Text & Coordination Isabel Ong Jeff Koons & Ben Eine photos Corbis Susie Bubble Photo Showbit.com
In town recently for a customer meet-and-greet, the London-based designer known for his playful logo knits shares the creative names, places and projects he’s into now.
"A capsule collection with The Walt Disney Company, which went into its archives and got me some of the first-ever drawing of Mickey Mouse to put onto knit sweaters and T-shirts (launched exclusively at Club 21b last month, prices range from $260 to $690)."
"The New York-based Jeff Koons. His larger-than-life metallic sculptures (of banal,everyday objects) are simple, but I love how he plays with proportions to turn them into eye-catching works of art."
Recent design invesment
"A painting by British street artist Ben Eine, who started out by spray-painting huge alphabets on metal store shutters in London. His type of art isn't abstract, and I like how bold his graphics are."
His Hang-out spots
"Broadway Market, a street in London's Hackney district that's lined with cafes and hots a food market every Saturday. It has a relaxed atmosphere that's not touristy, and there's a park nearby that people can picnic in when the weather is good. Another place I frequent is Shoreditch House, a members-only club/hotel in East London. Its outdoor roof terrace is located away from traffic, so it's peaceful and quiet."
"Head to the Dalson district in north-east London, which is half an hour away from the city centre by taxi. The crowd there is young and hip, and there are always new pubs and clubs to check out."
Most inspiring city
"London, because it's so creative-people are always trying new things, accepting of change, and unafraid to challenge norms (nad that's reflected in our fashion, art and design scenes)."