Millicent Nobis is the designer behind sculptural jewellery label Mies Nobis and the founder and owner of our collectively run concept store AA-Collected. She grew up in Blue Mountains, Australia and has been based in Berlin since 2010.
"I'm in Berlin and we are encouraged to stay home but they have given specific guidelines for leaving the house."
Life has simplified without the usual social interaction, being often home now i am eating and sleeping more on impulse rather than schedule. I tend to wake up early, make a smoothie and a coffee, check emails and prepare tasks for my assistant, do some sport; running or online yoga, shower and either sit down at my computer or i go into the studio for a while to work on production, i am developing some new pieces and have really enjoyed making my own photographs in the absence of being able to work with someone else.
"Life has simplified without the usual social interaction, being often home now i am eating and sleeping more on impulse rather than schedule."
"Last year I had points where i could not recall the last time i spent at home alone and if so then often with friends round for wine and dinner."
What do you miss most from pre-quarantine?
"I traveled a bit too much last year so am happy to have a break."
Also outfits, getting dressed up, me and some friends are doing friday night cocktail calls where we get dressed up pretty and have a video cocktail together.
"I feel like i get to know myself a lot better than before."
Plans for now, plans for the future ?
As i said, i continue developing some new designs i was working on before, the direction is more art/fine jewellery and i would like to work towards presenting a series in more of an exhibition sense than the fashion way i have done before.
"I continue developing some new designs i was working on before."
I start to plan the next exhibition of Jewellery curated by an Artist for AA-Collected, even if we end up launching it digitally, in general i take the approach that life goes on, clearly there will be effects of this and changes to things but i cannot say what they will be so will continue as i am being open to new directions as they come up.
What would you tell your pre-quarantined self ?
You would be surprised at the person you can be.
Favourite new hobby, pastime you have discovered.
I also have been pickling vegetables, making my own oat milk and brewing Kombucha, i like that you have more time for simple life things. For 2020 anyway i wanted to slow things down and live more in the moment, then the world went ahead and enforced it.
Having said that i want to paint my bathroom tiles since before this started and still have not got around to it.
"For 2020 anyway i wanted to slow things down and live more in the moment, then the world went ahead and enforced it. "
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