Rue Verte, Copenhagen, right up my alley

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IMG_3577 I love Copenhagen and when I am working at Interstil HQ, with my brand Jimsch, situated an hour by car away on Swedish soil, I often take the chance to go visit the Danish capitol. Copenhagen has such sophistication and cosmopolitan style. When I was there yesterday I by chance ran into Rue Verte, a boutique I have not encountered before. That is amazing because it has been here for over 20 years. So happy to have found it now though. I have not had the pleasure to get this much inspiration in one single boutique in Scandinavia since I was at Artilleriet in Gothenburg. Both places have in common not trying to sell the norm of Scandi interiors of white/blonde type of furnishings. Both Artilleriet and Rue Verte has a more cosmopolitan style. At Rue Verte in Copenhagen you find a café in the middle and just to pop in for a macchiato and a sit in their sofas is a treat. Rue Verte does not try to be like the other stores, they are unique and know it. Rue Verte, Copenhagen, Denmark is right up my alley. IMG_3578 I love Lampe Gras as you might have understood from my blog before. The long black floor type lamp is sold here at Rue Verte along with the rest of the fantastic series of armature that never go out of style. IMG_3579 Iron and copper waterfountains as focal points are as much sound and feeling as form&color. All senses engaged at Rue Verte. IMG_3580 Joe&the Juice run the café at Rue Verte. Situated in the midst of the beauty with skylights high above your seat. Just lovely! IMG_3581 Furnished rooms in Rue Verte style give you the darker side of beauty. IMG_3582 IMG_3583 Raw material love and green plants creates a special atmosphere at Rue Verte. IMG_3584 The dark&sensual side of bedding at Rue Verte. IMG_3585 Welcome in to Rue Verte at Ny Østergade 11, Copenhagen, Denmark. Next door neighboors are Christian Louboutin, Stella McCartney & Kartell  IMG_3586 When you feel hungry or just want a glass of wine you naturally stay in the neighborhood and go to the most stylish asian restaurant in Scandinavia The Market and find a table at their outdoor seating. IMG_3587I just love finding the gems in my favorite cities. All my best to you, / Jimmy

My Swedish summer lovin´

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Miss Morris in a hat on the terrace. It´s summer. IMG_3482 The scents of summer at Getterön. For me this is as good as it gets scentwise. Roses and honeysuckle together is beyond magical.  Both grow wild here but you also find them in all the gardens. Our house by the sea at Getterön is a family affair. My fathers parents made a summer home for themselves  and their only son, my father in 1958. Nowadays my mother&father live here at Getterön. IMG_3483 Walking up to my tiny beloved cottage on a summer evening like this the lavender caress you. Lavender is very high on my list of summer scents. Can you feel it ? IMG_3486 Seafood of all kinds are loved,prepared and enjoyed at our house. Mackerel is a favorite. IMG_3490 An addition to the house was made last year. A greenhouse. IMG_3491 The nature reserve that is part of the island is my favorite retreat. I never have enough of sea&solitude. IMG_3493My mom took this photo of me. Getterön is where I spend time with my family. Mostly in summer. IMG_3497 Greens and rust tones are favorites. IMG_3498 Nowhere else do I fall asleep in a deckchair like here. IMG_3503 A turkish metal bowl found on a trip mom&I did for her work serves as a ever changing still life. Birds like it as well. IMG_3505 The beaches on the island are packed in the daytime, but early in the morning everything is so quiet. IMG_3506 Miss Morris is charging… IMG_3509 My mother  is born a Pisces/fiskarna. She loves fish of all kinds and got this fountain from me a long time ago. So long ago I had forgotten about it almost… IMG_3510 There are rainy days as well at Getterön. Not that many though. Last year we planted bluebells in these rain boots. IMG_3513 The calm. This is NOT the norm. But it happens and when it does it is magic. IMG_3526 A mattress, pillows and a good book is bliss. IMG_3527 Evenings on the terrace. IMG_3528 People say they buy cheap plastic outdoor furniture because they can not afford better. Mom&dad bought these teak furniture 26 years ago. They are more beautiful now than when they bought them. IMG_3529 My mother has green fingers and loves plants. The cement bowl on foot is a gift from me a long time ago.     I hope you liked to see a little bit of what I love in the summer. All my best to you   /Jimmy

