From ce­real boxes to emoti­cons, the Bri­tish designer is in­spired by both the or­di­nary and the ex­tra­or­di­nary. Here she re­veals how she gets the most fun out of life.

Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - The Inspiration -

… SAY “YES” RATHER THAN “NO” ? You will open your­self up to op­por­tu­ni­ties that,

oth­er­wise, would not come your way. … JUST DO IT? This is the ad­vice I give to any bud­ding en­tre­pre­neur. If I’d thought too much or knew then what I know now, I might not

have ever started my com­pany. … MIND YOUR MAN­NERS? I truly be­lieve there is never an ex­cuse for bad be­hav­iour. Say “please”, “thank you”, and don’t be afraid of say­ing “sorry”.

Life is so much hap­pier for the po­lite. … GO FOR A MORN­ING WALK? I find it a won­der­ful way to start my day. It gears me up for

the day ahead and of course, a good gos­sip! … SING? It’s so joy­ful. If I hadn’t been a designer and could sing bet­ter, I’d have been an opera singer. My team

gave me opera singing lessons for my last birth­day. … KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN? You never

know what will in­spire you. My ideas come from ev­ery­where. I’ve even been in­spired by a packet of bis­cuits. … LEARN TO LA­BEL? My chil­dren tell me I have OCD when it comes to this and that I would la­bel them if I could, but I do be­lieve an or­gan­ised home, desk,

and hand­bag can make life just a lit­tle bit eas­ier. … WRITE A JOUR­NAL? De­vote some time to it ev­ery day – even if you’re adding just a word or two. I buy a new di­ary ev­ery year. A beau­ti­fully bound

one is won­der­ful to look back upon. … EX­PLORE YOUR CITY? Lon­don in­spires me

ev­ery day. I get so ex­cited when I find some­thing new. … BUILD YOUR OWN HAND­BAG? Choose the skin, the lining, and write a cheeky mes­sage in­side in your hand­writ­ing for you or a friend. It seals a mo­ment in time and cre­ates some­thing to trea­sure.

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