One of the things we love here at F&N is our regulars. People who stop in every day for coffee and really get to know us. And when i say stop in, what I really mean is 'hang out for an hour or so'. This is most true with Mr. Ryan Lobbington, ready to brighten our day with some fun anecdotes, a helping hand with Instagram photos, or just to talk about plants. We sat down with this fun loving guy and thought we'd share some interesting tidbits of information with you.
Childhood nickname: Lobbster. Gotta love dem kids, so innovative.
Hometown: Irving, TX
Aspirations: When he was young he wanted to be a scientist. Not just one, but every scientist. Alas he hated math (as many do) and hadn't thought it all the way through. What a dream killer.
College life: Went to college at Baylor where he studied film and media. He started out as a business major, then switched to movies and kept art as a minor. His favorite medium is drawing, more specifically life drawing. Joan Miro and Ellsworth Kelly were very influential to him.
TRUE STORY ALERT --- He went to a tarot card reading that said he was being pulled by different mediums but he should really be focusing on drawing. So, now he is working on his art. You might be able to see some of his artwork on his website (ryanlobb.com) in the future but for now it's just featuring pretty rad gif placeholders. Check it.
Last book he read: in the middle of Physics of the Impossible by Dr. Michio Kaku
Last album he listened to: Lubomyr Melnyk - Collaries (which he got at Las Cruxes)
How he takes his coffee: almond latte
Store item: If Ryan didn't have a 'Lobb Knob', his favorite item in the store would be the NLP neoprene bathers because they are "badass". (* prices range from $60 for bottoms and $122-145 for the tops. Call 512.524.1271 or email Jill@friendsaustin.com to purchase!)
What he's wearing: Sam Hill Camo button down, Levi's jeans (very washed and broken in like a baby's blanket), vintage Justin work boots from Sam Hill, glasses (signature since 2011) by Shuron. BTW this old school eyewear company only takes orders over the phone, no web orders here!
FUN FACT: He loves to dance. He is happiest when he is dancing. You can find him at Swan Dive on the second saturday night of the month and White Horse on the second sunday for sock hop. Honorable mentions to Fridays at Volstead and Thursday at Barbarella for Grits & Gravy.
Last word: Ryan hates the words snog and smooch…also pooch & hooch.