You're from Australia. What inspired you to make the move to LA?
I chose LA because I felt the space was more inspiring. I didn't feel as cluttered as New York. I feel like in LA, for creatives, it's expensive to live but its a fifth the price of New York. I've got 7000 sqft and I just couldn't have that in New York.
What about DTLA inspires you the most?
I like how everything is accessible. For me, I live downtown, my office is downtown, my manufacturers are downtown. My coffee is in downtown. It’s easy. Life is setup to create.
What is your go-to spot?
I like Verve coffee. I go there every morning. For dinner, Little Sister is great. My wife and I go to Little Tokyo and we pick up Shabu.
What is your favorite thing about being in DTLA?
My favorite thing? That's hard. I have everything I need down here. I can walk to anything if i need to. Every morning I take a 2 mile walk with my son and get coffee. We grab groceries, I go to the gym, I jump in the pool. Then I head to the office which is 5 minutes away. On my way to the office I can drop off samples and pick up fabric. If I was living anywhere else, that's an extra hour on top of that.
Who is your dream collaboration?
My dream? Adidas. I've always worn Adidas. Even when I played Rugby in Australia I wore Adidas.