The London designer shares his surfing, downloading and listening faves.
Surfing I like theselby.com. It’s an insight into people’s lives. It’s by a photographer named Todd Selby, who started off taking pictures of his friends’ homes and putting them on his website, and then it just went crazy. It’s got design, it’s got fashion, it’s got people that you know and people you don’t. His home shoots are very natural. Up to that point, we were used to seeing everyone’s homes looking so polished.
Downloading I use the TurboScan app. Basically, it’s a scanning machine on your phone. I sketch all the time, and when I work with my design team, which produces technical drawings, we start with those sketches. I scan my sketches with my phone, and I can get them to my team straight away.
Listening When I’m creating collections, I generally have an idea of how I want to present the show, and I’ll listen to music that relates to that mood. There’s an album by the artist Janelle Monae, called ArchAndroid. It has electro, it has funk, it has orchestral. It’s almost like opera in a way – a really cinematic album. I’ve worked to that quite often, because it takes you on a journey as you listen to it.