We head to the small town of Ascoli Piceno, Italy to explore artist lOll3's adorable studio in her bedroom.
"The thing about my room that I love the most is surely my loft bed. As cats do, I love to sleep in high places, and this was the best refuge to dream or read a book in total serenity…"
Tell us about your space?
My old House has a pretty strange structure: there is a spooky long hallway with many rooms on the sides…mine is one of these rooms… a little pink cube of 16 m². I've equipped my room with a big working table with all the tools for painting, or drawing, making plushies, tees, cloths etc…
What have you done to make your space cosy, beautiful or inspiring?
I designed the blueprint for my room when I was about 21 years old and my dad, who is really good at DIY, built what I drew…like the loft bed, the desk, the shelfs. I painted the pink walls by myself and my mom (who is a good seamstress) sewed the pillows, the awning and the blankets. I've tried to fill up my room with all the stuff that I love the most like books, fairytales, my old toys, my new toys, my dolls, barbies, illustration books, comic books, plushies, posters and all the stuff for painting, creating, and making amazing stuff.
How do you keep organized?
I'm the most messy person in the world, so I've a personal idea of the organization of a room… but I've helped myself with a lot of boxes, containers, drawers etc.
Any tips & tricks for organising supplies?
I'm not the right person for giving this type of tip… I can say just one word: boxes boxes boxes!
Which are your favourite possessions and are there any of your own creations on display?
I think that my favorite possession are my childhood toys, like my beloved doll camilla, my polly pockets, and my barbies… but I'm particularly attached to my self-made plushies, like the sparkling bear, the pink totoro and even my funny bats.
How do you organise your inspiration and ideas?
I take inspiration from everything that surround me, like people, magazines, books, movies, internet, tv etc… I've a folder in my pc where I save all the inspiration pics that I find … and I also use pinterest to share the things that inspire my art… I also have a small collection of illustrations and art books with my fav artist.
Where do you look for inspiration?
Mostly on the internet, it's a big window for peeking at the world and taking ideas, incitements and inspiration!
If you had three wishes, what would you do to make it the dream space?
I have nearly moved in a new apartment with my boyfriend so this is not my room anymore… in the new home there is not enough space, so I'm working on my dinner table =?='' i don't have three wishes, but only one: to one day have a studio for just me, a little place where i can keep all that is necessary to do all the things that I love the most, like drawing, painting, making plushies, and dreaming! ^_^