THE PIN–UP QUOTE: ROLU
I think we are all becoming each other, and the Internet is speeding it up. We’re all seeing the same things and sharing the same ideas. It only makes sense that people would come to the same conclusion. One of the things I’m interested in is, if you say something to me that’s profound and it enters me and I carry it around, when does that become me? Or does it always stay you? And where did it come from before you? I think there is something really productive in seeing the ways in which we’re connected. I also think a lot of artists or designers feel nervous about saying, “Yeah, this is based on a Noguchi.” They hope nobody knows. That doesn’t seem productive to me. We’ve always been excited to share what we’re doing and where it’s coming from. Almost every piece we do says “after” at least one person. We want to point to the past and its presence in our now.