LYF Magazine 2010
Your favourite virtue?
Both creativity and perseverance. I can’t choose. They are both important for me.
Your greatest fear?
To get a dead penalty for something I didn’t do. This is the worst thing that can happen to you, but this is not an actual fear.
Your most treasured possession?
Beside myself? A gift of Anton Corbijn, a beautiful photo made by him of The Cure in 1979 or 1980, it was only published once in a magazine.
Your most obvious characteristic?
Enjoying life and to think in solutions, not in problems.
Your current state of mind?
Wondering, what to think about this question?
Your favourite occupation?
Your greatest extravagance?
Having a private brand.
Your favourite qualities in a man?
To love women…
Your favourite qualities in a woman?
To love men…
What don’t you like in a man?
Being under-sensitive (But necessary for “the hunt”, to survive).
What don’t you like in a woman?
Being over-sensitive (The contrary of men…).
Your idea of happiness?
A new victory (in business) or having a good dinner with wine in a good company and in the right atmosphere.
Your idea of misery?
Being ill or having all kinds of concerns.
Your favourite color and flower?
White orchid in front of a black background.
Your favourite actor?
Both Jack Nicholson and John Malkovich because they both have such characteristic faces and playing such characteristic rolls in movies. Not always the most easiest persons as I’m (in real life).
Your favourite movie maker?
Anton Corbijn, Control is my favourite movie. It’s well made and it has music from my college years. I have good memories about these years. My fi rst love, my fi rst… and so on. Also the Coen brothers, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Roman Polanski, Stanly Kubrick and David Lynch to mention a few.
Your favourite composers/ song writers? R
obert Smith, Ian Curtis, Ian McCulloch, Morrissey, Thom Yorke, Ian Brown, Paul Banks, Noel Gallagher, Finn Andrews, Jack Brel, Leonard Cohen, Miles Davies.
Your favourite painters?
Andy Warhol, Mark Rothko, Karel Appel and Piet Mondrian.
Your favourite food and drink?
Pâté de foie gras with Eiswein.
Your greatest achievement?
Having my own brand.
Your greatest regret?
Some personal issues, things I did of said in the past, not really important.
Your favourite journey?
What is the most exciting experience for you?
What do you think yourself?
Your favourite real-life heroes/heroins?
I admire all persons I mention in this questionnaire for their work and what they achieved. But I don’t see them as heroes.
What do you find fascinating?
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Disinterest and foolishness.
What do you most dislike about your appearance?
I don’t have any particular in mind, I accept myself as I’m and I’m quite happy about it.
What is it you most dislike?
What do you value most in your friends?
Their loyalty. What is your motto (words you live by or that mean a lot to you)? Do everything in style and with good manners.
Which living person do you most admire?
Many persons and all for different reasons, no one in particular. When someone is telling something that is an eye-opener for me (on a particular matter), or when someone made/create something that moves me.
When and were you are happiest?
At home with the music loud after a good day work and when I achieve something important.
Where would you like to live?
In The Netherlands, somewhere in a forest. Or in France at the Cote d’Azur (as a vacation house).
For what fault have you most toleration?
I’m tolerant and nuanced in general.