Reading is Sexy: The Recto (or Verso) Side of Hamish Daud Wyllie
Although it was through his small but memorable role in Rectoverse that Hamish Daud Wyllie has stolen everybody’s heart, it wasn’t actually his acting debut. His first inauguration into acting was through Richard Oh’s Description Without Place, an indie film, where he plays a professional photographer who also acts as a tour guide for a visitor in Bali, which in real life happens to be the place where Hamish’s heart lies. It’s also in this island that Hamish has been spending years exploring his creativity side as the Design Principle of Saka Group and Design Director of Tarita Furniture. Recently, Hamish also shares his love of traveling as he takes on a new role as the co-host of My Trip, My Adventure, a new TV show that takes us around exotic places in Indonesia. And here he is now talking about his other side of life: books.
Did you have a favorite book when you were a kid?
Hmm.. I used to love Roald Dahl when I was a kid.
What do books mean to you? Are you a fiction or non-fiction person?
I use books everyday for work. Because I work in a creative industry the past few years the majority of books have been visual. I like to learn from what I read.
What would you say is the most influential book of your life, if any?
Influential book … I usually read what I need to read at that particular moment. When I need to find inspiration for design and my other work, I would go looking for books on that matter, or about life and other interesting things. So no particular title.
If you could design a book store, what would you do differently?
I think the perfect book store is one you can hang out in and just read comfortably all day. Something out in nature with comfortable surroundings. It would have big daybeds and pillows where you can read, sleep. Wake up and read again. Oh and a really yummy cafe too :)
Interviewed by Ika Natassa – Article by Ika Natassa – Picture courtesy of Hamish Daud Wyllie