In honor of Father's Day we chose to feature a very cool dad this week on Dwelling With... My good friend Daniel Lehmann is just that! In addition to being super dad to two adorable children, Jacob, 5 and Sophia, 3, he is also the founder of the awesome new company reCrib, a site where you can buy and sell used baby gear. I'm so excited that Daniel took a few minutes out of his busy schedule for this interview!
Q: How do you define your Style?
A: Ultra casual. Comfort is key, I like my jeans and t-shirts.
Q: Who is your favorite designer?
A: Probably Steven Alan. My closet is filled with Steven Alan shirts.
Q: What was your most embarrassing fashion era?
A: My wife would say faded jeans and golf shirts. That was what I wore on our first date, so I guess it couldn’t have been that bad – unless she saw me as a project.
Q: What’s your silliest nickname for your kid? Theirs for you?
A: When Sophia was born, Jake couldn’t pronounce her name, so he called her More Pizza. That has stuck – I call her More Pizza from time to time. My kids don’t really have any nicknames for me – at least none that they’ve shared with me.
Q: Fill in the blank- “I never miss a_______!”
A: Morning cup of coffee! I’m a coffee snob and order espresso beans from roasters all over the country. So much fun to try them all. Currently, I’m making my way through a bag of Ritual out of San Francisco.
Q: If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
A: Pizza. Di Fara Pizza on Avenue J in Brooklyn, to be exact.
Q: What was the last song played on your ipod?
A: Please don’t ask that question. Katy Perry, California Girls – but my kids chose it for our nightly after dinner dance party.
Q: What’s your favorite kids’ book?
A: Curious George
Q: What’s your hometown’s best kept secret?
A: I’m a born and bred New Yorker. And guess what - the people are actually really nice. Not sure why we get a bad rap.
Q: Your favorite neighborhood haunt?
A: Kaffe 1668 in Tribeca. Great coffee and really good sandwiches too.
Q: What’s your idea of the perfect family vacation?
A: No doubt, a Caribbean beach vacation in February.
Q: Favorite kids game?
A: Every morning after breakfast we play Nerf baseball in our living room. We make sure the chandelier stops swaying before Mommy gets up.
Q: What do you think is the best gift to get?
A: This year, my kids got me a Yankees t-shirt, sweatshirt, and mug for my birthday. I was pretty psyched.
Q: The best gift to give?
A: I’m in the process of planning a getaway to Europe for my wife’s 40th. It doesn’t get better than a trip!
Q: Do you have a favorite DwellStudio Pattern?
A: Hands down, Transportation!