An interview with Lyndsey from Mosley London…
LL: Thanks for taking the time to talk to us about your brand Lyndsey! What inspired you to set up Mosley London?
L: Before Mosley London, I was an assistant editor in the British film industry. I started working at 16 and was lucky enough to get work experience in a brilliant production company and worked up from there. I knew I wanted to start Mosley London when I realised that although I was working long hours I still found time to draw in my lunch break and evenings. After a few years of this, I realised that my passions had changed and I decided to pursue a career that allowed me to draw full time.
LL: Where do you work from?
L: I work from everywhere – my kitchen table, my local coffee shop, my best friend’s narrowboat! I originally studied fine art at Central Saint Martins but in recent years my style has developed into playful illustrations which I draw digitally. There are many reasons for this but predominately the digital process lends itself to textile design which is the future for Mosley London. It has also allowed me to be more portable – drawing anywhere is pretty fun.
LL: Where do you find inspiration for your work?
L: I’m mainly inspired by other artists and makers. I find social media incredibly powerful, not just for marketing but for researching new ideas and meeting like-minded makers. I’m also massively influenced by nature and this plays a huge part in my current homeware range. Mosley is an ethical, colourful lifestyle brand based in east London. All our homewares are printed on 100% linen. We are East London made, East London Proud.
LL: What advice would you give to any designer-makers just starting out?
L: Try to make your products and if you can’t then try to work with people who have an ethical stance.
LL: What is your studio playlist?!
L: I LOVE blasting soul music in my dining room whilst I draw. A cup of tea and a couple of chocolate biscuits and you have a winning afternoon.
LL: What is your favourite social media platform?
L: I really like Instagram. I find it really accessible and easy to use. The parameters of social engagement are more open, for example, contacting other designers via Instagram just seems more acceptable/ professional than any other form of social engagement.
LL: Who are your favourite designer-makers?
L: My favourite illustrators right now are Kate Pugsley and Agatha Singer. They’re just awesome.
LL: What are your plans for the future of your brand?
L: I have a lot of ideas. Sometimes I just need to stop creating and focus on selling my current range. I don’t think that will ever change. I like creative movement progression. All artists are like this. Before I’ve finished one illustration, my mind is
LL: Thanks Lyndsey!