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Jimmy Schönning Hem

Många år som inredare för olika tv-program gav Jimmy Schönning en uppsjö av egna designidéer. När möjligheten dök upp att förverkliga dem under det egna varumärket JIMSCH kunde han inte motstå utmaningen... Jimmy är född i Varberg och har studerat både i Göteborg och New York. I över 20 år levde och arbetade han i Stockholm. Senast har han drivit ett hantverksprojekt i Thailand under fem år. Numera är han bosatt i Skåne.

California Dreaming my way

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Flew into California on friday so have had a weekend with my friends dreaming here and will now go for my monday job meetings which will be a lot of fun. This is what I did this weekend :

I´m staying with a friend that is working with theatre in Berkeley in the San Franscico Bay area. He is here with a new musical launched at the Berkeley Rep but usually lives in NYC.

I have the weekend off so when Im not seeing friends I´m just walking around looking at the city and finding this wonderful yellow Datura. In this sunny climate there is so much you can grow if you just take care of it.

Do you know from which tree this branch is taken ? Check at the bottom of the post for the answer.

Who does not get inspired by the beauty of flowers?

Walking to the restaurant in Downtown Oakland that used to be worn down but now is hip to live and prices have gone up accordingly.

Meeting friends for dinner at Duende that is a Spanish restaurant with a modern cuisine. I really liked the interiors in this converted factory space. This stained black huge wall has such an impact on the feeling of this interiors.

After a good dinner with friends I am off to see Ain´t to proud at the Berkeley Rep Theatre on Addison St in Berkeley.

This is the amazing cast of the all new musical Ain´t to proud about THE TEMPTATIONS Jeremy Pope, Derrick Baskin, Jared Joseph, Ephraim Sykes an in the bottom middle my friend James Harkness in the white shirt and black hat.

I am so happy I could come and visit and see this musical that will do so well and in my opinion is Broadway bound. Since it´s not allowed to take photos at theatre performances this is all I can show you. I recommend you see  Ain´t to proud when you can.

Berkeley is know for it´s university, has many churches and buildings from 1920-1940. Not all of them this beautiful as this church though.

Finding a lot of wall art that I like.

Really like the wall art on this house. The birds on a wire are such a wonderful decoration, don´t you think ? You almost can not see which wire is real and which is painted.

Homes have become a political and humanitarian platform where you post your opinions and believes. You see a lot of signs with views outside private homes.

When in Rome…when you are in California you have to have brunch right ? I had a todays special here which was the crab omelet. Soooo good! Like this space that is also a former industrial building turned restaurant called Townie.

Everywhere flowers are in bloom.

At friends house for dinner that has a bird feeder for hummingbirds/kollibri. They are so amazing these fast flying creatures.

Getting the best help to reserve a table at this place I will show you later. Is´nt she so beautiful!

Bogainvillea is everywhere.

When in the Bay area water is always close. You know I love the sea!

My friends dog Jasper was my date for the evening. He took so good care of me and I ended up taking his picture. Jasper followed us out to see the pride and joy of the car collection. What a 1969 Camaro beauty!

Agave all all kinds  is used everywhere. It loves this climate and needs very little water. I am infatuated with these all green flower shapes it creates. Did you know that agave is what you make sisal flooring from and tequila as well ?

Now I am off to my monday meetings so will do some work here as well. Feels so good to be here. OH! almost forgot,   the branch I am holding is from the eucalyptus tree. Love the scent!

 

Stay in touch

/Jimmy

 

 

Moooi opens in Stockholm

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Just got the invite that says :

Moooi opens new showroom in Stockholm – it´s time to celebrate!

After taking the design world by storm in London, Amsterdam, New York and Tokyo, we have travelled northward and finally arrived in Stockholm.

The showroom will serve as a hub of inspiration, creativity and design.

If I was in Stockholm I would have so been at the Moooi opening, but I am in San Fransisco the critical date of 19th of October, so therefore I am showing you the new magic little film about the Creative leader of Moooi : Marcel Wanders who will be present at the opening and that I would have loved to meet…

Next time I guess.

See this beautiful short film called Watch Our poetry in Film, you know the drill.

