Carl Eldhs Ateljémuseum

Walking in to the wooden building created for sculptor Carl Eldh as his studio,  all I see at first is the window that breaks through the ceiling and the light that indirect falls on all of the sculptures in the room through the mullion windows in the studio drawn by Ragnar Östberg 1919.  

I love this place and first time I posted an article about this my favorite museum that, I see more as a way of true time travel deluxe, was 2014 after it had been closed for renovations for some time. There are more photos from the facade at this post and overall a lot of more shots. 

Sculptures of all sizes and shapes fills the studio and demand your attention. Some sculptures with a religious aim and some more human. All types of humans seems to have been Mr Eldh´s specialty.

After studies in Paris  with Auguste Rodin, Carl Eldh became a popular sculptor in Sweden the first half of the 20th century.  At the City Hall sculpture park he is well represented with  3 sculptures among them one of August Strindberg.

Architect Ragnar Östberg who designed City Hall in Stockholm as well as Carl Eldh´s studio invited him to his huge City Hall project. City Hall was completed at 1923 after 12 years of construction.

The garden is worth a visit as well as the interior. The house facade wood is tarred and the scent is gives on a warm day like this makes you think you are at a dockyard. 

The round chapel looking part of the building with a little statue on top is a kind of living room where Carl Eldh has hung the walls  with his friend´s art. I did not take any pictures of the interior of that room. You can see it when you get to the museum. Which I recommend that you do visit. 

Not only a north facing window but one that placed on a hill is overlooking the bay of Brunnsviken with an amazing view. 

If you like me enjoy both art and architecture then Carl Eldh´s Ateljemuseum is the place to visit in Stockholm.  You find all of the info when you click on the museum link. Enjoy. 

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Rossana Orlandi a must in Milano

When in Milano for the design week Rossana Orlandi at via Matteo Bandello 14 is a must. At the entrance of the  delightfully dilapitated backyard, former tie factory,  the gigantic letters RO greets you. 

Since ro means peaceful in swedish but here naturally stands for Rossana Orlandi which both is a Iris Apfel look alike (or the other way around) and the female force behind this revered avant-garde design & lifestyle gallery, café and now garden its a lot to take in. 


The space is articulated in a not traditional way mixing togher, showroom, a retail store, offices and at a courtyard for events along with  the latest feature filling the garden with design and art. 

The garden was previously just something you saw through the well kept industrial windows. 

Chicken wire sculptures by Benedetta Mori Ubaldini in the garden at RO. 

Another must during the Milano Design week and luckily at RO is to have time to see, smell and enjoy the abundance of wisteria/blåregn that is in full bloom at this time.

Rossana Orlandi is nowadays a family business and employ a big staff during the high season. When it started her activity focused on the rising dutch design wave with designers such as Piet Hein Eek, Marten Baas and Nacho Carbonell and has since moved widely around the world. 

Rossana Orlandi

Some designers are now a constant part of the exhibit and store and in the basement a influx of  new talent is showcased every season. 

Before the beginning by Marcantonio

A Instagram favorite this season at RO was Italian Marcantonio´s lamps

What a boar by Marc Antoio

Jeroen van Kesteren flying phenomena of art in the series called  Orphanage for Lost Adventures made me stop and stare for a very long time. 

Piet Hein Eek

Constant part of Rossana Orlandi situated at the top of the building right next to the shop is Piet Hein Eek. You have probably seen the scrap wood meticulously lacquered tables but you might not have seen his art&decoration. 

Piet Hein Eek

When at Rossana Orlandi take a walk around the neighborhood that has so much architectural beauty to offer.

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We love salad

Jimsch tableware shot at Jimmy´s favorite plant shop in Skåne : Löddeköpinge Plantskola Per Magnus Persson took the photos. 

This time of year in Sweden is best for homegrown and locally produced veggies and salad as well as fruit.  Jimsch cutlery is made in stainless steel. Right now we are having a special price for the salad cutlery/salladsbesticken with home delivery from Jimmy Schönning HEM webshop 

Sommar betyder närodlad sallad och allt grönt när det är som bäst. Jimsch salladsbestick i rostfritt är lika bra till sallad som till uppläggning av vad du känner för. 

Du ser  salladsbesticken redan presentpackade och klara om du klickar in, fyller i och Swishar 375 kr eller tar det på faktura.  De kommer hem till dig utan någon extra kostnad. Köper du två set blir det lite billigare just nu så kan du ge bort ett set. Vi älskar sallad&grönsaker. 

Här kommer du till Jimmy Schönning HEM webshop. 

