Kati Imre: I get up at six, make coffee and bake croissant, which I burn every morning. I wake up the kids, we have breakfast, I pack up their lunch and we get going.
Nóra Rácz: In a funny way. I wake up my two elder children, and then we slowly get out of the house. Usually we come back twice before we eventually get on our way.
Kati Stampf: I get up first, which is never easy… then I wake up my little Zsuzsi.
KI: Recently, Caravan Palace.
NR: Right now: Fever Ray, Quimby, Hair.
KS: Various types.
KI: Péter Popper’s book was the last one I read. I liked it.
NR: Pál Salamon: Sorel ház (Sorel house); Albert Wass: A funtineli boszorkány (The witch of Funtinel), Dragomán György: A fehér király (White king), Selma Lagerlöf: Jerusalem. And the all-time favorite: The Master and Margarita.
KS: Gabriel García Márquez: Of love and other demons.
KI: Far East and Portugal.
KS: Water, shores, beaches. I spent a day in Kyoto a few weeks ago. I absolutely have to go back there.
NR: Cooking with friends.
KS: I have come to cook regularly but I also like restaurants.
KI, NR, KS: internet.
KI: Especially when I am travelling. I buy and read them at airports.
NR: Rarely. More often online.
KS: I do not really read magazines.
KI: I have a blouse from Morocco, which I turned into a jacket. I like comfortable clothes.
NR: Dresses, in all sorts of forms, varieties and ways. You juts put them on and you are dressed.
KS: Scarf-cardigan, jeans.
KI: Golden cocktail dress wit flitters.
NR: Fur coat.
KS: Anything uncomfortable.
We work together during the seasons.
KI: I always have two or three pieces in every collection. Usually the simplest and most comfortable ones.
NR: Yes, always. Right now: cardigan, shirt and blazer. We have been making them for a long time but they change all the time.
KS: Bags. When I buy some interesting leather and can use it for design, or when I see a good graphic work or painting – these the things that have given me the most pleasure recently.
KI: With an artist from Paris in the 1920s. But I would rather go back to that age and live then.
NR: Oh, there are many! My Mom and Dad and my grandparents. I would ask them more questions now than I did when they were alive.
KS: Not long ago, I saw a Japanese female monk in a Zen monastery. But rather tea than coffee.
KI: There are many. I cannot single out just one. The names and even the fields of art change by period.
NR: Ann Demeulemeester, Yamamoto, Frank Lloyd Wright, and the landscape designer Dan Pearson.
KS: Right now, the Armenian singer, painter and architect Gaya Arutyunjan.
KI: All of them should learn a trade, one where they make products by hand. It is important to have a personal connection with materials. This is how I did it and it has worked for me.
NR: Be open and tolerant. Ask questions, do not accept things just as they are.
KS: Do what you like doing, what you are really interested in. This is the source and origin of good things.