Moooi means beautiful in Dutch but here spelled with ooo instead of 2 and will open showroom at Norr Mälarstrand 26 the 19th of October. If you never heard of Moooi …click HERE quickly. 

MOOOI and Marcel Wanders feel very welcome to Stockholm.

/Jimmy

 

 

Balenciaga : Shaping fashion at the V and A

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In London for inspiration and now off to see the Balenciaga exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum, more known as the V&A.

Spanish Christóbal Balenciaga who with his tailored garment statements in the fifties and sixties majorly influenced fashion of today. Since fashion and interiors are intertwined I get so much from seeing the real handicraft of successful fashionistas work up close.

The Victoria and Albert Museum (often abbreviated as the V&A), London, is the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects (!) It was founded in 1852 and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

To just have a coffey in th courtyard by the pond at the V&A is really nice. Don´t you just love the Bertoia chair with the Saarinen marble table as the outdoor furniture by the building from 1885. Eclectic taste at it´s best in my opinion.

In Womens Wear daily sometimes called the bible of fashion, when Cristóbal Balenciaga died 1972,  was written :  the father of contemporary fashion is dead, but his influence remains.

Fluff&frills gone mad. I just love the creativity.

Great look if you are pregnant (if you have room for your stomach in there that is) or if you have gained a few pounds to many. Just kidding really. Love the craziness and nonconformity of it all.

The round shapes and the very dressed statement shines through in many garments. Balenciaga was also famous for multifunction, for example making a skirt that also could be worn as a cape. Here you can see what American Vogue wrote about Balenciaga on his 120 year anniversary. See what The house of Balenciaga is upto 2017 here.

I enjoyed seeing the way Balenciaga worked with his notebook and sketches.

The building itself and rooms like the library at V&A are worth the visit in itself.

Objects that i fancy walking around checking all the treasures outside of the Balenciaga exhibit in this huge museum.

Religious and ceremonial objects that has been given care and design with opulence and magnificent craftsmanship is so interesting to see up close. There is so much to see here at V&A.

At the very end ( yes there are lots of sculptures to see as well) I can just say I love coming here and wish I had more time to go in a and see the Pink Floyd exhibit called : Their mortal remains. The first international retrospective of one of the most iconic and influential bands. Next time!

You can catch the Balenciaga exhibit until Feb -18. When in London do not miss my other favorite place to visit here that I just did for the first time :  The royal botanic gardens The Kew, that I just blogged about. 

Stay in touch

/Jimmy

 

Jimmy firar på Getterön

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Så här blond och liten var jag faktiskt en gång…

Jag är på Getterön för att fixa min egen 50 års fest. På Getterön i Varberg bor mina föräldrar och både jag och min mor är födda här i Varberg. Min bror och hans familj bor i Åsa bara 20 min härifrån. För första gången i mitt liv sen jag flyttade hemifrån så har jag bestämt mig för att fira min födelsedag här på västkusten nära min familj.

Det bästa jag vet är havskräftor och det vill jag att mina gäster skall äta på lördagen. Idag är det torsdag och jag är i hamnen i Träslövsläge för att köpa nyfiskade kräftor från båtarna som kommer in idag. Ikväll kommer första gästerna. På fredag kommer fler och på  lördag så blir vi fulltaliga för mitt firande. Alla reser in för att festa med mig, det är bara min nära familj denna gång som kan cykla till festen.

Samma torsdagkväll som jag skall hämta kräftor öppnar Krickelin&Miranda Rebeeca som de heter på Instagram&bloggen på Elle Decoration, sin första fysiska affär i Varberg kallad FGL eller For Good Luck. Så kul att få komma och gratulera till premiären. Vilken vacker butik! Hit vill jag komma igen. Tack för att vi fick titta in min mor och jag!

Det var min vän Markus som driver Surfers Paradise i Varberg som när vi åt lunch på trendiga Verket sa att vi måste gå förbi FGL och titta på nya affären FGL som ligger runt hörnan från Verket. Så vi kom dit på onsdag eftermiddag. Dagen före öppning och  blev då bjudna att komma till torsdagens premiär.

