Super Future Kid: Den of Moon Dust
My studio is part of at least a hundred others very similar to ours all spread across four large warehouses on Fountayne Road in London. I love living here. It’s old school, colorful, rundown, trashy and the people all look super interesting and do something creative.
My studio is live/work, so everything happens in here, and it really isn't big: 23’ long, 15' wide, with a little mezzanine for the bed and storing paintings and stuff.
The floor and walls are painted white and there is a 23’ high ceiling which makes the space appear more airy. Since this building is a Victorian warehouse, nothing is insulated. It gets super hot in summer and freezing in winter, anywhere from 10—40 degrees celsius. After 8 years in here, you learn to adapt. So, in winter, I don’t ever take off my moon boots and thermal underwear, whereas in summer, it’s bikini time 24/7.
Since this space is live/work, it creates the best situation imaginable for me, and there are only a few compromises. One of them is the lack of a kitchen. It’s possible for us to cook with a Thermomix, but there isn't any proper space to prepare food, and we haven't used a fridge in years. The broken fridge is still here but doesn't do much more than being a surface to work on and for keeping my magnet collection.
Another compromise is what comes with living in a workshop: fine paint dust from airbrushing covers the whole place, as well as paint specks and blobs flying onto everything from furniture to electronics, clothes and plates. All in all, however, I would never want to change anything about this studio, other than maybe tearing down the wall to the next door unit to double the size. —Super Future Kid