2016-08-22

F O R M E X | for jimsch

Photo by Per Magnus Persson


Arrived in Stockholm or rather the Sthlm Fair grounds Friday. Today everything is looking like we actually have moved in. JIMSCH premiere at Formex Stockholm. Together with Interstil we have moved in and on Wednesday the 24 Aug at 14.30 at stand A 20:20 we present the collection live for the first time. 

Not quite ready yet, but we will get there. Formex is a retail fair so if you are working with interiors you can email them at besokarservice@stockholmsmassan.se
and get tickets. I will let you know asap at what locations JIMSCH can be found after the fair. 

See you soon 

/Jimmy 

2016-08-14

D A N I E L L A does jimsch

Photo and styling by Daniella Witte


Stylist and photographer Daniella Witte interpreted the JIMSCH style and you can see it on her Elle Deco blog
Daniella and I have met mostly in Stockholm for work but we live 15 min drive from each other.

So when I came over to show the JIMSCH collection and explain my thoughts and design for  the first time, I came to her lovely home that is featured in Elle Decoration 
WOW! 
I just stopped. I walked around quiet....and it´s not often I´m silent(!)  Her home is just the magic place that you imagine seeing the images that she creates.

The vase you see in the photo is called Chemistry and the solid mango wood head I call Wigstock. It seems to be Daniella´s favorite when you read her blog. Stay in touch at Instagram @jimsch.se

See you soon 

/Jimmy





J I M S C H | sneak preview



Sneak preview of the JIMSCH Urban Winter Garden collection photo by Per Magnus Persson



Tableware
Finally I can start showing you more of Jimsch. I love to cook (and eat) My thoughts of my own tableware and what they should look like started way back when I worked with a TV cooking show taking care of the display of the food. 
 
The contrast of a sand white bowl with a line of black against a mat black plate, makes for a timeless look with a modern appeal in my eyes. I see these two opposites together. Like Yin&Yang they compliment each other. Stoneware made by hand in Portugal I´m so happy to show you the plates& bowls from the series I call Contrast, light&dark. 

The cutlery named Flat Iron with it´s uneven raw feel works well, going against the round shapes of the plates. Read more about the tableware at Instagram @jimsch.se I will show you more of the cutlery later.




2016-08-09

J I M S C H by Jimmy Schönning




Finally and happily I can present JIMSCH by Jimmy Schönning that has been my secret for such a long time I was about to explode right about now. At the FORMEX Stockholm fair Aug 24th we will have the release party going on for the whole week and show the interior collection I have been working with without saying anyting until now.  This extravagant interior project could never have come to pass if it was not in close collaboration with Interstil Sweden. They have given me the power to do what I never would have been able to do on my own. Thank you!
The summer has been spent shooting the images of the collection of interiors I will tell you lots more about as we come closer to the end of Aug always at  Instagram account @jimsch.se and soon at www.jimsch.se

I am so happy to say that this feels amazing
and I realluy  hope that you will like JIMSCH as much as I do. 

All the best

/Jimmy

2016-08-07

E S P A Ñ A | por favor




In the 70´s in Sweden,  Sylvia Vrethammar sang the hit song - I have been vacationing in Marbella "Jag har varit på semester i Marbella". My grandfather&grandmother started to enjoy Spain in the 50´s ( pic´s below) and my parents have been spending their winters in Costa Del Sol for the last 20 years. Maybe I will do the same, who knows. 
Until now I have been traveling to Spain for vacations, relationships and work. The weather in Spain allows for more summer photo shoots, so that has been the goal until recently.  I went to  Costa Blanca to start working with interiors for a private client.
 In Torrevieja there are many Scandinavians that are moving in to new homes in the sun and there has been a considerable Swedish influx since the 60´s. I flew into Alicante  and decided to go a bit earlier to see some friends in Calpe, that just bought a house with an irresistible view over the bay. 
I continued to wonderful Valencia and had dinner with an Ex by the beach. 
Drove around Costa Blanca and stayed in Vila Joiosa that I really fell for, where friends of mine that had an apartment in this picturesque beach comunity for a long time gave me recommendations that made the stay memorable.

My grandmother&grandfather at different locations in  Spain in the 50´& 60´s

The wonderful thing with todays interior work is that so much can be done by all the types of comunication that are at hand. First I start with a  home consultation, meaning we meet  at the house/home/apartment/bungalow that you want to upgrade. See the place IRL together is the start of our journey to a new home/home away from home. Then go through the planning of the premise and look at the needs that have to be met for you as a new home owner to be content. After the initial day of meeting, looking at the new house/apt my work can be done via computer and telephone. There can be more visits, of course if needed. But the planning is done by me in my brain and computer with all of your plans and dreams incorporated after our get together. So when you need help in upgrading your Spanish, Italian or French home it´s easily done by me. See this link for more info in Swedish at Jimmy Schonning HEM
I would gladly help you upgrade your home away from home. Email me at js@jimmyschonning.com



What Spain can offer in winter and summer time is more sun&warm weather than Sweden can offer in several years.

Just to have the beach and the ocean

Vila Joiosa, Costa Blanca, Spain.



