I’ve been a fan of Mayde Australia for many many moons. You might recognize their towels as the backdrop of my nail art post I do (when it’s not at a white sandy beach) They just have that simple laid back quasi retro vibe and ability to effortlessly make any space feel a bit more beachy without overdoing it. Hence, why there are numerous towels strewn about in our home. I’m staring at this orange one now.
So, when they asked if I’d be down for an interview for their Journal (and to snap some pics in their latest gear) I obliged, of course (I love doing interviews), and then was pretty impressed by their questions.
Read below for a bit of the interview, hope you enjoy the pics, and you can check it all over at maydestore.com
Describe home in 3 words… Cozy, chaotic, covered in dog hair (just kidding, even though it is), and…sentimental.
Fave home activity during the pandemic? Blaring classic rock and dancing around my living room while playing air guitar with my son. Ok, and painting. I’ve been doing lots of painting.
Favourite room in your home? My son’s room. It’s a mess but it’s just so happy – filled with legos, stuffed animals, books, and the wonder of childhood.
If budget wasn’t an issue, what’s the first thing you’d improve in your home and why? I’d buy it! (We rent our current home) Then landscape the backyard and put in a little pool. Ok, as renters I’d put up a big tropical removable wallpaper mural in our bedroom, and buy a cool old leather sofa for the living room.
If the pandemic hit again but you could be anywhere else in the world, where would you hideaway and why? Definitely a little island in French Polynesia. Moorea, Tikehau, Fakarava…I’m not picky.
Tips on home iso with the kids? I’d say leave any expectations at the door. Be open to what each day can bring, read, read, and read some more. And you can make superhero costumes out of pretty much anything.
Exploring your own backyard in 2020 means… Revisiting my childhood at times. So much of this is like a blast from the past when times were a bit simpler. I have a big family and most of our trips were camping or road trips, and just enjoying life together where we were planted at that moment.
Heading out and taking MAYDE on your adventure – which towel/throw do you take and why? Ohh the crescent towel. That sucker is oh so luscious in both looks and feel. It’ll come in handy after a surf, at a bonfire, or just reading a book you name it.
I started painting when… I was in kindergarten. I even tried to sell my paintings door to door in our neighborhood.
My favourite subject to paint is… It’s a toss-up between portraits and landscapes – Mainly because no two are ever the same, and can both stir up so many emotions.
My dream collaboration, with anyone alive or dead, would be… Oh man, so many options. Maybe go back and paint Janis Joplin’s famous Porsche 356 for her.
I could happily die and go to heaven if I saw my art hanging at… The top level of the Musee D’Orsay in Paris, you know, by the cafe. I know that’s not humanly possible but in the art world, I think that’s heavenly square footage. In the meantime, I’m just honored to know people have pieces of mine in their homes all over the world. Talk about flattering.