Christmas in Penedo,Brasil for the first time

Jazz Village at Pequena Suecia 

We started off Christmas the 24th 
at my husbands closest family.
On Christmas day during the brunch at 
Jazz Village Penedo I joined 
two singers a pianist and a percussionist 
to perform Sankta Lucia in Swedish, 
Italiano and Português. 

The last weekend of January Sanny Alves, 
Marlon Mouzer and I will premiere 
our all new trilingual 

This was our gift from the Horta of 
Casa da Ilha to my 
husbands family for Christmas.
Love getting and giving edible gifts 
and who can live without candels? 

This for me classic JS HEM Christmas 
home made as a styling job
 many moons ago that I have repeated every 
Christmas as a tradition is still a favorit,
 but 2021 I think it is time for 
a whole new or a totally 
recycled Christmas.

This new year 2021 
calls for all new methods. 

Never have I spent so much time 
tending a garden in December. 

 A little bit of Christmas 
feeling rubbed off on our house, 
but this year was not a big 
decorating feast. 
We had other things to tend to tis year. 

Merry Christmas  

This Christmas tree in my own home at the time, by
lake Uttran called Ensta Strand. 


Will be 10 years ago this December
 I shot my last episode of the DIY TV show
 Äntligen Hemma for 
TV4 produced by Meter Television. 

2011 12 23 I wrote in Swedish here on the blog

Nåt jag inte kommer att sakna är bögskämten från vart programledarmöte. Har aldrig arbetat på en så sexistisk arbetsplats.

Which means 
 I will not miss the jokes referring 
to my sexuality. 

I have never worked at 
such a sexist place. 

When the tabloids then wrote 
for example  
Expressen wrote 

The headline almost a decade ago for 
Expressen said that I 
attacked my colleagues due to a 
joke about me being gay. 

Since the TV SHOW Äntligen Hemma 
so unintelligently was taken off the air 
 due to the circumstances concerning the 
allegations of one white heteronormative 
sexist very short former carpenter called Martin. 

Why TV4 did not just terminate Martin Timell 
and then cast a strong female tv experienced 
DIY TV host and stayed on air is beyond brainless, 
and tells just how by the balls Martin Timell had TV4.

It all started with the Me too movement 
initiated by Lulu Carter on her Instagram. 

This is years later after I already had deemed 
Äntligen hemma as the most sexist work place.

Everyone in Äntligen Hemma knew who I meant. 

The veranda and terrace at Casa da Ilha 
in Penedo where we moved in July of 2020.


I am so much about candles. Now sellin the last of
 Lucerna lantern on jimmyschonnig.com

Today we are at home and preparing 
for going to Ilha Grande where I
 will start with the 
textile update at the beach hotel. 

Our new black stone ware hand made ceramics
 showing off our first ripe Chu Chu

When we were in Cunha to shop ceramics 
to a client Marcello 
surprised me with secretly checking 
on all I commented 
that we liked for us and 
got as a Christmas gift. 


Come with me to my favorite 
Island on the Green coast, Ilha Grande. 

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The 21 December 2020

The Christmas 🎄 window stars, the table all set, welcoming us to the new age this 21 of December when Saturn & Jupiter  meet 🪐 The stars that guide us 🕯As for traditions,  this is the last Christmas like this. 

It is time for change. It is Christmas 2020 ⭐️🕯⭐️ 

Photo by Per Magnus Persson in my 
styling of the old world ⛄️

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I’m still dreaming of a white Christmas

Still love the song : I’m dreaming of a white Christmas  Though the author inteded  snow I went for all white with what I considered Christmas red accents. 


Creating content for the Swedish publishing industry as an interior stylist I wanted each Christmas to look different as a professional challenge  Through decades of different Christmas  designs  for interior publications and online magazines as well as tv productions, this eclectic x mas interior remained my personal favorite and has become my tradition to post for Christmas.  The former chapel in this building from 1879 was for years my favorite photo studio. Just look at the columns here by the entrance. The fire place here is created for the shoot & the fire  is digitally lit by the photographer @ingaprylar whith whom I did most work as a stylist. I am so thankful for being able to work with creating image scenography for this period before all publishing houses in Sweden stopped selling adverts , fired their editorial staff and stopped contracting free lancers like me. When all free lancers were forced to sign copy right contracts that cut all chance of possible profit I stopped producing image content for Swedish publications all together and sold only to international agents like Danish, Copenhagen based  #houseofpictures


Very thankful for being able to be a part of a exeptionally creative time in Stockholm producing image content as a stylist in a time of prosperity. There is today in Sweden only 1 interior magazine that is truly sucessful  that still sell copies and have both paper publications and online platforms. Do you know which one it is? 


