SHANA SADEGHI-RAY is wearing the Gio No.010. She is an artist and graphic designer living in New York.
What takes you to cloud 9?
90 Day Fiancé and Xi'an's hand pulled noodles. Collecting shells on an empty beach during low tide. Celtics winning. Acts of service. Thoughtfulness.
What do you want to trade?
Seashells as currency.
What do you want to find?
The perfect piece of 8th Vein Ocean Jasper.
What do you collect?
Everything… really though. Toys (Spawn, Monchhichi, Sanrio, etc), plushies, trinkets, kitsch figurines, bootleg dollar store items, crystals, gold, books, stationary, craft supplies, shells… how much time do we have?
What is your favorite animal?
Frogs, creatures from the deep sea.
What is your favorite candy?
I love candy… umm this is hard… I eat Twizzlers most often. Maybe watermelon salt water taffy? Hmm or chocolate covered gummy bears!
What is most difficult to find in contemporary culture?
An openness to change ideas/beliefs. An apology. Vintage clothing from before the 1980s at thrift stores.
What do you find most exciting in contemporary culture?
That you can learn about anything you want (access to information), realizing that you don’t have to fall into outdated life path thinking for what it means to be successful and that success does not equate to your worth.
What is good design?
(I can’t help but think of Rick Rubin saying there is no bad or good there just is…) Something that is multi-functional, with a long life and good aesthetic.
Where do you find good design?
Everywhere - just have to open up your view and look/walk around.
What is your favorite slogan?
“When’s the last time you did something for the first time?”, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”, “Trust the process.”
What is your favorite mistake?
I make mistakes constantly but it is all part of the learning process. People make comments like “You never miss” when truthfully, I do, thousands of times!
What is still a mystery?
The human mind.
What do you find humorous?
Potty humor. The dumber the better. Variations of “deez” jokes without fail have me cackling.
What is your perfect meal?
Pan seared scallops with a seasonal veggie, Popeyes three-piece with Cajun fries and a Coke.
Can you recall a dream?
I have a recurring dream theme of me constantly being late and missing a flight because of my dependence on other people. In waking life I’m always exceptionally early.
What is a rule that should never be broken?
Be kind to others.
What is a rule that should always be broken?
Any that apply to creating.
What is out of fashion?
Imitating other artists. It’s unoriginal and contrived. There is so much untapped potential - find your own voice!
What are you bored by?
Not much, I try to stay curious.
What was your last download?
Adobe Premiere… I’m going to start a YouTube channel soon. Part craft tutorial, part comfort watching.