In this fourth bilingual issue :
We take you on a trip to Paris and the Paris region to get a whiff, via their residents, of the reinvention of some of its vibrant neighbouring communes in full creative ebullience, such as Saint-Denis and Aubervilliers. Then we're off for a breath of fresh air with the family in Chamonix, before teleporting ourselves (with as few flights as possible for Sloft) to Madrid and all the way to Tokyo! We're bringing you a selection of interiors that reflect the personalities who live in them, each offering a unique response to the constraints and imponderables of urban life and its escapism. Fascinating stuff.
We're taking advantage of our selection to look at the place of nature in the city and the relationship we have with it. A relationship "outside the city" for those who can afford a holiday, or "in the city" with interiors that give nature an increasingly important place, with living areas that are sometimes smaller than the planted areas. Is this the start of a reversal in the balance of power? Our special feature interviews a number of specialists to analyse how the role of nature in our cities is changing and how it can be a solution to making them liveable in the long term.
Finally, we invite you to visit three designers. Ana Xenia, designer, who reveals an interior that is as accessible, creative and meticulous as the fashion accessories she creates. Eliott Paquet, an artist, reveals his astonishing 3-in-1 space in Aubervilliers, combining a production workshop, an exhibition space and a beautiful flat. And finally, artist Kenny Dunkan welcomes us to his splendid apartment-gallery for an XXL interview, on the scale of his energy and his desires.