Who we are!
Maria is the owner, designer and creator of all things toast and honey - she is a lover of coffee, interior design, travel and spending time with good friends; a wife to Jonathan and a mother to two wonderful (and very cheeky) girls, Maya and Erin.
The idea for Toast & Honey Studio came about in 2015 when she decided to sidestep from architecture and work towards a better work/life balance for her family, while still doing what she loves; being creative.
At the time, following the birth of her second daughter, Erin, it was just an idea, but a very strong one. Over the following 2 years, the idea was refined, shaped and finally realised in July 2017!
Her creative process is heavily influenced by her background in architecture and love for modernist design. There is a simplicity in her design approach but each product is refined and developed to the highest standard.
Jonathan is her invaluable partner and voice of reason! He juggles his regular role, his PhD studies and teaching with his awesome dad skills and, miraculously, still finds the time to help with the Toast & Honey studio tasks. From web development, to project planning, to wood cutting to knowing when to offer a strong coffee or just the right words of support. Maria and the girls think he's pretty awesome.
What we do.
We are a Melbourne based studio producing unique, hand painted pots, stands and a selection of artwork. Our vision is to connect and collaborate with local designers and creators. Our Toast & Honey studio family has been enriched with the addition of a number of local designers and artists and we love every single one of them!
Why Toast & Honey studio?
We hear you ask. It's a great question and we get it a lot.
Maria is a creature of habit; in fact she has toast and honey for breakfast every day, much to Maya's astonishment! It's a constant source of amusement around the table and since it's part of Maria's daily life, it seemed quite fitting to be part of her business too.