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Mengting Zhuo: an interview with our artist in residence

In the summer of 2022, we were approached by Mengting Zhuo a performance artist whose work truly blew us away, and to our delight connected with us with an interest in joining our residence programme. She has now been with us for a little over 3 months! In this interview we invite Mengting to share her story, her art and her secret psychic ability to read people.  Hi Mengting, it’s so lovely to have you with us, can you tell us a little bit more about how you found yourself in London? I’ve been living in London since 2015. This is a city where I feel I can be whoever I like to be - because no one really cares!...

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Introducing Zofia Sobota: our in house graphic designer

Our in-house graphic designer Zofia Sobota joined Aequill in the autumn of 2021 and has undertaken an all-round rebrand, as well as designing the packaging for our upcoming range of perfumes. Hi Zofia, before joining aequill last year, you’d just moved from Warsaw to London, how are you finding the city? It’s great, I feel at home already. Without knowing much about the different London districts, I ended up living in Hackney Wick which has an environment of creativity that I really like. I couldn’t have been luckier. I absolutely love the vibe of East London, it’s diversity and the alternative scene. You’ve worked with a variety of different companies: a food design studio, the editorial office of a magazine,...

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Our artist in residence: an interview with Ekaterina Adelskaya

My name is Jintana, it has always been my dream to create beautiful and thoughtful pieces of work in collaboration with talented people. I met Ekaterina (or Kate as we now know her) after being introduced through Ecka, (read her interview here.) Ecka was the first to join our artist in residence programme back in 2020. After seeing Kate's stunning work, I quickly noticed our shared interests in materials. In this interview I deep dive into her thinking, her work for aequill, inspirations and how she intends on taking over the art world. Could you tell us about working with aequill? I’ve always been interested in scents. Fragrance composition, for me, is a true art form, so naturally, I’m excited to...

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Our artist in residence: Ecka Mordecai

Our artist in residence programme brings together creatives from different backgrounds in the spirit of creativity, experimentation and innovation. I first met Ecka Mordecai in early 2020 because we had neighboring studios and she came sniffing around the Aequill workshop out of curiosity. At the time she was working as a musician and sound artist but showed a raw passion and talent with scent so I trained her in fragrance and our story blossomed from there. Over the past two years Ecka has worked with us to push our value of beautiful craft and outstanding products, always stretching the boundaries of what contemporary fragrance could be.  This week, I am interviewing Ecka, our in-house perfumer and the nose behind the upcoming...

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Meet the founder of Aequill

  A Childhood Dream Aequill was a business I dreamt up when I was 10 years old. I’d always known I was going to start a business. As a child I watched my parents, both of whom are entrepreneurs, put different business ideas to the test. My dad was a market trader and bought and sold a variety of goods and my mum was involved with many little projects until her own business finally took off. I learnt a lot about hard work and endurance from watching 2 very determined people from a young age try to make an impact on the world. The Role Model My mum is a very glamorous lady who loved dressing up, the dress, the hair, the make...

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