Mikaella Kasinou is the owner of Mi.Ka designs. She graduated from Brighton University (MDes, 3D Design and Craft) and is currently studying Drama. She describes herself as a fairy Queen, living in her pink cloud, dreaming of a big ice-cream cone!
What’s your connection to Brighton and what do you dig about the city?
Brighton is the city of my soul. Brighton is: the seagulls, walking through the Lanes, the West Pier, Corona beers by the sea and endless sunsets. Once a Brightonian, always a Brightonian!
Can you briefly elaborate on your creative process, mediums used etc?
My work is mostly based on utilizing traditional Cypriot crafts in a new context by using a great variety of materials such as wood, resin and neoprene. I have created a series of womens shoes, clutch bags and accessories, as well as a series of mens backpacks and laptop/tablet cases.
Any current/future projects you can share with us?
I am currently working on a new series of womens bags.
Five things inspiring you/your work right now:
1. The view from my window.
2. My home town, the old city of Nicosia.
3. My morning cup of coffee.
4. Communicating with people.
Current guilty pleasures:
My favourite cocktail ‘aspri pineza’, gummy bears and french fries!
Obv, the greatest artist of all time is…
obv, Iris van Herpen because she manipulates technology and art in an incredible way.
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