2020-03-20

Loneliness




Loneliness is a complex and usually unpleasant emotional response to isolation. That is actually what is says in @wikipedia about loneliness. I know my situation is not unique in any way, but having my husband on the other side of the Atlantic at a time like this not knowing if my scheduled flight the first week in April will take off or if @airfrance will even function does contribute to a feeling of lonelieness. I know WE are many with mental health disorders that in a time like this being isolated is terryfying. I know because I feel it too. Talking on facetime or whatever platform works with your one and only does help off course, but the time difference and life in general does not always allow the possibility. Reaching out to understanding family and friends is always a good thing when needed. Reading #anewearth by @eckharttolle is for me a great tool when my lonelieness and/or depression is taking over reminding me not to BE my emotions but separate my ego from Jimmy. Feeling the sun on my face. Remembering being alone is not a punishment and being alive is an extraordinary gift I cherish 🙏🏽 Let’s talk. Ok?

2020-03-16

Enlightened chain reaction duo

2 X Blockchain means 16 cubes



This weekend I spent more time at home alone then I think I have done in a VERY long time.

I had friends coming over to help me pack, but Marcello my husband is in Brasil (yes it is spelled with a Z in english but in portuguese with a S) working and since I choose to stay home as much as possible due to the Covid-19/Corona virus I have been home more than normally this past week.  

As I spend more time at home I always tend to see what I can improve in our home and lighting is something that 
always is an issue. 


Blockchain by Markus Johansson for Oblure




I fell for Blockchain you see above right away. I get all kind of interior design news every week in my inbox but this stood out.  
Created by Markus Johansson for Oblure this hip to be square pendant lamp was supposed to be launched at Light & Building in March 2020 but due to ...Corona was postponed to September. 



Blockchain pendant by Markus Johansson for Oblure

Oblure based in Göteborg/Gothenburg, Sweden explain that Blockchain by 
Markus Johansson was a great challenge to preserve the original design in the product development info a final product. 

Blockchain consist of eight cubes. Four of them has a built in LED panel, which is replaceable by the user. This was made possible by crafting a new custom-made tool to be able to carefully remove and install the LED panel. 




Markus explains " For me it is important that the design can last, both as a timeless design object but also that the user easily can change the LED when that day comes. Today it is now always like that, there are products out there that can not be supplied with spare parts"

"One major thing for me was to align the LED with the edge of the square cubes for the light to spread. We tried to use standard solutions but to hide a small bulb in the cubes hindered the light and casted shadows where we did not want them". 







A play on words between “chain” and “chandelier” by Italian David Groppi when he was looking for a chandelier, something new, but classic resulted in the ChainDelier

Davide Groppi wanted something simple, 
but with character. Like a pearl necklace.

ChainDelier is a golden chain 
that bends under its own weight, 
creating a perfect parabola (a symmetrical open plane curve formed by the intersection of a cone with a plane parallel to its side)  



Shining with golden rays like a modern version of a 
chandelier from Versailles is the intention.  
It is at the same time simple and linear. 
ChainDelier can be whatever the user wants it to be, 
inserting more chains and/or lighting devices, 
with the lights facing up or down. 
The number of lighting combinations makes this 
lamp truly unique and has already been awarded : 




Do you feel enlightened by this chain duo?
Since I will be moving in April ( if I can travel out of Sweden at that time...) I will not do any changes at home in Stockholm at this point, but I will definitely think of using this enlightened chain duo in my coming designs.  

Stay in touch


Jimmy 




2020-03-03

Milan Design Week moved to JUNE 2020





The Milan magazine  Corriere della Sera wrote an article that I was apart of a couple of years ago. They sent me this fine photo of the article and a Milano fika that I just used as a backdrop for the Corona virus change of date. 



Milan Design Week moved from April to 
JUNE 15-21 2020

So impressed with the speed of which this international mega event in Italy has been moved due to the Corona virus situation. 


Rosanna Orlandi Master Gallery, Via Matteo Bandello 14


So this spring I will not sit in the outdoor restaurant at Rossana Orlando and check the blooming wisteria and sip on ridiculously expensive moderately tasty wine in a plastic cup that I have come to love because in June me and my husband(!) will be working in Brasil!




Galleria Vittorio Emanuelle II


To take an epidemic serious is naturally the way to go. Last time Milan was a center for a force majeure was 15 April 2010 when volcano ashes spread over 26 countries air space two days later all flights were cancelled the same day most visitors at the worlds largest furniture event in Milan needed to get back home. I among 300 000 interioristas wanted to get back home and could not. In the end we all got home but a virus of a kind that spreads like the 
Corona is not what you want 
threatening your city. 

Thank you Milano Design Week 
for changing to June 2020!



Stay in touch


Jimmy