Queerty Query: Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan

Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan

How could you not love a blog dedicated to interior design and urban living? And that is exactly what Apartment Therapy is: the definitive blog covering design news, reviews, resources, and solutions. Co-founder Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan (what a name!) took the time to complete our five-question interview. We are tickled pink that a straight guy, and not a homo, is the talent behind site.

What is your greatest source of inspiration?
Gosh, humans inspire me the most. Gandhi, Steiner, and JK Rowling are among the top picks.

What is the greatest album every recorded?
Good question. This is a too much pressure to put on one album, so I would take English Beat’s What is Beat? and a Bach symphony.

What is the greatest book ever written?
Unquestionably, The Divine Comedy by Dante. You need a teacher or SOMEONE to get you through it, but it is absolutely unforgettable on every possible level.

What is your most prized possession?
My wife.

What is the key to happiness?
The key to happiness is not to be caught in illusion. Avoid your hunger, keep to the center, trust yourself, and don’t stop. That is it.