ADDRESS Interview with Ryley Bickerdike of Curate Interior Design + Photographic Prints.
Describe your creative process. I head somewhere I haven’t been before, explore and capture with a keen curiosity. When I’m back at home, I sit down, sort through my shots imagining what spaces they may enhance, these are the ones I print. I love being surprised when an unassuming photo becomes my favourite piece.
Where do you find inspiration when experiencing a creative block? Travelling. Whether it’s a creative block or I’m feeling a bit stuck in my daily routine, getting out of my everyday surroundings is really helpful in adjusting perspective and seeing things differently and opening up the mind.
What advice would you give to young designers / makers / artists / creatives aspiring to make it in their field? If you have an idea, try it out. It is so fun to come up with ideas we think we might do one day, but when it comes to actually implementing said ideas, it’s pretty terrifying! Just go for it because even though it feels like you have everything to lose, you really have nothing to lose and you will learn so much along the way. You will be surprised what you are capable of and where you will go.
What’s your dream project? To build my own house and design it with an obsessive attention to detail. THEN, sell it to someone who mirrors my appreciation for thoughtful design and repeat the whole process again? I would also love to do a larger scale art installation in a restaurant or commercial space.
What design trends are you excited about? I love the shift towards small companies producing precious and unique pieces to fulfill their livelihood. The vintage and thrifting movement is aIso exciting to me. I really feel that it isn’t just a trend, but more something that will stick for years to come. It is a great way to source exceptionally unique pieces, make a space feel layered, add character, and recycle.