Hey we’re Mark and Ali!
To Inspire Others To Live Creative and Balanced Lives
Questioning the 9-to-5, we quit our jobs and had an adventure around the world. What came next was a complete change in lifestyle by working less, spending less and being all the happier for it.
Our blog was created to share our travel story, which after 10 months of soul searching become a place where our love of travel and design came together. Travel helped us remember how much we loved making things and in 2018 Studio Mali actually became a studio!
Returning home after 10 months of travelling, we wanted to use our experiences to guide what we did next. We drew inspiration from the places we visited to drive our design work, creating travel-inspired statement pieces in jewellery, homeware and furniture.
We design and manufacture our products from our flat in London where every piece is lovingly crafted by hand. You can check out travel-inspired products in our shop.
We met in 2006 at Kingston Art School, Mark studying Fine Art and Ali Fashion Design. Ali pursued a career designing high street fashion, leaving the industry to work on Studio Mali full time. Whereas Mark teaches Design & Technology 4 days-a-week.
Finding balance between work and play, our dream is to inspire others to make changes to their lifestyle and pick up on those creative skills you might have forgotten. By showcasing the changes we’ve made to our lives we hope to inspire others to make changes to theirs.
We want you to believe you can achieve those dreams you didn’t quite grasp yet, and with hard work, passion and a step into the unknown....
you can do it!
We produce all of our photography, video and graphic design.
If you wish to use any of our media please contact us first.
If you need to contact us, don't hesitate, just say hey!
Or swing by our social media accounts…
All information provided has been gathered from our experiences on the road, use common sense when deciding whether to take our advice i.e. don't climb that slippery mountain if 24 hours of snow is predicted!
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