...starting our 2014 member interviews with a bang, we're so excited to introduce you to the owner of bow peep...
1. What's your creative thing?
I make accessories, mostly out of fabric, but I have recently started making jewelry out of silver and brass. My new project is running and curating pop-up shops.
2. Describe your dream studio?
Not the one I’m in at the moment…
My dream studio would be in a cool building surrounded by other creative, a space where I can work but also hang out with friends. I get bored in my loft studio so ideally it would be a space with other people. It also needs to be near a good coffee shop. It would be amazing to have an outdoor aria.
3. What fuels your creative energy?
Everyday objects, fabric, colour and patterns.
4. The first creative thing you can remember making
Iv have been making things since I was a little kid. I was always painting and drawing, but when I was in primary school I made necklaces and stationery and sold it at my school markets.
5. The first creative thing you were paid to create?
Humm…I guess stuff I used to make when I was little. I probably made no profit but my items where pretty popular. But Alice-bands where my first Bow Peep product.
6. That one thing you're so glad you made?
Button earrings, they have been so successful and it’s helped me start my business.
7. If you could live inside any artwork in the world, which would it be?
Probably Vincent van Gough’s Starry Night. A lot of my favorite artworks wouldn’t be very nice to live inside.
8. If you could collaborate with one famous creative, dead or alive, who would it be?
I love pop art so I think Andy Warhol. I have loved his work since I was in high school. Whenever I travel and visit art galleries I always look out for his work. But imagine a Matisse Bow Peep collaboration, that would be rad.
9. The local design magazine you always read?
I don’t really buy magazines, they cost too much. The only magazine I read is Time magazine but that’s not a design mag. I usually read House and Leisure, Elle décor and Visi if I see copies at coffee shops.
10. The salutation at the end of your email?
‘Kind regards’ or ‘Cheers’