Desktop Icons: An Interview With Brita Filter

Becoming an icon doesn’t happen overnight. It takes perseverance and drive. And knowing how you work best.

Creative connections and relationships inspire and fuel my own work, and they’re one of the key reasons I thrive in New York City. I interviewed a variety of creative friends about how they work – from what time of day they’re most productive to what are their biggest distractions and inspirations.

– Barry Goralnick

Brita Filter


Barry Goralnick: What do you work hardest at?
Brita Filter: I work hardest at perfection.

BG: The one thing you have to have on your desk?
BF: Makeup brushes.

BG: Lights bright or dim?
BF: Always bright.

BG: Snacks savory or sweet?
BF: Suh-weet.

Brita Filter with Barry Goralnick (l) and Nick Silverio (r). Davy Desk Lamp (pictured here); Reeves Desk Lamp (pictured above): Barry Goralnick for Currey & Co.

BG: Favorite drink
BF: Vodka Soda.

BG: Music on or off?
BF: You know, I usually listen to jazz when I paint my face.

BG: What is your work uniform?
BF: A lot of padding.

BG: Current inspiration?
BF: RuPaul.

Watch Brita Filter on season 12 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, airing now.

Photography by Maura Sullivan.

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