In his role at Herman Miller, John Kim is responsible for helping communicate all the company does to build a better world. Find out what's currently playing in this dad-to-be's workspace. (P.S. We particularly like the piece of art he has hanging there. John's brother-in-law Driscoll Reid had a hand in creating it.)
What do you listen to while you work? I listen to a lot of different stuff including NPR (even during the pledge drive—I know…that's love), upbeat guitar-driven jazz like Wes Montgomery, something fun like LCD Soundsystem, and albums to which I know most of the words, like most of the Ted Leo and the Pharmacists or Wilco catalog. Also, my wife and I are expecting our first kid and we finally took the time to scour our iTunes catalog and make some fun mixes for the baby, so shuffling through the playlists have taken over lately.
How do you listen? If I'm home alone, I'll listen to NPR on the radio or the iPod via an iPod dock. If I need quiet, I'll listen through JVC noise-canceling headphones.
Do you have any favorite music websites/providers? I also enjoy Pandora, but I find that the selection gets a bit repetitive on the free version.
- Too Late to Turn Back, El Michels Affair
- Red and Purple, The Dodos
- Little Lion Man, Mumford & Sons
- Award Tour, Tribe Called Quest
- Home, LCD Soundsystem
- Parallel or Together?, Ted Leo and The Pharmacists
- How Low, Jose Gonzalez
- Start a War, The National
- The Afterlife, YACHT
- Juveniles, The Walkmen
- Warm Heart of Africa, The Very Best
- The Boy with the Arab Strap, Belle and Sebastian
- West Coast Blues, Wes Montgomery
(Images: John Kim)