Brunhilde Bordeaux-Groult wearing the Rosa cardigan no.006.
She is an artist who lives in Bornheim, Germany.
What is your most indispensable household item?
A broom to sweep the mind of unnecessary dust thoughts.
What do you treasure most in your neighborhood or city?
The gravel pit down in the woods.
Can you share some habits or rituals?
Hot water, apple vinegar, lemon in the morning and a gentle conscious breathing.
What is your perfect meal?
Depends on the seasons & the hour of the day of course.
Who are your ideal guests?
Witty but also polite.
Who do you find an iconic person?
Scarlett O’Hara and all the anachorètes throughout time.
What do you collect?
I collect the presence of beauty of different kinds and in no particular form...
What does your house smell like?
Opoponax from Diptyque which reminds me of walking down my childhood corridor to my father‘s office. Also Sage & other magic helpers too.
What does your house sound like?
Podcasts of all kinds mixed with bird songs & agriculture machinery.
Do you have a soundtrack to your life?
Life is my track. My heart is the sound.
Do you have a mantra during this time?
“May the importance lie in your gaze, not in the object of your observation“ “Que l'importance soit dans ton regard, non dans la chose regardée.” Les Nourritures terrestres (1897) de André Gide.
The best Anti-showbiz film?
Oh films, so many beautiful ones..... Sayat Nova’s ‘The Color of Pomegranates’ directed by Sergei Parajanov, ‘Meetings with Remarkable Men’ directed by Peter Brook, ’Le Quattro Volte’ directed by Michelangelo Frammartino, and ‘Les Contes de l'horloge magique’ directed by Ladislas Starewitch.
What is good design?
Good design for me is when design grounds itself within the sensitive coherence of nature - whether violent or hard.
Where do you find good design?
No specific place to find good design but definitely harder these days.
Where do you imagine you would find your doppelgänger?
Where I don’t know but hope not to find too soon because this will mean ... My End !... Curse of the self in the doppelgänger.
What takes you to cloud 9?
When I'm truly in the present moment.
What is dear to your heart: person, place or thing?
My loved ones.
Who or what is most difficult to find in contemporary culture?
The lack of elegance of the heart.
Who or what do you find most exciting in contemporary culture?
All the self initiatives which rise around the world.
What was your last download?
Right now as I’m downloading myself to answer these questions.
What are you working on at the moment?
The garden and the perfect tuning if that exists.
Any last words?
Last words to William Morris “Have nothing in your house that you don't know to be useful or believe to be beautiful“.