Behind the passion with the managing editor at Hodinkee
After starting out his career with Hodinkee, his job-path followed work at Bloomberg & Surface Media, before returning 1,5 year ago to Hodinkee as their newly appointed managing editor. Founded in 2008, Hodinkee (Czech for a wristwatch), is based on an idea to focus their content on a single subject, instead of broadening their content. The editorial team has achieved their success, with the creation of material, that is both easy to understand, as well as accurate on the field.
Much like his interest in watches, Stephen Pulvirent has an excellent eye for the aesthetics of life, as a former contributor to GQ & Gentleman's Gazette. His work as an editor & photographer is something we enjoy following, via his Instagram feed @Sjpulvirent, where he highlights some of his interests and his professional life. Since he has chosen to include Mismo in his daily professional endeavors, we teamed up with him for a Q&A, to depict the person behind the passion.
I visited Villa Savoye about two years ago and I had never seen a building like it. It still looks a bit futuristic today, but to think about what it must have looked like to the locals when it was finished in 1931 is astounding. The attention to detail through the house and the grounds is mind-blowing. Funnily though, the family that commissioned it hated living there and never settled in, but that didn't matter to Le Corbusier – he was making works of art that could be lived in, and cared about the former a lot more than the latter.
The VDL Research House is just the opposite. Neutra created the home for his own family, with space for his studio and apprentices too. There are plenty of nerdy reasons to like the building, and it perfectly embodies everything Modernism is about, but above all else, it is a comfortable place that instills a sense of calm and peace as you move through it. Everything has been considered, but you notice the overall effect much more than the individual components. It's a truly special place and you can feel it when you're there.