John Lin: Man of Many Talents

Detroit's given us plenty of good things: American autoindustry, Motown, and one Mr. John Lin. Mr. Lin has worked with a plethora of the world's best brands including Fendi, Vogue China, The Standard, Luminaire, Ocean Drive, and The Webster. His latest project, iamjohnnyboy.com is garnering a great deal of attention for its carefully curated and cool content. Who better to be our inagural 2013 Ambassador. 

John Lin

What's the first piece of art you fell in love with? 
I fell in love with Yoshitomo Nara's Dog the first time i saw it cause it was so adorable, I wished i could have it as a real pet.

Who are your favorite designers?
I love the way the Campana Brothers create the most ingenious pieces out of everyday materials, and Ingo Maurer's whimiscal view on lighting.

John Lin

What is the best piece of style advice you've ever heard?
I'm still waiting to hear it

Who are your favorite writers?
Patricia Engel and Christopher Bollen are my new favorite authors, they have such a strong voice and you identify and feel for the characters in their books, respectively Vida and Lighting People. My old standby's are David Sedaris and Augusten Burroughs, their imaginations make me laugh out loud when i'm reading, and that's a hard thing to do.

John Lin

What is inspiring you these days?
The newfound energy of Miami

What is your motto?
"I don't mind if you forget me" It's actually the title of one of Nara's exhibition catalogue's that I have.

John Lin

What is your favorite indulgence?
Fried Chicken Wings

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Making it this year to my 35th birthday.

John Lin

What career other than your own would you like to attempt?
To become a creative writing author

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
To pay attention more, I tend to doze off when people speak.

John Lin

Please share your resolutions and/or predictions for 2012:
To try to make my bed every morning

Sidenote: 
"According to Charles Duhiggauthor of "The Power of Habit" making your bed every morning is correlated with better productivity and stronger skills at sticking with a budget."

"Gretchen Rubin, author of the bestselling book "The Happiness Project", explains that making the bed was "the number one most impactful change that people brought up over and over" as she researched her book on inspiring happiness."

(via Apartment Therapy)

 

Photo credit: Justin Namon

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