After our big studio move last October and a period of hibernation during the cold winter months, we are finally ready to unveil our new digs and we couldn’t think of anyone better than the incredibly talented photographer and digital artist, Andrew Brooks to snap us in our natural habitat.
We have been based at Islington Mill for almost 3 years, starting in a small, freezing studio in the main building before we moved over to the engine house, a hidden gem just across the mill’s courtyard. The bottom floor of the building is a yummy vegetarian café, with our studio occupying the top two floors.
Our space is all simple lines and original features, with a vast expanse of white set against the restored creamy Victorian ceramic tiles. The abundance of original factory features juxtaposed with the clean white lines of the conversion fitted perfectly with our design tastes and we knew that we could make the space the perfect studio.
In terms of our work, we have all found the vast amounts of natural light have improved our work day experience and the addition of an ‘ideas wall’, created using dry erase paint, has freed up lots of ideas and become the most successful feature of the studio. White might be the dominating theme but with flashes of colour provided by thrift store finds, typographic posters and Indian market finds we think it looks pretty good. Check the full set out on Flickr and let us know what you think!