2016-02-12

O B J E C T S | smaller and larger

Design nobility gathered at Nobis Hotel, Stockholm
Staircase of style and glamour restored from the house original.
The Nobis Hotel interior is designed by Claesson, Koivisto and Rune


Grand Relations PR invited to lunch at Nobis Hotel, during the tasty italian antipasto&pasta the Design Trio Claesson, Koivisto och Rune presented their Smaller Objects collection that they premiered 2015. 

Eero Koivisto being the jovial one adding the lightness when explaining the products of the designers of which you here see the Panama hat rest and if you like here you can see the whole collection of Smaller object.

Mårten Claesson and Ola Rune both seem like design is very serious and almost like someone close to them has died recently(or they just got stagefright) 
Together the trio add up to the three design stooges and it all becomes quite amusing. Love the fact that the designers involved in this project receive a larger economic deal than normal for their  part of the process when a product is sold.

Panama, part of the Smaller objects collection, designed by Mårten Claesson

After lunch we were ushered up to this lovely suite for coffey and desert:




When we all 50 (?) came up ( it was not empty like these pic´s) these rooms were filled to the brim of press people and it got hot and it was very sweaty and the presenter of the news really enjoyed his own voice through the loudspeaker piercing all of the heated press people pressed into this to small suite ( all though it is huge) Here Designhouse Stockholm presented their news among which I really fell for this Greenhouse on legs. Here you can see all of the new products.




Really fell for the new Greenhouse on legs from DHS

F I N | japonaise


Iittala and Issey Miyake joint venture.

We witnessed the world premiere of a new collection joint venture of Finlands design champion Iittala joining forces with Japanese Issey Miyake to make :  Iittala  X  Issey  Miyake  collection 

-in their own words : 

A collaboration between two masters of timeless design from two sides of the world, Finland and Japan. One vision of a home with harmony. Iittala X Issey Miyake is a unique collection of high quality ceramics, glass and home textiles that enable you to pause and enjoy the moment. Iittala  X  Issey  Miyake  collection  brings  your home  a  new  kind of harmony by combining Scandinavian and Asian craftmanship and ambiance.


 Stylist, Interiorista and blogger Camilla Julner holding a joint venture pillow of Iittala X Issey Miyake

Origami feel to the bag that folds up beautifully.

P R E | fairies


Note Design Studio being celebrated as Elle Designer of the year in the morning at breakfast at glamorous Operakällaren where we all signed agreements not to tell the story until the evening! 

Cutie Celine& Simply Ad orable mama Janice ( and her lovely mom behind her) Janice blogs at Sköna Hem Add Simplicity





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We  come from all over to the Stockholm Furniture Fair 2016 ( they have visitors from around 35 countries)  and Designweek activities around town and even the day before it all starts the schedule is full. I call all of us who do the pre Fair stuff Prefairies.  

Me and blogger Daniella Witte that blog at Elle Decoration  and Maria Danielsson met already at the train station in Lund.  
Which we would see a lot of .... because the train was late due to an accident and we ended up getting to Sthlm 2 hours later. Thank you for nice company GIRLS! 

The next morning started at 08.00 with Stefan Nilsson telling in his easy and amusing way the trends as he sees them at 
Röda Rummet at Berns Hotel. TACK Trendstefan!

09.00 we were all seated at Operakällaren this morning Svante Öquist and Swedish Elle Decoration is inviting us to a beautiful breakfast served on bright red Mateus tableware. For all the winners of the Elle Designawards click over HERE.

I met sweet Celine again ( see pic above) who is such a charmer. We have met now several times at diferent press events and she always steals my heart. She is a bit young yet. But just wait! Her lovely mom is a very successful blogger and she also brought her mom. What a beautiful set of lovey ladies!

You feel like you are on a chartered trip or an excursion with your school, cause the whole time you are traveling in a group. My closest companions luckily being photograper & stylist and all over wonderful blogger Susanne Kings of Me and Alice and Piazzan Pernilla of the blog and Insta Piazzan had a great time together and this is just the beginning. 


/Jimmy 
















2016-02-05

K O K E D A M A | moss sphere


Flora Linea

Flora Linea







Flora Linea

Kokedama is Japanese and means moss ball easily translated. 
 These string gardens that have also been called poor mans bonsai are made of soil, moss and a plant of choice that is placed inside the moss and tied up to a ball and hung.

String garden 
 
 Kokedama are created after the reflection of the wabi sabi principles including simplicity, warmth, earthy, irregular, rough, natural, acceptance and observation.

When I first saw these I wanted to learn how to make them. So hoping that I can take a course in Kokedama making soon at Flora Linea by Maja Ljungdal based in Malmö, who is the creator of all of the kokedamas you see here. 

When attending Copenhagens North Modern Fair in Jan-16 I was reminded of the string Gardens since several Danish companies are now showing them off in diferent versions. 

Instagram has exploded with pictures of these my favorite moss planets. From New Zealand to Sweden the moss sphere interest is growing. Japanese culture being the start of it all once again.


/Jimmy 

 



Flora Linea

Flora Linea

Flora Linea

Flora Linea

Flora Linea

2016-02-03

ON | display


Photo Per Magnus Persson www.pmpersson.com




I really like my bags and many are worn with love. I like to show them off and find hangers or hooks for them in the hallway that put them on display. Since they are part of the feeling and style I enjoy I really like seeing them instead of shoving them in a cupboard or in a drawer. Bags and clothes fit right in with creating the identity that building a home is. 


/Jimmy

2016-01-31

C A R P E T | art



c AR pe T

The art of carpet making reassembled by Azerbaijani artist Faig Ahmed communicating creative contemporary hand knotted folktale in traditional materials. 

Faig Ahmed  statement :
-I explore ancient traditions, cults and cultures, I make my own research and as I communicate with it, I create art. My carpets, installations and embroideries are the result of this interplay. It is fascinating to observe the process of such an easy transformation of such ancient and stable objects.I am in love with textile. Because fabrics are objects that humanity is using from the beginning of times, till nowadays. Another thing that interests me is pattern. Patterns and ornaments can be found in all cultures, sometimes similar, sometimes very different. I consider them words and phrases that can be read and translated to a language we understand.My art is an experiment. I want to examine the subject matter to see how deep can we go inside something accomplished and holistic and to observe the influence this kind of a change can have on people. What influences and inspires me the most are all kinds of travel. By saying travel I mean either physical travelling to other countries where I can find and explore traditions and cults spread on this certain territory; or travelling in my subconsciousness, different practices and meditations. And there is something I believe: If you want to change the world, start with yourself.

 faigahmed.com








2016-01-27

G R E E N | sanctuary






This time of year when I have had enough of winter I start dreaming about spring&summer and with those dreams all memories and hopes for the garden. When I walked into the plantshop/gardening mecca Löddeköpinge Plantskola it  was a religious experience. Nowhere else have I ever seen so many perfect plant still life and been given so much gardening inspiration ever. I keep coming back to look and buy my favorites and find new inspiration. Our garden now has influences from the high gardening priest here at my green sanctuary.













If you want your tree flat as a parasol this is what you do. Yes- my forehead in the pic!