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

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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

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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 : 


3 key to Circular Interiors

The third key [out of 6] to Circular Interior Design is Sustainability | Hållbarhet in my lecture | fördrag  INRED CIRKULÄRT | Circular Interior design. 

Since the most ecological product is the one not made we are now aware of sustainability in the world.

 We need to use the understanding of how to create circular interior design and throw less that end up as landfill material. 

Life cycle Assessment or LCA meassure the impact a product has on our enviroment and can be a helpful instrument #lifecycleassessment 

FSC labels can be found on millions of products around the world – from toilet rolls to your favourite book, to that milk carton in your fridge, and other food products. What does the label mean? Simply put: by choosing products with FSC labels, you are helping to take care of the world’s forests @fsc_international 

Key nr 3 Sustainability | Hållbarhet In my lecture | föredrag we look at all 6 keys to Circular Interior design. 

This is a short post on a 3 hour lecture to awaken the understanding for Circular Interiors | INRED CIRKULÄRT. 

Book lectures at  js@jimmyschonning.com

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2. Energy Efficient Interior design

When we reach for the rechargeable 
electrical tooth brush remember to have fossil 
fuel free based energy in your home made from 
renewable fossil free energy sources. 

Part of : 
Föredrag | Lecture 


After realizing energy comsumption is one of the largest contributing causes to climate change we want to design energy efficiant interiors which is a large part of key nr 2 : 

2. Energy efficient design

By reducing the amount of energy used to heat or cool your house, lighting 💡, kitchen & bathroom machines and all the electricity we crave we can contribute to lower energy consumption. 

Do you want to contribute? 

1-6 keys on the blog 👈🏽

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C I R K U L Ä R T 

keys to Circular Interiors 


Jimmy Schönning 

Allteftersom vi på vår 
planet blir mer
 medvetna om at vi 
som bor här tillsammans
bär vårt personliga miljöansvar 
så blir det mer klart att vi bygger 
och inreder med planetens bästa i åtanke. 

As we grow more conscious of our own responsibility we
 want to contribute to
creating a healthier environment, 
so when we design, 
build and interior decorate we do so
considerate of planet earth in a Cradle to Cradle approach. 

Resultatet av insikten att vi själva är ansvariga för att vår värld 
skall fortsätta att existera

is where it all begins. 

When we realize that 
we are all responsible for 
this world to continue to exist. 


blir att fler och fler förstår 
världsnyttan av att inkorporera 
hållbarhetsprinciper i sin inredning. 

The insight of knowing how to incorporate
key sustainability 
principles to our interiors.  

Arkitekter, inredare och designers 
(och ALLA som inreder sitt eget hem) 
 har stort inflytande över hållbarhet
 i sin omgivning.

EVERYONE that creates 
interiors can do it. 

Vi bestämmer över vilka material 
och produkter som skall användas och 
till vilken grad ekologi
 implementeras i de utrymmen de skapar

Genom att applicera 
dessa 6 cirkulära 


så kan vi människor, inredare , 
designers och arkitekter 

reducera den negativa 
miljöpåverkan på vår samtid

och bygga en bättre, 
mer hållbar 
framtid tillsammans.

LET’s work towards 







E 1027 Eileen Gray

E 1027 E for Eileen 10 for J (Jean)  being the 10th letter of the alphabet. 2 for B (Badovici) 7 for G as in Gray. 

My first glass side table bought to my first apartment was from IKEA. It was a minimal glass and metall table which looked more like a dentist table in my eyes. 

Industrial type design. I loved it. 

My design savvy relative visting me the same day I had found the right place for my new IKEA table told me she preferred the original design by Eileen Gray and not this beyond bad copy.  

Eileen Gray in her Bibendum chair. 

Non Conformist chair Eileen Gray

Brick screen Eileen Gray

Eileen Gray

That is how I was introduced to the design universe of Eileen Gray who was born in 1878 Ireland and died 31st of October in Paris 1976. 

Eileen Gray was an architect, interior designer and artist active within the International Style  dominating the 1950´s to 1970´s. 

The glass and metal adjustable table E 1027 was created for being able to eat breakfast, or any meal for that matter, in bed. 

