Featured Minds of Issue 10
Written + Photographed By majestic disorder staff
Inside issue 10, we meet an inspiring group of creatives who have taken risks, stepped into the unknown and followed their hearts to create a path of their own. Documenting their environment and personal style, we learn about the experiences, people and places that have shaped and inspired their creative life.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
Karolina Merska invites us into her London studio where we receive a glimpse into a vibrant world full of wonder and intimate self-expression. Filled with traditional Polish folk art, this is where Karolina honors her heritage and brings new life and imagination to Pajaki – an age-old Polish craft. We discuss the intricate and meditative practice of her art, alongside the dedication and passion it takes to run a business in London.
NEW DELHI, INDIA
Combining a unique blend of anthropology, documentary and fine art, Mukul Bhatia’s work is a reflection of his love of travel, storytelling and meeting people. From living with gypsies in Rajasthan, to climbing the Tonkinese Alps in Vietnam, Mukul shares the power of trust, the challenges of a nomadic existence and the experiences that led him to finding home within himself.
ARTIST, DREAMWORKER, STORYTELLER
It is with warmth and openness that multidisciplinary artist Vania Vukelić invites us to explore her inner landscape. Through illustrative meditations and storytelling, she explores themes of magic, mysticism, dreams and ancestral healing. From her studio in Toronto, Canada, we discuss the difficulties and inspirations that have given rise to her transformational growth.
CHEF, CULINARY ARTIST
NYC based chef and culinary artist Kristopher Edelen does not shy away from the uncomfortable. Dedicated to native post-modern cuisine, he sustainably forages and sources his ingredients to design whimsical and inspiring plates. From guest spots on food network shows to celebrity clients, Kristopher shares the experimental journey that helped him to define his own culinary art.
Mozhdeh Matin’s passion to make clothing that exists outside of the superficiality of the fashion industry, inspired her to set up her own label Mozh Mozh. Working with indigenous and local artisans across Peru, she uses the creative medium as a spiritual and artistic expression on her own terms. Providing an intimate and honest account of the meaning behind her work, we discuss cultural traditions, ceremonial practices and the importance of sharing our gifts with the world.
NINA KARNIKOWSKI + PETE WINDRIM
TRAVEL WRITER + WINEMAKER, ART DIRECTOR
HUNTER VALLEY, AUSTRALIA
Opening the doors to their beautiful home in Hunter Valley, Australia, Nina Karnikowski and Pete Windrim take us on a journey into the heart of the experiences that have shaped their life together and as individuals. Interviewed by their friend Nat Kelley, Nina and Pete’s story reminds us how taking risks for our creative pursuits, can lead to a life rich in adventure, excitement and beauty.