We’ve been in our new East London design studio for over 9 months now so I thought it was about time it made a debut in the journal. I’ve always dreamed of having my own studio space, a place to call my own – so I’m thrilled to announce our new home in Containerville. We are nestled between Bethnal Green and Broadway Market, just off the canal so the perfect commute from my home in Leyton via the Olympic and Victoria Park – which is a beautiful cycle on a summer day.
The studio is an old shipping container (I do wonder where it’s travelled to over the years) and is lovely little community of small business owners who we’re gradually getting to know. Rumour has it they’ll be opening a Containerville food court soon and Ozone Coffee Roasters has just conveniently opened up in the building opposite us. When searching for the perfect space (I must’ve seen maybe 30 studios in East London!) my prerequisite was that there must be space for large desks, a sofa-chill-out-area, a kitchenette and an abundance of plants – all our which we’ve somehow managed… hurrah!
Having run the business for 7 years now we’ve collected a lot of stuff over that time. Whether paper samples, heaps of sketchbooks, the abundance of Pantone swatches or final packaging pieces – it’s so nice to have a permanent space to display our works for visiting clients or collaborators.
Our kitchen is stocked with organic teas from my client Nipper & Co and alcoholic beverages from my client Hogan’s Cider.
Sharing the space with Gav – a strategy designer, and Dan – a graphics lead. There are still some little things to do but we love that it’s been growing organically as I really do believe you need to live in a space first to understand its flow, the light and how you use the space.
Thank you to the wonderful Tara Liondaris for taking these beautiful behind-the-scenes photos for us.