Surfer’s par­adise

Nick Garn­ham

Belle - - Luxe Files R I Ght Now - Jar­dan’s re­veals his pas­sions.

THE ARTIST WHO HAS BEEN AN EN­DUR­ING IN­FLU­ENCE? Pi­casso al­ways in­spires – the colour, the form, the flu­id­ity. And he main­tained that level of cre­ativ­ity to the end of his life. CON­TEM­PO­RARY ART THAT YOU MOST AD­MIRE? I would have to say Mike Ni­cholls [1]. DO YOU COL­LECT ANY­THING? books on surf­boards. WHAT ARE YOUR FASH­ION MUST-HAVES? I am pretty faith­ful to my denim, and my grow­ing col­lec­tion of flan­nel shirts. FAVOURITE WATCH? Don’t wear a watch. FRA­GRANCE OF CHOICE? I’m pretty open to lots of fra­grances but I al­ways come back to some­thing with san­dal­wood [2]. BOOKS – WHAT ARE YOU READ­ING NOW – BOTH FIC­TION AND ART/DE­SIGN? The life of Miki Dora, which is an eclec­tic mix of fact and fic­tion, and a Brett White­ley biography. Brett was a real in­spi­ra­tion for the de­sign of our new Syd­ney store. MU­SIC – WHAT’S ON RO­TA­TION AT OF­FICE AND HOME? Right now we are lis­ten­ing to Nils Lof­gren singing Neil Young [3]. FAVOURITE FLOW­ERS? Banksia in­te­gri­fo­lia from my gar­den. BEST DOWN­TIME (IF YOU EVER HAVE ANY) PUR­SUIT? Walk­ing down the beach with my dog and my two boys, fol­lowed by a bit of gar­den­ing. DO YOU PRE­FER COF­FEE OR TEA – FAVOURITE BLENDS? I am ded­i­cated to both. I start the day with an Earl Grey tea, fol­lowed by a strong latte, then an­other tea, and then one more cof­fee and a tea later in the arvo. EN­TER­TAIN­ING – AT HOME – AND RES­TAU­RANT OF CHOICE? It’s def­i­nitely a din­ner party with friends and my wife’s fan­tas­tic home cook­ing. PRE­FERRED TIP­PLE? Asahi beer [4]. FILMS THAT HAVE IN­SPIRED YOU? The Nick Cave doc­u­men­tary, 20,000 Days on Earth [5], and all Wes An­der­son films. SHOPS AND ON­LINE STORES YOU FRE­QUENT? Incu and Satur­days NYC [6]. MAG­A­ZINES YOU READ REG­U­LARLY? Fair [7]. DOES YOUR LOVE OF FASH­ION AND DE­SIGN EX­TEND TO CARS? Yes and I am look­ing for­ward to those driver­less cars [8]. TRAVEL – FAVOURITE REG­U­LAR HAUNT AND WHERE IS ON YOUR MUST-SEE LIST? Paris for work and South-west France for hol­i­days with my family. Su­ma­tra, In­done­sia for surf trips. My must-see is mak­ing the time to see more of Ja­pan. LIST A FEW OB­JECTS OF DE­SIRE THAT YOU WOULD BUY RIGHT

Maren Surf­boards’ new 6’0” twin fin [9] from our new Jar­dan store in Ox­ford Street, Syd­ney, and a stripy B&B Italia ‘Serie Up 2000’ arm­chair [10]. WHAT ARE YOU WORK­ING ON NOW? I’m work­ing on a new home of­fice for me, and a new col­lec­tion of luxe arm­chairs and leather so­fas. We’ve just re­leased our Phoenix range of cof­fee and side ta­bles in­clud­ing the ‘But­ler’ with a re­mov­able tray top [11]. jar­

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