What has been your inspiration for the EASTPAK Artist Studio Bag(s)?
Keeping in mind where the collection of these and other bags was going to go, I have been inspired by a long list of people who died of AIDS (of various ages, nationalities, races and sexes), but who left a legacy which has affected me in various aspects. On two of the bags appear names of people who were important for giving the disease the importance it required. Those that appear on one are painters, musicians, film directors, etc. Those that you can read on the other one are the first people who contracted AIDS for being hemophiliacs, for being born to an infected mother… As for the third bag, it deals with my response to a political campaign that was carried out in the state of Virginia, United States, again homosexuals, labeling them as sinners.
Which city do you live in – can you tell us what it’s best kept secret is?
Barcelona. The good thing about the city is that, in a certain way, it’s something changing and that gives you the possibility of finding new secrets and places every once in a while.
When was the last time you did something for the first time?
I wish I could say today, but I’m happy being able to answer that possibly it was yesterday. I’m an eager person who is interested in an infinity of different things, so there’s always something to do, something to learn, something to discover, something to visit…
Can you name three major things on your ‘bucketlist’ – three things you want to do before you ‘kick the bucket’…
Tell the people who are important to me that I love them. Tell them at least three times.
The proceeds from the sales of your bag will go entirely to Designers Against AIDS – What are your views on safe sex? Do you personally think it’s still important?
I think it will always be important to talk about it. Taking precautions is never going to be needless.