-Do you follow any philosophical or psychological approach in making your designs?
I try to write the way I speak; I admire the gift of story- telling. A great book should be utterly transporting -- make you feel like a child listening to the best bedtime story in the world.
-What is your favorite building in the world?
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York: It’s my second home -- I used to dream about being locked in overnight like the kids in the children’s book, The Mixed- up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.
-What is your favorite hotel?
Given the chance, I’d much rather stay in a private home. I like to see how people live, plastic flowers and all. I also like having a kitchen, so I can go to the local markets and buy strange, unfamiliar ingredients.
-What would be your best home? My dreams are modest. Just give me a bathtub with feet.
-Do you have anything else you’d like to add to this interview?