På fredagskvällen så skall vi äta på Johns Place, min all time favorite restaurang här i Varberg som ligger på stranden i Apelviken. På lördagen så skall vi vara här i lokalen du ser på bilden ovan innan jag dukat upp som jag hyrt med utsikt över havet och Varberg med fästningen. Nu skall jag bara ställa iordning borden och planera hur jag skall göra här.

Vackra Varberg bjuder på bästa sensommar vädret just nu. Kan inte få en bättre vecka på hösten att fylla år på.

Här ser du hur Johns Place ser ut på dagen :

På fredagkvällen efter vedeldad bastu och dopp i havet så samlades vi här och åt underbart godaste sharing is caring, som Dorthe som driver Johns Place döpte temat för middagen, där brickor med kulinariska rätter ställdes in och vi tog till oss det vi önskade av förätter med fisk&skaldjur och varmrätter med struts och murkelsås som några av godsakerna jag fick njuta med mina vänner. Vilken härlig kväll! Tack så mycket!

Att umgås med vännerna över god mat&dryck är det bästa jag vet.

De som sovit över från fredagen har många tagit strandpromenaden från Fästningen till Kusthotellet och då passerar man fyren som ser ut över havet.

Det är lördag eftermiddag och vi möts i lobbyn på Varbergs Stadshotell för att gå gemensamt ner till hamnen där vi skall åka båt ut till Getterön. Älskar havet och att åka båt för att sen få äta kräftor kokta utav min mor och köpta här i Varberg är sann lycka.

Jag trivs i öppna landskap nära havet vill jag bo.

Första gänget är på väg ut och jag står kvar med oss som tar nästa tur med Getteröbåten.

Tänk att detta är min 50 års dag! Kan nästan inte förstå det…

Som tur är så är det fler än jag som tar bilder på vännerna och mig. Tack alla underbara som sänt mig era bilder.

Vad gästerna inte vet är att Daddy Musesa kommer att måla och spela trummor och tillsammans med Anna Vild på gitarr stå för musiken när alla har fått sitt första glas bubbel.

När de repeterade tidigare på dagen så såg det ut såhär :

Vad ingen vet är att alla skall vara med och bidra till en tavla som Daddy skall färdigställa. Så det är bara att doppa fingrarna i färgen och skapa.

Som servetter har jag tant Karins handukar. Karin var min farmors syster och hon lämnade en textil skatt av handdukar och linneservetter som min mamma tagit hand om. Självklart ligger kräftorna i en Jimsch skål i svart.

  

Tavlan som Daddy Musesa gör helt klar blir så här fin till slut :

Mörkret faller när vi kommit in och fått ett glas bubbel och äter fantastiskt goda havskräftor och grönskakspaj med aioli så hinner det bli mörkt utanför. Borden är dukade med lintyg jag köpt som metervara, blockljus och torkade växter från familjens trädgård. Baguette är gott till kräftor tycker jag. De ligger i bruna påsar direkt på linneduken och gör det är lätt att bryta en egen bit från.

Här ser ni min mamma&pappa i högsätet. Tack för hjälpen med allt fix inför mina dagar mor&far samt Karin&Gunnar som var så oerhört sköna och tog så väl hand om alla på lördagkvällen.

När alla har stigit av bussen och fått nåt i glasen så börjar Cecilia Vennersten sjunga vid flygeln där Linda Jobahrn ackompanjerar och körar på vackra Societen.  Jag får sjunga en duett jag älskar med Cecilia : Somthing Stupid och när vi alla fått applådera efter Ceciila och Linda gjort sitt bejublade framträdande så dansar vi loss till DJ som bjuder sköna båda nya och gamla dansfavoriter.

När jag vaknar på morgonen i sviten på Varbergs Stadshotell så känns det nästan som en dröm. Får bekräftat att det verkligen hänt när jag träffar alla vännerna till frukost i matsalen. Så otroligt tacksam jag är för att alla kunde komma och fira med mig här i Varberg. Det här är det roligaste jag gjort någonsin på min födelsedag för mina vänner och familj. Jisses nu är jag faktiskt ett halvt sekel gammal!! Men vet ni,  50 år känns bra just nu.

