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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.

Hanna Wendelbo är på tapeten med Blomstermåla

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När konstnärer skapar ifrån hjärtat så blir uttrycket unikt. Hanna Wendelbo är formgivare med specialkompetens inom mönsterdesign. Hon är en sann konstnär med ett klappande hjärta för blommor och trädgård. På hennes instagram blir man bjuden så generöst på vad hon kalllar blomsterpill och skapande målarteknik filmat live på ett så smittande sätt att inspiration är ett för enkelt ord att beskriva det hon bjuder på. Hanna Wendelbo bjuder på sin konst och dess utövande oerhört generöst.

Då Hanna är medbloggerska här på Designbloggarna så har jag fått möjligheten att träffa henne vid många tillfällen. Vi sågs senast i Stockholm då hon följde med mig till QX smygläsning på Hotell Skeppsholmen där vi blev bjudna på bubbel och babblade mönsterskapande. För att riktigt njuta tillsammans så fortsatte vi till Lydmar och åt en välsmakande middag då Hanna berättade att hon i Augusti kommer ha premiär för sin nya tapetserie Blomstermåla skapad för Midbec   Att Hanna skapat från hjärtat blir oerhört tydligt när jag ser tapeterna för första gången.

Namnet Blomstermåla fick mig att omedelbart tänka på den f.d tågstationen i Särö som hela mitt liv varit restaurang och som kallas Blomstermåla. Blomstermåla är ju även en ort men beskriver Hannas gärning oerhört väl. Att blomstermåla borde med hennes använding bli ett verb sprunget ur Hanna Wendeb(l)oms konstnärliga handling.

Blomstermåla serien är oerhört vackert fotograferad av Tove Mattson och stylingen mästerligt utförd utav Cattis Skoglund. Om du tittar in på @annacate på Instagram så kommer du förstå vart någonstans de funnit den sekelskiftesromantiska miljön som Hanna Wendelbo´s tapetserie Blomstermåla är avbildad i.

Vilken blomsterprakt dessa tre skapande kvinnor bjuder på i denna njutningsfulla bildserie. Stort grattis till succsén Hanna Wendelbo du är sannerligen på tapeten.

 

/Jimmy

 

 

Liten damm enorm njutning

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Den mest mirakulösa förändringen en helt vanlig tomtmark kan genomgå är att bli förvandlad till damm. Om man som jag älskar vatten av alla slag så är jobbet från första spadtaget till att dammen står helt klar med blommande näckrosor värt allt slit och varenda timme.

Den skönhet och njutning som dammen skänker till var dags upplevelse i trädgården är omätbar. Dammen behöver inte vara stor för att vara till glädje. It´s not the size!  När jag bodde i Skåne så byggde jag damm och här kan du se steg för steg hur vi gjorde.

Dammen du ser här är på Getterön vid mitt familjehem. Den ligger framför min lilla stuga och är det första jag ser när jag vaknar här på morgonen. Bara det…

 

/Jimmy

I sommar har jag haft en tron på översta trappsteget i form av min rottingstol för Jimsch. Under taket med utsikt över både damm & havet sitter jag som en kung.

Min mor Marianne klädd i sin egen design av mockakläder vid dammen intill min lilla stuga. Plåtad av mig stående på en stege. Det är sånt som vi Schönningar gör i sommarljuset ljuva kvällar.

 

Kaveldun behöver nu rensas något, då den börja ta över i den lilla dammen. Den underbara skulpturala stolen Spun är designad av Thomas Heatherwick för Magis och är en sann favorit.

Marianne göt ett fat med det vackra mönstret av ett gigantiskt rabarberblad. Den något utblommade vackra Nepetan når hela vägen fram till fatet så här i Augusti.

Näckrosor med såväl blad som blommor av olika slag är ett rent mirakel när de blommar var gång.

 

 

Marianne Lindberg De Geer på Färgfabriken

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Regniga söndagar är perfekta för att se en utställning och äta gott eller ta en fika efteråt. På Färgfabriken ser jag Full Speed Ahead, en retrospektiv utställning med Marianne Lindberg De Geer som pågår till slutet av November. Så nästa Söndag är det din tur om du är på Lövholmsbrinken i Stockholm och du inte fastnar i soffan hemma.

