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Aug 18, 2011


I'm pretty sure I've written about this Twin-sister tag-team designers before. They never stop creating amazing things. Their typography embroidery, the detail they put into one piece of work is what makes them unique. Up at 10 ASWERS the sisters did a really fun interview I though you
guys might enjoy.

1. How would you describe your work in three words?
Intricately textured visuals.

2. Who is your creative role model?
Neil Gaiman, he’s not a designer, but a writer. We wish we were as witty and could weave imaginative stories like his.

3. If you had an extra hour each day what would you do with it?
Cook. Or read a book, preferably outdoors away from our workspace.

4. What place in the world most inspires you and why?
It’s hard to pin point one particular place, London is amazing and there are so many things happening here it’s hard to keep up. But a trip to Tokyo played a major part in our decision to establish MaricorMaricar and started us off on the journey we’re on now. The creative energy of the city inspired us to pick up a pencil/brush/needle again and get our hands dirty making things away from the computer.

5. If you could do a different job for a day what would it be and why?
A food critic, I’d love to be able to travel to sample world’s best restaurants.

6. What is your favorite homemade gift to give?

7. What is your favorite object in your home?
We left most of our things back in Australia so our flat felt really sterile like a hotel for a while. We found a colourful knitted throw at a market and it instantly made our place feel like home so that’s my favourite object right now. It’s crazily coloured and patterned.

8. What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
You get nothing without asking. Oh and that it’s all about the percentages so be persistent. I read somewhere that a 10% response rate (positive and negative) is normal when you send out cvs/portfolios etc. You have to be prepared for a lot of knock backs, but it’s not personal.

9. What websites do you use for inspiration?
Synaptic Stimuli, But Does it Float, Twitter.

10. When do you consider a piece of your work complete?
With our embroideries we’ll start a piece and worry that the colours aren’t working together, but we’ve learnt to resist the urge to unpick everything and just continue adding the rest of the colours and eventually the combinations start to sing. When that happens in a project it feels like everything just clicks into place and all the pieces you’ve been struggling with all knit together. It might not be finished yet, but I know it will work.

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