The Covet + Lou Questionnaire: All Roads

Apr 22 2014 Filed in: The Covet + Lou Questionnaire

All Roads is a creative workshop and textile studio based in Los Angeles. Founded by Robert Dougherty and Janelle Pietrzak, they combine wood, metal, fiber and reclaimed materials to create beautiful objects. This spring they collaborated with Covet + Lou to create an exclusive wall hanging.


Where are you right now? 
In my home studio, in the foothills of the San Gabriel mountains, about 20 minutes north of downtown Los Angeles.
What inspires you? The mountains! The nature. 
Your idea of happiness? Time spent with Robert, exploring nature and travelling.
Of misery?  Being stuck in a position where I can't be creative or there are too many rules to follow. 
What is your most creative time of day? Mid-morning, once I am awake and into a working groove. I also get a lot of ideas while driving. 
What is your greatest extravagance? My vitamix blender! We drink a lot of smoothies. 
What fault in others do you tend to tolerate most? I tolerate a lot of things, I am a pretty patient person. 
Three things you could not live without? My glasses, my phone and lots of water!
New York or L.A.? I've lived in both places, and I can definitely say L.A.
When is honesty not the best policy? When it could hurt someone.  
Fight back or compromise? Depends on the situation. I think I tend to first fight back, but then come to a compromise.
Have you ever been arrested? No.
If not yourself, who would you be? A mermaid!
What do you most dislike about contemporary culture? Elitism 
In your time away from work, what do you do? Hike in the mountains and swim.

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