There is something incredibly comforting about Lisa Stickley's textile designs and her gorgeous shop in London. It's that return to the good old-fashioned values of the past. Cherishing the detail in the everyday. Sticking tongue firmly in cheek. Keeping calm and carrying on, as everyone is so fond of saying these days. And, I MUST have that travel bag!
Which five words best describe you? Honest, uncomplicated, endearing, inspired & conscientious.
What was your first job and what path have you taken since then? I was a Saturday’s girl at a photographic shop when I was 15, a taster of creative beginnings. I have done 7 years training and have been running my own business for 7 years.
What’s your proudest achievement? I’m still working on it!
What’s been your best decision? Career-wise it has been to go straight into setting up my own business because it is such hard work and I have completely started from scratch.
Who inspires you? My parents, Cy Twomely the artist, Audrey Hepburn, David Schrigly, David Hockney, Lucienne Day.
What are you passionate about? My work. Colour, flee markets and vintage pieces. Supermarket packaging in Portugal. Overall creating uncompromised products. Old English traditional values.
What’s the best lesson you’ve learnt? There are many lessons I have learnt and have still to learn. The best lesson is to be adaptable and truly focused on what you are doing.
Which person, living or dead, would you most like to meet? The Queen.
What dream do you still want to fulfil? I will tell you when I get there but on a side line I would like to surf in Fiji.
What are you reading? Good things in England by Florence White.
Images courtesy of Lisa Stickley