2020-01-14

B&B Italia outdoor by 3 male superhero designers








B&B Italia shows off the all 
new outdoor collection for 2020 in this 
brand new short film. 


The new furniture design is meant to work as well inside as outside are created by three male design super heros. Citterio, Fukasawa and Starck

The fabrics, materials and finishes are the secret to this new outdoor collection. 

Hybrid is a seating system 
signed Antonio Citterio. 

The seats and tables called Anya
 is by Naoto Fukasawa 
and Philip Starcks first collaboration with B&B Italia turned out to be a a foldable sofa & a armchair called 
Oh, it rains!  
All of which you see in the film.

Check these new waterproof and water-repellent fabrics made from polypropylene
yarns in these upholstered outdoor personalized pieces. 


Stay in touch'''

Jimmy 


2020-01-12

Michal Cederbaum and Noam Dover A sort of Homecoming



Photo by Shahar and Ziv Katz





Arriving late is not the way I like to make an entrance, but I am late for the Artist talk where artist Michal Cederbaum and Noam Dover are interviewed by Konstfack  Vice Chancellor Agneta Linton. So I slip in silently and excuse myself.  








When I spotted the green vessels I now know are called "Canvas; Amphorae" on my way to the privat home interior at Linnégatan I am working at the moment I pass Nybrogatan and the gallery , you see in the video above in the window display of Galleri Glas  
I fell in love imidiately. 



The textile sown to create the imprint  in the glass mold. 

 Agneta interviews Michal and Noam that explain : "Canvas;Amphorae" examines the classical amphora. Michal sews strips of canvas together to produce tubes or vase shapes. The tubes are the stuffed hard and plaster moulds are cast. The structure of the textile fabric remains in the surfaces of the blowing mold and is transferred to the glass (!) The surfaces of the glass glide between shiny and matt from the strong pressure of the plaster molds. The memory of the seams in the textile fabric and the texture create patterns and directions. 

See the excavation of the molds when they have cooled down in the video below. What a joy it is seeing the new glass form being born from the wreackage. 






Michal and Noam are both well established artists. Noam has a Master of Fine Arts from Konstfack in Stockholm, Sweden but he and Michal now live, work and  teach in Israel.

 As you see from the video above their glass studio in the outskirts of Haifa, south of Tel Aviv right by the mediterranean is that perfect inside outside workplace that must be the best possible when you work with something as warm as blowing glass. 



"CHARCOAL;VOlUMES"

See more of their extraordinary work like "Charcoal;Volumes"
of Michal and Noam at their site 


noamandmichal.com


Noam explaining how they feel like disciples of Ennion. 



“Terra-Cotta; Pitchers” examine the high-tech craft techniques of antiquity based on the Roman tradition of vessels. Not far from Michal and Noam’s home is the place where Ennion is thought to have had his workshop 

in the early years of 
the first century AD. 

Ennion was one of glass history’s equilibrists and a genuine “superstar”. He was the first known maker of decorated mould-blown glass. Some 50 objects, marked with “Ennion made me” in relief are documented and can be found in leading collections of glass all over the world. 


A few of these pieces are exclusive pitchers made using a four-part mould with added handles. Scholars also claim that Ennion was the first glassmaker to develop terracotta moulds in order to create multiples of, for example, drinking vessels. Michal and Noam hand on this tradition in their own work.







 With 3D-printed terracotta moulds they trace the mould-blown pitchers’ cultural journey from classical antiquity 
to the present day. 
At the same time they deepen their own understanding of the materials. Through repetition and implementation the map unfolds. It is “A sort of homecoming”.
-Agneta Linton


Noam Dover and Michal Cederbaum

If you like me really fell for the art of Noam&Michal


Stay in touch


Jimmy 












2020-01-09

C as in Crans Montana










We flew into Geneva, Schweiz 
where my friends had rented cars 
without my knowledge. 

This is all part of a surprise 
B-day gift for me, so I know nada...
  
