EARTH 🌍 DAY 2021

Celebrating with EARTH NEWS 
- the ”zero-waste house by Mario Cucinella Architects & WASP in Ravenna, Italy that proposes a new form of 3 D printed house made from raw EARTH 🌏 mass-produced, biodegradable housing according to London based Icon Magazine. 

Let’s celebrate the waters&oceans of our planet the coming 365 days. After having my worst worries confirmed by @seaspiracy we owe about 71 percent of the Earth's surface is water-covered, and the oceans hold about 96.5 percent of all Earth's water. To care about our oceans is caring about our selves. We are all made of water. 
Let’s keep it that way. Together. 

#earthday2021 @earthdaynetwork


Life in Brasil > The week in Penedo

The front and back of the bamboo sofa structure leaning against the veranda wall. 

We talked about in for almost a 
year and this week it 
came to pass : 

Our Bamboo Furniture Workshop. 

After cutting and drying 
the bamboo, 
Carpenter Rick Viola 
have started the work 
with a rustic sofa. 

the veranda roof of Casa da Ilha

The fresh vegetable market
by the river
in Resende is
open on sundays. 

 Tomate de Arvore or Tomatillo 
and Jilo are new for me. 
There are a lot of new tastes and textures to try.   


Masked outside the tiny Airport. 

We came by an old airport 
from the 1940
 in the middle 
of Resende 
that is used mostly 
for small 
private planes and 
sky divers of all kinds. 

Airport from the 1940´s in Resende. 

Every week there is a 
new flower or plant 
I discover in the 
garden at Casa da Ilha

Bastao do Imperador or Torch Ginger has become a favorite to photograph..

The Garden here at Casa da Ilha 
is huge
 and there is always 
something new to discover. 

Tomate de arvore on the black ceramic plates outside the
kitchen veranda where the pumpkins grow. 

Bamboo Furniture Workshop at Casa da Ilha.

When the sofa structure is ready 
I will enforce the joints with sisal 
rope more for design reasons, 
is the idea. 

We will see how that 
will work out.

Started the Textile, Color and Details Update textile face
 with hanging the just made curtains at 
Hotel Pequena Suecia on wednesday 
evening in 30 degrees celsius was a good workout. 

Hanging curtains at 330 cm height

The terrace at Blekinge room 13

Blekinge room 13 at Pequena Suecia

By simplifying the color choices and creating a painted headboard with a wooden frame. A new back pillow was constructed along with the semi bed cover and new curtains to match. 

Our first room is a test to see what strategy to use in the coming over individual designed 20 rooms we will update slowly but surely. 

Room Blekinge 13 Pequena Suecia

An open fireplace in the bedroom. 

Room Blekinge has a living 
room and a bedroom as well as a 
small roofed terrace and a mini garden. 

Bucha in a bamboo basket

The veranda is where the 
action is but 
manage to lounge anyway. 
most of the time...

Bamboo connection

A week with work at the hotel as well as learning so much about bamboo is really a dream come true. I am so lucky to have found work here in Brasil that I love to do.

 Below you see Bucha pods that have been 
cleaned at the lay in the sun to dry. 
In the shade at the veranda you see the 
Bamboo result of our Furniture Workshop.

If I can create what I would like from this 
sponge material that Bucha is I 
am going to be very content. 

The plan is to make a 
type of organic pendant  
design using Bucha 
as the main material. 

Stay in touch 

Wishing you a good 
week from Penedo, 


Bucha drying in the afternoon sun. 



Life in Brasil >The week in Penedo.

Our cats Cattis and Branco love the green metal chairs. 

The 20th of April it will be exactly one year 
ago I arrived in Penedo,Brasil.
Yes I insist spelling Brasil in Português. 
Penedo is a small city in the Mountains 
2 and a half hour drive 
from Rio de Janeiro where my 
husband and I live and work since 
April of last year. 

And yes. 
We are more thankful for having both 
work and a home in times like this. 

Outdoor shower by the sauna

It took a long time but 
finally the sauna 
is all done. 

Our Sauna is in function at last

We built from scratch and insisted in trying to upcycle a 
steel container into a sauna wood fire stove. 

It was a bit troublesome and we 
made misstakes ,which we now 
have corrected thanks to our Blacksmith. 

Now the stones are in 
place on top and we 
fire up almost every 

We now have fall in Penedo and 
winter is coming. 
Winter means lower 
temperatures at night and in 
the mornings especially since 
we are in the mountains at 
1000 meter above sea level.

So a sauna comes in good use.  

Borboleta is butterfly in Português. Yes I am learning a new language

All of the insects and animals and plants 
that I encounter for the first time is endless.

The Bucha plant cut open below is part of a 
new organic product project.

