I collect words. I write them down, just as people might tear a page from a magazine, to inspire me at a later time or to use in my interiors as artistic embellishment – scribbled on a chalkboard, painted on a wall, mounted in a frame. I use them in my styling and seek them out in different typefaces, fonts and collections of brilliant words.
I love incorporating text into my scenes, whether for the intricacies of the font or an attraction to the sentiment, or both. A little skerrick of hand-written ephemera is such a piece of history – a here & now remnant of the past. I can't go past overlaying a story onto something I pick up with a very personalised font.
The variations in handwriting also intrigues me. I love overlaying a hand-written message or signpost into a venue, as it just adds a certain character that can sometimes fall by the wayside with our reliance on digital documents.
And words don't have to be a 2D addition to a space. Just look at the possibilities that bring this battle cry or festive salutation into the 3D realm!
The ampersand – one of my favourite symbols. I love how it feels so at home adorning a rough-hewn cushion. It just goes to show that if you draw your favourite details into your interiors, you'll feel so welcome every time you come home.