Jag har varit på semester i Marbella och bara tänker och drömmer Espanol.
Och mitt hem går mest i rödgult kan man säga, själv har jag solbrännan som väl är i behåll.
På spanska folkets eldighet jag tänt och lagt mig till deras temperament.

Så här, si, låter min musik Eviva Espana.
Det här ni, det är romantik Eviva Espana.
Jag tar dom orden om igen Eviva Espana.
Min serenad är muy bien, Espana por favor.

Ifrån vägen tar jag mina kastanjetter för här ska dansas flamenco, ska ni se.
Det ska smattra i parketten när jag sätter igång en rivig grej med klackarna, olé.
Man struntar väl i gammal töntig pop för spanska stilen den är bättre opp.

Så här, si, låter min musik Eviva Espana.
Det här ni, det är romantik Eviva Espana.
Jag tar dom orden om igen Eviva Espana.
Min serenad är muy bien, Espana por favor.

Sedan sitter man apatiskt här och deppar när regnet öser ner och livet går i moll.
Kommer på mig att forma mina läppar till ord som " playa" och " Costa" och "Del Sol".
Med banderillen stadigt i min hand, jag jagar härmed kylan från vårt land.

Så här, si, låter min musik Eviva Espana.
Det här ni, det är romantik Eviva Espana.
Jag tar dom orden om igen Eviva Espana.
Min serenad är muy bien, Espana por favor.


Calpe, Costa Blanca, Spain.

2016-08-03

L I V I N G | etc




Out door bright summer and whites
Summer time means beach time and time for reading and having lots of time for interior magazines for me. I have been a old-timer for a long time clinging to the paper copies of all interior magazines. 

I love that feeling of a new unread magazine in my hand, a cup of coffey and some time by myself in a comfy chair. The thing is that I go for Brittish&italian interior magz and they just never arrive when they should. 

So I finally tried with a digital subscription, and I do not understand why it took me so long. It´s lovely! The fav magz arrive on time and I can enjoy it without any hassle whenever I want, do not even have to get it from the mailbox! When you travel you have room for all of them and they do not get wrinkly when you pack them wrong. Just love it!

Both pic´s are here are from my long time favorite Living Etc (the link leading to the Housetohome web that Living Etc share)  that makes me see the joy in using more colors in interiors and inspire me to find another take on my type of Scandi interiors. 

Summer joy sent :)

/Jimmy





Dreamy glass doors that can open totally and fold neatly to the sides. LOVE!












2016-07-28

C A C | Valencia


Ciutat de les Arts I Les Ciències is the Valencian spelling. In Valencia you always find at least two spellings of Spanish. Catalan and Valencian.


If the Steven Spielberg movie JAWS was a building...


I drove to Valencia from Vila Joiosa. I´m in the Costa Blanca area to work, but decided to travel out from Cph a little earlier and see some friends on this coast so I flew in to Alicante. I wanted to go to the Arts&Science city in Valencia. It´s important to remember it is a city. Not one building. Not just ONE landmark, but many. I know just a little. I have read and seen the photos of this gigantic space designed and sculpted by the Valencia born Santiago Calatrava and the Oceanographic park is created by Felix Candela. The Oceanographic park I will look more closely at next time. This Valencia trip I dedicated to seeing the paramount sculpture city park that Calatrava has created. I was not ready. I had not grasped how enormous it is. At this cultural&scientific center that holds several museums, opera house, theatre, exhibition areas, restaurants, shops and attractions on a 350 000 sqm area. It is overwhelming. I saw the architecture as sculptures. From tiny to enormous. I could not stop staring. I stared and took photos and felt good. This was a big experience for me. When I saw the Guggenheim in New York,  the Sidney Opera House and the Sagrada Família  was a similar feeling. But....this space/place/landmark is not just one building it´s a whole city of sculptural architecture. If I was a choreographer I would like to create a piece that dances in the shallow pools of water and that moves down the dramatic stairs. If I was an actor/singer I would crave to be in a musical, opera or play that opens in this theater. If I was a director I would plan to make both movie and TV series here - a documentary (hopefully one has already been done and I do not know about it)  has to be made of this cultural, scientific & historic sculptural monument that we luckily can abbreviate to CAC. 

Enjoy!

-I sure did

/Jimmy 



The structure of the buildings are as much the sculpture.

If you have seen Calatrava´s brigde in Buenos Aires than you smile when you see this harp shape.Here you see my blog post from when I saw the Puenta De la Mujer bridge in Bu Ai. 

I can not wait until the greens have taken over this part. It is along tunnel in which I could not be it, but it holds a garden and spaces that I see filled with cultural events. This is hard to grasp from looking at his picture but the highest point in this structure must be over 15 meters high.

Here you almost grasp the enormity of this place.
The pools of water on mosaics is like a sea surrounding CAC.

I think of Gaudi when I see these structural beams.

The beauty of this huge sculpture. If you look at it like I do, it is the largest sculpture in the world.




This is a exhibition by Heinz Mack called www.ninecolumns.com

Think of making an exhibition of water plants in all of these pools.

A playful attitude to art&sciens is applied all over.

Go and see and experience CAC in Valencia, Spain. NOW!

You see Calatrava can not have someone else putting in a bench in his sculpture. He makes a bench like one you never seen before. Just like his vision of a city that we never before have visited. Thank you for sharing your inner city of CAC.