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The Essential List: Thomas Laget

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Head of integrated production at Sid Lee Paris changes his favourite photographer daily and is more than partial to a pastis

The Essential List: Thomas Laget
Since 2010 Thomas Laget has been a part of the Sid Lee Paris family and when he’s not heading up production on projects for brands such as KFC, Skyn or Honda he can often be found grabbing a dim sum lunch in the French capital’s 10th arrondissement, or possibly nursing a glass of pastis.

He’s no Parisian native though, and hails from what he calls the ‘dirty south’ of Montpellier, which boasts an enviable average 300 days of sun per year - presumably where he learned to surf.

He won’t allow bacon in his egg and cheese sandwich.

Find out this and more intriguing facts in his Essential List.


o Place of birth: Montpellier (my dirty south)

o Hometown: Paris 
o Staycation: St Malo / Séte (ports are where life smells better) 
o Vacation: Food, waves, sunbed, friends, family (precisely in this order or the other way around)
o Pet: An imaginary little raccoon that I could fight with
o Place of work: The right corner of the last floor (Sid Lee)
o Place of workout: Camping les Dunes (Bretignolles-Sur-Mer)
o Side project: Dreaming of Camping les Dunes (Bretignolles-Sur-Mer)

o Mode of transport: BM Double Foot 
o Bonus travel essential: Surfboard


o Artist: Barry McGee 
o Musician: KOKOROCO

o Commercials / music video director: Ringan Wolf (the abandoned son of Ringan Ledwidge and Daniel Wolfe) 
o Film director: Jacques Audiard or maybe his father 
o Photographer: Yesterday: Ed Rusha. Now: Philippe Jarrigeon. Tomorrow: maybe Jonas Lindstroem
o Film: Ferris Bueller’s Day off (which led Matthew Broderick to be Sarah Jessica Parker’s husband)
o Series: The Night Of (the first four episodes) 
o Commercial: Renault ‘Get Up’
o Music video: Sevdaliza 'Shahmaran' by Emmanuel Adjei

o Video game: Prince of Persia 
o Board game: Hotels 
o Book: Karoo by Steve Tesich
o Graphic novel: Cheech Wizard, Vol. 1 by Vaughn Bodé
o Newspaper (off or online): Midi Libre
o Magazine: M le Monde because I can’t read Zeit magazine or NYT.
o Bonus culture essential: My wife

Food and Drink

o Breakfast: Egg sandwich with cheddar. No bacon
o Cheap bite: Apple
o Working lunch: Chez Ann chicken soup + four dim sum
o Favourite dish: Gratin dauphinois
o Signature dish: Italian sausage Risotto 
o Snack: Haribo Cola Bottles

o Guilty pleasure: Listening to Daniel Balavoine 
o Bar: Any after-work bar in Akasaka, Tokyo makes me feel alive. 
o Booze: Pastis
o Not booze: Pastis
o Bonus food: Extra dim sum 
o Bonus beverage: Pastis

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o Phone: Broken iPhones are the best
o Computer: Mac…trying not to lose it… 
o TV: Only at Christmas
o Headphones: Lost
o Camera: Canon A35F
o Soundsystem: Dusty turntable 
o Pen / pencil: Pilot fineliner
o Where you document an idea: Morning shower
o Casual clothing: Summer Bermuda shorts 
o Smart clothing: Beige Summer Bermuda shorts
o Footwear: Grenson 
o Watch: Omega 
o Collection: Info on my ancestors - trying to find anything interesting.
o App: Messages, just before Slack according to my iPhone, which tracks my addiction
o Website: Instagram and the ridiculous 4345 accounts I follow
o Work program: Slack 
o Digital work tool: Dropbox 
o Analogue work tool: A pen, a notebook
o Morning grooming / makeup essential: Shaving my bald head like I own Amazon
o Bonus kit essential: Headphones if I don’t lose them
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Sid Lee, Mon, 21 Jan 2019 16:43:12 GMT