Aftrer visiting America recently on my awesome holiday. I of course did catchup with a number of clever and creative friends from Australia living in the USA
First in this series profiling some of these creatives is New York based Photographer and Fellow Hardie Grant Author Martyn Thompson
where do you live? !
how would you describe the look of your home?
“-MID CENTURY MEETS FLORAL MANIA “- IT’S A LIVE/ WORK LOFT SPACE THATS PRETTY LOW TECH AND RATHER CRAFTY– VERY TACTILE ,VERY TEXTURED AND COLORFUL— !
what is your favourite thing in your home?
MY BOYFRIEND , ARTIST AND JEWELLER,DOVE DRURY HORNBUCKLE!
what do you collect?!
I’VE GOT A LOT OF 70’S PLATFORM SHOES AND MANY WEATHERED OBJET— MAINLY ALL LITTLE CREATURES…..!
what are you loving right now?
OOH—LOTS OF THINGS— YOGA, WRITING MY NEWSLETTER ,COCONUT YOGURT AND HOSTING A BIG MONTHLY “SALON” LIKE LUNCH….!
coffee tea or?!
DEFINITELY A CUP OF TEA— TYPICALLY PG TIPS!!
what is on your shopping list?
MOTH BALLS– THE ECO FRIENDLY ,CEDAR ONES, AND SOME NEW SOCKS– MY LOOK IS ALL ABOUT THE SOCK!
favourite thing to do on the weekend?
STAY IN SATURDAY NIGHT AND SLEEP IN SUNDAY MORNING. !
favourite street to shop in?
THAT COULD BE THE WORLD WIDE WEB—I’M A KEEN EBAYIST!
favourite day of the week?
WELL I LOVE SUNDAY BECAUSE ITS THE ONE DAY I TOTALLY DONT HAVE TO DO ANYTHING BUT I ALSO I LOVE MONDAY MORNING CAUSE IT ALL STARTS AGAIN!
favourite place to shop?
I RARELY VENTURE MUCH BEYOND DOWNTOWN NEW YORK— PAULA RUBENSTEIN AND JOHN DERIAN ARE FAVORITES— !
favourite place to eat?
ITS IN SYDNEY—-“NOURISHING QUARTER “ ON CLEVELAND ST IN SURRY HILLS– DELICIOUS FOOD AND LOVELY AND QUIET!
what is your signature dish?!
THE VERY GREEN,GREEN SALAD!
what is your signature drink?!
I LOVE A FRESH VEGETABLE JUICE AND THAT PINK COCONUT WATER….!
favourite holiday destination?!
HAWAII’S BIG ISLAND!
“DOING NOTHING DOES EVERYTHING”—BUT I RARLEY REMEMBER THIS AND SPEND MOST OF MY TIME RUSHING FROM ONE TASK TO THE NEXT……!
what are you reading?!
“THE GOLDFINCH” — THE NEW NOVEL BY DONNA TARTE!
what are you listening to?
A LOT OF SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES AND THE RECENT BRIAN ENO RECORDING “LUX”!
what are you working on right now?!
I’M CRAZY EXCITED AT THE MOMENT BECAUSE I HAVE A ENTIRELY NEW VENTURE GOING ON.I”M CREATING A COLLECTION OF TEXTILES AND WALLPAPER BASED ON MY PHOTOGRAPHS,TITLED “CEZANNES SHADOW”.— WE’RE LOOKING TO LAUNCH IT THIS AUTUMN.!
what/who are you inspired by?!
NATURE AND POSITIVITY—!
what makes you happy?
PROBLEM SOLVING—I’M VERY SOLUTION ORIENTED BEING……!
Photo credit Andrea Blanch/Musee Magazine