Naomi Campbell reveals she lost someone she knew every day last week to COVID-19

Supermodel Naomi Campbell has shared a heartbreaking post to social media revealing “every day this week we lost someone I know” to the novel coronavirus.

Campbell urged followers to “keep the faith strong” and to “keep your spirits high and your attitude positive” in the post.

“Going into week four, these next two weeks are going to be the toughest yet,” she said.

“Every day this week we lost someone I know, there is no time to mourn or being able to be there for their loved ones.”

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Going into week 4, these next 2 weeks are going to be toughest yet, every day this week we lost someone I know, there is no time to mourn or being able to be there for their loved ones. PLEASE KEEP THE FAITH STRONG!! Breathe, rest and reset. Keep your spirits high and your attitude positive! Sending love 🕊🤍🕊 #SelfieSunday

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The 49-year-old has been keeping fans updated on her life in quarantine in recent weeks.

In an interview with Access Hollywood, Campbell said isolation is a time to “soul-search and reflect”.

“We can’t come out the same way. We must not come out the same way,” she said.

The model also praised the workers on the front line during the coronavirus crisis.

“We have to be grateful to God for the doctors and the nurses and the hotel workers and the delivery people,” she said.

The star was one of a number of celebrities who held up placards thanking the NHS in a video to YouTube posted by NHS England.

Stars including Sir Elton John, Jude Law, Kate Winslet and Phoebe Waller-Bridge all held up placards in the video saying #OurNHSPeople and #ThankYouNHS.

Five minutes with Sebastian Herkner

Designer of the year for the January edition of Maison&Object 2019, German designer Herkner talks to MiNDFOOD about his process, philosophy and values.

Tell us about your background and how you came to design?

Since I remember I was a creative person and interested in creative processes. It started with sketching and spending all my leisure time in the workshops building objects or repairing products. Creativity is for me the way to express myself, my thoughts, my wishes and also a way of communication. Designing is a permanent dialogue. Between myself, the pen or computer, between my team and the craftsmen and at the end also between the product and the consumer. That’s why I have a huge responsibility in how I choose materials and production methods. Mostly, it is driven by my personal instinct and intuition to find a balance between beauty and function.

Directly after University I started my own practice in my student apartment. In the first years I developed my own design language and philosophy and started to get in contact with brands and producers. I am focused on furniture and lightings, next to interiors driven by materials and craftsmanship as well as new technologies. Nowadays it is important to act in a responsible and sustainable way. The power of designers is huge, and we need to use it in a way to tell people about the value of resources, recycling and quality. We don’t have the money and time to spend it on trendy objects which become obsolete after one season. I want to design products which become companions for life.

What were some early design inspirations and how have they influenced your practice?

Design and inspiration for design is everywhere in our daily life but more important is your personal and individual instinct and intuition to use those inspirations to create a new vision. There are many objects that inspire me, but I get also inspired by techniques, colours, details or a simple visit in a fancy workshop.

How would you describe your design process?

First of all I need to visit a client at the beginning of each collaboration, to understand their history and portfolio but also to understand if there is a vision we can share. I like to visit the factories, to meet the craftsmen and all the amazing people behind the scenes, who are giving birth to my ideas. For me it is necessary to see the place of origin and production and speak with the craftsman as they are the ones who will transfer my idea into a real product – they have the know-how, power and passion to do it.

What would you consider to be a turning point in your career and why?

Well it has to turn every single day. I am a curious person, so I need the variety. To spend the time with something I really love is a privilege. Of course, there are some milestones like the Bell Table or the Miles and Merwyn collections for Wittmann, but there is always something next like the brand new collection for French brand, Ligne Roset.

What are the defining values of your studio?

Honesty, Sustainability, Responsibility

What are you working on now?

Right now, we are working on a few interiors, including restaurants, as well as new designs across a variety of brands.