Design Hunter™ Q&A with Paul McGillick
Writer, Editor and academic in an eclectic range of disciplines spanning architecture, design and linguistics, Paul McGillick’s contributions to discussions of aesthetics and communication are numerous and important. This week Habitusliving learns a little about what inspires him
Where do you live?
I live in the rain forest at Hornsby Heights
Who do you live with?
I live with my Chinese wife, Charmaine
What is your occupation?
I am writer and an editor
What are you working on currently?
I am working on several books
What is on your desk right now?
At home, my book on the painter, Geoffrey de Groen
What are you listening to?
I am mainly listening to early liturgical music (Victoria, di Lasso, Zelenka), and always Bach
Who inspires you?
Bach and Matisse
What is your favourite philosophy?
Currently, I am totally immersed in the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius
What are your plans for 2012?
To put Marcus Aurelius’s precepts into practice
How do you define a Design Hunter™?
A design hunter is someone who only wants quality in their life. The design hunter obeys William Morris’s injunction: Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.