2016-05-02

A M E R I C A N | ceramist in copenhagen


The boutique is in two floors and this if the second floor.
American Eric Landon came to Copenhagen to complete his design studies. He stayed in Denmark and developed his own company Tortus where he creates ceramics.

His studio and boutique is in Copenhagen and my first contact with his way of pottery making was through Instagram. 

Never have pottery making been so sensual. Well, maybe in the movie Ghost ( google :movie ghost pottery scene, if you don´t remember) 

 Eric Landon shows the way he makes pottery. The making of pottery, when you know what you are doing is an art form. 

The vases, pots and jars are wonderful designed products, but the making of the pottery is something to see. The clay that is formed, following the experienced hands and fingers that command the clay to become an unknown shape is so refreshing to watch. 

Knowledge and craftsmanship. You just have to see it yourself. You find handsome Eric Landon and his creations being made in front of your eyes at Instagram account #tortus_copenhagen. 
I just showed up in the Tortus boutique and was shown around by Eric and forgot completely to take pictures of his studio and him. But  you can see him and his studio on Instagram. I did remember to take shot of the boutique and some more. 

/Jimmy 




The boutique is in the front house and the studio in the backyard. See the colors of the exterior of the house and then see the choices of colors of the interiors. See how they match? 


Tortus ceramics on the table. Nothing is left "undesigned" off course. Love the color on the door and wall!

Shapes of Tortus Copenhagen

2016-05-01

P O N D | fishes and beyond





If this rippling water and a pond with fishes like you see here,  is a dream for you like it was for me (and still is)  I can recommend you to click on this link. 

I will show you how we started last summer with a dry piece of land and found lots of garbage as we dug to be able to create the pond that we had longed for. 

I must tell you. It´s not impossible, it´s a lot of work.  

So if you are ready for that, then you can get a pond this year. 

Since we could, 
you can do it too. 

/Jimmy 

2016-04-28

S T H L M | stories 2



Woke up in Sthlm with this view. Lovely!



As I am walking to my meeting on Östermalm, Stockholm  I pass this building. A dream apartment is one of these former artist Studios with the amazing north windows. Can you imagine!

Posh Living Stockholm

Today I need an update on the Sthlm interior scene. One of my favorite places is Posh Living,so I make my way to their store at Mood Stockholm and they are up to date as always and show what is NOW interior wise in this part of the world.


Posh Living Stockholm

Posh Living Stockholm.

Went to check out a renovated apartment in a beautiful house on Södermalm with a view of the sea, right next to Mosebacke. The house was built 1770 and has now been done over. The apt was on the second floor in the middle part of the house, but the ceilings were so low that unfortunately the magic location did not help for the purpose I wanted it for. 

2016-04-26

S T H L M | stories




 In Stockholm for work this week. After living here for so many years the beauty of this city on water still always hits me. 

Drove up on Sunday and stayed with friends I have not seen for some time to catch up, close to the private client I met yesterday. 
 
Love working with private homes with my own company as well as for the TV productions, but there is something special with creating interiors for a home that the owners love and care for. Today I had a meeting at Red Pipe with some studio time for a sound recording. Trying to use my time in Sthlm wisely workwise and find time for friends. Spring time here but cold compared to Milan last week. 
Longing for warmer weather.

/Jimmy


A favorite hidden spot in Sthlm, the backyard by the Central bath.
We are talking about making the old parquet flooring in the villa I´m working with shades of grey. LOVELY!

2016-04-22

S O F A | scoop Milano 2016


When it comes to the most important piece of furniture in the home, the sofa, one thing was very clear in Milan. VELVET. 

Modern, retro and classical sofas (and easy chairs for that matter) all had one thing in common. VELVET. I did not take 30 pics of velvet sofas but they were there. At the fair, at the exhibits around town and in the restaurants and bars that stay with the trends. There were velvet last year aswell, but this year it was everywhere.  Trend #1



VELVET VELVET VELVET
The stylishly sloppy sofa. The hang out. Not orderly and perfect. Different cushions and fabric that does not sit tight and stay the same. A everyday type of sleep, eat and live in sofa. True sofa trend #2

Thin armrest. Big pillows and deep seat. Like a double bed. You have to sit with your legs up or neat on the edge of the seat (grandma style) Pillows slightly alive and not perfect, but the rest is strict. Trend #3

3 D materials. Either tromp l'oeil (trick painted/printed) or the real deal like here. The fabric is sown with stretch and elasticity and creates a striking effect when it pulls together and it also gives a cushioned feel. Trend #4


THE BED/SOFA/BED style. Take away the cushions and this style looks like a bed&headrest of a modern Italian style bed. Sophisticated in shape and cushioned with a style that you"dress down" the sofa with contrasting pillows and throw so that it does not look too proper (it will then be too 80´s) Trend #5


Quilted textiles. The 70´s winter jacket style of textiles making it´s way to the sofa. Trend #6

Classic with a twist. The chesterfield classic turned sideways swivel chair style is the type of beloved eternal furniture that will live on and be used in new ways. Trend #7

Could not resist....one more velvet, BUT this time with LOOOONG fringes covering all legs and makes it feel like its floating.

ONE OF A KIND. With references to the historic roman sofas where dinners were eaten and life was enjoyed in whole. The Triclinium sofa from Swedish Design Duo Front for Moroso is not a sofa that is a trend this decade, although a classic shape. Therefore to me seems most inviting.

2016-04-20

E A S I E S T | chair






Easy chair 

Or THE easiest chair ever? Chairlamp to be more exact as well. 
How ever,I fell in love with the whole design project. Extra simplicity. Nothing added. Although it´s all there. 

Muller Van Severen are the designers and their names are Fien Muller and Hannes Van Severen - See their website HERE. 


/Jimmy



2016-04-19

H O M E | and away


Krutmöllan 3 ancient Mills in one,not far from our house.

Something I really appreciate is differences.
  To return from a week of work tempo in Milan, Italy to the calm of our home in the countryside outside of Lund, Sweden. 

The differences of the two is what I like and appreciate. 

To take a walk to the mills and back and not meet a single person after standing on top of each other in the subway from Rho Fiera fairground to get back into Milan. 

The difference. I do enjoy both in a somewhat weird fashion... Sometimes they even enhance each other. Do you know what I mean? 

/Jimmy