MY UNIVERSE: GREG ARNOLD

Creating a new canon of condiments, Greg Arnold, creator of Dark Horse, is our [culinary] crush of the week. A leader in the avant-garde renaissance in fermentation and the fifth flavor, Greg’s creations are beyond holy and we are without a doubt completely devout.

MY THREADS

Jeans BLACK LEVI’S 511

T-shirt BLACK CALVIN KLEIN

Shoes BLACK MOHINDERS, BLACK SVEN CLOGS

Sunglasses RAY BAN WAYFARER

Watch VICTORINOX CHRONOGRAPH OFFICER

Underwear CALVIN KLEIN

MY BAG OF TRICKS

What’s your sign SCORPIO

Workout(s) RUNNING

Sport(s) BASKETBALL

Do you meditate YES, ZAZEN FOR 15 YEARS

Meditation teacher, venue or app PHIL JACKSON

Morning rituals GENMAICHA TEA, ZAZEN, 20TH CENTURY AVANT GARDE CLASSICAL RECORDS, RICE & BROTH, ELEMENTAL WIZDOM

Tea or tonic drink SPRING DRAGON TEA

Diet you follow FOOD FOR THE LIGHT BODY

Guilty pleasure JARS OF PEANUT BUTTER

Toothpaste DAVID’S IS THE BEST TOOTHPASTE

Soap JUNIPER RIDGE

Cologne A SCENT I MADE AT GRATEFUL DESERT IN JOSHUA TREE

Who cuts your hair LINDSAY

MY DIGS

Where do you live? LOS ANGELES

Artist ANSELM KIEFER, NOBUYOSHI ARAKI, CY TWOMBLY, MARK GONZALES, ISAMU NOGUCHI, AGNES MARTIN, DAIDO MORIYAMA

Piece of art in your home  LARGE PHOTO PRINT BY NITSA CITRINE 

Museum EGYPT WING AT THE MET NEW YORK 

Pets PEGGIE AND ONION

Local restaurant GJELINA, BAROO, ELF, HAMA SUSHI

Best cup of coffee in your town I DON’T TAKE COFFEE

Pottery SHIGARAKIYAKE FROM TORTOISE GENERAL STORE. THEY HAVE BEEN MAKING POTTERY SINCE THE TWELFTH CENTURY IN THE SIX ANCIENT KILNS IN JAPAN.

Favorite piece of furniture 1970’S SET OF 6 40/4 BY DAVID ROWLAND

Minimalist or maximalist HYPER MINIMALIST

Hotel OJAI RANCH INN

Dream dinner party guests METTA WORLD PEACE

Most used kitchen gadget   SIX INCH PETTY KNIFE JAPANESE

Favorite snack POPPED CORN

Favorite drink LILLET SPRITZ

Favorite bookstore STORIES IN ECHO PARK

What do you collect NONESUCH RECORDS AVANT GARDE SERIES

What’s always in your fridge FRESH THYME, HACHO MISO, LEMONS

Favorite cookbook THE NOMA GUIDE TO FERMENTATION, BAR TARTINE, MANRESA

LIGHT MY FIRE

Who or what inspires you OLIVIER MESSIAEN- COMPOSER, ORGANIST, AND ORNITHOLOGIST. HE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR WRITING THE SEVEN MODES OF LIMITED TRANSPOSITION.

Favorite discovery THE DOUBLE SLIT EXPERIMENT

Favorite quote “IT’S EASIER TO PUT ON A PAIR OF SLIPPERS THAN TO TRY AND CARPET THE WHOLE WORLD.” CHARLES BUKOWSKI 

Fashion idol LOU REED THE LATER YEARS

Sports hero KOBE BRYANT THE LATER YEARS

Favorite color BLACK

Favorite place in the world BED

Favorite movies AGUIRRE, THE WRATH OF GOD. FITZCARRALDO. AND NOSFERATU. ALL MADE BY KLAUS KINSKI AND WERNER HERZOG.

Favorite albums TRIPTYCH, TRILOGIE DE LA MORT, TRANSAMOREM, AND OCCAM OCEAN 1 AND 2 BY ELAINE RADIGUE. ASCENSION BY JOHN COLTRANE. THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS BY MIDORI TAKADA.

Nightstand reading DEATH IN MIDSUMMER BY YUKIO MISHIMA, ZEN AND THE ART OF ARCHERY BY EUGEN HERRIGEL, THE VOICES OF TIME BY J.G. BALLARD, AND WITHOUT STOPPING BY PAUL BOWLES. ALL READ IN THE BATH.

Photography or coffee table book HOW TO WRAP FIVE EGGS BY HIDEYUKI OKA

Necessary indulgence STEAM ROOM

Who would you want to be for a day  SALVADOR DALI

What’s your inner age 15

Song in your head at the moment END OF LINE BY THE TRAVELING WILBURYS

 

WIRED

Apps INSTAGRAM

Phone IPHONE

Blogs THE THINKING CAP

Go-to website ALWAYS HUNTING ON EBAY FOR MCM FURNITURE, BOOKS AND FIRST PRESS RECORDS.

Podcasts THE BS REPORT BY BILL SIMMONS

Laptop or desktop APPLE

Tablet APPLE

Favorite gadget BLACK AND GOLD SHARED SYSTEM BY MAKE NOISE

Favorite instagram PEGGIETHEPAPILLON


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