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Sundown Chat Juliette Writing


« At night I play clarinet for a while if Fraser’s not in. It’s the best thing to clear my thoughts »

Juliette is a passionate exhibition assistant in an edgy art institution, living with boyfriend Fraser near Clissold Park.

She’s an avid clarinetist, he’s a professional saxo player and their flat exudes good vibes. She lets us take a peek into her creative home life.


3 steps morning routine

I always tap twice the snooze button at the start of my day. Less is too difficult and more, too indulgent!

I then stretch and do what I call the « body meditation » - exercices I find on youtube that are quite similar to yoga and pilates.

A quick shower and I’m off to grab a coffee on my way to work.

Sundown Chat Juliette Family Friends Artists Pictures

Joyous mix of family, friends, and artists' pictures

3 steps evening routine

When I get back from work and Fraser is at home practicing music I start cooking straight away. At the moment I’m really into making dim sum, either steamed or pan-fried ones. Absolutely delicious!

I love listening to podcasts, especially at night when Fraser is doing gigs. I fervently listen to My dad wrote a porno - it’s priceless.

My routine is to fall asleep after watching classic movies on the sofa - Stranger on a train (1951) by Alfred Hitchcock is my latest find.

Sundown Chat Juliette Clarinet Books Art

Welcome to the home of art and music lovers

Top 3 creative moments at home

I’m constantly online looking out for new art shows and cultural things to do. Recently I’ve been to Cine Real’s nights at the Moth Club in Hackney Central. They show 16mm film on screen, and the projectionist knows all about 20th cinema. It’s a classic!

I often do some research for my next « Van Go Yourself » picture. The concept is that you replicate a famous painting with your friends and whatever props you can find, and post it online. The last one we did was a Douanier Rousseau’s painting where we play football in stripy 1920s outfits. Truly unforgettable!

I’m a poet at heart, and I take a lot of fun in improvising haikus inspired by the moment! Writing monthly letters to my loved ones is a routine I cherish too.

Sundown Chat Juliette Memorabilia Bits and Bops Old Phone

Juliette's private memorabilia

Top 3 relaxing moments at home

At night I play clarinet for a while if Fraser’s not in. It’s the best thing to clear my thoughts.

I’m obsessed with Instagram, and I spend hours looking for new artists on social media. I find it super relaxing.

I listen to music a lot - I’m always up for some discoveries. At the moment I'm really into Sylvan Esso, they're awesome music makers. 

Sundown Chat Juliette Heart Glasses Chess Pieces

Heart glasses for the sunny days

Secret life hack

I scavenge old furniture I find on the streets and hack them. Recently I turned an old wardrobe into a shoe rack, and cut the legs of an old desk to turn it into a coffee-table.

Most treasured possession

A sea urchin shell I fished for with my Dad in Greece back in 2001. It reminds me of holidays and family. 

Sundown Chat Juliette Sea Urchin

Juliette's sea urchin shell

Worst pyjama set

When I was ten I had a white flannelette onesie with green frogs all over. I admit it was horrible but I loved it!

Dream home outfit

A filmy satin gown with a lace long dress - the Femme Fatale total look, Rita Hayworth style

Culture vulture - Juliette's current recommandations:

Last series:

The Handmade’s tale (2017) - the starting point looks pretty much like London 2017 and it’s a scary eye-opener on what humanity could turn into.

Last book:

The value of art  (2012) by Michael Findlay - a very didactic approach to today’s art world that gives a good overview.

Last movie:

Dunkirk (2017) by Christopher Nolan - the timeline, as always with Nolan, is gripping.

Last played album:

Mulatu Astatke - nothing beats classic Ethiopian jazz.

Favorite Instagram accounts:

@sisterhydeceramics: I love Margaret Meehan’s art and collage, her account is so inspiring. Also, I have a true fascination for technical breakthroughs, and the @nasa feed is beautifully informative.


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