03.05.20

At Home with Adam Goodrum

Now that we have a little more space between us and a lot more time on our hands, we figured it’s the perfect moment for everyone to get to know each other a little better. 

This week we’re at home with… Adam Goodrum.

Designer of Tait’s iconic Volley, Trace and most recently Scape Collections, long-time Tait collaborator, Adam Goodrum – and family – is the embodiment of outdoor living.

Keeping a safe space between himself and the human race, Adam is dividing time between home-schooling his two boys, nipping down to the beach for a sneaky surf and continuing to create in solitude in his Waterloo studio. 

Sit back, relax and enjoy the view from Adam’s Maroubra home, featuring George the bulldog who is embracing this rolling lolling lockdown lifestyle. 

Describe your relationship with Tait: 

I am an independent designer who has been fortunate enough to work with Tait for the best part of 10 years. In that time, I have collaborated with Tait to create several collections and feel privileged to call Gordon and Susie good friends. 

Where are you locked down / holed up? Who with? 

At home in Maroubra, Sydney with my wife, two boys and our dog, George. 

How are you still creating while isolating? 

It’s been business as usual. I just help with homeschooling in the morning and then pop down to my studio in Waterloo (where isolation continues!) around midday-ish. 

Are you leaning into cabin fever or ditching it for A Life Outside? 

We are fortunate to live near the beach, so we’ve been able to nip down for a dip or a surf, but it was suffocating when the beach was closed. 

What are you surprised that you don’t miss at all and why? 

We’re not missing take-away and it feels good to be cooking all of our meals at home.  

What’s the best part of your day? 

Just before the lockdown, we purchased a very good Italian espresso machine. I love getting up, making a strong coffee and finding a spot of sunshine outside to enjoy it – then looking forward to the next one…it’s a time of simple pleasures! 

What have you learnt from lockdown? 

It’s been a treat to slow down, creatively have more time to breathe and it has been special to spend more time with my family. I question how much of my previous flapping about is necessary.  

I have also discovered a love of indoor gardening. That love now needs to be taken into the previously neglected backyard. 

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