Memorable Luxe interview: While every single interview is fascinating in its own way, my conversation with the multifaceted Eric J. Nordstrom of Urban Remains in Chicago stands out. He left behind a career in scientific research to pursue his passion for history, architecture and salvage and has since amassed a significant collection of pieces. Is there a particular writer whose work has had an influence on you? Although I have an enduring appreciation for urban life and design of all kinds, Henry David Thoreau’s emphasis on nature and simplicity resonates with me more and more as the years go by. If I weren’t a writer, I would… Run a small bed-and-breakfast that would consist of stylish tiny homes, yurts and tree houses on a peaceful lake in the country. I’d also love to make a documentary at some point.
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