The senior media designer at Noble People stans Guy Fieri, eats in his parents’ diner and co-hosts an Instagram TV series
It was just a few weeks ago that LBB’s Americas editor Addison Capper publicly expressed his love for Guy Fieri, despite his obvious bonehead demeanour. Philip Pirkovic, a senior media designer at New York agency Noble People, is a fellow stan of this roaming bleach-haired nosher, citing Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives as his all-time favourite TV series. Eat your heart out HBO.
When he’s not devouring food-based TV, you can find Philip chowing down on American fare in his parents' diner or homely Macedonian cooked by his grandmother.
Check it out.
o Place of birth: Flint, Michigan.
o Hometown: Flint, Michigan.
o Staycation: A night out in Detroit: dinner at Flowers of Vietnam, drinks at Candy Bar, Sugar House & Cafe d'Mongo's, capped off with a late night bite at Lafayette Coney Island.
o Vacation: I've been obsessing over Berlin and Tokyo for a while. Those are next on my list.
o Pet: Never had one.
o Place of work: Noble People.
o Place of workout: Church Street Boxing Gym & Y7 Yoga Studio.
o Side project: Idea Exchange, a monthly workshop and incubator series that I help host which engages creatives and entrepreneurs from dynamic and diverse backgrounds. Also, Free Smoke, an Instagram TV series that covers all things business, culture, and creativity, co-hosted by myself and Ani Sanyal.
o Mode of transport: Walking, the train, Uber.
o Bonus travel essential: My mophie.
o Artist: Gianni Lee.
o Musician: Anik Khan.
o Film director: Berry Jenkins, Ryan Coolger, Jordan Peele.
o Commercial: Not really a commercial, but everything Nike's released this year has been on point.
o Music video: Jay-Z & Kanye West - Otis.
o Video game: NBA 2k series. I grew up playing these with my brothers. We always sneak a game in whenever we see each other.
o Boardgame: Connect 4.
o Book: This is not a T-shirt by Bobby Hundreds.
o Podcast: The Business of HYPE by Jeff Staple
o Newspaper (off or online): The New York Times, The Atlantic (both online).
o Magazine: The Strategist (digital publication).
o Bonus culture essential: 'Virgil Abloh'.
Food and Drink
o Breakfast: Iced coffee & chocolate croissant from Saturday's NYC.
o Restaurant: My parents would hate me if I didn't say their diner, Capitol Coney Island in Flint.
o Working lunch: Usually cava.
o Favourite dish: A traditional homemade Macedonian meal cooked by my mom and grandmother: cevaphi, avjar, zelnik, sarma, musaka, tavce gravce, and shopska... okay I need to book a trip home because I'm hungry now.
o Signature dish: I make the best french toast in the tri-state area, don't @ me.
o Snack: Whatever fruits are available at the office: apples, pears, bananas, grapes, etc.
o Guilty pleasure: Cliff's Pizza.
o Booze: Casamigos blanco tequila, rocks, lime.
o Bonus beverage: Masala chai from Kolkata Chai Co. (Best chai in all of New York).
o Phone: iPhone X Max, rose gold.
o Computer: 2016 12" Apple MacBook, small but mighty.
o TV: Vizio
o Headphones: Am I the only person that doesn't have AirPods?!
o Camera: I used to have a Canon, but I mainly use my iPhone now.
o Pen / pencil: Ball Bearing Ball-Point Bic® Pen by Benjamin Edgar.