Me and my friend Milly spend most days what'sapping each other about our respective businesses (and life). Milly runs a no-sugar-no-junk-no-nasties kids ketchup business called Kidchup - genius I know, I'd love to take credit for that name but alas I cannot. Anyway I digress. We spend the day talking to each other about life, business usually and every now and then we have to pull each other out of feeling a bit 'meh' as we like to call it.Read More
I just finished watching the second season of Master of None. I wasn't that bothered about Aziz Ansari before I started watching this, to be honest I just thought he was an unfunny comedian with a strange voice. I'd seen him on random shows and just found him to be a bit 'meh'.Read More
Baz Luhrman's Romeo and Juliet is probably my favourite film in all of history. I've only recently realised the impact of the combination of a tragic Shakespearean love story with hyper real styling and set design on my aesthetic now, 20 years on. That's right folks, it's the 20th anniversary. Make you feel old?Read More
It's the standard question to hear in an interview with a creative. 'Where do you find inspiration?' For some it might be art galleries, museums, travel or nature. For me, I'm always inspired by heavily stylised movies. Yes, even though I do interiors I can pull so much inspiration from them. Colours, patterns, materials, general vibe. Here are ten cult movies that have without doubt influenced my personal style.Read More
During the week I was fortunate enough to be asked to speak on the Young Tech Talent panel at Guardian News event, activate 2013. A yearly summit of the best of the tech industry, and this year included speakers such as Vint Cerf (co-founder of Google), Danae Ringelmann (founder of indiegogo) and loads more.
The night before, some of the speakers had been asked along to a networking event, where I met Director of Government Innovation and open data, Paul Maltby (who works in the cabinet office, aka next to No.10, cue me asking if his life was like In the thick of it). We chatted for a while with me not really ‘getting’ what he did, I have to admit I’d never heard of the term open data but I have a better understanding now. When I explained what I did, Paul said, ‘Oh! So how does it feel to be an entrepreneur?’Read More