Design Hunter™ Q&A- Nicole Bearman
Nicole Bearman is currently Project Editor for Powerhouse Publishing and producer of the Pecha Kucha Night. She has fifteen years experience contributing to Sydney’s cultural community and has previously worked as a writer, editor and producer for visual arts organisations, journals, state museums, and festivals.
In her day job at the Powerhouse Museum Nicole has worn many hats, notably as Online Producer of DHub; manager of the Design NSW: Travelling Scholarship; Producer of the citywide cultural program for Sydney Design Festival; and Project Editor for Powerhouse Publishing. This year Nicole is part of a team producing the first major Le Corbusier exhibition in Australia, opening later this year at the Powerhouse.
What is your favourite…
Travel destination Anything that constitutes travel makes me happy, though I am most drawn to Europe.
Hotel/place to stay I much prefer apartments when travelling.
Airline Singapore Airlines
Three people that inspire/excite you
1) PJ Harvey
2) Miranda July
3) My friends
Design classic I will never tire of my jewellery by Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe (1960s bracelet watch and mobius bangle) for Georg Jensen.
New design Matali Crasset’s HI hotels
Meal breakfast – wholegrain toast with a hard-boiled egg
Restaurant Fratelli Paradiso, Potts Point
Bar LaPerle, Le Marais, Paris
Gallery/museum Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Book Will you please be quiet, please?, by Raymond Carver
Item in your studio My red Stelton jug has kept me hydrated for many years
Artwork A House for a Landscape Painter and a Performance Artist (version 2), by Justin Trendall, which hangs in my living room
Artist fellow avid walker, Janet Cardiff – a friend recently gave me ‘the walk book’.
Piece of technology iPhone (sorry!)
Creative philosophy Collaboration, curiosity and generosity.