Satelite mirror Eileen Gray

Roattino floor lamp Eileen Gray

Tube light Eileen Gray

Monte Carlo sofa Eileen Gray 

Villa E 1027 was designed by Eileen Gray 
but both Le Corbusier och Jean Badovici 
took credit for the inventive 
modern design that was so ahead of its time. 

Feminist Theory History of Architecture from 2007 Architect Artist and Scientist Katarina Bonnevier analyses Villa E 1027 from a feministic and queer perspective. Her theory is that Villa E 1027 is created for an alternative lifestyle and not with the patriarchal straight so called normality in mind. 
I learned this by 
listening to my favorite 
Swedish radio 
program Stil i P1 on Eileen Gray. 

Le Corbusier, Yvonne Gallis and 
Jean Badovici in a photo taken 
by Eileen Gray at Villa E 1027.

Adjustable table E 1027 was designed for Villa E 1027 CAPMODERNE

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From Lill Lindfors to Vicinius da Moraes and Baden Powell

Rehearsing for our show Nossa Bossa in the summer
heat by the river  in Penedo, Brasil. 

Growing up listening to and 
 loving Lill Lindfors.

Especially her brilliant album 
Du är den Ende from 1967. 

I was born 1967 so I guess 
I learned to to love the song 
Fri som en vind, meaning Free as a wind in Swedish, some time in the 70s.  

When I was in my 20s working with 
music theatre I understood 
the influence of the Brazilian 
music and learned to love Bossa Nova. 

When I heard the song Fri som en vind, 
Free as a wind, in Portuguese called 
Canto de Ossanha it all made sense  

 Had until then never checked who had written the song Fri som en vind with swedish text by Torbjörn Lindroth. The original song called Canto de Ossanha  is written by Vinicius da Moraes and Baden Powell and recorded in many versions globally since it was written in the 1960s. 

The 19th of October 2020 Sanny Alves, 
Marlon Mouzer and I recorded a bilingual duet of Canto de Ossanha in Swedish and Portuguese. 

 The 19th of October is 
the birthday of Vinicius da Moraes 
who was born 1913 and died 9 of July 1980. 

Click to see the post on our day in Lapa,
and our gig at Jazz Village Penedo. 

Our first sound check at Jazz Village Penedo.
Marlon Mouzer gitarr, Sanny Alves and me on lead vocals. 

In January 2021 we premiered 
our show Nossa Bossa at 
where we performed Canto de Ossanha 
in Portuguese and Swedish as a 
duet live for the first time apart 
from rehearsing by the river 
in our garden 5 minutes 
from Jazz Village where I live in Penedo. 

Our first live gig with Canto de Ossanha
as a duet at Jazz Village Penedo 
Sanny Alves, Marlon Mouzer and me. 

Togther with  Anderson Carvalho we create a 
 music video of our duet version of
 Canto de Ossanha. 

Anderson not only choreographed himself dancing, 
he cut the video so I call 
him our visual over all artist.  

 born and raised in Fortaleza, Brazil. 
Currently living in the Netherlands. 

Canto de Ossanha  Fri som en vind
written by Vinicius da Moraes and Baden Powell. 
Swedish text by Torbjörn Lindroth 
with a new interpretation by me.


shot by the river in 
our garden in Penedo as well as at
 Jazz Village Penedo. Dance choreography
 recored by Anderson Carvalho in Amsterdam, Holland.  

The owner of Jazz Village Penedo where we recored the song
  met Lill Lindfors in the 70s when she was visiting 
Rio de Janeiro. The owner of Jazz Village Penedo 
is a Swedish family the moved to Brazil
 in the 50s and hosted Lill 
as she visited Brazil in the 70s.  

Sanny Alves and me rehearsing in the garden
 at Casa da Ilha where we live in Penedo.
It's a small world. 
Don't you think?

I have emailed Lill Lindfors and will send another mail with our video of Canto de Ossanha Fri som en  vind. 

Lill Lindfors has not answered but I am happy she knows how much she has inspired me and my work and so many with me. I hope she will tour and continue here artistry 
for many years to come.