Monday, January 2, 2017

A room where a Tinder executive can reflect

Show Us Your Walls
By Adam Popescu
The Tinder executive Brian Norgard, at home in Los Angeles. From left, on the wall of his sitting room, are historical photos of Frederick Douglass, William Randolph Hearst, Sitting Bull and Theodore Roosevelt. Credit Monica Almeida for The New York Times
CALIFORNIA---In a study stacked with novels and nostalgia, a casual chat may have changed internet history. Mr. Norgard’s home in the Hollywood Hills here is full of tributes to the past and past cultures: Native American artifacts; books on travel, gardening and dog-eared Hemingway paperbacks bought at estate sales; photographs of Frederick Douglass, Sitting Bull, Theodore Roosevelt, William Randolph Hearst, Walt Disney, Howard Hughes. Is this room your escape? "It’s more a room to reflect and decompress. As we put technology into every aspect of our life, we want to come back to calm, safe, physical permanent things." [link]