Whilst in American I caught up with some old friends and made some new ones. Richard Christiansen is one of those people. He is the man behind Super creative Agency Chandelier Creative he is kind of a modern day Willy Wonka creative genius, who I found super Inspiring! He and his marvellous team that work in many ( and any medium) including brand strategy, design, advertising, digital content and social media and more. His is a cool and creative world and you can’t help but be inspired.
where do you live? On weekends, I live in a house in Montauk.
how would you describe the look of your home? Summer branded by me. It’s a cedar A-frame home from the 50’s with colorful interiors and exterior landscaping.
what is your favourite thing in your home? A wooden dock that overlooks an inlet of clear blue water. The perfect place to sit and read the paper in the mornings.
what do you collect? furniture! A few new pieces to the collection include Ettore Sottsass and Milo Baughman chairs.
what are you loving right now? cactus and succulent plants! I’m working on a house / work space in Los Angeles and have a garden filled with them.
coffee tea or? vodka soda!
what is on your shopping list? Old Roman bust sculptures of smart men for the garden at the Los Angeles house. It will be called The Garden of Intelligence.
favourite thing to do on the weekend? Tend to my chickens, beehives and vegetable garden in Montauk. Swim in the ocean
favourite street to shop in? NYC Flower District, early AM before work
favourite day of the week? It all depends of the calendar of the week
favourite place to shop? Rossana Orlandi in Milan
favourite place to eat? Pane e Acqua in Milan
what is your signature dish? cedar plank salmon on the grill with a miso honey glaze.
what is your signature drink? vodka soda
favourite holiday destination? Amalfi Coast
favourite quote? “Originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery – celebrate it if you feel like it. It’s not where you take things from – it’s where you take them to.” – Jim Jarmusch
what are you reading? Short Cuts by Raymond Carver
what are you listening to? I’m working on my new Summer playlist – here are a couple of favorites:
Sexercize – Kylie Minogue
All Your Waiting For featuring Nancy Whang – Classixx
Family Affair – Sly and the Family Stone
Fancy by Iggy Azalea
what are you working on right now? Holiday advertising and marketing projects for Net-a-Porter, Lane Crawford, Target and Old Navy.
what/who are you inspired by? what makes you happy? films, books, friends. I am happiest on a flight to a new or favorite destination.