Kathryn & the Bear was created by designer Kathryn Contreras ( of Jak & Co Design) and plant nerd Bettina Tynan (of Leaf & Bear). The pair have been collaborating for years on different projects and the products that they create work well together.

Kathryn & the Bear is about loving small business and supporting community. We stock a wide range of local artists and also run creative workshops teaching people everything from how to care for plants to creating their own personalised keep cup.


We run several creative workshops most weeks and can also cater for private workshops and parties.

If you have a skill you would like to share in a workshop, please contact us!

Interior Design Consultation

Kathryn Contreras is a qualified Interior Designer having worked on numerous homes/businesses and also having her own products featured in The Block Shop. She is able to think spatially and see the big picture and has a diverse amount of contacts and resources at hand. She can also assist you in saving time and money when it comes to purchasing products. Contact us to find out more.