THE other night I was cooking tea with Elsie, teaching her to make lasagne.
It was an ordinary moment in our ordinary lives, but yet for a moment or two, I could have almost closed my eyes and gone back in time.
To one of the moments when I was cooking with my mum, as a little girl, back in our (then) state of the art eighties kitchen.
Some things like a mother teaching her daughter to cook never change, but what about our kitchens?
Can you imagine what your kitchen will look like in the future? In five, 10 or 20 years.
And how do you think we will eat as families?
Will sitting around the table be a thing of the past as we become busier and careers blur our work / life balances?
Because whilst we may not change, the way we use a kitchen, the way we prepare food and the way we eat, certainly will.
Ikea know this. And clever people that they are, they’re already working on our future kitchens, trying to figure out how we live and operate in and around them.