Ever walked down the street and saw a familiar face? A face so familiar you stop and think, “Where do I know them from?”. You might have seen him too. A bashful demeanour with a smile sure to cure you of your bad mood, always lurking in unexpected places — nicenothings® is that guy.
We spent an afternoon with nicenothings to figure out what was up with that smile — only to find out it was as contagious as they say.
DO YOU HAVE A DAILY ROUTINE?
I hate how familiar routine is. I can’t help but feel i’ve given up control when i fall into the same pattern. We’re strange creatures. Our minds love routine, it gives structure. But structure breeds mediocrity. The unknown is where the magic happens. My routine is to find that unknown.
DOGS OR CATS?
Dogs. Cats are bastards.
WHAT'S ON YOUR PLAYLIST?
Vintage gunslinger country ballads. Soothing 70’s sounds. 80’s hits. Terrible nu metal. Cringy emo. Trap. House. Stuff with didgeridoo’s. Plenty of stevie nicks. Everything is well documented on my spotify. Dive in.
WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?
Future Shock by Alvin Toffler
WHAT'S ONE THING YOU CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT?
Art. life’s nothing without it.
NAME THE SONG THEY'LL REMEMBER YOU BY.
Who’s they? If it’s my ears, then i'm sure they’ll never forget all those times i've pumped semi-charmed life into ‘em.
WHAT'S YOUR DREAM PROJECT/ COLLABORATION?
My dream is seeing the ‘smile’ get as big the ‘swoosh’. As far as collabs, i’d like a line of velvet adidas tracksuits with my patterns on them.
ANY RECOMMENDATIONS IN VANCOUVER?
Head north into the mountains for a couple nights with nothing but a blanket and see what happens. That or the MOA.
DEAD OR ALIVE, WHO WOULD BE YOUR MENTOR?
Some old guy who doesn’t know what an iphone is.
Haven’t seen him in awhile.
Photos: Alexey Skachkov
Video: JP Sta. Maria