De ansikten och mäniskor som Marianne målar är inte selfiesprudlande. Inte tillrättalagda.

En gallerivägg av den typ som blivit populär att dekorera sitt hem med har Marianne klippt in sitt eget ansikte på ett tydligt icke estetiskt sätt i bilderna/konstverken.  Hon blir på så sätt del av allt från Nils Dardels självporträttt till Tom of Finlands halvporriga bildsceneri.

 

Mot gaveln på Färgfabriken under det kyrkliga runda fönstret hänger och står verket som ser ut att ha givit utställning sitt namn.

  

Jag går igång på gestaltningen i rummen. Skönheten som blir till i kontrasten mellan  Marianne Lindberg De Geer´s  verk och verklighetens vackra lokal med själ.

 

Det finns även dramatiserat inspelat mixed media material i utställningen.

Allt annat än insmickrande. De tomma utrymmet målningen har hängts i ger en större dimension till verket.

Duellen skulle jag kalla denna skulptur med två kroppar. Den heter Jag tänker på mig själv. Skulpturen föreställer konstnären naken i två versioner, en anorektisk och en överviktig.

Detta verk belyser hur vi behandlar och ser på icke önskvärda mäniskor och beteenden. I detta mixed media verk så rörde sig dessutom de sopsäckstäckta mäniskoliknande figurerna helt plötsligt.

Detroniserad kanin 2017 i vattenpolerad granit är konstärens sätt att göra upp med de vandaliseringar som sker med hennes konstverk.

Gillar denna sprängda kanin och vad den betyder för mig. Att själv strosa långsamt i en utställning är meditativt och perfekt på en söndag.

 

/Jimmy

Happy Stockholm Pride

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Wishing everyone a Happy Sthlm Pride from me with this photo of an amazing alternative way of living.

Live&love life

/Jimmy

 

Art and history at home with André Prah

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This view of the house where André Prah lives&works is the first I get after we have parked under the oak tree. We are in Skåne, Sweden,  in the countryside not far from the city of Höör.  I drove here with friend&photographer Per Magnus Persson to create an editorial piece about this to me extremely inspiring way of creating and living with art that André Prah always has represented to me.

Being a friend of my mothers for many years I have had the pleasure of meeting André several times both around Stockholm and since he moved to this fantastically restored historic home&studio dating back to the 1700´s in Skåne.

André has always worked with art in all the ways possible for him. At times viewed&appreciated all over the world working for New York Times and sometimes not noticed at all for his cultural deed. Whatever the case André lives and works in his studio.

The open glass door leads into his studio where his art usually is created. Nowadays André works mostly as a sculputor with materials as wood, steelnet, bonsaiwire and sometimes the pieces are enhanced with audiovisual effects.

André Prah´s political drawings were published in print media in Sweden as well as internationally for decades as well as his watercolor paintings.

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Through the open door of the historic typical building of this region with the astonishingly beautiful thatched roof you see  a glimpse of a André Prah bonsai wire sculpture.

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Potted plants in still lifes are arranged around the house.

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The passage between the main house and the studio.

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At home with André Prah and his art.

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Detail of chosen materials by André in his sculpture.

 

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I denna skulptur ingår en minikopia av detta fantastiska hus som André lever&arbetar i.

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The bathroom is made for relaxing and the free standing bathtub takes center stage.

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Mementos. I mentioned that I was impressed by the turtle shell hanging in the bathroom and that I thought it was really beautiful. André came by and gave it to me and said that the shell  had been given to him and since I liked it I should have it. So now my friends are giving me a hard time about why I have a turtle shell…

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From the comfortable collection of design seats such as Eero Arnios Ball chair and Ray&Charles Eames 670 lounge chair,  you see both the open fire and the tv.

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This is one of the horses that has become an artistic obsession of André Prah´s The icehorses of ladoga is a magnificent piece where horses created out of withered pieces of wood telling a true and sad story from the second world war. André has made over 500 hundred wood horses for this piece of art.

