The Dusty Boy studio, otherwise known as, the Bungalow, originally belonged to Kates Grandparents. Justin and Kate both wanted to live and work in a place that they could creatively express themselves in and the Bungalow was the perfect place to do just that! Since moving in six years ago, it has gently grown into the lovely space that it is today where innovative ideas form and flourish. It's also a place that they are proud to call home where they live with their dogs, hens and soon to be tiny bundle who they can't wait to welcome into the world later this year!
When it comes to designing a new product, collection or concept, Kate and Justin work both separately and together on different elements of each and every project. Kate drives the aesthetic of the brand and product from initial concept as far as the design stage through a series of carefully curated moodboards and painterly mark making.
Once the experimental part of the process is done, both Justin and Kate sit down at the design process and finalise pattern, colour stories, graphics and layout together. Justin then takes over and digitally puts everything together before hand finishing almost every item with his old but trusty foil machine.
T H E I N S P I R A T I O N
Both Kate and Justin find the changing seasons and pulsing nature that's right on their doorstep, incredibly inspiring, grounding and peace giving. They have a great love of the outdoors and so most of their free time is spent slopping around in wellies, walking through fields and following the river with the dogs. If they're not doing that, you'll find them hanging out, drinking coffee by the veggie patch!