When searching for a career, people always offer the advise to find what you love to do or are passionate about and turn it into a job. Maria Malakellis, founder and owner of Kiitos in Barwon Heads has certainly made a success of her passion for beautiful design and all things marimekko. Maria was unemployed and at a loss of what to do when she realized the potential of an unused and unrenovated section of an old service station. One month later the bare shell was transformed into a beautiful and inspiring shop with a lovely, lively and passionate Maria at the counter. Maria stocks a fabulous selection of products that she would be proud to have in her own home. Products must have function, design merit, be made ethically and to last and of course be beautiful. It is a wonderful shop that I just didn’t want to leave and look forward to visiting again to see what fantastic new products she has in store for us!