IMG_3975All photos in this editorial are originals by Per Magnus Persson,  which means that they are his property according to Swedish law. If you use any of these photos you are committing the act of stealing. Per Magnus and I have an agreement that whenever we work together where I am the stylist or editor and he is the photographer we own 50% of the rights to the photo each. Which then means that you have to ask permission from us both to be able to use these photos or ask to buy the rights to usage.

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The bonsai wire sculptures by André tells stories of people and events he sees as significant.

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As a lover of fine clothing André has the most unique hall way storage piece from antique travel luggage.

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Bonsai wire sculptures inhabit this artful home as well as the artist and his family.

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Some of the wooden horse sculptures has moved into the dining room.

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The old wood stove is used still.

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The kitchen exhibits a fine antique merchant bench.

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André Prah in his studio sitting in front of his unique wood horse sculptures.
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As I see this home as an amazing artful inspiration I made the call to make an editorial piece that was meant to end up as an article in a Swedish interior magazine like I have done so many times before.  But since no interest was given from print media I decided to share what I consider a personal, artful and truly eclectic interior with you here.

Thank you André with family for having us over. The cinnamon roles will never be forgotten.

 

/Jimmy

 

Tjolöholm revisited

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When having a summer drink with my Designbloggarna colleague FloristUlrik at Varberg Stadsthotell (where we had our Designblog conference last year) he asked if I have been to Tjolöholm Castle ? My answer was that I  have been there several times every year growing up between Kungsbacka&Varberg (Tjolöholm Castle is located on the coast between the two cities),  but not in the past 4 years.

So when I had a friend visiting who wanted to see fantastic historic architecture & a castle garden by the sea I took him to Tjolöholm. The castle was designed in Tudor style but finished as late as 1904 by Lars Israel Wahlman for Blanche & James Fredrik Dickson.  The interior is amazingly intact and if you come do not miss to take a tour. You might have seen the castle interiors since it has been televised in a Lucia celebration previously and been in films.

This time my focus was on the garden. Through the years ( we are talking many years that I have visited this castle…over 40) the garden has never looked as inviting as it now does. As my Designbloggarna colleague Ulrik pointed out, his brother Kenneth Krabbe and fellow gardiners have made an amazing face lift garden style on this fantastic property. Since John Taylor is the new English historic garden consultant,  it must mean that Tjolöholm Slott/Castle is taking the garden seriously in the coming future as well. John Taylor is not the new Head Gardiner at Tjolöholm Castle as journalists have written the past month.

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Tjolöholm Castle in the summer sun.

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My italian guest Translator Lorenzo Donvito looks like he enjoys the surroundings.

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The scents of Tjolöholm.

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Inviting seats for green meditation.

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As a kid I loved this leaf covered facade and I still do.

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Beautiful garden thistles.

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100 years ago (!) perhaps…we had a dance fashion show for my mother Marianne Schönning suede clothes company Mocka of Sweden here at Tjolöholm. At her website you can see more of the dance team and me who created it and Marianne´s design suede off course.

All my best

/Jimmy

 

 

 

Interior passion, parks and knödel in Hamburg

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Jimsch stand at Nordstil, Hamburg, Germany.

Drove down to Hamburg, Germany from Varberg, Sweden early morning and arrived after lunch time. TrendStefan and his partner Peter met up and I started to unpack. In the afternoon it looked like this.  So happy I brought the green fabric for the table. Here at Nordstil Interior Fair the walls were already done, not like in Frankfurt where  I wallpapered with Rebelwalls fav pattern.

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I brought the the fir trees down in the car and when the Öresund´s bridge toll women in charge bid me a Merry Christmas I smiled in return. It must have looked funny with me alone in a jam packed car topped with two bare Xmas trees sitting in the front and back.

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The St.Pauli neighborhood next to the fairgrounds is colorful in all meanings of the word. I went here for lunch everyday to just get out of the fair and see something in Hamburg.

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What is any fair without fun colleagues? Designer Anna Elzer Oscarssson and her long time companion&husband Mattias in front of her Dancing dune collection.

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Mattias and I had a laugh. He wore Jimsch Lucia table candleholder and we ”Warholed” him.

