For our very first #fabfivequestionsfriday we chat to Emily Mayne, Founder of design-inspired homewares store Someday Designs. Emily has worked in the design and interior industry for the last 15 years and has always had the ambition to start up on her own - it had been on her ‘someday’ list for some time.
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START YOUR BUSINESS?
I’ve always wanted to set up on my own but it takes such a leap of faith to actually do it. Working alongside small business owners in Australia a few years ago had a huge inspiring influence on me. Seeing them fulfil their ambitions made me think, I can do this too!
WHAT ARE THE TOP THREE THINGS YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB?
1. Creativity - Whether through our own studio or in collaboration with our design partners.
2. Appreciation of good design - We’re pretty geeky when it comes to the detail.
3. Flexibility - Running your own company is definitely a lifestyle choice and with a young family in tow that's really important to me.
WHAT WOULD YOUR IDEAL STUDIO SPACE LOOK LIKE?
We dream of creating a double storey steel framed window studio with built-in mezzanine level. Using the lower level space as a place to meet, create, display, and photograph and the upper mezzanine level as a more quiet breakaway area, whilst still being connected. There are lots of plans and drafted drawings - it’s definitely a someday goal.
HAVE YOU MET ANY FAMOUS PEOPLE ON YOUR BUSINESS JOURNEY?
None so far, though I did bump into Dame Judy Dench in the loos last week... does that count?
WHAT IS A SKILL YOU REALLY WANT TO LEARN?
Pottery! I’ve done a few classes and really enjoyed the slow, careful and intentional process. I’d like to attempt a vase next to sit alongside my ever so slightly lopsided bowl.