One of the main stockists of my jewellery in Melbourne is a small shop on Smith St, Collingwood. Since first checking out toolz almost 2 years ago after spotting it in the Melbourne Design Guide – I hardly bother going anywhere else to shop for clothes. They sell stylish and reasonably priced contemporary Korean and Japanese clothing that they import in small quantities so that the stock is constantly changing. The shop itself is beautiful – a work of art made up of found objects, recycled furniture and natural materials and textures all carefully curated by owners Kayo and Jae.
Kayo has an amazing eye for putting outfits and displays together and the windows are always an inspiration. Not long after meeting Kayo and Jae they happened to see some of my jewellery which they loved and felt complemented the toolz style of clothing. So after asking if I would like to put my jewellery in toolz, Jae made the beautiful display case that now houses my jewellery! I am so grateful for their encouragement and support for my work and continue to be inspired by their store and their aesthetic.
I swapped over a few pieces last week including these: