Inspiration is all around us. It’s what fuels our inner fire. It’s what informs the “99% of perspiration” that we dedicate to our businesses, and by that we ask to you recall the words of Thomas Alva Edison who said, “Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.” A genius if there ever was one!
There’s motivation to spark our interest available in anything we do and everywhere we interact. Whether it’s color or art or the scene on the street, nature or some techno wizardry, the stimulation we are all bombarded with serves to pique our thought processes.
How do you build your line? Do you start with a picture, a song or a movie heroine?
The French writer, Marcel Proust, believed that before a person can know or understand others, he or she must know and understand him or herself. We believe this theory is valuable when applied to the vendor/client relationship. In this spirit, we have been inspired by, and adapted the original concept of the Proust Questionnaire. Our first respondent is Raphael, and in future blogs, we will invite you to share a little bit about your thought process and what inspires you.
The Ecotex Questionnaire: Raphael Javaheri
WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST FEAR? Failure.
WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT STATE OF MIND? The wheels are turning.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE OCCUPATION? Coming up with the next great thing.
WHO IS YOUR FICTIONAL HERO? Superman.
WHO ARE YOUR REAL LIFE SUPER HEROES? My parents, survivors, and anyone who has made it on their own.
WHAT IS YOUR MOST TREASURED POSSESSION? My kids.
WHAT IS THE TRAIT YOU DEPLORE MOST IN YOURSELF? Impatience.
WHAT IS THE TRAIT YOU DEPLORE MOST IN OTHERS? Laziness.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE JOURNEY? Life.
WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT? Pioneering the development of Tencel.
WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIVE? LA, Barcelona, Milan, Tokyo.
WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE DESIGNERS? Helmut Lang, Jil Sander, Balenciaga.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR(S)? Orange, earth tones.
WHAT MUSIC INSPIRES YOU? Trance, ambient, house.
WHAT ELSE INSPIRES YOU? My muse.