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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

Magazine  Cabinet

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

Drink coffee

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.

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