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Currently reading: Week 23rd

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I’ve been boomed by new ideas to share on my blog, that I can’t really get enough time to deal with them, so today I just cancelled everything and let’s start from the beginning. I have now moved to my countryside summer house, where I spend days mostly cooking, dealing with kids, painting and reading. Today I scrolled round the net and found some interesting articles…

1.IKEA: 7 PREDICTIONS FOR WHAT YOUR HOME WILL LOOK LIKE IN 2020

“People will always want to collect physical objects, as a way of showing who they are, Engman says. “People want to show off their collections, not hide them away,” he says, so storage methods will have to evolve to keep up. Like displays in the museum of your home, they need to be just as functional as they are exhibitionist. Think more open shelves and glass cabinets that allow you to show off your collection, instead of chests and drawers.”

Read the rest of the article on Fastcodesign

2.WHY FRENCH WOMEN DON’T CONTOUR

“Contouring is not our thing because the main beauty philosophy in France is to accept who you are. That’s what makes the French look so specific. We just do a little. We want to keep it simple. Even if we don’t have the best cheekbones, we put the focus on our lips or lashes. Changing our face doesn’t appeal to us.”

Read the rest of the article on The Cut

3.JUNE 2015 MONTHLY HOROSCOPES

“Cozy up, Pisces. For the first three weeks of June, you’re in nesting mode, as the Sun lounges in Gemini, your domestic fourth house. Home and family matters could occupy your agenda—and with action-planet Mars also heating up this zone until June 24, your hive could be abuzz! You might be busy with a move, a renovation or a cascade of houseguests. The fourth house also rules self-care, and you’re encouraged to nurture yourself more. You could be feeling especially tender and emotional now, in need of some extra solitude or downtime. Be mindful of whom you allow into your personal space, as you’ll soak up even the most subtle vibes from people around you. This is already a #PiscesProblem—without being exacerbated by the stars!”

Read the rest of the article on Astrostyle

4.SUZY MENKES:WHAT EVERY GRADUATING FASHION STUDENT SHOULD READ

“It has always been thoughtful and strategic. When I talk to young people starting businesses, I say: take your time. I think being patient and making decisions thinking about the long term has really benefited us. And not doing everything. We want to do things, but to do them slowly and organically.”

Read the rest of the article on Vogue.fr

5.LIFE GIVES ART AN EDGE

“The urge to collect sits somewhere inside – in some gene. We’ve all done this in childhood. During my school-years I collected stamps. Later, as a teen – beer cans. Then I sold my stamps, threw out the cans, some time passed, and I turned to art.”

Read the rest of the article on Arterritory

Photo: Pantomime Erin O’Connor wearing Givench Haute Couture by Tim Walker for Vogue UK December 2004/ Pinterest