What’s keeping you creatively stimulated right now?
The longing to travel again. I find myself really honing in on all that we can’t have at the moment! I get overwhelmed by the information overload of all the forms of media, so am trying to hone in on just a few great sources of inspiration. Also, as we have more time to reflect inwards (and clear out stuff we don’t use), I am enjoying looking at old books. Again, it’s about timelessness and longevity. It’s amazing to pick up a book you haven’t looked at in twenty years and go – yeah, that’s right, that’s what I love, that’s what I’m about….
These are strange times, with a lot of uncertainty about the future. How do you see the role of design in shaping communities going forward?
Amongst a host of negativity, I feel positive that design has an important role and a bright future. Creativity is something artificial intelligence can’t take away from us or automate. I also feel that these times of adversity are going to make us live better, cleaner and more respectfully. And when one hones into those values, great things can happen. It’s not having those sensibilities when things go wrong, so out of this storm I think there are rainbows ahead – but less will be more.