My Favorite Things: Phillip LaFargue II

Vice president at Emergent Method and co-founder of Valcour Records


Guilty pleasure

Squeeze cheese—and it goes surprisingly well with boudin. Like chocolate and peanut butter. Don’t ask me how I figured it out.

Place for lunch

This evolves—lately it has been Bistro Byronz.

Most treasured possessionMy Fave Things-Treasured

My Moleskines—never leave home without one.

TV show

Game of Thrones

Class in high school

Senior English, because we got to make live-action Beowulf and Frankenstein movies

Locale for date night

A good show at Manship Theatre. Mavis Staples made for one of our best date-night soundtracks.

Way to spend $20

My Fave Things-Childhood Memory

On gas for a road trip

Childhood memory

Feeding the chickens with my grandpa


The Portable Emerson

Website to kill some time—that’s where I look for design ideas to steal get inspired by.

I used to like Caesar’s Man in the eighth grade.

Concert I ever attended

Probably Arcade Fire in 2004-ish at the Empty Bottle in Chicago

Way to spend a Saturday morning

Drinking coffee while doing art projects with my daughtersMy Fave Things-Happiness

Place to have a shopping spree

Design Within Reach

My motto for life

Life is short; do what makes you happy.

Hidden talent

Group selfies—my long arms are the original selfie sticks.