Name? Austin Lidstone
Where were you born? Vancouver, BC
Where did you go to school? Why? I studied Interior Design at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. At the time it was the only accredited degree Interior Design program in BC. Staying local also meant more manageable student loans.
What class in school has proven to be the least useful? I had a mandatory 1st year communications class where the prof could have used some lessons in communication himself.
What’s your most prized article of black clothing? A pair of leather wedge ankle boots.
What are some of your favorite micro-breweries/food-trucks in Vancouver? Main Street Brewery, Tacofino Cantina, Vij’s Railway Express.
What do you never leave home without? Shoes.
Your Great Escape would be to? Tour the Galapagos Islands
If you could only play three albums in the studio, what would they be? Broken Social Scene – ‘Forgiveness Rock Record’, Polica – ‘Give You the Ghost’, and Brasstronaut – ‘Mount Chimaera’
What single piece of technology makes your life easier? Cliché but true. My iPhone.
What magazine do you look for when you are stuck in a waiting room? I usually just grab the first fashion magazine that’s available. Typically the weekly news magazines are months old and I’m too embarrassed to flip through the trashy tabloids in public.
What word do you have trouble saying? Sea anemone
What is your favorite way to spend a Saturday? Outside either on the mountain, in the forest or at the water. Nothing beats a great Vancouver day hiking with friends (and animals), a picnic lunch and a few brews.