Sandals and cement would normally NOT sum up my July, but now in Brasil in the midst of a pandemic that luckily for me and my loved ones did not give any sickness but brought more time for reflection than I have ever experienced. What came out of this time of rethinking [which not is over] my way of living is that I adore concrete & circular solutions, existing in a material or physical form; not abstract. That is why I’m cementing in sandals this July. Instead of waiting for things to be done or our world to heal from the viral attack at us humans. All stats say that our flora & fauna has had time to recover during Covid-19 from the constant abuse our society is subjecting our planet to. If we all start with ourselves, we all can make a huge difference. It starts with me and you. Together we have the power to change our habits like eating more local ecological food and not supporting what we know is part of a system that strangles our planet. We can choose the most circular way of building and use local ecological solutions. If we all everyday do our best for the planet [us] we can make a change. Do you believe in change?
|Jordan Schönning Studio, Penedo|
Our Jordan Schönning Penedo Studio
is now open.
Irai & Jatai bees have moved in with us and first they were placed near each other.
Later we change the beehives to be a bit more separated from each other as well as the entrance of the two bee families set in different directions.
Former fur coat as pillow ?
What are your thoughts on
a old fur coat to a pillow?
First you see the Amor Agarradinho climber that has been in full bloom since I arrived here in Penedo the 20th of April. Garage before we really moved in. Found green seat and back cushions.
Living room in the
Virkkilä house in Penedo
the way we lived here visit.
Just over a year ago in May 2019.
May 2020 we placed the
50´s sofa against the wall
and set out more of the work of
in which former home we
now are living in.
|May 2019 Virkkilä|
|May 2020 Virkkilä|
The flowers I find right outside the door is Alpinia
you see in front that
is a true favorite and
that lasts forever in a vase here.
The wall wood sculptures are
all by Ville Virkkilä.
Entering a world of Heliconias.
The flowers coming direct from
the trunk of a
Flor de macaco tree.
It´t the season for
I have come to love.
I saw the Lina Bo Bardi
exhibit last year at MASP
and was even more convinced in her as one
of the design genius of our time.
Lina Bo Bardi introduced her
world to us in creating MASP.
Everything from the the way art is
presented to to how you view
creations in a museum is altered by MASP
Study of Bromelia´s
in the living room.
Let's just stay
in touch here.
All my best
To enter you need to cross the bridge.
There are three buildings.
The smallest is 2x2m room. The largest has 4 bedrooms,
two bathrooms and two kitchens.
I love this butch type of outdoor cement kitchen.
This will be our salon. You enter from the garden direct into this large room where you will find a open plan kitchen and living room and a staircase leading up to the higher level of the house.
A view from the garden
in front of the house.
Apart from the beautiful stoned wall.
This is about the same
type of roofed room like our
coming salon living room/kitchen before we find the right
windows and glass doors
to frame it with...
Reminding you of where you are.
From the sealevel in the city of Rio De Janeiro the green mountains start from the sand on the beach and reach around 1000 meters above sea level when they reach Penedo, which is where we are at.
I have fallen for this property.
Let's see if it is going
to work out between us.
Stay in touch
and have a good weekend!
To start with.
When the space already is as gorgeous
as this but is not utilized.
We are making the most useful out of a garage space
under the roof that also provides for the workshop and studio on top.
The rocks that makes this house unique was made with what surrounded the house and that was rocks from the Rio das Pedras. Today this is not allowed off course, but until the 1970´s many houses were built here with rocks from the river Rio Das Pedras.
This dark worn wood with marks from a long life
of wood work takes my breath away.
EVERYTING WE FOUND
IN THE GARAGE ARE
IN THESE PHOTOS.
I ADDED OR BOUGHT NADA:
Love the bike. The rightful owner let me know
over Instagram that it was her inheritance.
Hoping I can reapair it and use it around town. Love the bike.
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To sit outside the sauna in the evening ☀️
after a cloudy day is heavenly.
The family that built this house loved their sauna.
The wood paneling and all the handmade details says how much. The Virkkilä family loves sauna that much is true.
The Willy Guhl chair was painted green at some point which made me love to sit here even more.
Up for a sauna later?
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| Jaime Hayon´s Gardenias outdoor furniture Collection for Barcelona Design|
Yes I am in another time zone and with it comes another type of outdoor life.
In Sweden I dream of sitting out in the garden for 9 month and then try to do it as much as I can.
Where I now have landed in Brazil there is a totally different way of thinking about outdoor life.
Here in Penedo it exist year round. Even if in the winter it is cold at night in the daytime it´s still warmer than the normal Swedish summer temperature.
Love the cleverness and the colors of Jaime Hayon´s Gardenias outdoor furniture Collection for Barcelona Design
I walk by this crazy Heliconia as I walk out of the house.
The one below I see on my walk to the waterfalls.
Here below you see the covered version
and more of the Showtime collection for Barcelona Design.
You never forget the first Lirio d´Agua. The scent of this flower that only grows very close to rivers and sweet water is an experience.
Leaving you today with the banana sex photo above. That is what it is.
We have a lot of
bananas right now.
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