There seems to be no end to the talents of Lenny Kravitz, already
established as a musician, Lenny is branching out and trying his hand
at other ventures.
Miami-based Kravitz Design, which he started a few years ago, handles
both interior design and architecture with more projects to come. He is
currently working on a fashion house and home line.
Lenny says he finds the work interesting and sees it as another creative
outlet but says he draws the line at putting his name on things. 'It’s
what I do when I’m not making records', he recently told the Calgary
Sun. 'I’m always designing. I’m making furniture; I’m
designing wallpaper or different textiles. So I decided to start a company
and do it because I just love it so much.'
Lenny has also added film-making to his repetoire and has co-written Barbecues
And Bar Mitzvahs, a semi-autobiographical tale he may also direct.
'It's not a music movie, which is cool,' says Lenny. 'There are no concert
scenes or anything. It's about someone in my particular position growing
up between two cultures.'
'It isn't a moneymaking venture or an attempt to get
a career rolling in Hollywood — it's more of a labour of love and
personal expression. If I make money from it, OK, but if I don't, it doesn't
matter,' he says 'Anything that I do from this point on is all about exercising
the creative being within me.'
With a Jewish father and Bahamian mother there's no
doubt Lenny will have a wealth of material to draw upon. 'It’s a
slice of life of an artist who’s looking for love and wants to get
married and achieve what his parents have, or what he thinks his parents
have,' says Lenny says Kravitz. 'It’s about somebody who might have
grown up in the same sort of circumstances that I did, racially.'
Lenny is currently working on two new albums to follow
his last release in 2004, Baptism.