2016-02-05

K O K E D A M A | moss sphere


Flora Linea

Flora Linea







Flora Linea

Kokedama is Japanese and means moss ball easily translated. 
 These string gardens that have also been called poor mans bonsai are made of soil, moss and a plant of choice that is placed inside the moss and tied up to a ball and hung.

String garden 
 
 Kokedama are created after the reflection of the wabi sabi principles including simplicity, warmth, earthy, irregular, rough, natural, acceptance and observation.

When I first saw these I wanted to learn how to make them. So hoping that I can take a course in Kokedama making soon at Flora Linea by Maja Ljungdal based in Malmö, who is the creator of all of the kokedamas you see here. 

When attending Copenhagens North Modern Fair in Jan-16 I was reminded of the string Gardens since several Danish companies are now showing them off in diferent versions. 

Instagram has exploded with pictures of these my favorite moss planets. From New Zealand to Sweden the moss sphere interest is growing. Japanese culture being the start of it all once again.


/Jimmy 

 



Flora Linea

Flora Linea

Flora Linea

Flora Linea

Flora Linea

2016-02-03

ON | display


Photo Per Magnus Persson www.pmpersson.com




I really like my bags and many are worn with love. I like to show them off and find hangers or hooks for them in the hallway that put them on display. Since they are part of the feeling and style I enjoy I really like seeing them instead of shoving them in a cupboard or in a drawer. Bags and clothes fit right in with creating the identity that building a home is. 


/Jimmy

2016-01-31

C A R P E T | art



c AR pe T

The art of carpet making reassembled by Azerbaijani artist Faig Ahmed communicating creative contemporary hand knotted folktale in traditional materials. 

Faig Ahmed  statement :
-I explore ancient traditions, cults and cultures, I make my own research and as I communicate with it, I create art. My carpets, installations and embroideries are the result of this interplay. It is fascinating to observe the process of such an easy transformation of such ancient and stable objects.I am in love with textile. Because fabrics are objects that humanity is using from the beginning of times, till nowadays. Another thing that interests me is pattern. Patterns and ornaments can be found in all cultures, sometimes similar, sometimes very different. I consider them words and phrases that can be read and translated to a language we understand.My art is an experiment. I want to examine the subject matter to see how deep can we go inside something accomplished and holistic and to observe the influence this kind of a change can have on people. What influences and inspires me the most are all kinds of travel. By saying travel I mean either physical travelling to other countries where I can find and explore traditions and cults spread on this certain territory; or travelling in my subconsciousness, different practices and meditations. And there is something I believe: If you want to change the world, start with yourself.

 faigahmed.com








2016-01-27

G R E E N | sanctuary






This time of year when I have had enough of winter I start dreaming about spring&summer and with those dreams all memories and hopes for the garden. When I walked into the plantshop/gardening mecca Löddeköpinge Plantskola it  was a religious experience. Nowhere else have I ever seen so many perfect plant still life and been given so much gardening inspiration ever. I keep coming back to look and buy my favorites and find new inspiration. Our garden now has influences from the high gardening priest here at my green sanctuary.













If you want your tree flat as a parasol this is what you do. Yes- my forehead in the pic!


















2016-01-24

B A B Y | blue skies
























Most of the time beauty surrounds us. Sometimes it´s almost surreal. Some days my walk with the dogs covered in mist and feels grey and sticky and on days like this it´s crisp, white, blue and breathtaking.












































2016-01-22

W A N D E R S | does a colombo


Marcel Wanders presented the portable lounger in leather and suede for Luis Vuitton at the Design Miami event.

I just fell in love with the lines and the cleverness of it all. It will look better the more it´s worn is a real plus. 

The Wanders lounger is a homage to Joe Colombo´s (google him if not acquainted with his amazing style) 1969 original of this design idea, that has been a true favorite for a very long time. 

/Jimmy 





Lounger from 1969 by Joe Colombo

2016-01-18

G R O W I N G | green(s)




GREEN is a way of life. 
Green is a living color. 
Greens are always essential in a home. 
Every room indoors and outdoors need growing green(s) 

Greenroom is a room for greens. 
I miss my outdoor greens this time of year so I add some more greens indoors.



Our favorite plants are being treated increasingly like entities as our pets almost.

The green room. Room for plants. Plants for all rooms.


Kokedama and picture from Flora Linea


Kokedamas, these Japanese bundles of moss will reproduce here in the west at an incredible speed. Green plant spheres I can not get enough of.




Sea weed greens. Green like the sea.