Tack vänner och familj för att ni finns i mitt liv.

/Jimmy

 

Till alla som gratulerade mig och sände hälsningar på soc media så sände jag ett tack.

Så här började min historia en gång. Det blev inte så mycket hockey men mycket annat de kommande 50 åren.

 

/Jimmy

 

 

Så härligt det är med många bilder på alla man älskar. Tack kära vänner!

My first trip to Kew Gardens From A to Kew

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Taking the green line (!) called the District line in London to Kew Gardens about 30 min from the center. Kew Gardens is THE Botanic Garden and if you have followed me here you know by now that there is nothing that inspires me more than the green life on this planet.

After paying to get in this sight is what meets me by the café. So not only good coffey right away but also my favorite outdoor furniture by Konstantin Gricic. Thank you Kew!

The trail I follow from the café leads in to this sight. Such a grand pond and this gorgeous park surrounding.

Everywhere you turn beauty looks back at you. Not only perfectly flowering gorgeousness but these artichokes that look amazing now in September.

I have reached my goal. I am in front of The Palm House. I have this thing for  glass houses. Call them green houses or conservatories. I just like everything about them. The Palm house in front of me was built by Richard Turner and designed by Decimus & Nicole Burton. It was the first large-scale structural use of wrought iron/smidesjärn and was built between 1844 and 1848.

 

Now, that´s what I call an entrance!

Tropical plants and larger such than anywhere I have seen in Europe.

I just think it is so beautiful. The painted worn iron and the green plants and the humid heat.

 

What you see below is called The Hive, it is the design of UK based artist Wolfgang Buttress. if it sparks an interest check the video as well further down.

The Hive is originally created for the UK Pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo. It’s 17 metres tall, constructed from 170,000 aluminium parts, 1,000 LED lights and took four months to reconstruct at Kew.

 

The Hive is an immersive sound and visual experience. The lights you see and the sounds you hear inside The Hive are triggered by bee activity in a real beehive at Kew.

The intensity of the sounds and light change constantly, echoing that of the real beehive. The multi award-winning Hive was inspired by scientific research into the health of honeybees. It is a visual symbol of the pollinators’ role in feeding the planet and the challenges facing bees today.

This amazing botanical garden filled with the secret life of plants and full of art experiences is a place that I will keep coming back to. This is my type of inspiration. Check the video of The Hive.

Stay in touch

/Jimmy

Apartment love at first sight

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Photo Per Magnus Persson

It was apartment love at first sight when I first came to the home of friends Daniel&Julia and their daughter Züe. I was really taken with the clever layout of these 50 sqm. The fact that I love these friends as well does not make it any worse.This compact living place has stayed on my mind since the first time I saw it. At the bottom you find their latest home in Colombia. Yes, in South America. Not in Stockholm, Sweden like this one.

The smart use of space throughout this home makes it suitable for a small family although it from the beginning was just a one bedroom flat. It now has three sleeping spaces. Not full rooms but smartly made so that each bed has its own secluded area.

The total remake idea of this home comes from artist&interiorista Daniel Nyström that works as an interior architect. Per Magnus Persson photographed and I styled this shoot of the flat and it was feautured in Swedish Residence which is a interior monthly magazine.On Instagram you find Daniel at @danielnysteom only, not on Facebook at all.

Where the greens are coming down you have one of the two elevated bed spaces. You come up via a small stair/ladder that takes very little space and supplies both upstairs resting/lounging/sleeping quarters. The kitchen is Daniel´s own design.

Not having any cupboards on the wall above the workspace creates a calm impression of the kitchen.

The separating wall of the fridge is painted matt black.

The vintage metal boxes break the perfect white impression and supply good storage. Every square cm counts and can be put to good use.

The choice of not having a big couch gives a lot of space. The easy chairs are from Moroso Diesel. The floor lamp is from Nyström Persia, which was the company and brand that Daniel used to have with Christian Persia.

The existing old wooden plank floors have been painted in a medium grey tone accentuating the wall with the beautiful arched windows even more.

