From folkloric to iconic design, ceiling lighting is no longer just a functional appliance. Nowadays it is often integrated in home and commercial design as a statement piece, sometimes borderline with modern art installations.
In the past 15 months I’ve discovered mindfulness and it’s helped me focus more on well-being. With that objective in mind, I’ve explored apps, YouTube channels and websites, which offer techniques to relax and feel better. I’ve picked my top four: Calm, DOYOUYOGA, Yoga with Adriene, and Fitbit.
I’m an eye-witness of the Borough Market and London Bridge attack, which happened on Saturday 3 June 2017. The event has affected me greatly in the last three months and it’s made me think a lot about traumatic experiences in general and how they can dramatically impact one’s life. Mental health is an important topic for me and I’ve decided to share my story and how it’s been to deal with the aftermath of the attack for me.
For me a good fashion style is about finding the right balance between a noticeable, yet always elegant look. I dress in a relatively simple, relaxed and minimalist way and I mostly use a neutral palette. So I love adding colourful / oversized details. My No1 accessories: original, large and colorful earrings to bring a touch of pop to a classy outfit.
I was in Barcelona with my family for Easter. Of course, there are numerous architectural landmarks throughout the city, especially the Gaudi’s masterpieces. But this time I’m going to talk about a more modern one, the Torre Agbar designed by Jean Nouvel.
For the last couple of months, I’ve had a different breakfast than my usual one: I’ve tried overnight soaked oat. Usually I have bread with butter and cheese (the French way). But by 10:30am – 11am I get very hungry and by 12pm I desperately need to have some lunch. I’m also easily subject to energy fluctuations if I don’t have food regularly. I noticed in the last couple of years that I felt very weak when having a late lunch.
For work, I have to take the train from London Paddington to Maidenhead and passing through Slough train station, a building has always caught my attention. This is the ‘new’ Slough bus station created by Bblur architecture. It is part of the ‘Heart of Slough’ town centre redevelopment plan, with the aim to revamp the perception of Slough.
Whilst strolling around the Abbesses village in Paris, I found this little gem: ‘Vlum + Bleu Tango‘ a studio-shop founded by two young women artists. Vlum is a jewel brand and Bleu Tango a clothing brand.
A couple of weeks ago, I heard about Coconut Oil for the first time when I watched a video of Victoria Beckham who mentioned that coconut oil was one of her essential beauty products. I started reading about it, and opening my eyes (really) in beauty and food stores. It turns out that coconut oil is everywhere.