Treasures: My Vespa, my Kitchen-Aid Stand-Up Mixer.
Favorite Movie: Vertigo
Last Book Read: Julia Child: My Life in France
Listening to Now: Radiohead, Souixsie and the Banshees
Caught at the Cineplex: Live streaming of Royal National Theatre’s Frankenstein
Last Meal on Death Row: Macaroni and cheese, apple crisp
Crayola Wind Down
When I was four or five I was always entering coloring contests. There were these contests at rec centers where you could win candy and prizes and I would enter those. I still color to relax. Now I do adult coloring books. Wait—does that sound weird? These are architectural coloring books—very complicated designs.
Feast or Famine
I do kind of enjoy the feast or famine aspect of this business. I think the super fast pace and the tight deadlines spur me to think quickly and help with the creativity of it. You can’t procrastinate here.
Now I love it….
It took about two years for me to love San Francisco. It was hard to get used to the weather. Hard to meet people. It’s a tough town for an outsider if you don’t know anybody here. What changed my mind? I met some cool people and I got used to the weather.
“Rudolph Schindler was a 1920’s architect who started the Modernist Movement. Even looking at his buildings today they’re super sleek, super clean.”
Ich bin ein berliner
I loved Berlin. It’s huge. We stayed in East Berlin which is like the up and coming part of the city now. Lots of families and affordable housing, but it’s also where a lot of artists live because everything is so cheap. It’s one of the cheapest cities in Germany. Cheaper than San Francisco!
Learning to flip
Once upon a time I had time to do projects at home. I still love to cook and bake. I make pizza from scratch—mushrooms and black olives. And I make my own crust. Yeah, I can flip it. I worked in a pizza place and they taught me how. It’s not so hard really. You just start spinning the dough on your hands and pushing it up slowly and it works. As long as you don’t try to throw it up three feet.