In The Media — geelong

Kiitos featured in The West Australian newspaper

  Article: A foodie road trip near Melbourne, The West Australian newspaper. “Every day in Barwon Heads is a good day,” Maria Malakellis declares as we stand outside her lifestyle store, Kiitos Living by Design, in the seaside town made famous by its starring role in the television series SeaChange.  A supremely elegant dynamo in a printed Marimekko dress, Maria started Kiitos more than five years ago in Barwon Heads, and now has a second store in nearby Torquay. They’re both a short drive from Geelong, where I woke this morning, in a suite as big as a ballroom at...


Kiitos in Home Beautiful magazine

From the June 2015 issue of Home Beautiful magazine: "The shopping strip stretches down one street, making browsing in Barwon Heads a breeze." Feature on Kiitos: 'For true lovers of Scandinavian design, Kiitos has all bases covered. Located inside an iconic former service station, it's now a vision of designer style, showcasing the likes of Muuto and Marimekko. You might walk away with a small piece of furniture, accessories, ceramics, a new frock - or even fabric to make your own!" Must-have: Marimekko 'Merivuokko' porcelain teapot, $115. Open: Mon-Sun 10am-5pm. Visit: Corner Bridge Road and Hitchcock Avenue, Barwon Heads. (03)...


Kiitos featured on Enterprise Geelong's Facebook page!

Enterpise Geelong's Business In The Spotlight... Trust me when i say, there is no more stylish lifestyle store than the beautiful Kiitos Living by Design - found in beautiful Barwon Heads! Established in Dec 2009... Kiitos is a design, lifestyle store and our products are all very carefully selected. They only sell products that have a design focus, are beautiful, dateless are long lasting and will add joy to everyday living. Owner, Maria is a big fan of simplicity in design and believes that humans are visual and tactile beings and good design is a requirement for a happy life...


The Weekend Notebook: Stores To Explore #10 – Kiitos Living By Design, Barwon Heads, Victoria (by The Home Style Files)

Written by Domenica Aside from being a beautiful coastal location, Barwon Heads in Victoria is home to Kiitos Living By Design – www.kiitos.com.au – a stunning designer homeware, gift, fashion, and textile gallery store. Kiitos selects stock from around the world based on ‘aesthetic beauty, design merit, recognition and functionality. Their list of brands is nothing short of amazing and includes designer brands such as:  Acapulco Chairs, Architectmade, Alessi, Basil Bangs, Blunt Umbrellas, Design House Stockholm, Eva Solo, Fink & Co, Funkis Clogs, Helgo, Holme Gaard, Iittala, Marrimekko Make Me Iconic, Marc Pascal, Menu, Muuto, Oclock Watches, Playsam, Saltwater Sandals,...


KIITOS living by design (by Taunton & Co)

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...

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