LAILA GOHAR is wearing the Rosa no.006. She is an artist living in New York City.

What do you find humorous?

Who are your ideal guests?
I have a theory on guests. You need the perfect mix of “characters” and “glue”. Characters are big personalities. People that are eccentric and loud and provocative. Ricky is a character. Glues are good listeners. People you can sit anywhere on the table and be sure they’ll be fine. If you have too many characters they can become competitive. Too much glue and it can be a little boring... so ideally, it’s the perfect ratio of glue to character.

What does your house smell like?
I like when it smells like quince. But it doesn’t right now.

What does your house sound like?
The heating pipes. You know that very NYC loud pipe bang.

Can you share some daily habits or rituals?
I wake up early no matter when I sleep. Drink black coffee. Usually I don't really eat breakfast. Maybe I’ll nibble on a piece of stale bread or something if it’s laying around. And then I go to work. I’m usually out by 9 or so.

What takes you to cloud 9?
A soup my bf makes
Louise bourgeois works
The right shade of brown
My phone not ringing the whole afternoon on Sunday

What would you embroider onto a pillow?
Sweet. I love embroidery especially on linens. I guess my name ? Is that boring ? 

Do you have a soundtrack to your life?
Not really. I’d say more phases of soundtracks.

What is your perfect meal?
Simple things. Fish cooked in olive oil. Fresh vegetables. Anything cooked with attention to detail really…

Where do you imagine you would find your doppelgänger?
Hmm ? Space ?

What should we be reading?
‘The Society of the Spectacle’. So relevant.

What do you treasure most in your neighborhood or city?
Well I just moved. Not far, just from Soho to TriBeCa so I haven’t really figured out what my new neighborhood spots are but my favorite neighborhood restaurant is Altro Paradiso…

What is your favorite word in any language?
Belraha in Arabic means slowly / take your firm but also “with comfort”.

What do you collect?

The best arthouse film?
Ingmar Bergman's The Seventh Seal.

What thoughts occupy you currently?
Anxiety always.

What do you still wish to learn?
So much.

What is your favourite representation of simplicity?
This quote by Sottsass:

What music makes you feel nostalgic?
I don’t really feel nostalgic.

Any last words?
Will do a better job on the next questionnaire for another cardigan?? :-P