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HighStreet People: Jil & Jimmy Baker

Jil & Jimmy Baker

NAME: Jil & Jimmy Baker

BIRTHDAY: Jil – August 8 (Leo)   Jimmy – August 2 (Leo)

HOME: Northside. Cincinnati. Ohio.

WORK: Jimmy – Independent artist, represented by Foxy Production (New York), Roberts and Tilton (Los Angeles), and New Galerie de France (Paris). Adjunct professor at The Art Academy of Cincinnati. Jil – Architectural Designer for Michael Schuster Associates.

MOTIVATION: “What motivates us? A good stiff challenge.”

OBJECTS OF AFFECTION: Toy fox terriers. Plywood. Mechanical pencils. the iPhone. Oil enamel paint. Scarves. Chuck Taylors. Fort Ancient. Her – Gin martinis. Him – Woodford Reserve.

OTHERWISE OBSCURED FACT: Jimmy – “I am secretly a jock at heart.” Jil – “I am secretly good at sports. And we are both natural redheads.”

JIMMY & JIL’S HIGHSTREET: “When we shop, we buy specific objects, not just decorative pieces. Your selection reflects the kind of objects we have in our own home. We like that you carry specific designers that produce unique work. HighStreet is actually the only place we go in Cincinnati to buy things for our house. We like to hunt for exciting things.”

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