Studios can often act as hubs for creativity, but what happens when you share a small space with four equally creative and artistic people? CH spent a day at the shared Sydney studio space of fashion designer Kate Hurst, jewelery designer Elke Kramer, filmmaker Fiona McGee and Matt Weston, also a jewelry designer, spying on the daily activities of some of Australia's most successful creatives to find out what makes for good and bad environment.
How long have you all been in the studio?
Elke and Kate have been here since day one for about three years now. Matt came next, soon after and when we lost our dear friend Ainslie, to the real world of full time employment, we were blessed with the arrival of Fiona. Kylie, Kate's assistant, is also part of the team. Ever any arguments over music choices?
Not any! Matt usually controls the party shuffle, as downloading music of limewire is his preferred method of work avoidance.
Do you work and play together or keep lives separate?
Definitely work and play. We all live about two minutes from each other also, so it's easy to catch up away from the studio.
Do you ever get worried you'll create something similar in your labels?
Not at all, that's why we are so lucky. We all have very different strengths and selling points. There is a healthy level of respect and we can pool our different knowledge and experiences together to help strengthen each other.