Planted and now harvesting, 
cleaning and drying 
called Luffa Cylindrica. 

Outdoor indoor feeling 
in the living room in our home in 
Penedo at Casa da Ilha, 
which is what we call our home and studio.  

Working with a art project where the Ampula family and I 
are creating a gallery space for the art of Eila Ampula. 
The art carpet on the wall in our living room in brown is 
created by Eila Ampula. Slowly we work towards 
being able to open when the Pandemic allows 
in the old Studio 
now owned by Ampula family. 

Over our living room sofa you see a corner of a
Eila Ampula art carpet
 at Casa da Ilha 

Lighting a lot of candles 
right now. 
Do you?

A dream came true 
in performing 
our show 
Nossa Bossa at 
Nossa Bossa is Sanny Alves, 
Marlon Mouzer and I. 

Started a Color, 
Textile and Details Update 

Check my insta for 

Let's have a good week 

Stay in touch



Actress and Paulista Ana Andreatta in Penedo

Actress & Paulista Ana Andreatta just checked in to Chalet 7 Hotel Pequena Suécia by the pool. The rehearsal for Colomba Livia starts at 16 today. Ana Andreatta arrived safe from São Paulo seeing Dramatist Marcello Jordan for a meet & greet. We are so happy to be able to rehearse & record professionally right here in Penedo. The play Colomba Livia created for three strong female charcters played by Carla Biolchini, Mônica Izidoro & Ana Andreatta for the all new Radio Aurora Drama 🎭 Entertanment App 
soon in a phone or comp near you.


Artefact by Jimmy Schönning

For as long as I remember I have had a table or cupboard top like here at my home in Stockholm. A display with flowers, candles and spiritual objects where I focus on hope, love & faith in my life. 

An altar is according the ever correct 
Merriam Webster dictionary : 

1 : a usually raised structure or place on which sacrifices are offered or incense is burned in worship —often used figuratively to describe a thing given great or undue precedence or value especially at the cost of something else sacrificed his family life on the altar of career advancement

2a : a tablelike construction used in the Christian church in celebrating the Eucharist

b : a table or place which serves as a center of worship or ritual —
often used with the to refer to the act of getting married. They are destined for the altar. 

In uncertain times we humans historically turn to our spiritual side for guidance. 
When we loose faith in our leaders we look for the right path within. At least that is what I do.
Being born as a lutheran I left my church in protest before the millenium due to the disgrace & discrimination of Biskop Bertil Gärtner. Which does not mean I have lost my spirituality or faith. As Eva Dahgren  & psykopomp Hermes sang : Jag är gud - I am god

On the table in front of the altar in black are my candle holders & mini statuetts I call Artefact because the are inspired by the #artefact found at my all time favorite museum Glyptoteket  in Copenhagen. I lived 1 hour drive away over  #öresundsbron the bridge connecting Sweden to Denmark in Lund, Skåne for 3 years. 

My Artefacts are 3 candle holders & 2 mini statuetts 

Do you have an altar at home? 

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NOSSA BOSSA premiere weekend 29-30 Janeiro JAZZ Village

 In this totally new show called Nossa Bossa that is my own idea I am singing the music that I grew up with and came to love by Lill Lindfors the Finnish Swedish artist that recorded Bossa Nova songs in Swedish like Fri som en vind called Canta de Ossanha written by Vinicius Moraes and Baden Powel recorded by Lill Lindfors in Swedish text by Torbjörn Lindroth already 1967, 

the year I was born. 

The black and white images of Lill Lindfors are from the movie Calle P 

from 1965 with Carl-Gustaf Lindstedt cut to a mini film by Nostalgoteketpunktse. 

Maj Lillemor "Lill" Lindfors, born 12 maj 1940 i Helsingfors, 

Finland, is born in Helsinki, 

Finland but lived and worked mostly in 

Sweden as a singer, comedienne och actress.

The 19th of October  in Lapa, Rio De Janeiro 2020 Sanny Alves, Marlon Mouzer and I recorded a new version of Canta de Ossanha with both Português  & Swedish text on the birthday of  Vinicius Moraes in the city he lived to his memory. 


In the show we perform music of Vinicius Moraes, 

Baden Powel and Antonios Carlos Jobim as well as Monicas vals in Swedish created by Bill Evans Trio in the 60s 

for Monica Zetterlund

a Swedish Jazz legend and many more... 

Lill Lindfors now 80 years old anounced this past 

weekend on Swedish TV SVT TV talk show that she 

will celebrate 60 years as an artist and will tour


Nossa Bossa is Bossa Nova and Jazz in Portugues, 

Swedish and english perfomred live at 

Jazz Village Penedo

the 29 and 30th of January. 


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