The balance between Sweden and Brazil

It’s all about balance, right? 2 years in Brazil the 21 of April 2022. 

During the pandemic my husband and I moved to Penedo. The initial plan was to stay for 1 year. 

It just became two years this April that we have lived here in Penedo, Brazil. 

Now it’s time to finish up our projects here and go back to Sweden. 

Our first project that brought us here to Pendo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil was the Maple Bear School building. 

My husband Marcello Jordan was the responsible architect and we completed all projects including a tennis court, a tree house for yoga as well as a generator building and a small park walk. 

Above you see the veranda and below the house we call Casa da Ilha where we have been staying for almost 2 years. Been amazing living in this house and it’s huge park of a garden. 

The project below is a private recidense that is being finalized the coming months. 

We have also worked with a first line beach hotel at Ilha Grande during these two years. 

Check previous post on the blog for more on pousada | hotel Pé Na Areia. 

Stone facade, eucalyptus beams & wood work roof. 

It’s all about the balance between work & private life. Brazil & Sweden and now in May I go back to Sweden. Marcello will stay and finish our ongoing projects and I will set up our studio in Varberg, Sweden. 

It’s a new dawn. It’s a new life for us. 

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We are with APP!

The Aurora Audio Studio APP 
is FREE of charge. 

Audio Studio Aurora is a FREE APP with | AUDIO SERIES | DRAMA | COMEDY &  Music Entertainment 

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It all started in 
Vila Madalena in São Paulo 

The Aurora Audio Studio APP was conceived by Playwright Marcello Jordan and created by Fabiano Assanuma with his 
company Applause Digital 

Here on the rooftop cactus 🌵 garden is where Audio Studio Aurora was concieved and production
 was set in motion.

 This is Fabiano Assanuma 
at his cactus garden showing 
us his extensive plant collection. 

In our ever changing world 
has increased rapidly in just two years with PODS, AUDIO BOOKS and old school RADIO 
just to name a few. 
That is why we are presenting 
AUDIO SERIES in the new 

is written by Marcello Jordan

Columba Livia in  Portuguese was recorded in Penedo, Brazil and  features 
Ana Andreatta, Carla Biolchinni and Monica Izidoro (above from left)

Columba Livia in Swedish was recorded in Stockholm starring 
Bianca Cruzeiro, Lotti Lundblad och Annika Cleo (above from left) 

Studio reading of EDIFICIO MARISA in Sao Paulo 

Our coming new production of EDIFICIO MARISA is being edited as of right now and will be released on the AUDIO STUDIO AURORA APP 2022

Install AURORA AUDIO STUDIO APP on your smartphone & start to listen to Audio Drama when & where you want 🟠 

Listen to POD THEATRE NOW ✔️

Did I mention it is FREE | GRATIS

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Kendrick Bangs Kellog High Desert House and Hästens

     Artists Jay and Bev Dolittle are said 
   to have sent a note to architect Kendricks Bangs Kellog to say that they had bought an unusual building site in the Mojave Desert, California in the Joshua Tree National Park. 

The result is the the 
High Desert House also 
called the Dolittle House. 

The Stone Henge of a home is built 
on 26 concrete columns designed 
by the innovator of organic architecture
 Kendricks Bangs Kellog.

 The interior designer John Vugrin has 
been working with the house interior since 
the first note in 1986 and continued 
to  complete the interior of this 
remarkable bespoke unique desert home. 

John Vugrin and Swedish
 Hästens has together with the 
 Dolittles created a 
bespoke round bed that 
really seems to be a 
better fit than a square 
one in this organic home. 

The brief Dolittle has given
 the Hästens bed is going to be used more
 as a sofa and would have looked better in this photo 
if it was styled to fit in instead 
of the blue and white Hästens fabric.  

"The idea was the house would be settled in the landscape. 
Like it was crouching 
on the rocks, 
maybe like an 
animal at sleep" 

Kendrick Bangs Kellog 

For more on Hästens largest round bed
 ever made contact Grand Relations

Merry Holidays 

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36 000 000 peolpe all over the world 🌎 has died of AIDS related illnesses all since the first reports over 40 years ago. Did you know that ? 

38 000 000 [million] humans are living with HIV today around the globe. 

I have lived with the threat of HIV | AIDS since I first came out and afraid tried to figure out who I was as a teenager. I do not recommend sexually transmitted epidemics when you are in a coming out process. I felt noone understood me. Today in the year of the pandemic maybe there is less social injustice regarding minorities in the midst of a pandemic..? 

Still HIV negative myself but have so many friends that have died through the years that I miss and many close friends that have survived and have lived with HIV since the 80’s and are just fine today.

In countries where the proper medicins are provided the fight against HIV continues. In countries where homosexuality is against the law you can imagine the HIV protection system. 

Do you feel you better understand and have empathy for fellow humans that are infected with virus since the world 🌍 epidemic of Covid-19? 



The 6th key to Circular Interiors is creating a healthy environment.

We all spend most of our time indoors. 
Work|Office, school and our home.

Air quality, heating & cooling, ventilation, lighting and acoustics are extremely important factors when creating a healthy home and this is what key number 6 is all about : designing healthy homes.

According to the US environmental Protection Agency indoor air pollution is one of the 5 biggest threat to our health. 

Lecture | Föreläsning INRED CIRKULÄRT | Circular Interiors

Book lecture 



5th key is LIFE DESIGN

My search for circular interiors became my  LECTURE | Föreläsning 

The 5th key principle to Circular Interiors  is designing for life. 

What I call Life Design | LIVSDESIGN is everything from the bed that expands when the child grows to choosing furniture that lasts a lifetime instead of being worn out fast. To not throw away furniture to become landfill we plan for a long life and not only for one year at a time. 

To design interiors that will last a lifetime is possible and that is what we look into with key nr 5 LIVSDESIGN | Life Design
in my Lecture | Föreläsning Inred Cirkulärt | CIRCULAR DESIGN 

Book my lecture at js@jimmyschonning.com



Key nr 4. Waste reduction

The more we buy, the more we throw.

We understand that our waste | avfall is a huge part of our Climate Crisis. When we are aware we can act. 

The 4th key principle to Circular Interiors is waste reduction. Within waste reduction, upcycling & repurposing there is so much we as consumers can do. 

The 4th key principle to Circular Interiors | INRED CIRKULÄRT  is 
Waste Reduction. 

Link to all 6 key principles to Circular Interiors :