Caroline and Kato met on the beach in North Cornwall, watching their children compete and train together in Surf Life Saving. They cemented their friendship during a family trip to Bali, over a few Bintangs and a mutual desire to lead more creative lives.

Kato had already been dabbling with Syrup and Salt for a year or so, while Caroline was working as a graphic designer with a small sideline in running festivals. You might say the creative spirit was already there, bubbling under and simply waiting for an outlet.

With Kato working reluctantly in hospitality, Caroline watched and listened over the years as she became more and more disenchanted with working too hard for too little, lending support and a sympathetic ear. The final straw came, working a summer season for ridiculously low pay, Kato had had enough.

Over countless cups of tea, they formed a plan and decided it was time to put their creative instincts into action, to get their acts together on every level.

Caroline's keen eye for home decor and Kato's creative talents, along with a love of clothes and all things fashion, were the perfect combination to create a fresh and unique brand.

That brand is Tilt – a physical and online haven offering original designs, and a carefully curated selection of things that they both love.