There is a new age coming. The age of #aquarius forces us to change. This Christmas is the beginning. We all need to change and care for this planet. Together. There is no other way

 🎅🏼 God 🎄Jul vänner ⭐️

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Even my pussy is gay


Or not? 

The point is that every kitten or child 
have the right to make up their own mind. 

Just saw The Prom which is @promnetflix based on the musical with music by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Chad Beg uelin, and a book by Bob Martin and Beguelin, based on an original concept by Jack Viertel.

The musical follows four Broadway actors lamenting their days of fame, as they travel to the conservative town of Edgewater, Indiana, to help a lesbian student banned from bringing her girlfriend to high school prom.

Are you aware of that it is a human right to choose with whom you want to live your life or go with whom you want to go to the prom with for that matter? 

The Prom on Netflix premiéred 
the 12th of December 2020

Gay rights are human rights as well as #lgbtq  rights. 

Do you grasp how important it 
is for us as parents
to be open to what your child 
want even if you are heterosexual? 

If you only knew how common it is all over the world and more suprisingly how it still happens in Sweden that children are rejected by their own parents. 

Preconcieved opinoins that is not based on actual experience is prejudice. 

Do you support human rights?

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X MAS SALE of Jimmy´s design for JIMSCH

My dream of designing interiors came true with the brand JIMSCH that was owned by Interstil Interiör and was bought by a Danish conglomerate last year. 

My contract with JIMSH ended last year of 2019 and we moved to Brazil in April 2020. 

Togheter with my Swedish super team of Hans at Insta @HouseofPhabian that sends out your package and Jackie at Insta @EkebyHome that handles the webshop in Sweden. 

We are selling out all of 

my own design for Jimsch at 

jimmyschonnig.com webshop.  

Lucerna jimmyschonning.com

We are selling the last of Lucerna lanterns.


I think giving yourself a 
gift is a great idea! 

All JIMSCH textiles are sold out.  


Wigstock reclaimed mango wood head sculpture. 
We have only 2 pieces 
of Wigstock left

I just sold 2 Wigstock
 to Stockholm Stadsmuseeum and they 
will be used 
in a new exhibition 
on Bellman that starts in Feb 2021

We have white and black Starlight 
candle glass left in storage. 


Wigstock as a holder for your earphones. How would you use yours?  
Get your own at jimmyschonning.com

Crate vase

...or as a huge candle holder. 

Find your Holiday presents
 and your own interior favorites :   


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Be the Queen of your living room says Santa Kupca

Stuck at home Masquerade by santakupca.com

Instead of feeling trapped at home, 
you could turn it more 
celebrate by being the 
Queen or King of your castle. 

graduate student models

Hesitant to RSVP

which is one of her 3 pieces 
of garment created during the pandemic. 
All of the garments were created 
in lockdown at home, 
and the materials 
were made with a printer. 

See all three garments 

During isolation every day 

can seem mundane, 

but what if 
we could turn 
it more celebratory? 

Instead of feeling 
trapped at home, 
you could celebrate by being 
the queen/king of your castle

On what level of comfort 
you want to be in when 
going out and when 
staying at home, 
and how to create 
the perfect tandem?


The three pieces blend 
with certain parts in my house. 
They romanticise the intimate 
state of what home symbolises 
for me in a shape of 
soft duvet that can be quickly
worn on top of 
the underwear 
or just on a naked body. 

The garments dwell in an 
exhibitionist masquerade 
where the wearer is the decor 
piece behind the screen.

Thank you santakupca.com

Would really love a 
duvet dress just 
like this at home. 

Wouldn't you?

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Cunha, city of ceramics

Cunha, city of ceramics

Wanted to go to Cunha but due to the 
pandemic ended up never going. 

