A Q&A with Claire Medcalf

2 Apr

We caught up with Claire, creator of the Letter Lounge (who will be running an event with us on the 20th May!) to pick her brains on all things fashion, inspiration and the Letter Lounge…

Tell us a little bit about you.

Hello my name is Claire, I’m a creative copywriter living in London and I’m almost 30. I set up Letter Lounge 3 years ago.

Where do you draw the inspiration for your work from?

Letters from my grandparents.

What three words would you use to describe yourself?

Small. Sentimental. Silly.

How do you take your tea?

Several times a day – strong with plenty of milk and no sugar.

What encouraged you to start the Letter Lounge and what was your route into it?

A conversation with a friend about how we don’t write letters anymore, and maybe we would if there was a space where we could. Letter Lounge – a space where you can come along to write the letters you never have time for and enjoy a bit of a social.

How do you like your eggs?

Poached. Runny please.

Who are some of your favorite designers/artists/illustrators/authors?

Caroline Glover does some wonderful illustrations (she’s also my best friend) http://www.carolineglover.co.uk/illustration.html

What would your dream outfit be?

Anything a little bit 50s.

What can the public expect from your upcoming Letter Lounge events at Super+Super?

It is really very simple; we bring cake, tea, coffee, paper, pens, and stamps. All you need to bring is the address of the person you’re writing to and a sunny disposition. We even take the trouble to post your letters for you.

What’s your favourite cake?

A homemade scone with jam and clotted cream. Thank you.

How would you spend your perfect day in our fair city?

I’d have my self some fish and chips by the sea, there isn’t much sea in London you see. I’d write a postcard home too of course.

Whats next for Letter Lounge…?

More letters! Some big plans are in the making…

Be sure to check out our Letter Lounge event on the 20th May from 2-4pm – http://supersuperhq.com/2012/03/27/the-letter-lounge-is-coming-to-ss-hq/

One Response to “A Q&A with Claire Medcalf”


  1. What’s On This Week at S+S « Super+Super - May 14, 2012

    […] something special to a pal you haven’t seen in a while. We have a lovely interview here with Claire Medcalf of The Letter Lounge so take a peek and pop the date in your diary. Its definitely one not to be […]

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