Creative Connections: Sabai The Collection on the blog; discovering her gorgeous homewears & asked her 5 quick questions.

This “Creative Connections” Series on the blog is where I hunt down creative artisans & designers to showcase their work and uncover the story behind their creative world. Are you a creative type doing interesting work in homewares or design? Send me a quick message over on my instagram account, to be showcased next.

On today’s creative connection we have the lovely Joanne Cunnington who is the creator behind Sabai The Collection. Sabai : “Pronounced [sah-bigh]. A beautifully harmonious word translating to comfort and relaxation, the inspiration behind the entire collection itself.”  Sabai The collection, is a selection of beautiful marble effect pieces from clocks to soy candles. Check out Joanne’s gorgeous instagram account here

 

Creative Connections: Sabai The Collection on the blog; discovering her gorgeous homewears & asked her 5 quick questions.

1. When did you start Sabai The Collection?

Sabai The Collection was established earlier this year as a way to extract my thoughts, ideas and feelings. I can honestly say that this has been many years in the making. I kept saying to myself, one day I’d like to do this, or one day I’d like to do that and never thought I was capable of creating something that people would be interested in. So if I ever had to give advice to someone who is thinking of doing something, I would say…you can do it, start now!

Creative Connections: Sabai The Collection on the blog; discovering her gorgeous homewears & asked her 5 quick questions.

 

 

2. Have you always been creatively motivated, always wanted to be an artist/designer once finishing school?

I’ve always admired art in each and every form, I studied art throughout high school but once I finished school I really had no idea what I wanted to be. l think the creative side of me was partially out of a need to be different, to solve problems differently and to view the world differently and art itself is a great canvas for that.

 

Creative Connections: Sabai The Collection on the blog; discovering her gorgeous homewears & asked her 5 quick questions.

3. What’s your favourite habit to start a new project? or if you’re feeling stuck creatively, what do you do that helps?

I always keep a sketch pad handy for those moments and it is usually very late at night when an idea comes to me. If I am feeling stuck for ideas, it is usually because there are other things that weigh heavy on mind. So, I try to be in a relaxed state, light one of my candles, drink some tea and take time out.

Creative Connections: Sabai The Collection on the blog; discovering her gorgeous homewears & asked her 5 quick questions.

 

 

4. Do you have a favourite hashtag (#) or Instagram account and inspires you at the moment?

One of my all time favourite Instagram accounts is @garypeppergirl, the photography and calibre of her work is absolutely breathtaking!

Creative Connections: Sabai The Collection on the blog; discovering her gorgeous homewears & asked her 5 quick questions.

 

5. What book are you reading at the moment?

I am actually trying to finish a history book, it’s just about various events that shaped history. If I don’t know much about a subject I will try to read up on it. Other than that, it is a lot of home and interior design or fashion magazines!

 

Creative Connections: Sabai The Collection on the blog; discovering her gorgeous homewears & asked her 5 quick questions.

 

 

 

Thanks Joanne for stopping by & having a chat. I can’t believe you only just started your online store this year. A big congrats. Q3: Trying to get into that relaxed state – is something I struggle with.Thanks for some tips, such a simple idea -lighting a candle & drinking tea. Q4 Wow thanks for the inspirational insta account of @garypeppergirl – what 1.2 million followers? but I can see why her photo’s are gorgeous!

Wishing you all the best in 2015, Joanne. Thanks again

Mel xx