Ida Strandlund


-Ida is wearing the Goa Robe in Powder Pink-

Name:
Ida Strandlund
Age:
36
Occupation:
Artist/Creator
Live:

As fully as I can in Palma de Mallorca 🧡

Who is your muse?
Nature is my biggest muse, that feeling of awe you get from looking deep in the ocean or over a never ending landscape kickstarts the creative process for me. But I also get inspired by conversations, books or even people on insta, like
@kimiswimmy or Sarah Glover
What is beauty to you?
Ooo, good question! Beauty for me stems from different sources but the main thing they all have in common is composition and balance. Whether it’s about a painting, a good looking man or a piece of music. Just being pretty is not enough, there has to be something raw, unpolished perhaps on the verge of “ugly” there as well to make it interesting and — beautiful. 
When do you feel at your most beautiful?
Usually when I forget about it completely. When I’m happy, hanging out with my friends or just getting out of the sea after a freediving session. But also at when I get to put on a silk dress and a pair of nice heels (or boots or sneakers!) 
Which place makes your soul feel at home? 
My soul completely belongs to the ocean
What do you like the most about yourself? 
My heart, my brain, my lips and my waist and that I’m kind and creative and how strong I’ve become over the years. 
What do you like the least about yourself? 
That I’m sometimes a scatterbrain (thank god for to-do lists!). And my often too short nails (and also that I even care about nails!) and that I’m terrible when it comes to my own boundaries, but I’m working on that, (so it can soon be ticked off the list).
What was the last book you read?
White Chrysanthemum by Mary Lynn Bracht. Great book! Horrible but amazing. It’s about women’s situation in wars told through the stories of two sisters. And about haeyeno, freediving women of the sea in Korea.  
What is your biggest regret?
I don’t really regret stuff. I try to learn from my mistakes and that sort of gives value to them instead. That cliché that you’d only regret stuff you haven’t done I believe is very true. So I at least try to do what I dream of.
Although once I was mean to the neighbor girl as a kid, I regret that!
What is the quality you most appreciate in other people?

Kindness, calmness and honesty.

What is the quality you most appreciate in yourself?
My ability to find solutions; whether it’s in everyday life, crisis situations or design.
If you had to describe yourself in only three words, what would they be?
Dreamer, explorer, waterbaby.
Follow Ida at @onmystreet

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