How to Dream Big

I interviewed real estate developer Michael Shvo, who told me how to dream big, for The One-Page Magazine in this week’s New York Times Magazine:

Walt Disney was the greatest dreamer of all, and he was also the master of making dreams a reality. I’ve visited Disney World so many times. It still amazes me like it did when I first visited there as a child. The endless attention to details and the idea that a perfect experience is one that surrounds you on every possible point has inspired me.

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How to Grill

I interviewed chef John DeLucie, who told me how to grill, for The One-Page Magazine in this week’s New York Times Magazine:

Grab a grill brush and put in some elbow grease to make the grill superclean. Then get it superhot and season it with oil that has a high smoke point, like canola or sunflower. Then leave the meat be. My job is really not so much to be a grill person as it is to keep people away from the grill.

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How to Pick a Pair of Jeans

I interviewed 3x1 founder Scott Morrison, who told me how to pick a pair of jeans, for The One-Page Magazine in this week’s New York Times Magazine:

A lot of people look for skinny jeans, but what you’ve got to realize is that not every body type is going to work in that style. You want to start with fit. Let that be the No. 1 rule. You’ve got to find something that’s going to flatter you. Look for things that don’t look too contrived.

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How to Be a Team Player

I interviewed jazz musician Bobby Hutcherson, who told me how to be a team player, for The One-Page Magazine in this week’s New York Times Magazine:

Humility is really important. Listen to other people’s ideas. I’ve been married for 41 years now, and I’ve learned throughout my marriage that even when you think you’re right, you have to let the other person talk and explain how they feel. With a band, I do the same thing.

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Surface magazine’s June/July issue, on newsstands now, includes a piece I wrote on Pulitzer Arts Foundation director Kristina Van Dyke. For the Power 100 list, I interviewed real estate developer Aby Rosen, Aspen Art Museum director Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson, Calvin Klein CEO Tom Murry, Neiman Marcus fashion director and senior vice president Ken Downing, Konstantin Grcic, Philippe Starck, Design Miami director Rodman Primack, Haworth CEO Franco Bianchi, Bang & Olufsen America president Kathy Thornton-Bias, and Lexus International president Tokuo Fukuichi. Also for the issue, I interviewed 14 leading women in architecture and design in New York City, including Deborah Berke, Billie Tsien, and Gisue Hariri.

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