PEOPLE: Emily Gillis



Name: Emily Gillis

Occupation/Business/Creative Outlet: Interior Designer at We Are Triibe / Freelance Graphic Designer

Starsign: Cancer

Favourite Number: 7

First thing you did this morning? Drank a large glass of water and had a coffee.

What does 'wellness' mean to you? Rituals, Balance, Happiness, Presence with yourself and others.

Products found in your shower/by your bath? Coconut oil, Lavender oil, Rosehip Oil, Aesop Blue Chamomile hydrating masque, New Wash.

Three things that can always be found in your kitchen cupboard? Coffee, Almond milk and many eggs.

Favourite kitchen utensil? Coffee plunger – I love the smell!

Currently reading? Sweet Bitter by Stephanie Danler.

Currently browsing (.com)? Pinterest - it is my everything, I fear the day it crashes..

Favourite breakfast food? Now that it is getting colder, I am loving Shakshouka with lots of fresh herbs and goats cheese. 

An album/mix that calms your nervous system? Four Tet - New Energy & Thrupence – Thoughts.

An album/mix that hypes you up? Tycho – Awake album or Leon Bridges – Coming home

Most commonly used apps on your phone? Instagram, One Hot Yoga, Calm, Pinterest, Spotify

Favourite form of movement/exercise? I enjoy all different forms of exercise, pending my mood. My regular go to's are Hot / Power Yoga, Pilates, Running and Tennis.

One thing you'd like to incorporate into your day/week that you're currently yet to? Meditation, I need to make more time for it. 

Nighttime rituals? I pop my MUJI diffuser on before bed with Do Terra Balance Grounding Blend inside, dim the lighting so only lamps are on or light a candle and make sure I am off technology.

I feel most creatively fulfilled when… When I am feeling both mentally and physically alert. For me, exercising in the morning is a non negotiable as it allows me to properly focus during the day. I also need my space to be clear of clutter, with nice ambient / natural lighting. 

I'm currently working on… Residential / Retail store designs for We Are Triibe, Branding for a friend’s new wine company and the fit out for my new home.

This time last year, I wish I knew… More about presence... I was always on the go, and didn’t realise how important it was to simply stop and enjoy the small things.

I'm grateful for… Being back in Melbourne with my family and friends and also for my boyfriend Ed, who inspires and grounds me on a daily basis.