“We are often called materialistic. I don’t think we are materialistic enough."
Hardeep and Mandeep Kaur believe we need to care more about what we wear. That’s why they release only one item of clothing every two months at their London-based clothing label, Per/se. I talk to the twins about their #JustOne concept, about living with intention, and the fear of losing sight of who we are.
“I still feel like a hack. I still feel like a lazy hack."
Sarah Cooper studied economics, became a designer, then quit her job at Google to be a comedian. We trace her wild steps and answer a few questions along the way, one being: How do you illustrate comics when you don’t even know how to draw?
“I never wanted to be an artist; I don’t like saying I’m an artist.”
Malika Favre can’t be put in a box. Her art teachers tried, clients have tried – but the French illustrator won’t let that happen. She tells us why, and shares advice about perfection, taking risks, and choosing the right projects.
“I think the way I approach my insecurities is by making sure I’m the first person laughing at myself.”
Simone Giertz builds shitty robots. That’s not an insult. She calls herself the Queen of Shitty Robots and she’s actually a hilarious mastermind. Listen to our conversation about comedy, commitment issues and her strange immunity to haters.
“I don’t have any kind of master plan. One foot in front of the other.”
Piera Gelardi didn’t grow her bootstrapped company Refinery29 to 25 million global readers by “working smart.” She got there by working fucking hard. We talk about growth and change and everything in between, including family, fashion and her infamous Instagram post.
“We will look back at this idea of pure functionality, and we will shake our heads and think...”
I talk to legendary graphic designer about moving to Hong Kong, why running a small team is much more interesting & effective than running a big team. We talk about happiness, boredom and why the modern designers obsession with functionality is not doing us any favor.
“Young designers are confusing mastery with fame. I think you should chase mastery.”
I talk to creative icon, Brian Collins, about making the most of small opportunities, finding perspective as a designer and the difference between branding, advertising and product design today.
“All my trash from the last almost four years fits in a single mason jar.”
Lauren Singer lives a zero waste life. That means she avoids any products where parts of it might end up in a landfill. We talk about how you go about producing no trash at all, her crazy Kickstarter campaign for her new company and we answer the most burning question: How does she wipe her butt?