2018-07-16

Curtains, yes or no?



It is really warm outside. All our windows are open. 

I am strangely not on my way to the beach or even thinking of a dive from a cliff into the closest lake. 

I´m arranging a heavy linen in my kitchen window. 

That is just  the way I am I guess...

Having fun draping and letting the material decide what ways to go. There is so much you can do with curtains and so many more styles to try but the standard ones. 


Do you like curtains ?


I love curtains and textile over all and will definitely make an effort of trying to show more of that here on the blog.


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Jimmy 





2018-07-14

Millesgården the Little Italy of Stockholm







Stockholm city center has many good italian restaurants but no concentration of italian culture in one spot like Little Italy in Nyc for example . 

The biggest concentration of Italian culture in one spot in Stockholm is without doubt Millesgården
The home, studio & gardens of Olga and Carl Milles was made to feel like their own Italy. 

Nowadays they even have a museum with their name joined at the opposite side of the former entrance of this remarkable Italian cultural heritage overlooking the Stockholm water inlet from the heights of Lidingö

The lower terass was built during the 1950´s when Olga and Carl Milles had returned to Europe after 20 yeas living in the USA. They spent the winters in Rome and most summers at Millesgården

The lower terass was created with the Italian piazza as model. Carl Milles wanted an open square set in stone, purling fountains and room for lots of people. 

The red stone is a true Swedish find called Älvdalskvartsit. Olga and Carl Milles created a Little Italy their own personal way right here in Stockholm. 

The original entrance to the Millesgården estate. Nowadays the entrance is via the museum building. 

The Milles Poseidon staty (to the right) is nowadays the symbol of Gothenburg but here you find a smaller version. 






The studio of Olga and Carl Milles is a place I love to visit. Artist studio space at its best. You can rent the space for privat functions. Once i sang at a wedding  of close friends right here. Acompanied by a pianist on the grand piano. Will never forget their beautiful ceremony. 


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Find this funny hidden detail at one of the antique sculptures collected by Olga Milles. 


Find Olga Milles paintings as well as her collections of Italian antique sculptures. 
















Fountains, sculptures  and creative waterways at magic Millesgården. 











Pillars collected from other buildings and reused in a new form is what makes Millesgården unique.












So by sightseeing at Lidingö you will not only get  a taste of the exquisite are art of both Milles Artists but a visit to Little Italy or even Villa Borghese of Stockholm as well.

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Jimmy








2018-07-09

Moooi in Milano 2018





Moooi sofa fabric and wallpaper in the same more-is-more pattern. So not  a Scandi-design expression. Think that is what I love the most about Moooi. 



Milano offers more design during the week in April than what is humanly possible to see in 7 full-time viewing days. 

Moooi at Fuorisalone with the adress Via Savona 54 is a 100% must for me to experience and something I make sure I prioritize. 


The old factory building where Moooi has built up their world of interiors for years serves equal parts theatrical drama as it gives inspiration and information.

Naturally the venue used in Milan is for showing us the latest news that Moooi is previewing 2018. This year presented through the eyes of Megan Grehl. 








The wallcover collection is the result of the partnership with Belgic brand ARTE inspired by 10 newly discovered drawings of extinct animals made by talented artists from the past. Each pattern is inspired by the characteristics of one animal. 






The entire presentation of all furniture and deco at Moooi at via Savona in Milan is made against a black theatrical backdrop. 





There is a gallery with the extinct animals in frames with a golden edge. 







Moooi furniture still life.





Moooi type of four poster bed beauty showing off the pendant lamp. 







All white  floor lamp against the dramatic darkness that Moooi prefers. 




If my photos of the Moooi exhibit of 2018 in Milan has made you want to see the entire exhibit you can. Just click HERE and you will get a 360° tour made possible by Moooi. 



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Jimmy 









2018-07-01

My kitchen goals

Photo Jeroen van der Spek. Styling Liza Wassenaar for VT wonen. 


When it´s time to update my kitchen (which is soon I hope) this is what I want. This kitchen solution is so me! 

I just see myself cooking here and loving every second.
From the stylish grey, white&black cement flooring, to the wood cabinets combined with the granit top. The worn and wonderful beautiful brick wall with the Jieldé wall lamps 

Found this gorgeously styled and photographed kitchen in my favorite Dutch interior magazine VT wonen. 
The only thing here I would do differently would be to change the wall mounted fan I would have chosen something not so classic, but gone more strictly restaurant type. When it come to the stove,
 




A black steel 4 eye gas burner and a wok adapter in the Kitchen Aid new series would be perfect. 


To finish off with perfection would be to have a built in espresso maker that not only looks good but makes that coffey just the way I like it. I know... I tried it at the Milan Design week. 


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Jimmy 






2018-06-30

Perspective Studio Stockholm goes Gotland




Since I am so slow I made it to Perspective in Stockholm the summer week they are packing to move to Gotland.  Love my summer walks through the city to check out the new or the old. Perspective are opening a new studio in Gotland and will also be appearing in a new location in Sthlm later this year. 
Follow them of FB for more info. 

The owners Robin&Ejub run the studio shop and work as interior designers. 
Ejub is showing us around in his&Robin´s carefully curated and unique space. I fall for the sofa which is their own design and can be ordered in bespoke sizes and material. The textiles on the beautiful coffee table ended up there because we were trying the sofa and rearranging it. 

So many amazingly gorgeous objects & furniture pieces and a wonderful mix of new&antique. Eclecticism at it´s absolute best. Thank you Ejub for your warm welcome. 




The fantastic ceiling lamp from Aparatus that I first saw in the BDDW store in Milan 2016 you find at Perspective studios. These guys got it! 



The perfect mix of antique&new design. 


Perspective Studio




Continuing my walk to the Asplund library on Sveavägen built 1928. This landmark of a building is  great place to sit and work or study. Just love this enormous pendant lamp that crowns this functionalist power stucture. 


The entrance art of Gunnar Asplunds library. 


Time to just enjoy the summer shade in one of the parks on our way back to Söder. 

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Jimmy 






2018-06-25

Antonio Marras art adorns Saba furniture



The Saba New Yorker outdoor collection


Sardinian turned Milanese fashiondesigner and artist Antonio Marras and the the Italian furniture brand Saba focused on their similarities and created stunning graphic textile art furniture.

 Marras reinterpret the iconic New York collection of sofas and small armchairs, drawing his inspiration from the textile combos of the Fall/Winter pre-collection  2018/19 


Antonio Marras hands on. 




I would love to have this chair at home and at this point in my life it´s not often I yearn for furniture. 



The clean line design adorned with the graphic art with up to date attitude is a desirable combo.





Antonio Marras + Saba collaboration shown in a video by Giulia Achenza


                                             

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/Jimmy 


The Saba outdoor New Yorker collection. 

2018-06-18

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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Jimmy