WHY DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR BUSINESS NAME?
I am of mixed heritage, my mother is Indian and my father Scottish, i have always been a little fascinated by both cultures, perhaps more so by the Indian side as it is so different. Daya is an Indian name (girl's name i think) which means kindness. I liked the sound of it. I liked the idea of finding a name which related to my heritage.
WHAT HAVE YOU MOST ENJOYED IN YOUR CAREER SO FAR?
I am an architect and designer, in architecture it is amazingly satisfying to see a building completed. Within Daya Design (a product business) i have enjoyed the process of bringing a sketch on paper to reality and to market. I also really love that someone can like my product enough to pay money for it!
HAVE YOU HAD ANY MAJOR HIGHLIGHTS, PERSONAL OR BUSINESS IN THE LAST FEW YEARS?
On a personal level having children is amazing, on a business level actually starting my own business is a big highlight, i have my husband to thank for that. i tend to be quite cautious but he encouraged me.
WHAT INSPIRES OR MOTIVATES YOU?
I want to build and create beautiful things and i want other people to use/live in those things. I am inspired by many things, i love seeing what other designers are doing around the world, travel (not that i am doing a huge amount of that with 3 small children)and nature too, even though it sounds cliched now.
..AND LASTLY TELL ME ONE THINGS ABOUT YOURSELF THAT YOU LOVE BUT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH BUSINESS...
I love holidays, i really, really love what i do, but there is something so nice about having days where there is absolutely nothing to do. lazy breakfast, swim in the ocean, build a sand castle, read a book, bbq and a glass of wine. The photo i have sent is of me and my beautiful family on our last holiday just after Christmas last year (everyone is there except my 5 year old, who was taking the photo). i look so relaxed!