The new room built that holds the mini bedroom with another bed on top matches the height of the simple tall beauty of the tiled stove, that works and provides good heat in the cold months. The bespoke shelves are off course Daniel´s own design. The Moroso Diesel pouf is needed extra seating. The old Chinese antique herb chest of drawers certainly take center stage here. Have you come to understand my apartment love at first sight ?

 

The sight of yarn of unusual kinds laying about is natural in this home. Daniel is a frequent knitter as well as clothes&hat maker.

Glass artist and friend of Daniel, Elisabeth Henriksson has created the unique glass vessels (yes Julia, those orchids are stolen from your pots…sorry but they fit perfectly!)

A bed with a view. On top of the downstairs small bedroom is the bed space that looks over the living room and the tiled stove. In the photo below you see what the small bedroom with a double bed looks like that is underneath.

Daniel without a hat on is something you rarely see. Here in his element knitting away barefoot just being himself. Love this portrait of him by Per Magnus. Contact Daniel via his new company email at daniel@yodoi.se

In the rather large hallway where the entrance is the whole wall has been used for bespoke open shelving and closet space.

If you keep this type of order among your shoes then open shelving is amazing. Right ?

So what is this photo doing here?  Clearly it has noting to do with the apartment we have just been looking at? But it does! This is Daniels latest project in Villa De Leyva i Colombia. Together with his partner Julia Peralta they are building a new home 130 km northeast of the capitol Bogotá. The photo above is taken by Daniel when the finishing touches of their home away from home in Colombia is being done.  I am going to see my friends in the end of October in Colombia and I am so excited I can not tell you.

Stay in touch

/Jimmy

 

Personal designshopper hos Svenssons

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Tack för bilden Petra Tungården

I Sickla var Sveriges top influencers och jag personal shoppers i designikontäta Svenssons i Lammhult som inte bara öppnar ny butik utan har premiär för helt nytt koncept.

Möbeldesignbutiken har fått en helt ny inramning, nytt tänk och en så tilltalande känsla. Detta är inte ett sponsrat inlägg. Jag får inte kosing för att skriva detta utan gick bara igång. Jag var del av själva öppningen och buikspremiären och hjälpte designhungriga kunder att finna rätt  möbler och ting till sina hem.

Saken är den att jag blev så glatt överaskad när jag kom på plats. Inredningen i butiken och dess sätt att visa upp och sätta samman design tilltalar mig mer och hjälper kunden att se lättare. Vad bättre i dessa sammanhang?

För Svenssons har Architect Concept Developer Lotta Hahn tagit fram detta helt nya butikskoncept och tillsammans med Plymprojekt har hon realiserat sin vision. Extra kul att det är just Lotta som gjort uppdateringen då hon både är en god vän och oerhört meriterad. Åt lunch med henne dagen innan och hörde då om jobbet i de sista stadiet och fick sen se helheten när jag kom på plats själv.

Att butikskonceptet inte gått på ljust&frächt vinkeln är så skönt. Denna butik sticker ut.

Miljöer med sammansatt inredningstänk istället för bara snygga möbler bredvid varandra.

Den mörka paletten som backdrop gör att det man ställer ut märks riktigt väl. Fotoboksprincipen är alltid lika effektiv.

Muutos vackra beslag/knoppar poppar verkligen ut. Blir värsta smågodiset!

 

Blir så glad när jag ser att inredningssverige går frammåt. Tycker vi stampat länge på samma plats, så glad att se smart&snygg utveckling.

Skall bli spännande att se hur man gör med den vackra fastigheten som Svennssons har i Malmö. Där kan detta koncept bli helt oslagbart.

/Jimmy

 

Här är hela härliga gänget som jag fick en dag med i Sickla.

Södermalm studio splendour

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From Södermalm the view of Stockholm is spectacular. The view this apartment is offering is unique.

The ridge walkway that passes the historic building Laurinska huset where the Studio Apt is situated is called Monteliusvägen and has the most enjoyable view of Stockholm.

I could stand this view…

Naturally there is a roof terrace as well. Even if the styling did not make it for the photo shoot.

