Our Curriculum Vitae Q&A with Carole Leskanic. Specializing in collaborations of traditional water gilding and contemporary art and design.
Astrological sign? Aquarius
Lucky number? None
Favorite color? Besides black and white shades, browns and greens.
Morning, Noon, or Night? Not morning.
Uptown, Midtown, or Downtown? Downtown
Met, MOMA, or Movies? Met and MOMA.
Football, Baseball, or Basketball? None
Green Tea, Black Tea, or Herbal Tea? Black tea
Sugar, Splenda, or Stevia? Sugar
Red, White, or Rosé? Red
Spicy, Salty, or Sweet? All
Sandwich, Soup, or Salad? Soup
Black, white or color? Black and white.
Is your closet messy or neat? Neat
What’s your favorite room in your home? Bedroom
What do you collect? Nature, rocks, vintage clothing, anything with unusual craftsmanship.
Dream dinner guest? Noguchi, Martha Graham, Agnes Martin, Steve Martin.
Sunday ritual? NY times magazine in the bath.
Favorite ﬂower? Peony
Favorite scent? Rain
Cheat meal? Sushi
Favorite place to escape to when you need a moment of respite? The Hamptons.
Talent you’d like to have? Sing, dance, play an instrument.
Quality you want to be remembered by? Quiet beauty, craftsmanship, kindness.
Best thing about New York? Inspiration
What does Considered Luxury mean to you? Quality, craftsmanship, but not precious or pretentious.
What was the inspiration behind starting your brand? My inspiration for my work has been expressing my inner feelings through form, using a balance of history and modernity to create something new, a modern heirloom of sorts. My inspiration comes from a mix of Japanese aesthetics, Scandinavian design, art history, old school craftsmanship, renaissance works of art…Through my past experiences and other work that I am naturally drawn to…
Give three words that describe your brand? Slow, quiet, beauty.