All three of course! But conkers in Autumn, Stilton in Winter and Pimm’s in Spring and Summer!
It seems I have catered for every season with out even realizing. I love little traditions that come around year after year, like a ritual. There is always something to be looking forward to.
My design work often has a hint of nostalgia or childhood but I also like to be inspired by fun, events or current happenings in the news. This is then (if possible) mixed with a bit of humour and a simple, bright bold aesthetic.
I usually think of an idea first, then spend days sometimes weeks sourcing factories and working out ways to make my ideas come to life. I use any materials I can get hold of, for the jelly moulds I had to make a plaster model then find a factory that did vacuum forming. For the conkers I had to go to a pottery studio and for the stilton cheese cards I photographed cheese, slightly odd behaviour but at least I got to eat it afterwards! One of my favourite jobs is to visit a factory, they are amazing places. When I hand make things in my studio I like to set up a mini production line and listen to Kraftwerk! Hand making is very personal and I like how every item can be slightly unique, like the conkers.