Perhaps it’s in effort to calm the chaos of today’s world, patterns are at their most fundamental—bold stripes, simple grids and basic circles. Good, clean, fun.
We’re thrilled to be back in Milan for the Salone—especially after this past (seemingly endless) winter!The Duomo is sparkling after years of cleaning—the inside restoration is still in progress—and after Sunday’s flowerfest along the canal in Navigli, window boxes are colorful again. Just outside Zona Tortona, here we’ve discovered a new favorite watering hole, Pinch, where cocktails are crafted and where we’ve met new acquaintances we hope will become new friends. Under the watch of Leonardo da Vinci—one of the greatest designers of all times—we can’t wait to see new innovations and inspirations. Stay tuned!
Check out Mike Parker’s interview in Gary Hustwit’s 2007 documentary about the infamous typeface, Helvetica.
Brooklyn were I am now and have been for over 10 years. What’s your favorite room in your home?
My living room with front balcony. It is a combination of new and vintage items. It can be whatever I need it to be. A space to relax. A space to entertain. A cozy perch to watch the interesting people in my neighborhood pass-by. What do you drive?
My bike. It is the easiest way to get around the city and good exercise too. What are your sources of inspiration?
Flea markets and travel. I love looking at the past and other cultures for inspiration. What are your interests outside of design?
Good food. Nature. Biking. Exploring new places. Who are you design icons?
John Pawson, Zaha Hadid, Eva Zeisel, AvroKO. Form vs. function?
Why choose? In your opinion, what is the best designed item of all time?
The egg. What one item do you wish you owned?
Air Stream Trailer. What is your personal decorating style?
Eclectic. What’s your favorite possession?
A small anvil that once belonged to my Grandfather. I use it everyday and it reminds me that I come from a long line of makers. What was/is your biggest indulgence?
Living in New York City, ever evolving mix of interesting people and emerging ideas. Do you have one low budget decorating tip?
Buy similar objects in groups of three or more to create an instant collection. Flea markets and vintage stores are a great source. It can also be a goal for future treasure hunts as you expand the collection. What’s the best career advice you ever received? Ever gave?
Received: Do what you love because you spend more time working than you do anything else. Gave: If you love what you do it does not feel like work!
To see the Renegade Craft Fair capsule collection for CB2, go here.