Witu Bags

The independent Aussie brand accessorizing with neoprene

Witu is a fun, Melbourne-based accessories label with a penchant for neoprene. The highly functional, protective foam is perfect for bags, camera straps and tech cases, yet it’s seemingly a largely unexplored material among the accessories industry. Witu bags prove to be far sturdier than their more commonly found nylon look-alikes, and their stylishly simple drawstring backpack has become local favorite for all kinds of …

Interview: Sonia Rentsch

From garden grenades to dinner settings, the Melbourne-based designer turns everyday oddities into art

With a client list that includes the Washington Post, Rare Medium, QANTAS, Desktop and Inside Out, Sonia Rentsch is making a name for herself with unique, eye-catching images that force you to see everyday objects in an entirely new light. A former student of industrial design, Rentsch has decorated the globe with her creations, spending time in the US, Europe and Australia. We caught up …

Interview: Welfe Bowyer

The Melbourne-based designer of Welfe Jewellery creates bespoke jewels using locally-sourced leather and stones

It’s the little details that matters when it comes to good design, and this Kiwi designer is all about the details. We caught up with Welfe Bowyer, a New Zealand native making a name for himself with his now Melbourne-based bespoke jewelry line, called Welfe Jewellery. After successfully producing for local buyers and boutiques, he’s on the cusp of launching his online store for a …