Aesthetically inclined. I’m captivated by certain vintage objects and works of creativity. I like mid-century modern design, which has has a certain look and feel that is sharp, seductive and elegant. Covetable, well made interior pieces. Shapes that seduce; refined wooden sideboards and tables with tapered legs. Colours that convey style and charm; think olive greens and grey. Natural materials like wood and wool. Combined together, they create spaces that are chic, clean-lined and minimal.
Creating mood and feeling are an intrinsical part of what makes creative work and design so appealing. As a creative / art director, thinking about how all elements need to work together and creating something that’s coherent is a fascinating exercise.
Creating atmosphere and designing with light to influence how people feel is what got me into the field of lighting design back in 2010. Walking into a space my eyes are immediately drawn to the lighting design. At best, the use of lighting and darkness is what makes us resonate with our surroundings.
I’m a fiend for a great pour over. Coffee is central in my everyday life. Drinking a great tasting cup of coffee leads to a moment of joy and sensory pleasure.
Whether it is work, travel or a good conversation with friends, there is always a cup of freshly brewed coffee by my side. The fragrance and aroma of fresh ground coffee can bring intense satisfaction.
Coffee is about meeting different people, having new experiences and creating moments of lasting memories. During travel, coffee is tied to the places we see and the people we meet.