About

Who we are

Welcome to EVERYTHING I WANT, a platform for visionary artists and craftspeople working to the highest standards of ethics and creativity. Everything offered by EVERYTHING I WANT is handmade and artisan-powered. It represents a harmonious vision of design and execution.  We find beauty and purpose in fashion, home design, self-care, and art.

We believe in low inventory, just in time production, a short supply chain, building to last, buying smarter and sharing the wealth. All creators work according to fair trade standards, and each, in their own way, whether by upcycling and recycling, innovating production methods to reduce energy consumption, or helping endangered artisanal networks survive and thrive, impacts the larger world.

EVERYTHING I WANT is a work in progress. Sign up to join us as we evolve into our next iteration, as an experience-rich multimedia platform that inspires meaningful conversation, and a hub for events around the globe.


EVERYTHING I WANT stands for the ripple effect as a principle of evolution: the more that conscious creators work to benefit the world around them, the better the world becomes. Our collaborations go beyond merely commercial purposes, but are deeply informed by individual visions, natural resources and their impacts on the world around them.

 

Our Founder


EVERYTHING I WANT is the result of founder Nadja Romain’s career spanning art, fashion, curation, luxury and social activism. As a curator and producer, she has collaborated with Ron Arad, Matthew Barney, and Harmony Korine, among many others. Nadja is the founder of Art Action Change, a charity dedicated to educating children in the arts, whose flagship projects are Ilya and Emilia Kabakov’s The Ship of Tolerance, and the WeRtheFuture, a children’s think tank in partnership with Montessori. Also the special advisor to Women for Women UK, a social giving platform, Nadja has put into place valuable networks of creators who work to make the world a better and more beautiful place. 


The Management Team

Philippe Romain - Head of Production and Design 
Philippe was born in Paris with a passion for music, fine arts and crafts from an early age. He studied drawing at the Art Deco in Paris before graduating in traditional printing techniques and graphic design. He became an actor and street art expert in the early 90’s. Philippe managed the family business in Guadalupe for 5 years before returning to France where he worked as production director, collaborating with artists such as Harmony KorineWilliam Eggleston and Patrice Chereau. Philippe was formerly a partner and managing director at AOI, a Franco Japanese fashion
and lifestyle brand. After leaving AOI Philippe took a sabbatical in India and then joined Nadja to launch EIW, designing our own homeware collections, as well as liaising with suppliers, artisans and managing stock.



Mary Drake, Chief Operating Officer 
A business graduate with over 20 years experience, Mary spent most of her career in financial services where she held senior global roles in talent and leadership development. Irish born, she has worked extensively in the Asia Pacific region, Switzerland and across all continents. She is a somatic coach and has deep expertise in energetic healing modalities. Mary’s volunteer work focuses on women and young adults. She has long-held interests in the visual arts, design, the performing arts and wellbeing. Mary is responsible for operations and maturing EIW's business model. Mary is based in London.