Meet Kirsty Anne Powell -
Our fourth blog in our designer interview series is on the subject of linen goods. This series is all about showcasing some of the amazing women who have supported, inspired and been part of Saloukee’s 10 year story in business.
Today we are speaking with the inspiring design thinker and business and service designer that is Kirsty Anne Powell.
Our month four showcase is all about linen goods and the reason Kirsty has been selected for this months interview is because textiles (including linen) is where she began in business. This material is chosen because linen is the gift given for the fourth wedding anniversary. This year for us is all about celebrating our 1-10 years in business. So during June, I will also be making new linen jewellery. Plus recommending other brilliant independents who work in the same medium.
I always remember being flown over to Tokyo by my clients to show my award winning collection that I first exhibited at Maison et Objet. I was spoilt by them from the day I landed, I always held my Japanese clients in such high regard. I’m a big believer in treating others how you wish to be treated yourself and the Japanese have the same philosophy in business.
Women In Business
How has running your business changed in the time you’ve been involved in the industry?
Real Life Stuff
Anything, anyone, or any place can inspire you, there is so much beauty all around us. I think it’s important to enjoy what you see, what you hear and who you meet; listen, learn and soak it all up. Life’s delights come in many different packages, take time to enjoy what you love, to ensure that you live your life to the full.
What’s the most sentimental object that you own and why?
I immediately thought, my engagement ring, it’s a reminder of the man who I live my life with. Together we face everything , we’re a team and together we’re stronger. It’s also a very pretty champagne diamond from Australia, which is where he’s from. Everyday, I look at it and enjoy its sparkle! Another gem in my life, is a little buddha made from stone. I found it in Kyoto in a antique street sale. Its been held so much overtime that its curved in shape to fit in someones hand. I love it, because it reminds me of my journey of exploration in Japan, which I couldn’t recreate now if I tried.
What does priceless mean to you?
Something money can’t buy, an experience, a moment, a place, laughter with a friend, a giggle from my daughter or a smile from my son when I walk into a room.