

Firestarter by George & Willy // New Zealand - available for online + worldwide shipping // as debuted on Studio Home - creative talent from the lands down under
It feels to me that the George + Willy are hellbent on making day to day living work better, look better and feel better.
From the boys that reinvented the wall mounted paper roller (which turned into a global Pinterest revolution), designed the coolest modular pegboard shelving, adventuring duffel bags and honest, industrial-esque furniture – they have just seriously upped their game with THIS new product!!

Tasking themselves with the aim to remove the angst from lighting a fire – they got researching and experimenting and have come up with an epic set of equipment : the Firestarter. As a seasoned firestarter myself, their no kindling, no prep and massively time saving tool is heaven sent!

Take some time to check out the imagery and video below to see how their no fuss system works and click on through to buy directly from their website. No problems world – free shipping in NZ and Australia with ability to ship everywhere else!

Firestarter by George & Willy // New Zealand - available for online + worldwide shipping // as debuted on Studio Home - creative talent from the lands down under Firestarter by George & Willy // New Zealand - available for online + worldwide shipping // as debuted on Studio Home - creative talent from the lands down under Firestarter by George & Willy // New Zealand - available for online + worldwide shipping // as debuted on Studio Home - creative talent from the lands down under Firestarter by George & Willy // New Zealand - available for online + worldwide shipping // as debuted on Studio Home - creative talent from the lands down under Firestarter by George & Willy // New Zealand - available for online + worldwide shipping // as debuted on Studio Home - creative talent from the lands down under Firestarter by George & Willy // New Zealand - available for online + worldwide shipping // as debuted on Studio Home - creative talent from the lands down underGeorge & Willy // New Zealand designed and made products for awesome living- available for online + worldwide shipping // as debuted on Studio Home - creative talent from the lands down under // Photo by Wayne TaitPhoto by Wayne Tait

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Imagery courtesy of George and Willy
Video by Motion Sickness Studio
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