1. What one thing did you do better today?
Actually, not just one. Firstly, I decided to get rid of some things. My friends who have been in my flat could tell you I like to collect things and physical memories. One could say I am a master of keeping dust collectors, others would say I simply love to surround myself with beautiful things. I do not have a problem with that, I think it also comes with the designer part of me. However I recently went for a wonderful walk with my dear friend Silvana who told me how her flat is mostly empty in order for her and her boyfriend to have a space to breath. She pointed out how we are constantly surrounded with so many information and that keeping her apartment in minimalistic style makes her feel good, free and calm. This inspired me to have a look at things I own and throw away whatever seems either useless or doesn’t bring me joy. When I was faces with empty bottles of perfumes I used to wear years ago I wanted to throw them away thinking who keeps empty perfume bottles forever?! On the other hand they do bring back some memories. So I decided to make this illustration, maybe even make a print of it to keep memories but not needless clutter.
2. Has doing so made you or someone else feel better?
Me and maybe Marie Kondo would be proud of me.
3. Has it brought any new realisations?
Two things felt really good – throwing some things away which always works as some kind of therapeutic process of letting go of the past and making room for new things. The other thing is trying out this new illustration style which you might notice is highly inspired by illustrator Babeth Lafon whose work I adore. I have two of her prints in my flat and they often brighten up my day.
What is your approach to interior – keeping it minimal or are you a fan of collecting memories? Had you had to minimize your belongings to one backpack, what would you keep?