Kaffe Fassett is a great listener—he writes in his memoir Dreaming in Color that he listens while he works. No TV, because he needs to pay full attention to the colors in front of him.
A great moment for him, 30 years ago, was when the venerable BBC Radio 4 series Desert Island Discs (a series that has run since 1942) asked him to come do an episode.
The question the series host Sue Lawley asks: what are the eight pieces of music you would want with you if you landed on a desert island?
His answers are surprising. Have a listen right here.
What better thing to listen to while getting started on Kaffe Fassett’s designs in Field Guide No. 16: Painterly?
And of course, I’m curious what your desert island discs would be. It’s such a great question.