6 May, 2023

The Last… with Lisa Mehydene

Founder & creative director of online homewares brand, edit58

Lisa Mehydene is the founder and creative director of online homewares brand, edit58.

Lisa collaborates with artisans from around the world to bring you one-of-a-kind treasures you won’t find anywhere else. From designing their now iconic Rattan Ripple Trays, to sourcing vintage rugs, the result is a thoughtful edit of pieces you’ll want to cherish in your home for years to come.

The Last…

Time you danced?
On holiday, with my children and the Easter Bunny. Don’t ask.

Thing you bought from an actual shop?
An iced coffee

Thing you brought online?
A birthday present for my friend’s daughter – a sketchbook and scented pens. I loved stationery when I was little (still do), so I hope she loves too.

Person you spoke to?
The receptionist at my dentist, as I was just there this morning for a check-up.

Podcast you listened to?
Up with the Lark – with creative Jess Wheeler. An interesting episode about how Jess came to be creating beautiful lighting from her studio in Wales, the impact of the natural world around her on her creativity and her journey to date.

New brand you discovered?
Not so much a new brand, but a new artist (to me) – Georgina Crisford, who found on Instagram this week. Turns out she was a Partnership Editions Open Call Winner. Her interior scenes/room portraits are simply stunning.

Film you watched at the cinema?
Matilda the Musical – I took my daughter and her friends for her birthday in Dec. I’m ashamed to say I haven’t seen a film at the cinema yet this year.

TV series you watched at home?
Rain Dogs (With Daisy May Cooper) was the last series I watched in full, plus I am watching the current season of Succession.

Restaurant you ate at?
St Johns, for our wedding anniversary yesterday. We went for lunch, which I always love more than a dinner as it feels more decadent and leisurely. My husband works nearby, and I think there’s something romantic about meeting at the venue too, like you’re dating!

Takeaway you ordered?
Thai (Pad Thai and Red Curry) from a family run Thai restaurant in our neighbourhood – I love it and order from them as much as possible as I never want them to close!

Book you read?
Trespasses – Louise Kennedy. I loved it – such a raw and powerful account of The Troubles in 1970’s Belfast.

Magazine you flicked through?
The June edition of House and Garden dropped through my letterbox yesterday, so I had a quick flick through before a proper deep dive at the weekend. I love magazines and subscribe to all my favourites as I want print media to be around for the foreseeable…..

Country you visited?
Singapore and Langkawi at Easter. We used to live in Singapore so it was great to take our children back to where they were born.

Town you walked around?
Oooh – properly walked around and explored? Ely in Cambridgeshire. A good friend has recently moved there so we went to stay for the weekend.

Time you cried?
Last weekend, talking about a friend who recently died.

Time you laughed until you cried?
Last week when I mistakenly text my handyman to tell him I would “poo through his letterbox” (I obviously meant I would “POP (his cash) through his letterbox’. Oh, the shame. His text response was classic, and I was in fits of giggles.

Thing you do at night before switching off the light?
Mentally calculate how many hours sleep I’ll get…..

Meal you cooked?
Do pancakes at the weekend count?!

Cocktail you drank?
Bloody Mary a few weekends ago at our local pub

Play you saw?
The Beekeeper of Aleppo at Richmond Theatre last night

Thing you baked?
Lemon Drizzle cupcakes for a school fundraiser

Thing you burnt?
Always toast. I put it back down for just a few more seconds and then…..

Said sorry?
Yesterday, I got in someone’s way on the underground escalator.

Website you bookmarked?
The online portal for my son’s new school.

Song you added to a playlist?
Honest answer? I don’t make playlists …….

Person you kissed?
My daughter as she left for school this morning. My children walk to school and my daughter is always last out of the door.

Travelled by bus?
Last night – on the trusty no.39 travelling home from the theatre.

Radio station you listened to?
Radio X – my children love a bit of Johnny Vaughan in the car as we dash from after school activity to after school activity…

Time you swore?
Oh, this morning.

Biscuit you ate?
Choc Digestive – classic and we get through a lot in this house. Love them dunked in tea.

Item of clothing you wore two days running?
A simple knitted tank from & Other Stories. I find them so useful at this time of year when the weather is changeable, so I am repeatedly reaching for it.

Thing you smelt?
I constantly sniff my children’s heads. Weird, but it’s so comforting.

Time you said I love you?
To my daughter as she left for school this morning.

Loving right now…

Our edit58 Floral Trugs, hand painted by The Charpoy. I spent hours in the garden this past BH weekend and this makes me feel like I know what I’m doing (when I don’t!). It’s also really handy in the house – I use one as a fruit bowl and another to store all our table napkins in.  

My Loefell Randall Raffia flats. My favourite shoe style and material combined into the perfect S/S footwear.

We recently got a new bed and I love our ruffle stripe valance by SKRT (from the founder of brill nightwear brand, Nights by Wilder). There was a real gap in the market for off-the -shelf bed skirts and I’m so thrilled to have this lovely one jazzing up our bed.

CREATE by Ali Heath. I’ve been lucky enough to see a sneak peak of this brilliant interiors book which is published on 1st June. Ali kindly asked to feature our Cotswolds barn house and we had such fun shooting it. Ali looks at how we can blend old and new in our interiors – allowing us to express our own style, while decorating more sustainably. I highly recommend pre-ordering.

My Bobbi Brown ‘Fresh Melon’ cream blusher. It’s the best.

I love having a pretty sinkside set to brighten up the most mundane of tasks. At the moment I have one of our edit58 x Lisa Hardy Handpainted Floral enamel plates with Verden Hortosa Handwash next to my kitchen sink. The smell is divine.

Follow Lisa @edit.58