We’re proud to introduce a new design that represents the ideals of creativity and innovation that we share with Ghostly International, the always-evolving record label and art company.
Meet Henning, a minimalist yet meticulous pair of glasses crafted from premium matte acetate and Japanese matte titanium.
Starting at $145
Best part about your job: It blows my mind all the time that I get to learn about music and then share it with people, and that somehow I make a living off of it. (It hardly seems like a job, to be honest.)
A proud accomplishment: Nowadays, the new 16,000-square-foot backyard space in Ridgewood that I opened with my DJ partner, Eamon Harkin, and our friend Mark Connell. It takes a lot to open a place in New York City!
A current challenge: Right now I have a lot on my plate: running Mister Sunday, Nowadays and our label—and, of course, DJing. The challenge is to keep Mister Sunday and Nowadays feeling homey; to continue releasing high caliber music on the label; and to keep discovering new music and practicing so that I DJ well.
Someone who inspires you: Shamir. He’s made my favorite album of the year, and he transcends all categorization, whether it is sexual orientation, genre, or gender. It seems to me that Shamir is just Shamir.
A dream innovation: Subwoofers that can deliver massive feeling to the dance floor without disturbing the neighbors.
Personal theme song: “A Song For You” by Leon Russell. (Donny Hathaway’s cover is also incredible.)
Current favorite Ghostly artist: Michna. He worked at Etherea, one of the first record stores I went to in New York. He's a great guy, and he schooled me on so much music! It makes me smile to know he’s doing his thing and doing it well.
Secret talent: I make a mean tomato sauce—technique learned from a Florentine chef and my wife’s Italian-American mama.
Favorite word: Yes.
Personal motto: Sometimes it works; other times it only kind of works; but you’ve always gotta try.
Best part about your job: I live in my mind, make my thoughts tangible, and people seem to like it. I am constantly flattered that people are interested in what I have to say visually.
A proud accomplishment: Leaving a stable/cushy life and moving to NYC nine months ago on a whim—with no job, no friends, and no place to live.
A current challenge: The creative's struggle to remain creative, true to her/himself, while hustling to make it mean something to everyone else. My current challenge is figuring out how to maintain my voice in so much noise.
Someone who inspires you: My 18-year-old brother, who's basically a sage, gives me so much life perspective.
A dream innovation: A transportation pod, with a soft, fluffy interior—and a full bar with speakers for the five minutes it takes to go from one place to the next.
Personal theme song: “Coconut” by Fever Ray
Current favorite Ghostly artist: HTRK
Secret talent: I subconsciously mix up two to three words to describe something, so I end up with a secret language only certain people can understand. I think this comes from growing up speaking Chinglish (mix of Chinese and English) with my parents.
Favorite word: Palette + Palate = both speak the world to me.
Personal motto: Always remember the power of the perspective.
Best part about your job: Oh, the people you meet.
A proud accomplishment: The Jordan/Magic/Bird painting I did in 5th grade or some of the early Ghostly press releases. Peaked early.
A current challenge: How to build awesome teams.
Someone who inspires you: I watch a lot of writers and artists talk on YouTube. I admire seeing how creative people respond outside of their comfort zone.
A dream innovation: Invisible earplugs. Visible cred.
Personal theme song: I was lucky to find mine early in life (1984). “Axel F” by Harold Faltermeyer
Current favorite Ghostly artist: The newest one is the best one, always. A recent favorite release is Heathered Pearls’ album, which reminds him (and me) of late nights on Detroit Freeways.
Secret talent: Getting stores/establishments to let me in when they are just about to close.
Favorite word: Overuse the word “ace.” I wish I used the word “trivial” more, with a cool sense of dismissal. Too Midwestern, I guess.
Personal motto: Don't let the fact that others are doing it wrong stop you from doing it right. Which is from a very lowbrow source...