Tuesday, February 3, 2009

John Molloy

>> Who: John Molloy
Wife: Rei Jin Lee (aka RJ), Bailey Doesn't Bark

RJ is no stranger to HH and she contributes regularly with her Confessions of a Soapaholic column which features a diverse mix of bath and beauty recommendations. She also created the incredible design for the cover of the HH holiday 'zine. I've heard so much about her hubby John and couldn't wait to finally have the chance to meet her other half.

PS. RJ passed along John's answers and her little note made me laugh: warning...you must know, he's quite sarcastic/witty/has dry sense of humor.

And just so you know, I met John in person last week and he's a big ol' dog-lovin' softy underneath all the sarcasm and tattoos!

+ i once ate a can of mandarin oranges and a can of sprats at the same time and I've never been the same since.
+ i don't read anymore
+ i am not very sociable.
+ i love cheese.
+ i never let the truth get in the way of a good story.

1. What would you say are the three most important things that you do to support your wife in her creative endeavors?

1. I give her advice on her business as well as my opinions about her new work and any particular problems she might be having at any given time.
2. Tell her she is the center of the universe.
3. Never complain that she never helps clean up the house.

2. Supporting somebody in their passion can be both exciting, exhausting and time consuming? How do you squeeze everything in?

I sleep 90 minutes a night, so i can assist her in all she has to do... (i have plenty of free time as i have my own business.)

3. Working closely with somebody you love can be tough. Any tips on how to avoid throwing ornaments and other sharp objects at each other?

Learn when to bite your lip.

4. What was the strangest thing you've done to support your wife in what she does?

Marry her

5. Finally, what's the easiest and hardest things about working with your wife?

She is around all the time, are both those things.

6. What are your current Bailey Doesn't Bark favorites?

The ant series and the four seasons.

Thanks John!!

Do you have an incredibly supportive partner that deserves a little attention?? If so, email me over at hearthandmade@gmail.com.


Melissa de la Fuente said...

What a fantastic photo! John is such a talented photographer! RJ is so beautiful....and of course, having also had the chance to meet John last week, he IS a lovely, dog-loving guy with a great sense of humor! Anyone who has "hope" and "love" tattooed on their knuckles and loves dogs is alright with me! :)
Fantastic! Thanks Marichelle, RJ and John!
(oh, and Bailey and Guinness)

Bonbon Oiseau said...

he is awesome...i love his answers--short sweet (for realz) and to the point...
can these guys get any better?

Unknown said...

I love "The Other Half"!
Your blog keeps getting better and better. Keep up the good work.

Clementine said...

*gasp* that photo of John and RJ is gorgeous!! They're such a sweet pair. BUT I have to say, John forgot to mention his deep love of watching YouTube videos of children tripping over things. ;)

Unknown said...

that guys so HOT!!! its not right!

Marichelle said...

John!!! You are hilarious, I've been waiting for something like that all morning.

belinda marshall said...

i love this series! behind the scenes info like this is so interesting to me. i agree the photo is fantastic, and john is funny!

Marichelle said...

hi guys!! He's definitely a funny guy, my favorite one is #5 - I have a feeling my boyfriend feels the same way ;)

Melis, you know how i feel about this photo! Deb, another hubby with photography skillz that pay the billz ;) Miss Fruitfly, so sweet, thank you so much!! Glad you like the new column. Cassie, LOL. Thanks for reminding me! John, I still have to crack open the can of Sprats, do I just eat it on its own?? hi Belinda! Glad you're enjoying The Other Half!

Unknown said...

i eat them by themselves, though they might be good on toast, if you like sardines on toast. but they have their own distinctive taste. i just cant eat them anymore.

brooke said...

marichelle! i love this new column. its awesome!!!!

and yes i agree...that photo is gorgeous of them!!!


Unknown said...

Well John, what can I say!!! As Marichelle says I've been waiting for this all day.