All posts tagged: lifestyle

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 …

Things I’ve learnt this week

I’ve discovered two things this week and thought I’d share them with you … Turns out there’s some pretty good things about being over 40, such as: there are no grown ups, there are no soul mates and it’s okay to not like jazz. This New York Times article is great reading for all those over 40 and all those yet to get there! I eat sushi the wrong way. I dunk the whole thing in soy sauce. I eat in multiple mouthfuls. If you’d like to know how eat foreign foods the right way and not make a fool of yourself when you’re visiting others’ countries, check out this video from Buzzfeed [via Lost at E Minor]. Happy weekending! Jane  {image via Steve Snodgrass}