Marc interview on Come Up To My Room

Marc with gelato, Rome, September 2008. Click the photo to see more pictures of Marc in the world.
Marc with gelato, Rome, September 2008. Click the photo to see more pictures of Marc in the world.

Jeremy Vandermeijinterviewed Marc as the first installment in the Origin Interviews on the Come Up to My Room blog. The Origin Interviews are an extension of the 2009 panel discussion The Origin of the Designer.

As generous as Marc’s creative output in the world is, he can be reclusive as to his direct thoughts and opinions even on topics that are of great importance to him. So it is a treat to read gems like this:

Jeremy: What do you yearn for?

Marc: An anti-gravity belt and ecocities.

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Tasty snacks in Kanyakumari

Thali, or set meal. It is usually all you can eat, usually eaten by hand, and usually spicy. What made this one special is the addition of extra cups of ingredients.
South Indian thali, or set meal. It is usually all you can eat, usually eaten by hand, and usually spicy. This meal at a local, non Lonely Planet restaurant cost 55 rupees. About US$1, and included everything except the rectangular dish of cucumber raita on the upper right.

The tastiest snacks sometimes come from the most questionable food joints. In Kanyakumari Marc and I ate dinner in a place that didn’t even have running water.

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South tip of the Indian world

Kanyakumari in the province of Tamil Nadu is the southmost tip of India and the meeting point of the three bodies of water that surround the subcontinent – the Arabian Sea to the west, the Indian Ocean to the south, and the Bay of Bengal to the east.

A modern take on the Orissa temple style gives the Ghandi Memorial an otherworldly and gleeful presence.
A modern take on the Orissa temple style gives the Ghandi Memorial an otherworldly and gleeful presence.

This important location is home to a variety of attractions that are irresistible to masses of tourists and pilgrims.

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Marc blends in on the beach in Palolem, Goa, India.

While I was taking pictures of cows sleeping on the beach, Marc was drawing. This friendly group surrounded him and started asking questions excitedly. They plied us insistently with cigarettes, wanting to offer hospitality. They claimed that even they did not smoke, only once a month on vacation – at MOST once a week! They stood very close to us, one guy actually leaning on Marc the whole conversation. They wanted a description of Toronto, … >> read more