Today we have an interview with the fabulous Bianca of Little Pop Studios! All the way from New Zealand, Bianca creates bold, iconic paintings and incorporates them in homewares and childrenswear. We love every piece of hers for both the quality and originality. Without further ado, take it away Bianca!
What is your inspiration for your current collection?
How do you brainstorm ideas for new collections?
Everything I do evolves. When I found out we were having a little boy I started to collect things for his room, and found myself collecting lots of Batman things. So I decided to paint Batboys for him. I thought Batboys would be fun on pillowcases, and was asked by a lot of companies to use my painting on their kids clothes, so that's how the Capsule Collection eventuated, I wanted it to be organic and as I grow hope to make to move to all my products being organic.
Describe your typical work day.
I'm really a stay at home mum! Most work related things have to wait until my children are in bed, replying to emails, packing orders, organizing new products, that sort of thing. Painting usually waits until the kids are in bed too, sometimes I paint with them, but when I do they almost always end up 'collaborating' with me.
How did you get where you are today as a designer?
Hard work and lots of late nights.
Any advice for budding designers?
Surround yourself with positive people, who encourage you and that you can bounce ideas off.
How did you celebrate your first sale?
I can't exactly remember what it was, but I would have brought something for my kids. For my first big sale to a store I celebrated by buying a Rocket Coffee Machine.
Coffee, tea or neither?
Coffee. Lots of it! After Arlo was born I would only get 2-3 hours sleep most nights in between the 3 kids waking up (they are all under 5 years old), coffee helped me get through the day!
You can shop some of Bianca's amazing pieces under the 'brands' tab- Little Pop Studios.