ask Adam about
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a bit about Adam
What are you working on these days?
I am currently a brand strategy consultant, working with a wide range of brands on their innovation, insight and strategy problems. Long term I am planning on running my own camera bag company, a design project I have been working on for many months. Pakk really is a labour of love, building the bag that I have always wanted myself to help with my photography. Can’t wait to show it to the world.
What drives you mad these days?
Negative people, there are so many reasons to be happy. The world can be an extremely negative place, particularly online. Everyone is moaning, arguing and generally a bit grump – lighten up!
What makes you happy?
There are a few things that make me happy, my girlfriend, my close friends and my beloved Crystal Palace (when they are winning!). I am generally quite a happy and positive person overall!
What’s your latest musical obsession?
Matt Corby – Telluric. This album is amazing and good to listen to any time of day and any occasion.
What was the last movie you watched? Was it any good?
Brooklyn- an awesome storyline brought to life impeccably well. Found it easy to immerse in the era and the story.
When it’s time for a new wardrobe, where do you go?
There are a few places, for basics it is always Uniqlo, they cannot be beaten. If I am feeling a little fancier or there is a special occasion I do love Liberty.
What’s your go-to café in London?
Depending on where I am, around Battersea it would have to be Gail’s in Battersea square. In central London my favourite cafe is Soho grind, an awesome coffee bar/alcohol bar – depending on what mood I am in!
What’s your favorite street or neighborhood to wander through?
I love walking along Pimlico road and up through Ebury street en route to Victoria. Alternatively all of the back streets around the King’s Road cannot be beaten!
What’s the thing you LOVE to do in London but never actually do?
I love to visit ancient monuments and learn about history – I have barely ever done this. The Churchill war rooms is high up on my things to do!
Who’s your hero (dead or alive) and where would you take them to show them a good time?
James Dean – the coolest man.
If it’s been raining outside for days and you’re sick of staying in – where would you go?
Most likely to a Westfield in Shepherds Bush or visit one of many cinemas around town. The everyman cinemas are awesome.
What’s that place in London you feel like only you know about?
For me Battersea square feels like such a hidden gem, although many know about it. It is always quiet and has a nice relaxed atmoshpere.
If tomorrow was your last day in London before you left for good, how and where would you spend it?
I would spend the majority of the day just getting lost in the backstreet of Chelsea and wandering more centrally. There are so many awesome roads off the beaten track that cant be missed.
Given the choice, mayor of which neighborhood would you be?
Would have to be Wandsworth – it is where I live and an area with some much variance and things to do.
What’s the spot in London you wouldn’t be caught dead in?
Has to be the city – I find the corporate world a little too political and irritating. I dread the thought of after work drinks surrounded by bankers.
You’ve just received the best news ever. Where would you go to celebrate and with whom?
I would try and book a rooftop table at Vista, on top of the Trafalgar -an awesome rooftop bar with views over central London. Of course would have to be with my close friends, my family and my girlfriend.
What’s the thing you love doing that isn’t work, relationship or family related?
Photography – love exploring and capturing landscape and street shots. I find it a really productive way to help me relax and let my creativity out.
When you feel like a night out, what’s your go-to place and why?
It would have to be Bunga Bunga – mainly because I can see it from my bedroom window. This makes it a little bit too easy to visit for a few drinks at the weekend.