PHOTOGRAPHED BY CLAIRE PEPPER.
What’s your favourite way to spend time together?Louisa:
"Cultural days where Joe takes photos on his many cameras around town, long walks in Greenwich, catching up with exhibitions. I equally love chilling at home and cooking an epic meal on a Sunday."Joseph:
"Waking up to a slow day, cooking, being goofs."How do you inspire each other creatively?Louisa:
"I have a very different approach to design than Joe, so every project we do as individuals sort of inspires each other. We both work in the realm of digital graphic design, so it's very hard to pinpoint inspirations. But, I guess having a feminine sensibility helps Joe's projects and vice versa. Overall, I think Joe's design is a bit more 'out there' and then I help rein it back a little."Joseph:
"Louisa has a much more sensible approach to the creative process than I do. I'll dive in the deep end while she wades in. Meeting in the middle, we learn a lot from each other's journeys."You both worked on redesigning Louisa's sister Susie Bubble’s blog. Have you worked on many other projects together?Louisa:
"We worked on my Lust & Found
blog together. I did the logo and site designs, and Joe helped with the site build and development. It was pretty straightforward because I knew easily what I wanted and Joe helped me implement it all. But, we bounce ideas off each other all the time for various projects."
What’s the most romantic thing your partner has done for you?Louisa:
"We were celebrating our three-year anniversary at Vinoteca in Farringdon, and afterwards Joe thought it would be a good idea to go on a walk and I just went along with it and followed him, not knowing where we were heading. Next thing I know, we're in front of the Central Saint Martins Southampton Row building, where we first met, and Joe declared his love for me. I'm not a flowers and chocolates kind of girl, but that was the most romantic thing anyone had ever done for me."Joseph:
"There are many, large and small. One of my favourite early flashbacks is from a night seeing Andrew W.K. at the Mean Fiddler on Tottenham Court Road before it was knocked down. We partied hard in our own world, dancing round a chair at the side."What’s the secret to a great relationship?Louisa:
"Honesty and understanding that a relationship is all about give and take. Being considerate of each other and being fully supportive no matter what."Joseph:
"I don't know if there's a uniform secret, but I think ours revolves around selflessness and both finding pugs the cutest dogs in the world."What does your partner love that you hate?Louisa:
"We have our musical differences, but if I had to choose one of Joe's musical loves, it has to be Mr. Bungle, an experimental American band from the '80s. I wasn't a fan of Mike Patton or Faith No More to begin with, but this just re-affirms it."Joseph:
"There isn't anything really, apart from the fact she doesn't like Mr. Bungle. I play it to her all the time to help her come around, but she still doesn't get it."