What’s Next With Tayler Prince-Fraser

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The London member, and cofounder of Original Shift and Last Pick, shares 27 of his favourite things

‘My life at the moment (like I’d imagine most people’s) is a journey of ups and downs, dark and light, optimistic and pessimistic. Each day presents a new challenge – in particular, the tension between doing what I know I should be doing in juxtaposition with what I want to do. 

‘Lockdown can feel like a very lonely and stagnant experience at times, but it can also lead to amazing spouts of creativity and productivity. I have found great comfort in changing my perspective to appreciate the small things in life. I’m sure I’m not the only one who has found themselves questioning the purpose of what they’re doing, and ultimately what good it will bring to people's lives. I’m sure that I’m not the only one who is struggling to find new ways to sign emails off.’

Seven designers
Jun Takahashi of Undercover
Massimo Osti of Stone Island, CP Company and Left Hand
Tinker Hatfield for Nike
Hiroki Nakamura of Visvim
Kiro Hirata of Kapital
James Jebbia’s work at Supreme
Ralph Lauren design team from 1982 to 1996

Six albums
The Marshall Mathers LP by Eminem 
Comin’ From Where I’m From by Anthony Hamilton 
Take Care by Drake
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City by Kendrick Lamar 
Born Sinner by J Cole 
Divenire by Ludovico Einaudi 

Five essentials
Lip balm
Cocoa butter moisturiser
Black coffee

Four books 
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
The Third Industrial Revolution by Jeremy Rifkin
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
Zero To One by Peter Thiel 

Three quotes 
‘Society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.’ (Anonymous Greek proverb)
‘Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.’ (James Baldwin)
‘The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.’ (Ludwig Wittgenstein)

Two places to walk
Dorset’s Jurassic Coast
The Lake District

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