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Yeah, my dream would be to work for 6 months and then have 6 months to play, just snowboarding, surfing, and going to cool places to listen and be alone and kinda chill out.
If you can just be yourself, then you have to be original because there's no one like you.
I made some salt and pepper shakers a while back and waited three years for them to come.
I'm always working. Like a lot of creative people I can't switch off. I can't disassociate work from pleasure. My job is my hobby.
My job as a designer is to look into the future. Not to use any frame of reference that exists
I don't have any furniture of mine in my room.
I'm fascinated with materials, with processes, with technologies.
To create well I have to be in a good mood, happy and cool.
If I can feel freedom then I can create.
I think it's really important to design things with a kind of personality.
You know some people say that you make watches or perfume bottles, it's all different things.
With the Solaris, however, I wanted to design a very simple, elegant dress watch
You know that's history, that's why some people say that my stuff is retro, but I don't agree.
I'd love to be approached to do ordinary things more.
If somebody asked me about my inspiration I would say that it's not the peopleand it's not the things, it's travel and experiencing different environments.
Design schools are good, I guess, sometimes I visit schools, but they are very very limiting.
People kind of tend to mystify design and architecture by suggesting you need to train.
But to me, to be original is to be yourself.
If you see something that you feel is familiar it gives you an important kind of emotional connection.
Then I started to do furniture and interiors for a friend and just to get stuff in a magazine, and then slowly started to build up and started to doing exhibitions.
And where I grew up in Australia, surfing was a part of culture.
In Japan, Australia, and England there is such a strong youth culture.
My life style in a sense is kind of private.
You know like it has its own personality, its own character.
So if I design it and then go away, it's still living somewhere and it still exists by itself without me.
I have a lot of objects in my space, little things, reminders, memories.
I never buy magazines, I never even buy books.
I was much more interested in making things than in designing them.
I've always listened to a lot of film music, actually.
I pre-dated the trend for large watches by about a decade
I don't like to make my life like a book.
I was sort of open to do anything, I was free.
The design industry is really pathetic.
Doing anything in Japan as a sort of architecture - related project is just fantastic because they do everything so perfectly and so quickly. It's unlike anywhere else in the world.
I'm interested in youth culture and popular culture.