We believe in keeping the wheels turning,
 so masked keeping distance,
 we are here to find hand made ceramics 
from the city of a long ceramic 
tradition in Sao Paulo state, 
which is about a two  
hour car drive from Penedo. 


chambered climbing kiln is 
built on a slope, 
and each succeeding chamber 
is situated higher 
than the one before it,  
fitting the mountainous 
area Cunha is located 
in perfectly. 

The chambers in a NOBURIGAMA 
are pierced at intervals 
withs stoking ports. 
These climbing kilns 
have been used in Japan 
since the 17th century. 

The video shows the surrounding hills 
and the square in the city center 
by one of the two churches. 

Cunha was inhabited in the beginning 
of the 18th century. 
The municipality was fonded in 1724 
and elevated to city in 1858. 

The rooster above I spotted at the fantastic 
eco reuse cafe of Aracato you see more of below. 

Since 1975 Cunha has become an center 
of stoneware ceramics 

5 Noborigama 
wood fire kilns and 
16 ceramic studios in 
all in Cunha


to that a city with 
sights and 
lots of restaurants. 

The main church is being 
restored to its former 
glory at the moment.  

Even found a fun real interesting antique 
shop on the main square in Cunha. 

Aracatu is not only a cafe 
it is a way of living in the eco 
tradition that sells fresh 
veggies and bakes everything.  
The cute rooster you saw 
above lives here.
And  below video show the 
burning stove and fresh 
baked bread that greets 
you in the entrance of Aractu. 


The fire wood stove at Aracatu

The art of ceramics

You find a lot of ceramic flooring

We found what we came for which is water 
vessels and a cup for all hotel rooms 
at the beach hotel Pe Na Areia at Ilha Grande. 

Also found some for our own home. 

Cunha serves sensational ceramics

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Erica & Christopher won a home consultation for their first home

The gorgeously green kitchen was an easy choice when the young couple moved in to the new built two room apartment in Fruängen, Stockholm built by Åke Sundvall that I worked with in Sweden. 

Moving in together is a mutual decision naturally but deciding which furniture to use in the new home and what to sell or get rid off is difficult for everyone when making one home out of two. 

To know which style to accentuate and how to mix two life styles is not easy for anyone.  

Erica & Christopher won a Home Consultation last year  from me at my lecture dealing with creating a Personal Space called Room for Personality, in Swedish : Personliga Rum. Åke Sundvall who arranged the inspiring evening at Brf Agnes generously supplied the possibility for one of the new owners to win a personal HOME CONSULTATION

20 years ago most home owners did their own interior work when moving in to a new home, but nowadays the 
attitude has changed. 

After years with designers helping out home owners on TV the attitude has changed for sure. 

Thank you so much Erica & Christopher for letting me in to your home and congratulations to your new home and life style you created by just meeting me two evenings two hours at a time. 

The choice to keep the kitchen table in the middle of your kitchen space instead of by the window is what makes your apartment a harmonious 
hit in my opinion. 
Love the retro glass chandelier 
you had the guts to go for it completes your personal style. 

with a view in Fruängen, Stockholm.  

All my best wishes to your new 
home life Erica & Christopher.

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The dining season


Mesh is the name of the table ware series at Rosenthal which is also the
name of a good friend of mine in the hospitality industry in Stockholm.
The tastiest wraps and juices in Sthlm are found at Planet MESH

When first starting out with the  
hospitality segment as 
an interior designer
 I was disapointed because 
I realized that fine ceramics of the artistic kind 
does not really endure a professional 
cafe and restaurant environment. 

Mesh Rosenthal

The good thing is that a company like Rosenthal have 
produced porcelain for over 140 years. 

The factory in Selb, Germany have provided both private 
and professional
markets with the focus on sustainable 
production in the factory in Speichersdorf, 

Mesh Rosenthal

So I like to follow what Rosenthal 
is doing and this private use
 table ware collection 
is being made in a variety
of colors which means 
off course it has been a true success.
Since 2009 Rosenthal is owned by
 an Italian company owned by the American Arcturus Group. 

As you understand the table 
ware for a restaurant
 is its signum.
Just like you want a certain 
style at home, right?

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Tack till : Grand Relations representerar Rosenthal i Sverige.