Blogs

Vicky

Victoria Myatt

I started making jewllery when I was working for an accessory design company. I enjoyed my work and I learnt so much from my time there, but it was very much about realizing someone else’s vision. Around the time when I turned 30, I could see my life going down the path that wasn’t really […]

Tom Woodfin

Tom Woodfin

Much of this journey into the cage fights…has been driven by a slight lunacy of attempts to fill a deep void – something I’d been educated to believe could be patched from the outside, with achievements, things, people, money and notoriety – and deep lack of self worth. For a long time I thought I […]

Elena Angel

Elena Angel

When I was young, I was not terribly joyful. I was always perplexed by my existence, and I had a strong spiritual longing ever since I could remember. I was very sensitive. Quite early on, I could feel energy in my body. I didn’t know what it was, but it was very alive. Later, I […]

Catia Squarcia

Catia Squarcia

I grew up in a small village in the mountains and always felt it was too small for me. However, I remain extremely attached to my roots and can never really define my identity without them. I have always searched for more, more knowledge, more answers, more myself, more solutions to my existential interrogatives and […]

John Merriman

John Merriman

10 years ago, we opened the door of our music studio to our first client. My wife and I used to live upstairs and there was no facility for toilet or kitchen down here. People had to come up to use the facilities. At the time, we just had our first boy. Our client was […]

Alena

Alena Mikhalkina

I first picked up a brush at an arts school in Moscow when I was 10 and in a few months I won some competition. 17 years passed until the day I felt I must paint again. In the meantime I started working in the arts and moved from Russia to the UK to do […]

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Isabella Strambio

My husband and I travelled around the world, for work, for 10 years, until we had kids. All of a sudden, our lifestyle changed and we were not able to jump on plane so easily. My career progression also got on a stand still as I was no longer committed to long working hours. I […]

Miguel

Miguel Galue Piqueras

Leaving my country at the age of 19 was nothing short of a rebirth. Things in Caracas back then were not moving, and there was no future in sight… My school was on a nine-month-long strike. I used to wake up every morning, not knowing where things were going…and by “things” I mean both in […]

Candice Lau

Candice Lau

I was lucky as I did not make a conscious career turn. When I was working as a digital designer, I already spent lots of time making bags, and I really enjoyed it. Coming back from work, I would just get on the sewing machine, start making and creating products, and doing the same thing […]

Amanda

Amanda Overs

I didn’t know that I was creative. Actually, I always feel that I am the least creative person in my family. I studied business and marketing, and I was working full time in a real estate agency. But it was so not me. As I always love shoes, I did a short course in shoemaking […]