2021-09-08

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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Jimmy 




2021-08-14

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.

HERE IS OUR VIDEO 

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. 


TACK LILL 



Jimmy 

 



2021-08-05

Angra dos Reis to Ilha Grande - Life in Brazil



In a time when travelling is considered dangerous to your health the man going to work in the fishing harbor in Angra dos Reis is wearing a mask biking. The interpretation of prevention and
the use of a face mask in the world is different from culture to to culture that's for sure. 


We are in Angra dos Reis on Costa Verde to ship the material that need to get to our hotel project on the island Ilha Grande.  







Were are in the fishing harbor in Angra Dos Reis to meet the truck with wood and see to the shipping so the cargo gets shipped to Ilha Grande and delivered to the hotel Pé Na Areia 





About two and a half hour drive from Penedo 
where we live in the Serra da Mantiqeira mountains 
we get to Angra dos Reis by the sea 
on the Green Coast or Costa Verde. 





We are in the fishing harbor in Angra dos Reis
 already 05.30

We meet up with the trucker
 and inspect the cargo. 





 Ilha Grande is not far away from the harbor but boat is 
the only way of shipping so that's what we are here to do. 



All of the birds are waiting for the fishing boats 
to come in with a fresh catch. 






The trip to Angra dos Reis was two months ago. The hotel rooms, restaurants and mini galleria is right now being perfected. 


Hotel Pé Na Areia

Last year we started and this week we open the
 totally updated Pé na Areia on Ilha Grande. 




It has been a fast project considering the logistics of an Island. 


Pé na Areia


Right  now all the details are put in place 
and the new hotel rooms are being decorated. 



Pé na Areia, Ilha Grande, Costa Verde






Your bedroom, living room, beach galleria 
and favorite restaurant on Ilha Grande. 





Thank you so much for the chance to work with the update and reinvention of Pé na Areia on Ilha Grande. 


My first time in the fishing harbor in Angra dos Reis







Stay in touch 




Jimmy 


 

2021-05-24

LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2021 TO LINA BO BARDI



Giraffe chair Lina Bo Bardi 
Instituto Bardi 





Lina Bo Bardi

the Italian architect, designer, 

scenographer, artist, 

who lived and worked mainly in Brazil, 

is recognized fully in her home country 

of Italy and consequently the whole of Europe,

since she is the recipient of 

the Special Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement 

in memoriam of the 17th International Architecture 

Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia

that  opened  May 22, 2021 





Casa do Vidro Lina Bo Bardi 





The acknowledgment was recommended by Hashim Sarkis, 

curator of the Biennale Architettura 2021, 

and approved by the Board of Directors of La Biennale di Venezia.

In recommending this award, Hashim Sarkis 
expressed the following motivation:






Casa do Vidro Lina Bo Bardi 




«If there is one architect 
who embodies most 
fittingly the theme 
of the Biennale Architettura 2021, 

it is Lina Bo Bardi. 





Casa do Vidro Lina Bo Bardi 

Her career as a designer, editor, curator, 
and activist reminds us of the role of 
the architect as convener and importantly, 
as the builder of collective visions. 

Lina Bo Bardi also exemplifies the 
perseverance of the architect 
in difficult times whether wars, 
political strife, or immigration, 
and her ability to remain creative, 
generous, and optimistic throughout.




Casa do Vidro Lina Bo Bardi 

Above all, it is her powerful buildings 

that stand out in their design and in the way 

that they bring architecture, 

nature, living, and community together. 

In her hands, architecture becomes truly a convening social art.»

Just as one example, the design of the São Paulo Museum 

MASP click to see my visit at MASP


is exemplary in its ability to create a 

public space for the whole city, 

to create spaces inside that are flexible 

and to be open to experimental and more inclusive 

exhibitions such as Bo Bardi’s own exhibitions. 


The titles of these exhibitions alone, 

“The House as Soul,” “The Dignity of Architecture,” 

and “The Hand of the Brazilian People,” 

illustrate very strongly the power 

of architecture to bring people together.





Casa do Vidro Lina Bo Bardi 


The Special Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement is a long overdue recognition for an illustrious career straddling between Italy and Brazil, for re-enlivening the role of the architect as an enabler of society, 

and for a woman who 

simply represents 

the architect 

at her best.»




Casa do Vidro Lina Bo Bardi 






Congratulations 



LINA BO BARDI 




Stay in touch 


Jimmy 











 

2021-05-19

The becoming of Bucha


                 


            When I understood that this cucumber cousin     
           holds the sponge I have seen in bathrooms
            all over I decided to grow Bucha in our pergola.  




Bucha or Luffa cylindrica   was first described by 
Carl von Linné , but received the name  
from Johann Jakob Roemer.



Said and done. Bucha growing in the pergola.   
All plants  gave fruit apart from the  one that were cut 
down  by misstake (I hope) by our  Gardiner...  




When the Bucha is fully grown and ripe   
it is harvest time. 



The seed pod  just inside the green  peel is 
what we want to harvest unharmed. 



The seed pod is then cut open and washed clean
and all the seeds are removed . 


After drying in the sun and  cleaned again  the magic
 sponge material is ready to be used. 


My thought was to create a new shape  
using  pieces of the
 Bucha seed pod as well  
as well as whole  ones. 




Working at the veranda at Casa da Ilha
 I  stocked up on dried Bucha seed pods. 




By sewing the pieces of the Bucha together  with a  
green organic cotton tread I am starting to   learn  what  this
 sponge material is capable of.


I like sewing by hand and used a simple 
type of stitching that 
secures with  knots for durability. 



Sometimes sitting in the garden 
on a blanket stitching. 



A new form is slowly being born. 



A hat type of shape. 




The cut pieces of the Busha I  
will use  as well. 
No waste of any kind  preferably. 




A hat shape (or a sea urchin?) 
that I was born I  
want to   build a stand  
or  you  could call it a hanger  
attached with LED light this   Busha 
hat will become a  luminescent  
hat or we can call it a lamp. 



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Really in love with 
this organic material 
and the possibilities 
it has.   



Bucha at sun set. 




Bucha in the morning. 





Hat is Chapéu in  Portuguese, 
could be a good name. 





Bucha - Chapéu seen from 
above or from underneath 
if you hang it in your ceiling. 





Time to cut the green thread or 
umbilical cord if  you may. 






The becoming of Bucha. 






The workshop  on the 
veranda where I  
have been cutting ,
 sewing and creating. 




I mean is it not fantastic 
what you 
can create from 
organic materia, 
right?




To create interior products with no negative 
impact on our planet is the idea. 
This is a good suggestion so far. 






Stay in touch! 






Jimmy