04/11/2013 03:43 pm ET | Updated Jun 11, 2013

A Conversation With Furniture Designer Craig Van Den Brulle


Craig Van Den Brulle is a well-known name in the design circles. He has a store in New York which sells pedigreed antique and vintage furniture and home accents. He also has his eponymous line of furniture -- ultra modern pieces with gleaming surfaces that are often found in the stylish homes featured in magazines like Elle Decor and Architectural Digest.

Below, Craig Van Den Brulle talks about innovative design, his quest for happiness, and men with over tweezed eyebrows.

When I wake up... I prepare for my early morning gym appointment.

Before I go to bed... I read a few pages from whatever book I'm reading at the moment.

A well-dressed man... should look pulled together without looking over done.

Women should always... wear heels, the higher the better.

Men should never... over tweeze their eyebrows.

The best thing that's been said about me... that I have my finger on the pulse of innovative design.

The biggest misconception about me... is that I'm intimidating.

If I weren't doing what I'm doing today... I would be very unhappy.

My legacy... hopefully my furniture design work.

A great idea... a secluded sandy beach.

Botox is... good in moderation for some people.

My mother... not much to say on the subject.

The soundtrack of my life... Bach Cantatas.

The future... looks bright.

Happiness... I'm still searching for it.

There's a time and place for... almost everything.

There is too much... unhappiness in the world.

In the end... life is good!

All photos courtesy of Craig Van Den Brulle.
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