21 questions

For Todd Oldham, Brunch Is a Prison

Todd Oldham

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Name: Todd Oldham

Age: 45

Job: Designer and host of Bravo’s Top Design, premiering tonight.

Neighborhood: Tribeca

Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional?
So many. Susan Sarandon, Stuart Davis, Andy Warhol 

What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in New York?
Any one of my trips to Lupe’s. Best Mexican food in New York.

In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
I design and make things all day.

Where do you get your coffee?
I don’t care for coffee, but I get my tea at Olives on Prince Street.

What’s the last thing you saw on Broadway?
I saw Grey Gardens, but it was before it went to Broadway. Does that count?

Do you give money to panhandlers?

What’s your drink?
Vodka and anything.

How often do you prepare your own meals?
Usually something every day.

What’s your favorite medication?
Rescue Remedy.

What’s hanging above your sofa?
About 30 Charley Harper silk-screens from the mid-fifties.

How much is too much to spend on a haircut?
I cut my own hair often, but the best cuts I ever had are by Cristian. I loved it so much it would not matter what it cost.

When’s bedtime?
Somewhere between twelve and two.

Brunch: pro or con?
Con — so often it’s like Sunday-morning prison with a big bill at the end.

What’s your thread count?

What do you hate most about living in New York?
Moving about in it when it’s raining.

What’s your brand of jeans?

When’s the last time you drove a car?
Yesterday to work.

Who should be the next president?
Anyone that tells the truth and isn’t hateful would be welcome at this point.

Times, Post, or Daily News?
Daily News

Yankees or Mets?
I don’t have any interest in watching baseball. But the Yankees have nicer colors.

What makes someone a New Yorker?
Anyone who has paid the get-your-ass-kicked dues that this wonderful city almost always offers up.

For Todd Oldham, Brunch Is a Prison