Lights on Milano



Light my fire

Edison´s nightmare 

The International Furniture Fair in Milan that is going on this weekend is showing off news that I got exited about. Look at these light fixtures from Davide Groppi


Home made Random light

is a favorite of mine. Do you like it ? 

The technique that the lamp has been done with and that kind of lampshde has been around since the fifties in Europe as far as I know. 
 It´s made from your choosing of material. Thread or paper or dental floss if you like and wall paper glue. The bigger the balloon, the bigger the lampshade will be. 

Make an opening as large as you want by attaching a round object of the size you desire. A measuring  cup or a baking device as I used. Anything goes! 

We used jute and red paper thread just as an experiment. My Francisco has learned how to make this growing up in Cuba since everyone wanted their own style and there was not enough interesting lampshades to buy, creativity soared. 

Wind the thread of you choosing around the ballon and dont forget to make a hole for it to be able to have an opening by attaching an object of the right size. Then paint it with wallpaper glue. Let it dry. Take the air out of the balloon and remove it and .....voilá -- you have a new lampshade!

Placed on the beams of the Stable open plan it looks like this. The shadows made by this type of lamp is the best part. Don´t you think ?


Brasserie Nimb Copenhagen

Brasserie Nimb just across from the central station in Copenhagen and sharing the Tivoli area is a magical place to dine. Magical places to dine for me are like Nimb filled with amazing food experiences aswell as being a joy to your eyes and Brasserie Nimb just checks all the boxes for me.

Flowers welcoming and inspires you. 
The food here tastes as good as the interiors are inviting& beautiful.

High gothic shaped windows let in light everywhere and in summertime the terrace is open for seating and the windows are open. 

The mix of fresh flowers and the large bloming boucuets fill the room with scents mixed with the wonderful aromas of the food served.

The Moooi fixture by Ron Gilad called Dear Ingo crowns the dinner table at Brasserie Nimb
This is a perfect place to gather your friends for  a dinner out.

 After the dinner at Nimb walking around in charming Copenhagen takes you to beautiful historical sights.


David has gone Haywire

Since Readly now offered Brittish mags I browsed one of my old favorites,  Wallpaper and found Haywire on the cover and instantly fell for it in black,  as seen above by Dezeen in Capetown at the Woodstock foundry.

Read about designer David Krynauw and his farm in Mpumalanga
South Africa. 

Apart from being a light fixture it´s a Soderberg movie and Haywire also means


Rhubarb heaven

Francisco made the rhubarb pie from our first rhubarbs and shortcrust pastry. He put the rhubarb in water to a boil with sugar after taste. Do not let it boil. Take down the heat and add some potato starch. Put the sweetened rhurbarbs in the crust ( that has gone in to the oven by itself until it reaches a golden tone)  and add some overlaying crust (that are brushed with egg yolk and spred with brown sugar) and leave in the oven at 200 ° until i gets the right golden tone and looks like this. Welcome to rhubarb heaven. 


My love of rhubarb

Rhubarb taste soooooo wonderful. I looks amazing just as it is. 
I love the colors from green to red tones. 
I love the leaves. I use them for decoration. Just one leaf on a plate and then whatever you put on it it looks fantastic. I loooooooooooong for the time when they are in season, and that is NOW!!
My first rhubarbs are just big enough to pic. Make a pie out of them. Make a jam or a lovely lemonade. Make a salsa to put on you meat. Prepare them as a part of a salad.  Put them in a vase. Be in inpired by RHUBARBS.


Wikipedia says :

Rhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum) is a species of plant in the family Polygonaceae. They are herbaceous perennials growing from short, thick rhizomes. They have large leaves that are somewhat triangular, with long fleshy petioles. They have small flowers grouped in large compound leafy greenish-white to rose-red inflorescences.
In culinary use, fresh raw petioles (leaf stalks) are crisp (similar to celery) with a strong, tart taste. Most commonly, the plant's leaf stalks are cooked with sugar and used in pies and other desserts. A number of varieties have been domesticated for human consumption, most of which are recognised as Rheum x hybridum by the Royal Horticultural Society.
Rhubarb is usually considered a vegetable. In the United States, however, a New York court decided in 1947 that since it was used in the United States as a fruit, it counted as a fruit for the purposes of regulations and duties. A side effect was a reduction on imported rhubarb tariffs, as tariffs were higher for vegetables than fruits.
Rhubarb also contains glycosides—especially rhein, glucorhein, and emodin, which impart cathartic and laxative properties. It is hence useful as a cathartic in case of constipation.

Ok ... I  can not wait a minute longer. I have to make a RHUBARB PIE NOW!!!

I love rhubarb


Dreamy Outdoor space

Green en masse!
What is there not to like about this? I love the shape of the pool. The huge bamboo as a backdrop. The complete green surroundings. The green net above. The side table is just right,  and last but not least :
The comfy OUTDOOR easy chair/bed from Verzelloni called Zoe. 
We are talking major lounge style. 
Just lovely I would say. 

This exterior leaves you longing for lazy summer days. Doesn´t it ? 

Zoe can be found at www.planoform.se