2019-11-11

A baroque Christmas Artilleriet style

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The holiday season we love 
to dress up is here. The standard Scandi Xmas 
is usually quite white&light filled and therefor the 
baroque inspired Christmas table 
that the trend leading interior store in Scandinavia,  Artilleriet is showing 2019 
is very inspiring to me.  



 Giovanni Baglione Sacred and Profane Love. 1602–1603, showing dramatic compositional chiaroscuro


Baroque painting often dramatizes scenes using CHIAROSCURO LIGHT EFFECTS that can be seen in works by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Caravaggio and Giovanni Baglione as you see in painting above.  

Chiaroscuro in art is the use of strong contrasts between light and dark, usually bold contrasts affecting a whole composition. 



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The natural darkness that surrounds us from November - February in Scandinavia is the perfect setting for the dramatic contrast of the Chiaroscuro effect

By providing only candle light in a room you achieve the Chiaroscuro effect easily anytime after 17.oo/5 pm. 


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Clearly creative & fun tree deco above all found at Artilleriet webshop or at their physical store in Gothenburg. The Artilleriet Christmas 2019 is described as : 

Light and darkness in a magical symbiosis. The harsh winter outside, lit candles and the overwhelming beauty of the set table inside. Finally time to socialize. This is why We Love Christmas!



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When it comes to INTERIORS in general 

I prefer an eclectic approach. 


A personal mix of old, new and trendy and as for Christmas its just perfect. 


Artilleriet shows the 
style of 2019 and adds: 


We think that the atmosphere of Christmas 

should be inspired by your individual 
style and liking. 
We favor an mix of objects that generate a 
unique sense of variation and holiday spirit.




Is this a X mas style to your liking? 




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Jimmy 





2019-11-03

24th floor design duplex in Curitiba





This duplex in Curitiba, Brazil has everything you can ask for in the middle of the city. Lots of sunlight and an incredible view over the Barigui Park, the biggest park of Curitiba, on one side, and on the other a urban view of the main avenues of this 1,9 million inhabitants large city. 

The clients of this blank duplex (two floors)the two newlyweds, had just returned home from their honeymoon when Giuliano Marchiorato Arquitetos were finished. 




The living room boasts two Oscar Niemeyer 70´s chairs that you see the back of in this shot. 




Room for social life. 


The guest bathroom entrance with freijo wood panels covered walls. 




Duplex drawing of two fantastic floors. 
Second floor : All bedrooms have private bathrooms. Check the walk in closet!




The Giuliano Marchiorato Arquitetos approach was to create a layout that streamlines and orchestrates the uses, designed with a small palette of materials: freijó wood, the scale of ashes and the hides (leather and fur) 

From these, the palette were defined and then applied  as finishes, secondary elements, and the derivations that dictates the rhythm of the design. 

Thus, escaping from the excesses and creating a sophisticated harmony between the outside frames and the internal spaces.




1st floor of the duplex


 The open plan solution does not incorporate the kitchen. The dining area,  living room as well as the viewing room are opened up as social areas whereas the kitchen is closed off. 







The whole back wall in marble 
as well as the oversized
sink with the sloping wash board. 


The mirror following the entire wall  set on top of the marble with a led light behind makes for a  true stone experience, showing off the material in the best way. 

Really like the black plain toilet as well. 




Outdoor on the 24th floor with a open fireplace 
for those cosy fire side nights. 





The wood panels from Freijo wood that is native to Brazil and as a FSC marked wood also is sold to the rest of the world due to its good quality and teak like quality and looks. 


Dining table easy sits 8. Check the pentagonal ceiling led light. 



is an international non profit organization
established int 1993 to promote responsible mangement of the world's forests. FSC does this by setting standards on forest products, along with certifying and labeling them as eco-friendly. 


Bedroom bliss.



Thank your Archilovers




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Jimmy










2019-10-28

Li Edelkoort predicts future trends



Li Edelkoort Foto Ivy Yin



Great article in Swedish GP on sunday. 


Suverän artikel för alla som inte vet vem 
Li Edelkoort är av Petra Dokken. Läs HÄR

2019-10-23

Ikea x Virgil Abloh - Markerad





Starting in November Ikea is getting ready for the drop of Markerad which is the name of the design collab with Virgil Abloh

My Q in my earlier post was if Virgil Abloh gives an artful approach to the anonymous Ikea design,
 which was one of the goals of the collaboration. 

What do you think? 

Se my previous post on Markerad here.

Check Virgil Abloh collab with Vitra and find out why I'm so impressed with the work of this extraordinary man. 

Watch the video above and tell me what you think. 


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2019-10-22

Li Edelkoort presents Green Wave in Stockholm


Just received the invite for Li Edelkoort 
that presents Green Wave in Stockholm at the 
Modern Museum in the Auditorium Tuesday 
3 December 2019 between 13.00-17.00 


Just LOVE the image with the fabulously green fennel 
on the pedistal with the black backdrop. 

I am so ready for 
the GREEN WAVE!

Stay in toch 


Jimmy 





2019-10-14

Ulricehamns Tapetfabrik Swedish Wallpaper


Wallpaper by Studio Lisa Bengtsson printed at Ulricehamns Tapetfabrik


For me Ulricehamn is a city I 
pass on my way to my family 
on the west coast.  

Ulricehamn Wallpaper/Tapet Factory/Fabrik 

Ulricehamn was about to be another closed factory when Anna &Thomas you see below, 
took over and restarted this 
proud creative institution. 





I was invited to a wallpaper evening at Björklund&Wingquist
at Kungsholmstorg
Stockholm where I've been going to check, touch and feel materials for the past 20+ years and were you meet true knowledge about wall coverings in general and where I met Anna & Thomas from the 
Ulricehamns Wallpaper Factory. 


Below you see Anna&Thomas 
when talking about when they took over  
Ulricehamns Wallpaper Factory/Ulricehamns Tapetfabrik 




Presenting their collaboration with Ulricehamns Wallpaper Factory tonight are Långelid/von Brömssen



Hare in hiding by Von Brömssen

Below you see Emma von Brömssen 
and Daniel Långelid that together form 
Their styles and design are quite different from each other so together with their color identity they create an ecclectic unit. 




To see all of Volyme 1 of Långelid/von Brömssen 
or shop their wallpaper click HERE


A peep to the past 

A peep to the past is what Daniel Långelid called these perforated peep holes that partly show the illustrated works of Suecia antiqua et hodierna created by Erik Dahlberg in the end of the 1700´s. Through round holes you see parts of the classical work as if you were taking a peep to the past. 



Littlephant is the interior brand created by Camilla Lundsten. Above you see Camilla showing her Elle Award winning wallpaper at Björklund&Wingquist. 

The inspiration to the Aquatic wallpaper pattern you see below comes from the salty sea of the Mediterranean with the white sand and the fantastic creatures that live there. The pattern takes you on a trip from the Amalfi Coast in Italy to the French Riviera and breathes both soothing sea hues as well as elegant graphic rhythm.
Littlephant Aquatic by Camilla Lundsten






Lisa Bengtsson presenting her wallpapers at  Björklund&Wingquist. 

Lisa Bengtsson is the most colorful designer in Sweden. With her characteristic and colorful patterns she has created a unique expression that you 
don't fin anywhere else. 




Studio Lisa Bengtsson wallpaper
printed at
Ulricehamn Tapetfabrik 




Thank you Anna & Thomas, if you only know how happy 
 I am  that you keep the weels 
spinning at 

Ulricehamn Wallpaper Factory 






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/Jimmy