Last week, in NYC, I was invited to a 1-day pop-up shop preview of the collection which started hitting Ikea's all over the world this week. It was super exciting to see all the new and interesting items Ikea has come up with in the "Young Urban Life" themed collection. In a departure from earlier PS lines, which are limited-edition injections every 3 years, this time the use of bold color and shape was integrated with the important value of new material, fabrication techniques, and product types. Such as a 3-D knitted chair or vases made from recycled glass.
Black. The weather in Brussels this summer has been raining, cold and depressing plus I have been mourning my youth now that I turned 30.
For my big 3-0 I received a gift card to Dries van Noten and am over the top excited to go to town! Aside from that umm it's about to be July. I have my sale list ready!
Ikea. I know. But seriously. They are stepping up their game over there in Sweden. Snatching those H&M wig's and turning it into home décor realness: Katie Eary (Hello, brain!), Walter van Beirendonck (I seriously need this Tiger rug STAT) and overly freaking out about the new HAY and Tom Dixon collections. What kind of dream team collabs…
The latest Gucci F/W16 campaign. No more words necessary.
Anohni 'Hopelessness' is still on repeat.
Christo and Jeanne-Claude: The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy. The stark marigold catwalk agains the deep blues of the lake are breathtaking ans more than just Intsagram worthy.
It happened. Ikea made me it's bitch yet again.
But now I have nice things and my apartment is slowly coming together. I am going for a contemporary minimalistic sort of look. Hence paired down walls and clean lines mixed with pops of bright colors.
I am also hoping to painting a sort of Missoni chevron along one wall of my living room. I'll keep you updated if things go as planned.
Also, I have been lucky enough to be asked by my alma mater to speak at Career Day. I am incredibly excited and humbled that the Apparel Merchandising & Design department at CMU feels I have already reached a point where I can give advice and guidance to the young professionals whom I will someday considered my peers. I remember always being excited for Career Day when I was an undergraduate. It's great to see people who have completed the program and are making a life for themselves after.
In other news work has been well. August is a good month in Europe. Most people are on vacation, which means September will be a bit stressful. Can't wait! In the mean time I have been able to do some mean BBQing and of course hitting up the end of les soldes.