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.



Brazilian beach hotel and restaurant update

Beach hotel at Ilha Grande on Costa Verde
2,5 hour drive from Rio de Janeiro

Pe Na Areia means Feet in the Sand 
is a beach hotel at 
Ilha Grande which is my latest 
interior update project.

Ilha Grande is a island off the 
Costa Verde,Green Coast 
in the state of Rio de Janeiro. 

From the city of Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande 
is so easy to go to that there are 
day trips for tourist 
to visit the enormous nature 
reserve beaches you find on Ilha Grande 

Angra dos Reis located 
off the coast of Costa Verde is where 
you take a 20 min fast boat to
 the pier at Ilha Grande. 

Constructed from whole Eucalypto tree trunks the building
is rustically well built.

 The big staircase is one of the changes that has to be made to create space for the new rooms and make + space of what now is not used the best way, what I call a minus space. 

The hotel and restarant Pe Na Areia want to create more hotel rooms.  
8 rooms will be updated and where there is now a lounge and second floor laundry room my plan is to win at least 3 to 4 new rooms with a view of the sea.  

On the first floor is the restaurant, kitchen and space used for everything from storage to special fish cleaning areas. Pe Na Area is a fantastic sea food restaurant and just the logistics and storage of fresh sea food  and fish everyday means that you need fridge rooms and other special areas such as handling all of the waste in the best way.

My task is to find a way to update the areas on both floors and add more rooms without changing the exterior. As in all of the world beach property comes with a lot of restrictions.  


The veranda on the first floor
 has a complete traditional 
coconut palm thatch roof.

Since I love great sustainable traditional materials
 my goal always is to work as circular as possible all projects I will certainly look into using more of this Brazilian technique that you see in many of the tropical beach cultures around the world. 

In using for the region typical materials always comes with knowledge and experience in handling the work done by the hand makers. 

The door signs as well as the main sign and 
artwork needs to either add more 
of the same or creating 
a new graphic profile and make new signs since 
we will have 
more rooms than 8 
when my work is done. 

spagetti camerao or shrimp is a real favorite at Pe Na Area

We stayed at the hotel last weekend 
which meant trying more
 of the food here on the beach at Pe Na Area. 

Since I love sea food and fish I must say 
I did not eat anything but 
great gourmet fish
 and seafood
the first 2 days

Moqueca is what I would call the
Brazilian Bouilabaisse.
A fish and seafood based dish that
with the palm oil dendê,
coriander and coconut
milk becomes irrisistable. 

Love that the food at the restaurant here
at Pe Na Area is soo good.
 Enjoying every sec!  

Sitting on the beach eating sea food 
in the sunset is the thing. 

The owner of Pe Na Area at Ilha Grande opened up for 
business already 20 years ago. 
This is a oil painting of the original house that today looks 
the same but is surrounded by houses on on both sides. 

 The island life of Ilha Grande 
is filled botanic wonders.

Great breakfast with lots of fresh fruit
which for me is true luxury. 

Getting the feeling I have all I need to be able to get going with my work creating a interior update. 
All measurements are naturally taken and photos of every corner. Along with experiencing the essence of Pe Na Areia here on the beach I have all I need to get started on the interior update work. 

Check my Insta @jimmyschonninghem for more from the beach at Ilha Grande. 

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