We caught up with our latest designer Laura Spring to discuss her influences, inspirations and her experience of building her wonder wall:
You’re based in Glasgow, how does the city influence you creatively?
Glasgow is an amazing city to live and work in. It seems to be a perfect combination of size, people, affordability and weather – that will keep you inside working! I think it’s the people here that have definitely affected my creativity the most though – there’s so many inspiring people it’s hard not to feed off that!
What have you most enjoyed about creating a wall for Supermarket Sarah?
I think I’ve really enjoyed seeing all my work collectively. Often when I’m working away in my studio, it’s so busy I never take time to step back and look at things as a whole but it’s very important to do that form time to time so it’s been great for that! It’s good to see how things are changing and developing too.
What’s your favourite piece on your wall and why?
I think my favourite product is the arrow book bag in green. I really like that print and I think those colours work well together.
How did you find the process of making the wall?
I really enjoyed it once I’d decided how I wanted to approach it. I wanted to keep the wall quite simple as my products are pretty bright and busy, so I thought it best to let them do the talking. I think my wall definitely says I’m a huge fan of bright colour and bold prints!
What are your plans for 2015?
2015 is turning out to a busy year! There’s alot going on which is really exciting! I’ve just got back from a research trip to India and am now working on a new collection as well as a couple of collaborations that I’m thoroughly enjoying. The summer will see me head off to Finland on a residency which is a bit of a dream residency as I loved the very small time I spent in Helsinki a couple of years ago. Then I’m back at Design Junction in september and then it’ll be gearing up for Christmas again!
Cat or dog?
Dog. Always! I share my studio with a 3 year old whippet called Chips who is the perfect studio companion. (I’ve sent you a photo attached taken by my photographer friend Caro Weiss in my studio.)
COSSAC’s founder Agatka Kozac is a London based fashion designer who has sustainability at the heart of her brand. Agatka advocates eco fashion and clothing with a low environmental impact. COSSAC’s signature creations are minimal and sleek; adapting to the current fashion trends yet never compromising on quality.
We’re super happy to be presenting One We Made Earlier. Husband and wife team Rob & Emma create contemporary jewellery that is bold and striking. The colour combinations and geometric shapes are just so satisfying! Their designs are inspired by Piet Mondrian and Bruce Gray. A little bit of art around your neck deserves shouting about!
Nylon Sky is a UK based accessories label who create beautiful contemporary jewellery. Jennifer Ring, the creator behind Nylon Sky takes inspiration from geometric patterns and combines these forms with natural materials, such as wood next to shimmering brass and opaque perspex. We’re excited to have their beautiful Alhambra Collection on our supermarket! Click and Buy!
We are super excited to introduce Pulp -a super stationary brand based in Tel Aviv. It was created as a result of a friendship between two families – the Covos’ and the Federbuschs’ who share a longstanding passion for paper products. Each family owns and operates a family business going back some 100 years and spanning over four generations. Playful prints and the use of bright colour palettes make Pulp’s stationary so irresistible! Check out their wall for us here.
Supermarket Sarah popped up in the New Shopping Street in Old Street Underground over Xmas! Thanks to all who came down and and all the super designers! If you didn’t have a chance to come down there’s still plenty of lovely stuff available online by Kangan Arora, Georgia Bosson, Tom Pigeon, Crispin Finn and I am Acrylic.
Special thanks to Caroline Jenkinson, Brie Harrison , Rose Allett, Libby Chilton, Talita and Ross, little Celia and Johnny for super marketing helping hands! Katrine Hamori for the Swedish vintage wonders! and Appear Hear for the super space 🙂
Looking forward to more for 2015 –WATCH THIS SPACE!
On: 22nd -24th Dec
Where: In Old Street Station
Times: 8am -8pm
For all your last minute super xmas gifts!
SEE YOU THERE! X
Thank you to all the Super Cat contributors at the Crafty Fox Market on Saturday who presented me with their fantastic cat prints, cards, accessories, tee-shirts, ceramics and more! My SS CAT team and I had a great time curating it all on the entrance wall at the CLF cafe in the Bussey Building in Peckham and we got lots of interest from hungry cat shoppers!
The Winner of our #catwall Instagram competition is @batfacedgirl -Helen Sadler -who snapped her picture with her Cat phone!
A Supermarket Sarah Book is on its way to you! (Please send us your address!)
Thank you Ziferblat London for creating a SUPER wall up with us for White Chapel Gallery’s First Thursdays! We had a great time at their super space last night for the launch party. We have always been interested in the space between art and retail so we were delighted to collaborate on this wall and window space. The wall is now Live so do check it out both online and in reality at Ziferblat HQ 388 Old Street, London EC1V 9LT.
To tantalise your design tastebuds this weekend we have the wonderfully talented Tom Pigeon onboard our supermarket. With the likes of Red magazine hotly tipping these two and their beautiful designs, come and enjoy their beautifully curated wall, just click the items to buy. Happy Christmas shopping!
Reflect Pocketbook Set -£16
Anstruther Print, £50