He’s a man with a great eye–an uber-creative who does everything from branding to publishing in his role as the co-founder of Partners & Spade, and was the founder of Jack Spade, and co-founder of Kate Spade. We asked him to tell us how he’s spending his day:
How does Father’s Day ideally unfold for you? My daughter sneaks away Father’s Day morning to make me breakfast in bed. Usually something simple like eggs and bacon but it is so thoughtful to have someone cook for you when you find yourself ordering out so often.
How old is your daughter? Seven.
Any favorite gifts from Father’s Day past? She gave a painting one year a kind of homemade Picasso.
What is your favorite father/daughter weekend activity? Climbing rocks in Central Park.
Do you ever buy/collect art specifically with your daughter in mind? I buy art for her to remind her to be naive- an artist like Alice Neill represents that for me.
Do you two ever collect together and what is it you collect? We both love Calder and though I don’t own one I have framed catalogue pages for her and love the Calder circus pieces.
What is your favorite NYC restaurant to have dinner at with your daughter? Since we live on the Upper East Side we like to take a field trip out to a place like Roberta’s in Brooklyn. Every one loves pizza , the kids get to run around and have fun and they have a different NY neighborhood experience.
What do you consider to be the modern heirloom? I have a silver belt buckle that my father gave me- I’d like to give her something like that. Like a tin buckle inscribed with a message from me-my version of a locket.