Två skålar from Contrast serien och ett avlångt uppläggningsfat där du ser sallads besticken extra bra.  Salladsbesticken går självklart att maskindiska. 

Så här ligger salladasbesticken förpackade när de kommer till dig. 

Om du är i Stockholm så kan du se servis och bestick på Lundatatan 35 på Södermalm där jag har min Jimsch boutique och studio som du ser här på bilden. 

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Vi älskar allt grönt. Ärtor, bönor, grönsaker och sallad. 


Jimmy Jordan : Kolonilott

The Högalid church towers as a reference letting us know we are on the southern island of Södermalm, Stockholm. An atypical Swedish Falu red wooden fence enclosing the Kolonigarden. 

The first episode of Jimmy Jordan at the koloniträdgård. A koloni garden/trädgård is a piece of land that has been divided into smaller sections called kolonilott. The piece of land called lot is rented out to private individuals that wants to grow vegetables, plants and flowers. 

The word koloni originating from the latin word colōnia and colōnos meaning settler. Since Marcello Jordan is a settler from Brasil with Finnish roots and Jimmy Schönning is from the Swedish westcoast and they are starting a new life settling in Stockholm, Södermalm together.  
Where better to start, right ? 

The steep hill of the Tanto koloniträdgård area is filled with lots where planting and growing takes place.  The first Koloniträdgård in Sweden were created over 100 years ago at Citadellet in Landskrona in the south of Sweden in Skåne. 

The walk from the  Studio to Koloniträdgården we find this beauty on the way. A original Vindö 28 in craving of TLC. Sailing boats in particular and boats in general have inspired my style and conception of interiors profoundly. 

Here is the first encounter with Jimmy  Jordan and our first misstake. See the video : 

Love this photo of Marcello among the Hägg/Bird Cherry/Hackberry bloom. The scent! 

So good to see your here at Jimmy Jordan



Cay Bond telling tendencies at Ett Hem

Cay Bond telling her interpretation of what the new tendencies&trends will give to fashion and interiors during 2018. The headline is:  It´s all about art

Cay Bond lectures at Ett Hem, the private townhouse from 1910 turned eclectic hotel with the the help of the interior design intelligence of Ilse Crawford and owner Jeanette Mix.  

Ett Hem is Swedish meaning A Home. As you see in the photos the feeling of a private home is maintained and is part of the the alluring charm of this aesthetic homey house. 

Why I talk about the private home type feeling of Ett Hem is due to my Q answered by Cay Bond in a video below being : How do you show that your home is updated according to the tendencies&trends of 2018 best? 

The theme and headline of the tendencies 2017 was Revolt. See my post from last year here. This year it is : It´s all about art - so naturally a part of the lecture is given to recommendations of exhibits and museums like Musée des Arts Décoratifs now abriviated to MAD in Paris where now Martin Margielas years at Hermès is celebrated with a exhibit that started in Anvers. 

The secret gardens of Christian Dior is on Cay Bond´s list of to do´s as well as reading Steve Pinker´s  book Enlightenment Now published this year as well his sadly departed colleague Swedish Hans Rosling´s book Factfulness that was recommended by Bill Gates as well. 

The Utrecht chairs by Gerrit T. Rietveld for Cassina from 1935  in stitched green wool is the stand out furniture at Ett Hem supplying that personal style  that I just love!

To my great surprise and joy I met my very good friend Johan Hellström at the Cay Bond Lecture. 

Cay at the head of the table. We are 10 people that have listened to the lecture and now lunch is waiting and discussions run high. 

Lovely set up and attention to detail as usual at Ett Hem. The handmade plates from Birgitta Watz are  gems in my eyes. 

Flowers, bread and butter enhances life, don´t you think? 

Skrei cod in a grilled (!)  cream sauce with  asparagus and green peas tastes so good I need to try this grilled cream first thing. The hand with the tasteful ring belongs by Lisa that is one of the  designers at Baumgarten Di Marco that uses the leftovers from the diamond industry to create their jewelry. Lisa is the one saying good bye to Cay in the video below as well. 
Not only is the lecture inspiring but the guests are as well. 

The cosy sofa corner is located in the conservatory right beside the dining table where we take our tasty lunch.

Now time has come for my Question to Cay of : How do you show that your home is updated according to the tendencies&trends of 2018 best? This is her answer in Swedish since I forgot that I had decided to ask in english...

Feeling inspired and filled with new thoughts and ideas I will be able to share with you. Tack återigen Cay for en härligt inspirerande eftermiddag på Ett Hem. 

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Thank your for the photo Johan!