YIMING WANG 王怡明
What was your first job, and how did it shape your life?
New York Time. I cannot imagine a better way to start my life in NYC. The sharp and deep analysis made me easier to become a New Yorker.
What keeps you awake at night?
I’d love to think and reflect during night. That’s the perfect moment for me to design the details in China Blue & China Café. That’s also why people think the design is so special.
What books are currently on your bedside table?
Hong Lou Meng, and books from Ailin Zhang.
WHEN DO YOU FEEL MOST FREE?
Design, music and literature will bring me the feeling of freedom. There is also some moment made me feel most free when I meet interesting people and know them. Freedom is all about understand and be understood.
WHAT WAS THE LAST PRESENT YOU GAVE SOMEONE?
A Steinway to my partner/husband.
WHAT’S YOUR VIEW ON MONEY?
Money is fair to the entrepreneurs. Money gives you the most directly feedback if you did a god job.
WHAT IS AN EXTRAORDINARY PLACE YOU HAVE RECENTLY TRAVELED TO?
I went back to Chicago one week ago, which place I lived and studied before. The beautiful city is even beautifier then before.
WHAT’S ONE THING MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU?
I have two kids, myself and Xian Zhang.