Design Hunter™ Q+A with Such Great Heights

Partners in work and life, Ryan and Jo have created Such Great Heights, drawing on their collective experiences in film-making, photography, woodwork, fashion design, paediatrics and parenthood to create a small range of products for children

19 Feb 2013

Your name: Ryan O’Connor & Jo Fahy     

What you do: We design and create products for Such Great Heights

Your latest project: We are currently collaborating with Swedish artist Camilla Engman on a modern version of a baby’s first book. It will be a beautifully tactile and rich keepsake piece for babies and adults alike.

Who are three people that inspire/excite you:

     1)  Lauren Bieber and Tom Crowe from Mixed Business and Fowlers Flowers, Clifton Hill. Seriously talented and hardworking duo! 

     2)  Beck

     3)  Our children. Amazing little folk. 

What is your favourite…

Car/bike/plane/boat model: Honda CT110 – aka Ryan’s trusty Postie Bike (bullet proof and $3 per week on petrol)

Chair model: Rocking Chair #1 by Thonet. This is a sentimental favourite as we have spent many nights rocking our children to sleep on ours.

Residential space: Home sweet home (1915 bluestone villa).

Commercial space: GOMA, Brisbane

Decorative product: Daisy chains

Functional product: Bandaids

Handmade good: ‘Wonder Tent’ by Such Great Heights, of course! 

Mass-produced good: Jurlique Skin Balancing Face Oil (Jo)

Meal: Jo does a mean lemon curd tart.

Restaurant: Auge Ristorante

Drink: Freshly squeezed juice with ginger. Great start to the day.

Item in your studio: The press stud machine is pretty sexy…

Piece of technology: Our ever expanding Apple collection.

Historical figure: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Fictional character: Tintin

Vice: Chocolate croissants

Virtue: Patience & compassion

What does the term ‘Design Hunter’ mean to you? Seek, love, share.