The Underground The Hague, is a monthly paper for the international community in the city launched by Simon Branson Harper, a contagiously passionate entrepreneur who cherished the vision of this project since she was a young child. I have contributed this light-hearted take on trends for 2012 for the January issue.
Under this grabbing title the hip Russian online magazine Look at me published an extensive interview with the Dutch trend forecaster Li Edelkort who was in Moscow for the local Design Week and the launch of her exhibition curated for the occasion called Organic Dwelling where she explores how designers and architects of today fuse the organic and the modern in their work.
Li Edelkort is the trend oracle unrivalled in the business of fashion and design. Named one of the 25 most influential persons in fashion by the Time magazine she devines the future providing answers to the basic questions we ask ourselves again and again. What will our lives be? What will we wear? Want? Eat? All based primarily on her intuition. “I don’t discover anything new,” she is quick to point out . “I observe and interpret peoples’ behavior and moods and note down what I see.”