We chatted to one of our fabulous makers, Nikky from Innabox.
LL: Thanks for taking the time to talk to us about your brand Nikky! What inspired you to set up Innabox?
N: When I started I just wanted to do something different. I was sick of working in jobs I hated and decided to start doing something that made me happy!
LL: Where do you work from?
N: I still work from home, in my teeny tiny bedroom/studio. It’s basically a bed with a desk and various other tools and heat presses.
LL: Where do you find inspiration for your work?
N: Animals are my main inspiration and I also love a good pun. An idea will often just pop into my head! There’s no explaining it really. Also sometimes browsing through Instagram can help!
LL: What advice would you give to any designer-makers just starting out?
N: Just keep going. Keep working hard. It’s easy to get disheartened at first as nothing takes off over night like you would like it to! Also talk to people within your industry, mix in and make friends.
LL: What is your studio playlist?!
N: Well a mix of everything really! I have lots of songs on spotify and just shuffle them… Such as Paramore, Zayn Malik, DNCE and Laura White. See what I mean about a big mix?! There are so many I could name but we would be here all day!
LL: What is your favourite social media platform?
N: Instagram by far. For me it’s a platform where creatives can really show off! I love finding new pages full of colour and inspiration. I try to make my page colour coordinated.
LL: Who are your favourite designer-makers?
N: Oh that’s tough! To name a few… Katie Abey, Hello Dodo, Puptart, Jazzy Lapin, Lost without you patches, Peggy Beard, Charlotte Filshie and SO many more!
LL: What is your favourite thing about Look Lane?
N: I love how unique it is. It gives makers a little insight into what it would be like to actually have a shop front and be able to style it. It’s very vibrant too which is always good!
LL: And finally can you give us 3 facts about yourself that people may not know!
N: 1. have an origami cat tattoo. 2. I walked up to the very top of a live volcano in Italy. 3. I design some of Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium’s very own kitties!
LL: Thanks for talking to us Nikky!