 

I mean really! The building, the studio & the view. This is a unique apartment that just have found an excited&happy owner (hopefully) Sold successfully by Alexander White after having been offered by other real estate agents before without being sold…

This 205 sqm STUDIO apt is truly one of a kind. The historic building it is situated in first of all : Laurinska Huset as it is called is one of those buildings that stand out to begin with.

To make the studo look as alluring as it does in these photos taken by Henrik Nero the interior was done by Dusty Deco, Walles&walles and Stella Polaris Antiques. The real estate agent in charge was Wilhelmina Bonde Alfvén

Eventhough we know that the apt has been styled to be sold,  I don´t like to see price or info tags… The chair is gorgeous though.

Takfönster/lanternin/ The skylight makes the studio one of a kind and dressed in what looks like a Calder hanging mobile it looks amazing.

If I´m not mistaken this used to be mega star and real estate magnate Fredrik Eklunds Stockholm hang out.

Wishing you a magnificent weekend

/Jimmy

 

 

Jimmy meets photographer Jimmy Nelson

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I arrive at Slettvoll concept store at Regeringsgatan in Stockholm city center at 6 pm. Offered a glass of bubbly I head for the huge book on the table and decide to put on the gloves that are strategicly placed for people like me that have to meddle with things at the vernissage.

When I turn the first pages of the book Before they pass away,  Jimmy Nelson appear on my left side and says : thank you for wearing those (the gloves…I did not touch anything else…)

How exciting to meet the photographer in person behind these amazing photos as of a world I have never seen. I take my right glove off to say hello properly and Mr Nelson, Jimmy, says nice to meet you Jimmy.

The women behind me that has been looking over my shoulder when I was turning the pages of the huge book steps in and completely takes over. She talks about how she looks up to Mr Nelson and his incredible photos and her adoration of the man, the myth, the photographer.

Mr Nelson soon says he is going to start his presentation and he steps up on the small stage and starts addressing the big crowd that is waiting to hear from the man who´s photos we have seen but know so little about. The person behind and the stories that must come with the adventures that everyone understand is part of the documentation of the real people of the remote tribes that has become his forte.

Not only does he tell the story of how he crossed a remote region of Siberia large as France in a antique tank for over a month in search of an extinct tribe, he also unveils his photos of the tribe of Slettvoll. Dressed in the fabrics used for the furniture of Slettvoll the workers at the  factory have been portrayed by Jimmy as you see above.

Photo Jimmy Nelson

2018 Jimmy is publishing a new book. To accompany the book a phone App is being constructed so that when you look at a photo in the book you can scan a code and see the 360° view of the shoot. Now that is something to look forward to!

Photo Jimmy Nelson

In 2018 Mr Nelson will have a new exhibit at Fotografiska in Stockholm.

Photo Jimmy Nelson

Listen and see Jimmy talk about his adventures :

Photo Jimmy Nelson

Photo Jimmy Nelson

Photo Jimmy Nelson

Photo Jimmy Nelson

Photo Jimmy Nelson

The all female, family owned, Norweigan interior decoration company Slettvoll will be offering special editions of Jimmy Nelsons photos as the first of its kind being sold. That is why we are gathered in this nice looking interior shop in the center of Stockholm.

Photo Jimmy Nelson

To have Jimmy Nelson over for dinner and hear his stories of his search for the lost tribes of the world must be the most interesting guest to listen to and cook for.

I am hereby extending an invite to dinner at my house when you come to Stockholm next time Jimmy.  Thank you for the unique inspiration and curiosity for life you spread with your existence.

 

/Jimmy

2room&greens Vallastaden 2017

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Good friends kick your butt. That is exactly what my Israeli friend Maor Gil did. When I publish blogposts only in Swedish he says. So, great that you write in a language that only 10 miljon can read when you can reach so many more around the world with your second language. The fact that all of the Swedes can read English does not make it more understandable…. He is right. So I am taking a step towards being more including and have added english to my post on my own exhibit at Vallastaden. I really hope you enjoy reading about it. Thank you Maor! Click HERE for access to the new and updated Eng version of my post.

Shining light on the importance of including more readers by writing in english. The textile cord and cork lamp holder with gorgeous led bulbs come from Nud Collection and are part of my exhibit 2room&greens at Vallastaden2017, Linköping, Sweden.

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