Firstly Jules, how are you feeling and how are you coping in lockdown?
Well, it has been a journey! Raising nearly £6,000 for Meals for the NHS and Covid_19 Global Giving certainly kept me focused. It also made me feel proud of the artists' community.
Do you think the world will become a kinder place after Covid-19?
I do hope so but after the tragic death of George Floyd who knows. Locally it feels softer but only time will tell.
I set up Blank White Space because I have a huge passion for art. I think it's the only way to run a business. Do what you love and the rest falls into place.
What is the kindest thing you have ever done?
When I was a Creative Director in advertising a young girl in my team lost her father and as a result, her face became numb. I paid for her to have a head massage and facial. She is now a high flyer in LA and I saw her there for drinks last year after losing touch for many years. It was a special moment.
Tell us about your love for art:
I was years old the first time I came to London on the train. My Mum took me to the Tate and bought me a Degas poster and some postcards that I hung above my bed. It's a journey that will continue for the rest of my life.
What is your favourite print that Blank White Space stocks?
We want to see what you have on your walls at home?
At the moment Athena Anastasiou is our artist in residence in my East London loft. Cleopatra hangs centre stage. I'm so lucky to have her here for a while. I also have just purchased artist support pledge pieces from Julie Cockburn, Matthew Burrows and I'm just about to buy Amy Stephen's sculpture.
Who is your favourite artist?
Now that's a question! It changes daily. Julie Cockburn, Vanessa Bell, Amy Stephens, Charming Baker, Soozy Lipsey, Matisse, How long have you got?
I hope people start buying more electric cars and that Donald Trump loses the next election. Oh and I hope we all love a little bit more.
What is your kind message for all our lovely readers?
Love and give every day. Together we have to make this world a better place for the next generation.
JOIN US FOR AN AFTERNOON OF OPTIMISM AND FUN WITH
FRANCOIZE BOUCHER AND HER 'I FEEL GOOD BOOK' SIGNING
You can find us with all our good things in the Somerset countryside next weekend with some other wonderful designers and makers. If you're nearby please come and say hello.
Brassica Mercantile Saturday night supper club tickets from here
Jubilee village hall. Back Lane, Batcombe, Somerset BA4 6H
This time next week we will be celebrating DAY OF THE DEAD in Columbia Road
Organised by our lovely neighbours @milagros_london There will be face painting / headdress making / mariachis. We invite you to come as you are and enjoy the FREE fun. We will be doing our traditional badge making mayhem
An article that came out this week by LOCAL BUYERS CLUB with a bit of our Dandy back story
The brilliant organisation and members club is only £12 per year and you get discounts in all your local shops (we offer 10% off ) Sign up! join up!
Dandy Star has had a remarkable journey. It started life as a small T-shirt printing business set up by two artistic mums, had a spell supplying some of the Capital’s leading department stores and is now a beautiful shop and wholesale business.
SUGAR DANDY NOW IN ADULT SIZES - sweet sugared almond palette.
LOVE in colours - long/short sleeves on navy or denim
For a very reasonable price we will wrap your order with our stylish paper and neon tape. We can add a card if you pick one and add your intended message to your checkout notes. Our handwriting is quite good.
Abi Campbell (photography) and Tracey Jacob (Style and Direction) produced our new collection spread for Hooligans Magazine. Click names for respective links