How I Live Now: Hélène Baum
TAKE A PEAK INSIDE ARTIST AND NEW FRIEND, HÉLÈNE'S APARTMENT AND STUDIO.
Pronouns: she / her/ hers
Profession: Graphic Designer / Illustrator
Last Book You Read: Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Biggest Worry/Thoughts on 2017: Although things are very scary right now politically speaking (right wing movements and co), I dare to hope that this is what will make people react and therefor create deeper change in mentalities. 2017 is supposed to be a year of new beginnings, so let’s see.
What is your relationship to your home space? My home is my safe zone. Sometimes it’s a cave I crawl into to shut out the city action. It’s a place of inspiration: I have a lot of plants, colours, patterned fabrics, books and objects I somehow find interesting. And of course it’s my work place. So I spend a lot of time at home.
What would you tell your teenage self? Everything is going to be ok. It only gets better from here.
Name one quality about yourself that you have had to work on accepting: A sort of hyper-sensitivity. I accept it now to a certain degree but still trying to find a way to switch it off in some situations.