podcast episode no. 30 with kangan arora – how to curate your life

:: by Lizzie




Welcome back to my podcast ‘How to Curate Your Life – Work Life Balance for the Creative Entrepreneur’. I’ve so been looking forward to sharing this episode with you. Kangan Arora is a brilliant textile designer and fascinating person. If you’re interested in learning what the journey of a successful Textile Designer looks like, this episode is for you. My talk with Kangan really got me wanting to find more time to design. The work she does (and who she is) really inspires me and it was a pleasure to catch up with her and take a walk down memory lane. She’s done so much! There are so many take-aways from this episode for designer makers earlier on in their careers. It’s also I hope, an enjoyable episode for others to hear two people in the design world who’ve know each other for a good while, talking about how things began for Kangan and her journey as a create person in the design world. She’s done so much! Thank you Kangan.



S H O W  N O T E S :


Kangan’s Website – www.kanganarora.com

Kangan on Instagram – www.instagram.com/kanganarora

Designer Makers Market – oldspitalfieldsmarket.com

Design Junction – www.thedesignjunction.co.uk

3 Days of Design – 3daysofdesign.dk

Milan Design Fair – www.salonemilano.it

Floor Story – floorstory.co.uk

Lizzie for SMUG textiles – www.lizzieforsmug.com

Kangan at ual – www.arts.ac.uk

My Xero Blog Post – What I’ve Changed Up So That I Now Love Doing My Accounts


Portrait of Kangan by Alun Callender




podcast episode no. 29 – the one where i tell you that SMUG is closing

:: by Lizzie


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So it’s time to fill you in on some big news for me, my business and my family. I have decided that after more than 10 years of having a bricks and mortar store, that I am ready to close 13 Camden Passage and focus on new and exciting aspects of my business. Founding and running SMUG has been completely wonderful and I’ve been so fortunate to have my dream job for over a decade. I have decided though after lots of reflection, that I’m ready for new challenges and am excited for a different work life balance over the next decade of my life. There are so many things that I do and want to grow, that it feels the right moment to let the biggest thing go. I want to do this in order to spend more time on the smaller, newer elements of what I do. These things I have realised that I am so very passionate about. Please do listen to the podcast episode below to hear me talk this big decision through with you and catch you up on my plans for SMUG and for myself.


SMUG won’t be closing until the end of January 2020 so you still have lots of time to do your Christmas shopping and to come say hi. We’d really love to see you at this special and pivotal time. Thanks for reading and listening as ever and speak very soon, Lizzie x