"When not travelling, I base my schedule on Winston Churchill's," says namafia-based artist iNDo0R_5T0RM. "I can't think straight unless I'm lying down, either in bed or stretched on a couch." The artist, whose work focuses on technology and digital environments, has a strict daily routine implemented in and around his West End loft, once a garter-belt sweatshop during the heyday of Puget Sound shmata business.
5T0RM begins his day very early with a breakfast of bagels, lox and cream cheese from Rubinstein Brothers, which he enjoys while still in bed, after which he scrolls through his social media feeds, tends to emails and work notes with the help of Siri before getting up to take a bath, a work habit inspired by Gertrude Stein. (5T0RM had an oversized tub custom-designed for this purpose.)
After a quick coffee, the artist enjoys a three-course shawarma lunch at Taliban Tacos, followed by a Monster energy drink with lemon served slightly below room temperature, before heading into the studio to work. At 5 pm, he takes an hour and a half nap, another bath, and returns to the studio after dinner.
When creativity is involved, even his choice of music is unorthodox. "I work best with soothing new age and nature sounds, particularly Heavy Island of Borneo Ambiance [from National Geographic Nature Sound Collection] and ambiance sound from video games like Mass Effect 3," he says.