Friday, January 28, 2011

An Afternoon with Demetri Carlson

 Demetri Carlson. Volunteer Park Cafe, Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA.

What your dream occupation?
To be a creator. 

If you could be anywhere, where would you be?
Stockholm or Archipelago. I'd also like to see Karl Lagerfeld's library. 

What's one of your most valued possessions?
My Oxbloods. 

What's currently on your personal soundtrack?
Jamie and the XX mix for Colette.

Can you recall a time in your life when everything in that particular moment was just perfect?

Yes, when my cousin Tyson and I were riding scooters through the mountain of Ibiza to get to a hidden nude beach and once we got there we drank cheap spanish beer and sat in the sand where the water was the same color as the sky. 

What's one of your life ambitions?
To learn Hebrew because I want to learn Gematria-- the numerology behind the Hebrew alphabet.

What's one of your vices?
I like vodka, a lotka

What's a phrase you use too often?
"I hate this place."

What's your life motto?
I like vodka, a lotka.

What are some of your pet peeves?
Bare feet in public & children in sunglasses.

What do you value most in a friend?
A balance of things-- sense of humor, not taking things too seriously, and class. 

What do you value most in a woman?
A fertile womb.

What do you value most in a man?
Strong sperms.

Who's someone you admire? Why?
Karin Dreijer Andersson. She has a beautiful mind.

Who's someone that inspires you? Why?
Judy Blame. He inspired me to start making jewelry and opening up new avenues to creativity. 

Who are some of your favorite musicians?
King Tubby & Daft Punk.

 Who is one of your favorite writers?
Manly Palmer Hall. 

What's one of your favorite films?
Persona, its an old swedish movie. 

Where do you feel most at home/most comfortable?
Creating a beneficial experience for someone. 

What was one of your favorite clothing items as a kid?
I had some purple suede chukkas. 

Who is a clothing designer that catches your eye?
Gemma Slack.

What do you do for inspiration?
Read a lot and meditate.

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