Friday Five: fruitsuper

Designer profile Q+A:

Meet Joe and Sallyann of Seattle-based studio fruitsuper. They’re also two of our Managing Members and owners of Join Shop.

1. Daily ritual?

S: Taking mini quiet breaks throughout the day helps me clear my head, re-focus, and leaves room to daydream.

J: I usually drink 1/2 of my coffee before I open any emails. 

2. Best creative (or business) advice?

S: 1. Leap before you look. (Black Mountain College philosophy) 2. Collaborate! 3. Always play tennis against a stronger opponent.

J: Work and it will lead to something. (Charles Eames)

3. Current inspiration sources?
S: Books! John Pawson, Jasper Morrison, Gio Ponti, and all things Italian Modernism.
J: Books, taking walks, cooking, and not being at my desk. 

4. Favorite podcast(s)?
S: Ideally any filled with fun facts that are under 20 minutes. Planet Money, 99% Invisible. Design Matters.
J: Dan Carlin's Hardcore History, Radiolab

5. How does your city influence your work?

S: We’re extremely fortunate to be positioned in an area rich with manufacturing variety and amazing creatives.  I’m constantly inspired by the hustle, tenacity, and honesty of our fellow PNW creatives!
J: Seattle is beautiful, constantly evolving, and has a fantastic proximity to industry.