The Story of Things is a new online marketplace for unique goods, homewares and accessories made by Australian artists and designers.
It’s the brainchild of photographers Jess Reftel Evans and Martin Evans and interior designer Petrina Turner. The trio met back in 2015 after being introduced by celebrated stylist Megan Morton. Their passion for the Australian design community has naturally led to the launch of The Story of Things, which is at its heart, a celebration of local creatives.
In 2018, who you buy something from seems to be just as important as what you bought. The rise in ethical shopping has seen more customers turn their backs on big brands and instead seek out furniture and homewares from their local creative community.
The Story of Things has jumped on this wave and aims to connect its customers with its creators. The beautifully designed website contains detailed biographies of the more than 20 artists and designers. Perfect for gift shopping for loved ones (or treating yourself), everything is designed in Australia and ethically made.
Here are some of our favourite homewares but there’s also jewellery, scarves and more: