and Hannah Swainston live in a small flat in Camberwell in South East London, England. They’ve only been there for about six months and it’s their first place together that was an empty shell when they moved in. Because they had lived in furnished places they didn’t have much, so they opted to make furniture, find furniture, get prints and work from friends and bought a few pieces slowly. In the process they learned that you don’t need to spend a lot of money to generate warmth in a place. The rest of the space William fills with his ceramics. In addition to his own work on paper, sculpture, print-making, music and ceramics William is one third of , curates Colossal Space and , and makes music under the name ‘‘. Thanks William and Hannah, and for the photos! –Anne
Image above: This is our bedroom, Hannah made the sheets and I made the furniture and decoration. Things work out well, good team.
Image above: Finally we have the chance to fill our house with the work of our friends and people we both vibe off. Here is work by Nathaniel Russell and Misaki Kawai. On the bench I built is the best album ever made: ‘Visions of the Country’ by Robbie Basho. By building a place where good vibes are present will make good vibes present in our life and work.
Click for more inside William and Hannah’s London flat after the jump!
Image above: The painting is one that I found outside a house I lived in Leeds many years ago when Hannah and I started seeing each other, and this Jack Mountain has followed us since. I built the storage from banana boxes and cheap wood.
Image above: Some ceramics that aren’t mine, a plate by Hazel Stark and mug I got from a trip we took to the West Coast of America when we met the incredible Peter Shire. The mug is beautiful memento f the trip and a constant inspiration.