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