ADDRESS Interview with Aleeza Khan Bradner of Droplet Home Goods.
Describe your creative process. The whole process starts with finding beauty and art to inspire me and to figure out what feeling I want my pieces to invoke. It’s all about how I want them to make a person feel, and usually that part is fairly instinctive and I trust my instincts to lead the way. But, once I’m down the path of creating my right brain kicks in and takes over and I get a lot more analytical. The collection is purposefully small and I want to make sure each piece is thoughtfully curated, so my right brain reigns in the left and analyses everything.
Where do you find inspiration when experiencing a creative block? Everywhere around me, but particularly other creatives and entrepreneurs. Just watching them create is inspiring and encourages me. It reminds me that the block isn’t the end of the road, it just means that I have further to go and to persist.
What advice would you give to young designers / makers / artists / creatives aspiring to make it in their field? Persist! Keep going and don’t let any set backs hold you back from your path. All successful people are just the people who haven’t given up. They keep going and don’t let a hurdle get in their way.
What’s your dream project? Partnering with an interior designer to create a bespoke, useful piece for the home. I’d love to create something that was equal parts useful and beautiful. And in an ideal world that would be partnered with a non-profit that focussed on children, too.
What design trends are you excited about? I don’t know about any trends in particular that I’m excited about, but I love design that isn’t afraid to have a little fun. I love a surprise element to design where trends are mixed, or colours and textures are played with. I like a clean look with a splash of eclecticism.