November 4, 2011

Swiden Design in Inside Out magazine

Tivolivat decorations on the Staff Wish-list this Christmas!

November 2, 2011

Swiden Tea towels at Wilkins & Kent

Time for Christmas shopping yet?
You can now buy Swiden Tea towels at the beautiful furniture and design store Wilkins & Kent!

Wilkins & Kent
230 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
372 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne

Mon – Fri: 10.30-5.30
Saturday: 10-5
Sunday: 12-5
Phone: (03) 9419 5251

Mon – Thur: 10-6
Friday: 10-7
Saturday: 10-5
Phone: (03) 9670 5624

October 30, 2011

Swiden Design on Bloesem

Another post from the wonderful Bloesem blog!

Read more here:

Don’t miss Swiden Design at the fabulous Mark it!

October 19, 2011

Tivolivat Cushions – now at twenty21

twenty21 is a lovely design store in Fitzroy that specialises in
Vintage and Contemporary Scandinavian design.

As many of you know, twenty21 sell Swiden Design and now
you will also find the Tivolivat Cushion Covers in the shop.

Super nice inserts will be included as well, go and have a look and feel!

WED – SUN | 12PM – 5PM

160 Johnston Street
Fitzroy VIC 3065

October 17, 2011

Bloesem Blog

A little tour of our home-life on Bloesem today.

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October 9, 2011

Tivolivat beginnings

The other day I found this little scribble on a piece of paper,
it’s the first sketch I did of my wooden decorations.
It made me realise that I tend to forget how many
twists and turns I take before the actual product appears.

Also dug out some photos I took on a creative day Mel and I had in the studio.
Remember Tom’s magic box of tape I told you about?
Do you recognise the design that came out of my taping moment?

October 4, 2011

Swiden Design on The Design Files

If there is one blog that I never get tired of, that I just have to
have a quick peek at every day, it’s The Design Files.
So when a post like this pops up I start using silly words like
flabbergasted and gobsmacked. I will be smiling all week long.

Read more here:

September 29, 2011

Tom & The Creative Space

I’ve always envied those people that seem to have an ability to make anything with their hands. Tom Burless is one of those people. Weather it’s a delicate handmade paper-bag for an artist or a massive welded installation display for a gallery, Tom is your man.

When I moved into our Collingwood warehouse I was trying to figure out what title to give
my new studio friend. I just ended up saying, Tom is a maker, he makes things, any things…
and you can trust that what he does will be just perfect.

I love walking into Tom’s space and guessing what project he will be working on.
A beautiful wooden box will appear, a lamp installation for a design space, a handmade camera…
if I’m ever stuck for ideas I can be sure that I can borrow something from Tom,
like a box full of tape in all the colours of the rainbow.

One day I discovered that Tom types his invoices on a typewriter onto lined writing paper,
what did I say about attention to detail?

If you’d like to borrow Tom’s hands and mind his email is:

September 17, 2011

Thank you all for making the TIVOLIVAT launch party so wonderful.
It was great to see so many old and new friends show up.

You guys are the best. All your nice feedback, comments and
your presence made me feel like a very lucky person.

Melissa Pacella helped make the cushion installation into something special
and my partner Clem Stamation animated my wooden decorations.

Here is some happy snaps from the event.

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