The self-confessed interiors junkie and founder of edit58 shares her favourite sites and podcasts.

Meet Lisa Mehydene, a self-confessed interiors junkie, mother of twins and founder of edit58. Lisa's website, edit58 was once a well-kept secret but it’s now enjoying cult status. And so it should! Lisa travels the world – most often Portugal, France, America and Morocco – to source irresistible interior finds such as her covetable Berber rugs and pretty pom pom baskets. This week, she shares with you her favourite sites and podcasts.

My favourite website… It is tough to choose but I love The Modern House for property porn and daydreaming, Matches for a fashion fix and House & Garden for interiors inspo.

My favourite apps… Uber and Instagram. I don’t know how I lived without them.



My blog of choice… I read blogs less and less now. I feel so many bloggers now use Instagram as their visual journal, so give less focus to their blogs. However I do enjoy tapping into Minford Journal, which is written by Twig Hutchinson, an interior stylist. She has a wonderful eye and covers interiors, fashion and travel in her simple, easily digestible blog posts.

My internet hero…Natalie Massenet is my ultimate hero. She changed the way we shop for designer fashion with Net-a-Porter, creating an amazing business model, thousands of jobs and balancing all this with raising a young family and staying true to her original vision. It blows me away what she achieved. She shaped the online retail landscape that we know today.

My favourite podcasts... The High Low, The Guilty Feminist (just got into this) and, of course, Desert Island Discs. Working from home I spend a lot of time listening to podcasts whilst I get through my to-do list.



My most recent buy online… A pair of winter boots from J.Crew. They are proper waterproof and rubber numbers. Not glam at all!

Book just downloaded/ read… I’ve just been away so read loads, including ‘Normal People’ by Sally Rooney which is a brilliant book and follow up to her debut, which I also loved. I just read ‘Crazy, Rich Asians’ by Kevin Kwan. I used to live in Singapore, so as the book is set there, it brought back loads of memories. I would also recommend 'Little Fires Everywhere' by Celeste Ng. Each of these books are brilliant in their own way and easy reads.

Favourite tweeter… I don’t use Twitter anymore. Although I did enjoy Caitlin Moran when I was on there.



Favourite instagrammer… Ooh, really tough. I follow loads of people and my favourites cover a varying range of industries and interests. I’m really fickle and my favourite feeds change frequently. I end up down the rabbit hole and discovering new people all the time. But ones that constantly pull me in and inspire me are @waynepate (gorgeous artworks), @moore.christopher (divine textiles), @bygloriagonzalez (interiors inspo) and @ateliervime (rattan/Provence heaven).

Social media allowed me to meet… So many people who I now feel lucky to call friends. It’s been the highlight of Instagram for me.

Most worthwhile newsletter subscribed to… A Little Bird. It is a brilliant resource for what’s going and what’s new in London. I’ve lost count of how many restaurants, exhibitions or sample sales I’ve gone to because they alerted me to their existence.



Pet hate about life online… That I end up randomly scrolling when I could be reading a book, spending time with my children or ticking things off the to-do list. It’s the ultimate time waster. I’ve really tried hard lately to structure my time online, using an online app to monitor and limit my usage. It’s really helped and I’m using my phone much less, and using my time online more efficiently.

Stand out online memory… The day that my online store, Edit58.com, went live! After all the hard work setting it up, it was such a thrill to type in the web address and see it in all its glory. My own little space on the internet! And then to start receiving orders, it was just the best day ever.

November 2018