The Future of Home, Lifestyle, Cities and Building
How will our cities, our buildings and homes of the future look and feel? Is there one answer, a clear path, or even a magic formula? After 25 years of trend and future research I believe that it is not about short term solutions, but about finding inspiration and new ideas that give us a long term perspective. It is about what is possible not just probable, and, what can be better, it’s a fresh (female) optimistic approach to living in the future. In English or German.
Have a look at my A-Z of Living in the Future themes.
My Work: speaking, writing, inspiring
I speak and write regularly on living in the future as well as producing my annual HOME REPORT on the future of design, home, architecture, and building. As a trend consultant I have worked for international firms such as Unilever, Beiersdorf, and the Deutsche Bank. I have spoken at congresses across Europe, from Finland and Portugal to Switzerland and Slovenia, booked by everyone from the IAA, ISPO, Female Future Festival, BMW, Villeroy & Boch, as well as top design, building and architectural fairs, and even a congress for midwives (see Events/References). I work with everyone from home design and building companies to organisations, associations, local government and city councils. No project, company, event or stage, is too small (or too large).
I am proud owner of an Irish passport, have lived and worked throughout Europe, hitched through Africa, and have taken up surfing and boxing the wrong side of 50. I worked for many years as a TV and print journalist for the Observer in the UK and currently live in our experimental self-designed Future Evolution House in Vienna with my husband Matthias Horx, occasionally with our two grown up children, Tristan and Julian, and a mad dog called Bubbles.