Friend of the Week: Tyler Duncan
1. Fun-loving architect.
2. Lover of Sea Ranch, deep conversations, people, and a good cocktail.
3. Super rocking uncle to four (soon to be five) adorable nieces.
4. California native with plenty of stamps in his passport.
How do we know each other?
Through my sister, Sara.
What's a day in the life of Tyler Duncan like?
My job as an architect harnesses my mild OCD, and weekends are for satisfying the (extreme) extrovert in me. All days include a dated soundtrack, featuring the Rolling Stones and similar artists approaching the end.
What are your nicknames?
Ty, Ty Ty, Dunks, T-Dunk. Very original.
Favorite thing about living in Brooklyn/NYC?
The many different types of people mentioned above, and the sense that so many people live here to be 100% themselves. Also, the food.
If you could only have one kind of food and drink for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Japanese food and red wine, but not together.
WHAT'S YOUR GREATEST ATTRIBUTE?
My ability to connect/be friends with many different types of people.
WHAT'S YOUR SIGNATURE STYLE?
I love this quote, from Gore Vidal:
"Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn."
Favorite building or piece of architecture in NYC?
That's tough - this city is an embarrassment of riches - but the New York Public Library is up there, for what it represents and the importance it holds.
What's something that most people don't know about you?
I'm an open book.
Funniest moment with me that you can remember?
There are always more than enough laughs, but I won't forget you panicking about "losing" your purse in a K-town karaoke bar, and alerting the room, before turning around to find it.
First bucket list item that comes to mind?
Writing a book. Will you read it, Carly?
Be true to yourself.
(I sang this line as a 10 year-old in a suburban production of The Emperor's New Clothes. It stuck with me.)