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Interview: NZ designers | George and Willy

We love a feel-good story of childhood friends who end up working together because they share the same passions. New Zealand designers and makers George Wilkins and Will McCallum have done just that and judging by their after-hours fishing and rafting trips and the helicopter spotting game they created, their friendship certainly doesn’t seem to have suffered. The founders of George and Willy design, make and produce quality handmade goods – all things they wanted or needed themselves. It’s the process of making and creating that spurs them on. As they say on their blog: ‘We love making stuff … it is our passion and it continues well after the working day is done. Many after-work hours are spent here in the workshop, creating and bringing to life personal projects we all get excited about.’ And here at Who’d Have Thought, we’re thrilled to be featuring one of their products, the Studio Roller in the store! The idea for it came from a roll of kraft paper, which developed into a simple wall-mounted bracket to hold the paper so that it …

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Interview: Gil and Humberto | ChattyFeet Socks Founders

  Have you ever tried walking down the street holding your favourite vegetable just for a laugh? Probably not but the creators of character socks ChattyFeet, Gil and Humberto, have no qualms about injecting a bit of silliness into their lives on a daily basis. Says Gil, ” You need to believe there is a place in this world for silliness and play.” And their sock creations are testament to this philosophy. Why be boring with your footwear when you could instead clothe your tootsies in artists, action heroes and royalty? With names like The Toeminator, Vincent Van Toe and Frida Callus, Gil and Humberto have made sure your feet have the last laugh. Come and meet the two designers whose crazy creative idea that was sparked over a dinner party became a fully fledged business … Please introduce yourselves. Tell us a bit about your background, where you are based and how you’ve ended up where you are today. We met in London while studying design in Central Saint Martins, London. We worked in digital media for …