Irving Penn : Centennial at the Met

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When in NYC go directly to the Met. The Metropolitan museum exhibits the largest retrospective of Irving Penn´s photographs ever curated. Irving Penn:Centennial is something you do not want to miss if you are in NYC and like photography. It will be shown through July 30th. If you are a frequent visitor of my blog you know that I am a true fan of Mr Penn. Since my long time friend Per Magnus Persson worked for Iriving Penn I published his story in April. Click here and it will take you there. lisapennjimmyschonning Lisa Fonssagrives Penn was called the first supermodel and was married to Irving. They had a summerhouse in Sweden that they visited  where Per Magnus met the couple and had the chance to share a load of fresh strawberries from his fathers garden. Read the story  called Irving Penn, Per Magnus och jag, and you will understand. The photo above is of Lisa shot in front of the talked about muslin that is exhibited as well, that you see below. pennsbackdropjimmysch Irving Penn´s muslin, the backdrop used in many of his famous photographs. If you are a photgrapher who takes portraits you know how much of a difference this piece of material can have on the outcome of your photos.   Read more about the exhibition and see the compilations of Penn´s work in the videos made by the museum here : http://www.metmuseum.org/press/exhibitions/2016/irving-penn PennJimmySchonning An Artist in vogue in all the menings of the expression possible. All the covers by Irving Penn. themetjimmys When at the Met you have the chance to see unique paintings and art from the entire world as well. If you have not seen the paintings  IRL you have a great pleasure ahead of you when you get there. themetjimmyschonning  centralparkjimmys Don´t miss out on walking through Central Park that leads all the way up to the Museum Mile on fith Ave where you find the Met.

Tapestry of faces

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IMG_3417 IMG_3418 IMG_3419 These fantastic photos have been turned into tapestry or call it woven art. I found them at Tendence in Frankfurt. These amazingly beautiful adorned individuals strong output translates magicly into textile. First I thougth they were photos but then I talked to Samantha at German manufacturer Thomas Albrecth who told me they are woven textiles. These tapestries are large. 180 cm x 100 cm. So the faces really talk to you as soon as you see them. They really talked to me and said they wanted to come home with me…. TrendStefan talar om trenden där Afrika syns här. All my best to you Jimmy   IMG_3420  IMG_3422

Bland trendtendenser på Frankfurtmässan

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Så här ser de mysiga stadsdelarna i Frankfurt ut. Till höger ligger gamla Operan och till vänster ligger suveräna italienska krogar på rad. Jag är i Tyskland för att ställa ut på mässan som heter Tendence tillsammans med min sköna kollega Xenia Karsberg. Xenia jobbar på den danska delen utav Interstil som Jimsch är ett varumärke hos. Som ni ser är Frankfurt en gammal stad med mycket nya inslag i arkitekturen. IMG_3380 I en gemensam monter som kallas Roots of Sweden ställer fler fina Svenska företag ut. Lotta De Visscher som jag njöt av att få lära känna under dagarna i Frankfurt styr suveränt smarta Maze som du säkert känner till. Här poserar Lotta på min inrådan innan en av våra många mysiga luncher på uteserveringarna i det somriga 27+grader varma sköna sommarvädret som Frankfurt visar upp. IMG_3381 Tendence visar även upp ny talang. Hos design tävlingen Hessen Design Competition ser du prov på Philip Weyer feuer.zeug liggande på oerhört coola multifunktionella underredet av Karl Alexander Hellis som visar sig vara svensk. Både jag och Lotta De Visscher hittar riktiga favoriter bland de designkunniga studenterna. Kanske blir det samarbete… IMG_3382 Frankfurt bjuder på gastronomisk upplevelse. Mycket bra restauranger och uteserveringarna är fullproppade av sommarklädda njutningsfulla mäniskor. Den coola Chaplin asietten var uppdukad på Charlot som var en restaurang rekomendation som Lisa Bengtsson (som även var del av det glada gäng som ställde ut)  fått som vi alla hängde på och njöt av på måndagkvällen efter mässan stängt för dagen. IMG_3384Tendencemässan flyger jag ner till på fredagen från Stockhom-Frankfurt. Det första jag gör när jag kommer till montern är att tapetsera den fina tapeten från Rebelwalls som även är utställare mitt emot Jimsch. IMG_3386 Jag går inte så mycket och ser på mässan i övrigt, men går förbi dessa vackra organiska lampor. Visst är de fina ? IMG_3387 Är så glad att jag hittar en florist/blomster affär där jag finner fina små kronärtskockor/artichoks som gör sig så bra i Chemistry glas vasen. IMG_3388 Allt är nu på plats och vi kan öppna mässan. Det känns bra!   IMG_3389 Allt som Jimsch har att erbjuda kunde inte få plats på ytan vi hade att förfoga över på Tendence. Därför fick jag göra val av vas som bäst skulle göra sig här. IMG_3390 Rumsgranen blev så bra i Crate vasen och tog upp färgen i tillbringaren Bring it. IMG_3391 I hall 9, A70 spenderade vi 5 dagar begåvade Xenia Karsberg och jag. IMG_3392 Inte alla men närapå hela gänget som ställde ut i utställlningen kallad Roots of Sweden som kurerats av TrendStefan Nilsson. Läs om trenderna han ser på Tendence mässan HÄR. IMG_3393 Underbara Lotta De Visscher/Maze tar en meditationsstund i Jimsch stol. Bus&skratt saknades inte… IMG_3394 Väldigt nöjd blir jag när allt är på plats. Gillar ju att se till att allt får rum. Älskar min linne kostym designad av Daniel Nyström och infärgad i min favvogröna ton.Tack underbara vän, älskar min grodgröna kostym!! IMG_3395 Gick förbi Naturhistoriska Muséet på väg till floristen. IMG_3396 IMG_3397Grillad tonfisk med marinerat sjögräs blev favorit lunchen på Marriott nära mässan under jobbdagarna.