PROFILE: ANNA ALICIA The eclectic designer-maker on her creative life.
Illustration, textiles, ceramics, jewellery... meet the ‘magpie’ designermaker who created our pull-out ower sheets.
I live in an area of East London called Bow which, since having my son, has become like a village to me. I love that in a big city like London you can feel anonymous, but it’s also been lovely to see another side to the city.
I think I have two opposing sides to my style too. One is a drive towards minimalism – simple forms and clean, calm tones – and the other is a fascination with full-on pattern and texture, folky orals and bold colours. My favourite kinds of design combine the two – like an exquisitely stylish grey sofa with a couple of heavily embroidered cushions. My own home décor and personal style is