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PopLives #10: Eilis Boyle

Every week this Q&A will find out what various heads in music, film, fashion, theatre, bukes, performance, tech stuff, and whatever else are consuming. Eilis Boyle is an award-winning fashion designer and co-founder of the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre boutique Bow. …

Thu, Jul 12, 2012, 11:41

   

Every week this Q&A will find out what various heads in music, film, fashion, theatre, bukes, performance, tech stuff, and whatever else are consuming.

Eilis Boyle is an award-winning fashion designer and co-founder of the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre boutique Bow.

What are you reading?
I have at least 3 piles of books that I’m simultaneously reading from; one for fashion/art/design, one for literature and one for computer subjects. Woolgathering by Patti Smith was a recent gift. I absolutely love this little book. I’m also reading Dickens for a project I’m working on. The internet and web design are my current obsessions too so I’m going through the A Book Apart collection, which is really good.

Last film you saw and your verdict?
I recently watched Herb & Dorothy, a documentary about a couple in New York who have been collecting art since the 60′s – over 4,000 masterpieces in a tiny apartment, an incredible story!

You have a golden ticket to Eason’s, what magazine is first on your list?
World of Interiors, Creative Review.

What are your most clicked bookmarks?
My bookmarks are a complete mess. I have too many so I never use them. My morning checklist is Business of Fashion, Luxury Daily, Mashable and Fast Co. Create.

When you fall into a YouTube hole what’s the general subject matter of the videos you’re watching?
I’ve become a TED talk fanatic. I don’t have time or money to go back to college at the moment so I’ve made it my mission to learn as much as I can about random subjects, this year. YouTube is great for self-directed education, for free. I watch at least one a day. If I want to wind my dog up, I’ll put on YouTube dog-related videos too, it usually drives him crazy

What track should we listen to right now?
Anything from James Vincent McMorrow.

Which boxset/TV series do you have on the go at the moment?
We watch very little TV at home, if we do it’s usually documentaries. Anything about travel, food or human behaviour.

Last gig/concert you went to and your verdict?
The closest thing to a gig I’ve been to this year was OFFSET2012. Verdict: Can’t wait for next year, such an inspiring line up. Excellent organization. Great value for money. I also went to Dublin Dance Festival and watched Klaus Obermaier which was pretty amazing.

Which app do you use the most?
Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

And finally, if you covet clothes from one designer this month, make it…
John Rocha, his whole collection is a dream. One season after another he is producing some of the best collections we see on any catwalk. I really believe Ireland has one of the greatest designers in the world.

Previously on Pop Lives: Annie Mac, Ben FrowMichael McDermottSinead O’Connor,  Shane LanganKathy ScottEoghan KidneyMichael Roe, and Phillip McMahon.

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