I’m constantly inspired by the people and the world around me. I seek inspiration from everything whether it is nature or a song I heard this morning. I like to think that I have a bit of a vintage flair to my designs, whether the direction of the design is modern or more traditional. I was born in Russia but grew up in Bay Area so I think I will always have a bit of a mixed point of view: a little bit of the European aesthetic mixed with that vintage inspired/hand made feel of San Francisco. Since most of my memories from Russia are from when I was a child, I seek my color and subject inspiration from that happy place. Yes, I still believe in fairy tales and hope to bring a little bit of of that childhood magic into the grown-up world around us.