Here at EQ3, we’ve decided to change it up! Each new interview will pose questions which we hope reveal something interesting or quirky about someone we admire. This month we’re featuring Arren Williams, the Creative Director, Home at Hudson’s Bay. (You can also shop EQ3 galleries at The Bay!) We’re aiming to inspire whether that takes form through food, books, travel, etc.. Questions and answers will be kept brief and each new interview will include a photograph taken by our feature someone!
EQ3 What is your current obsession?
ARREN WILLIAMS I live my life constantly design obsessed, but right now I’m very into craft beer, and always enjoy hunting down a local brew whenever I travel.
EQ3 What has been your drink of choice this summer?
AW Other than beer, I have a bit of a thing for ice cold dry rosé.
EQ3 What was the last meal that wowed you?
AW Açorda de Marisco, eaten in a little dockside restaurant in Olhão, southern Portugal. It’s a seafood stew made with bread, and it totally blew my socks off.
EQ3 In your opinion, what is the most essential coffee table book?
AW I have a vintage Terence Conran ‘The House Book’ from 1974 that came off of a very stylish aunt’s bookshelf. That’s definitely a favourite.
EQ3 One lesson that changed your outlook on design?
AW Stopping worrying about what other people will think.
EQ3 A room is never complete without ____________?
AW In my case, a black and white Whippet named Spot.
EQ3 If you could only see the world in three colours, what three colours would they be and why?
AW That is possibly the most bizarre question I have ever been asked. To be honest, I never limit myself when it comes to colour!
EQ3 Name the most inspirational place you’ve ever travelled to or would like to travel to.
AW India. I’ve been a couple of times for work, but would love the chance to travel around the country.
EQ3 What is the most played song in your music library?
AW We actually have a record player at home, so the other day Haircut One Hundred’s album, Pelican West, was on repeat. It took me back to my, ahem, younger days…
EQ3 What is THE conversation piece in your own home?
AW It’s probably a toss-up between a vintage clown painting on our gallery wall and our rather obnoxiously loud, and heavily patterned, sofa.