Driving to Crans Montana is a pure joy with these mountain views and great roads. 
Since this is my 50th Birthday gift I can just sit back and enjoy, which feels more than fantastic I must admit. 






Crans-Montana along with 21 more 
villages, create the Crans Montana 
municipality called Valais.




Cattis & Mattias are our hosts and we arrive at their family apartment were we will stay for these precious days. 

Here in Crans french is spoken 
but english works just fine.    



From left Marcello Jordan. ENORMOUS MERCI : Daniel Stipich, Cattis Berg, Peter Elmquist, Mattias Berg, Johan  Hellström. 


My friends all together in Crans Montana. 
We are here in the mountains to hike and enjoy the nature together (I think...) 

The highest point here is Schneehorn with 
3 177 meter above sea level. We will not climb that high for sure, 
just seeing these extraordinary 
mountains and valleys is enough. 

I love mountains but have not been hiking 
for a very long time. 


Tussilago and me. Photo Cattis Claesson Berg. 


Spring is here.

Flowers are popping up everywhere.


Love every sec!





SPRING FEELINGS!




I found Marcello like this...
The water was not warm.




There is a tranquility here that is like nothing else.
It feels like flying when you hike this high up.  




Pic nic with a view.





Love these typical chalets and want one...






Cattis and Mattias lead the 
way on our first hike. 

We also have a guide one day 
to see more of the mountains and views. 






There are so many larches here. This conifer is a favorite of mine and I love their cones.







The larch that in the fall loses its needles is now full with green new shoots.



Larch conifer cones




Down in the valley we are picked up with jeep that drives us up to 2112 meter and the Chetzeron that faces south and overlooks the Rhone valley and semi green views of the Matterhorn and Mont-Blanc.

We are here to have dinner and drinks. 




Look how much sun our faces got. I look like a stop sign!



The Chetzeron restaurant& hotel has 16 rooms, all with a view over the 
spectacular scenery and slopes. 

As the sun set we feel a 
moment of sheer tranquillity. 





In summer, the cowbells are the only thing that break the peaceful sound of nature.
In winter you ski in - ski out! 





Just love this fireplace. Check the wood paneling that Chetzeron have used all over.
The views over the mountains along with the windows and the seating created alongside these very thick glass windows.  





  Love built in sofas just like this.  



Open plan. Spacious and full of 
design statements as well as ecology. 

The preservation of the ecosystem and the defense of the environment are particularly important to Chetzeron which makes me more than happy. 




The Chetzeron is an ecological building

The preservation of the ecosystem and the defense of the environment are particularly important to us. This is why our building benefits from advanced energy management technologies. Standards are respected for environmental protection, to reduce our ecological footprint to the maximum. Therefore, making no modifications on comfort, activities and the well-being of our clients :
  • 50 m² of solar panels to heat our water
  •         200 m² of photovoltaic panels, to produce electricit
  • A pellet-fired boiler
  • Heat recovery of the refrigeration system
  •         Minergie label for insulation of the building, which is a registered quality label for new and refurbished low-energy-consumtion buildings. 





The mountains and us. 





Since I only talked about the interiors and the building I can tell you that the food, drinks and service was outstanding. Everything tasted good and was served with a smile and good energy. 


Mr Hellström got to dance!

Thank you The Big C and Montana. 
We have to come back.
Thank your for the present,
 I will never forget.  


C U soon! 


Jimmy 















2020-01-03

Post Jimsch January 2020










After more than 5 years of day&night learning & growth together with Jimsch I say thank you from the bottom of my heart.  January 2020 is the start of a new adventure. Thank you to all amazing people I have had the opportunity to meet because of Jimsch. Thank you for the unique chans to learn from all professionals. Since we posted our first image on @instagram in July 2016 I have created all comunication along with all photos of the design I have created for the brand of Jimsch together with my friend & photographer Per Magnus Persson for which I am so greatful for. 
Thank you 2020.  Let’s go!  


Jimsch I am so proud of you ⭐️