Tina Frey

Our Curriculum Vitae Q&A with the sculptor, minimalist, dreamer behind her namesake brand; creating useful objects for the home and yourself.

Astrological sign?
Scorpio

Lucky number?
8

Favorite color?
Yellow

Morning, Noon, or Night?
Morning

Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner?
Brunch

Football, Baseball, or Basketball?
None

Green Tea, Black Tea, or Herbal Tea?
Decaf Black Tea

Sugar, Splenda, or Stevia?
None

Red, White, or Rosé?
Rosé

Spicy, Salty, or Sweet?
Salty

Sandwich, Soup, or Salad?
Salad

Black, white, or color?
White

Is your closet messy or neat?
Neat

What’s your favorite room in your home?
Living room

What do you collect?
Vintage carved wood objects and vintage jewelry.

Dream dinner guest?
Ram Dass

Sunday ritual?
Sleep in, brunch, meditation.

Favorite flower?
Tuberose

Favorite scent?
Perfumera Curandera Santo Scent

Cheat meal?
Potato chips

Favorite place to escape to when you need a moment of respite?
Nature or the ocean. Otherwise, simply meditation.

Talent you’d like to have?
To play the guitar or drums.

Quality you want to be remembered by?
Kindness

Best thing about where you are from?
Multicultural

It’s hard not to be reminiscent of the past, and distracted by the future. How do you strive to live in the moment?
I try to meditate and be in the here and now.

What does Considered Luxury mean to you?
Buying the best quality and design you can find, or afford, and taking care of it so it lasts forever.

What was the inspiration behind starting your brand?
I was inspired to express the creativity that I felt in my soul which was present since childhood. I am inspired by gentle rounded forms and shapes found in nature softened by the elements of the ocean or weather.

Give three words that describe your brand.
Minimalist, Wabi Sabi, Functional.

Who is a woman in your life you are inspired by and why.
My maternal grandmother. She was always smiling and happy, positive, independent, and social.

Favorite female singer to listen to when you need some motivation?
Gloria Gaynor – “I will survive”.

What are three words to describe your most fabulous female friend?
Patient, smart, kind.

What are three things all women need in their life?
Good shoes, confident attitude, a smile.

What does giving back mean to you and your brand?
We are in a collective universe and what we do contributes to the greater good of humanity.

What’s one thing you’ve learned in the last year?
Being open to change and surrendering to what is presented to you along the path of life.