In 2008, a group of close knit friends visited the twilight markets of Melbourne religiously. Before the season’s end, a vow was made to return the following year with a product that best represented their individuality.
Upon chance, a small gift box of special Japanese papers gave life to a childhood hobby of origami-paper-folding and marked the beginning of an amazing creative venture for both William and Carolyn. Being their own harshest critics, the duo both spent many months creating, innovating, cutting and folding, testing and trialing until after many hours of work, their passion and vision culminated in the creation of their first signature frame.
Two seasons later, Short Story began opening its first pages to offer captivating interior artworks that were both stunning and representing their unique personalities. The duo were passionate for storytelling and designs were often inspired by short stories told from generations long. It was this appreciation for story telling, coupled with the fusion of modern art and traditional eastern paper techniques that gave life to a range of giftware that could be both admired and told irrespective of time and age.