Introducing Freedom To Make

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.

You may not know this, but my original background is in PR, marketing and writing. And well as working on Mocha, I also work on a freelance basis with other creative companies.

For a long while I had an idea to start a website specifically to help other designers / makers who want to grow their own businesses selling products online. And for bloggers who would like to turn their passion into a career.

And now I’ve finally realised it with the launch of Freedom To Make.

So if you’re a creative entrepreneur (or would like to be), then please check it out. And if you know any other designers, makers or bloggers, please pass this onto them.


My Design Style With Chedva From Rooms And Words

Chedva from Rooms and Words Chedva is a design journalist, blogger and consultant. She writes the popular interior blog Rooms and Words. Her blog features design trends, interviews with designers, and plenty of beautiful images that will give you inspiration for your own decorating projects.

It was a love for home decor blogs and magazines – but most of all for design – that originally led her to start Rooms and Words. And she has also contributed to various magazines including Go Style, Rue and Heart Home Magazine.

Based in Tel Aviv, Chedva is a mother (who has learned to survive on little sleep!) a bookworm and twitter junky. All of this gives her an original voice and fresh style perspective. She shares with us here some of her own design inspirations and styling tips.


An Interview with Margarita Salmerón Espinosa of schindlersalmerón

Margarita Salmeron Espinosa and Christoph Schindler architects at schindlersalmeron

Christoph Schindler and Margarita Salmerón

Margarita Salmerón Espinosa is one half of the Zurich based architectural partnership schindlersalmerón. Born in Valencia, Spain, she studied Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Between 1998 and 2004 she worked as an architect at MVRDV in Rotterdam, Meili Peter in Zurich and Herzog & de Meuron in Basel. As well as her work for schindlersalmerón, Margarita is a contributor to the magazine Mundo Hispánico, where she writes about issues related to architecture and design.

Together with partner Christoph, they design and develop innovative – yet simple – modern furniture and home accessories in which the focus is the interrelation between form, function, tool, and material.  Their best-selling Kleiderleiste Slimline Coatrack still belongs to the very few furniture products successfully implementing mass customization principles.


An Interview with Dani Gassner of Ototo

Designers Dani Gassner  and Ori Saidi of Studio Ototo

Dani Gassner and Ori Saidi

Dani Gassner is one half of the design duo that forms Ototo. He completed a Masters degree with honours in industrial design at the Domus Academy in Milan; and in 2002 Dani co-founded Studio Ototo in collaboration with designer Ori Saidi. Together they design fun and quirky modern home accessories, such as the recently launched Jumpin’ Jack Salad Servers.


An Interview With Holly Palmer

An interview with designer of the Tea Cup Stool Holly PalmerHolly Palmer is the designer of the original and playful Tea Cup Stool. She graduated from Bucks New University, UK, in 2008 where she studied Contemporary Furniture and Product Design.

Here she tells us the story behind the design of  Tea Cup Stool, the process involved in manufacturing it; and reveals to us the designers who have inspired her.