This month’s Designer Dailies gives us a peek into the creative world of French designer Caroline Gomez. Living and working in Bordeaux, the designer has graced the digital pages of Design Milk before with her simple creations, oftentimes utilizing wood in its purest form. Launching her first collection in 2009, Gomez continues to expand her line of minimalist yet functional wares, all while remaining true to her organic aesthetic. Further growing her empire, Gomez partnered with Sophie Denux in 2012 to start a lifestyle magazine called SLØ, which marries her scaled-back design philosophy with living an enjoyable life. Let’s see how she spends the day, “A day almost as the others.”

Above: Having accompanied my daughter to school I get ready a good bowl of black tea with vanilla.

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I go to my small studio to begin the day.

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I prepare the day’s shippings.

A Day in the Life of Caroline Gomez in home furnishings  Category

I like taking time to make attractive packages.

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I like to stamp labels on some beautiful recycled paper.

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Then I take care of my communications and I prepare press releases. I update products in the online shop and I answer my e-mails…

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Once all this was settled, I have the free spirit to create. I work on various projects: furniture, objects, events…

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For several hours and often whole days, I experiment with various prototypes. I draw the plans which I give to my craftsmen.

A Day in the Life of Caroline Gomez in home furnishings  Category

I take advantage of the beautiful light during the photography sessions for my products. I put them in situations and make various pictures.

A Day in the Life of Caroline Gomez in home furnishings  Category

Then I sort out photos on my computer and prepare the pictures for the press and the shop.

A Day in the Life of Caroline Gomez in home furnishings  Category

I end the day by finalizing the model of my magazine SLØ (co-published with Sophie Denux).

A Day in the Life of Caroline Gomez in home furnishings  Category

A Day in the Life of Caroline Gomez in home furnishings  Category

I verify the tracer and the color depiction before it leaves to the printing.

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I pick my daughter up at the school and we make a delicious snack!

Photos by Caroline Gomez & Sophie Denux.