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The daily walk to the Nordstil fair at Hamburg Messe went through the magical park called Planten un Blumen. Do not miss it if you come here. It also hold the Botanical Garden Greenhouse.

IMG_3819 When in Germany. Well, being a Hamburger´ ..I offcourse had ….Vietnamese, Italian and all other countries food represented in a large city but finally had something true German. A real knödel with chantarells. It was really good! Google knödel if you never had one.

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I almost could not leave. The Japanese garden at Planten un Blumen in Hamburg was a favorite spot!

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The Alster lake in Hamburg. Such a beautiful city that many times makes me think of Stockholm.

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The past and the present meet in Hamburg in the most delightful way.

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I stayed at The Hyperion which is a strict&streamlined hotel with great beds. Love the very soundproof hotel rooms and the huge breakfast. When I got in to the hotelroom in the evening on friday night I had a glass of white from the minibar and unpacked my necessities like Kiels Original Musk. A musk that is a must for me.

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Gefundenes Fressen in St Pauli is a  very realaxed and cool BBQ place I can recommend that plays R&B continuously. See their fun homepage video by clicking on the link.

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Der Struggle is real in StPauli

 

From Hamburg, Germany with love

 

/ Jimmy

Peach to umber color tendence

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Peach/persika in a photo I did not take myself.

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A leafy green with lots of trendy reds.

 

The best  oldschool paper interior mag to forecast trends globally in my opionon is Elle Decoration UK. Well globally is over-exaggerating. When a middle age caucasian Suede says globally we mostly mean parts of Europe and North America. So…that´s what I mean.In its Aug issue Elle Decoration describes one of the trends on design color details as

Peach to Umber

Peach being the fruit we all know but have not thought of how many hues its soft skin offers. Umber/umbra is a natural reddish-brown earth pigment that contains iron oxide. Umber is darker than ochre/ockra.

Elle Decoration, UK explains Peach to Umber : from palest pinks trough to deep terracottas, the accent color du jour are the warm end of the spectrum.

I could not agree more with the fact that these warm hues are what is now. I have listened to several trend guru´s the last year and visited many interior fairs feeling the same.

Since the warm reds compliment all the greens we have taken to heart, and as it seems will continue to do, it´s a perfect match. In nature greens and reds live close together.

I went out on my favorite island Getterön to find the red tones I miss in interiors. Elle Decoration being so far ahead trend wise we might expect these heated hues to land in stores beginning next year apart from the the pale pinks that are all over Scandinavia this fall.

I really fall for the rusty red tones myself.

Are you peachy or do you go for umbre ?

 

Enjoy your summer days

 

/Jimmy

 

 

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Stone fans.

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The rocks on Getterön supply good warm red color hues ombré style.

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Hands down, I love rusty reds.

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Yep, rust is me.

IMG_3717 Ombré is the gradual blending of one color hue to another which is another trend mentioned by Elle Decoration, UK in its Aug issue.

IMG_3719 Umbre/umbra in a photo I did not take.

Silvia K Ceramics from London via NYC to Brighton

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Studio Silvia K Ceramics, Brighton.

When I´m in London I make sure I do King´s Rd. Last year when I made my my way around  Designers Guild on King´s Rd  I found this hanging ceramic plate on the wall. I stopped and took a picture because I liked the object and it talked to me. Eventually I blogged about it not knowing who had created the ceramic plate hanging in a leather strap on the wall at Designer Guild.

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When I got to NYC recently and found the same plate again at New York Design Days I met Silvia, the award winning ceramist behind studio Silvia K Ceramics.

Silvia K Ceramics is a studio in the heart of Brighton, East Sussex, UK. The studio was established by Silvia in 2012. Coming from Slovakia, Silvia has always had a passion and respect for crafts. She believes that heritage is a vital element of our cultural and social history.  Silvia´s ideas are fueled by her research into ceramic ware from sources as diverse as Spanish drug jars to Iraqi dinner plates. Her collections are contemporary interpretation of old artefacts.

All pieces in her latest range are made by hand in Silvia’s favorite terracotta clay that has been fired to mid temperature to give it a beautiful rich red colour. The iron in the clay finds its way through the grey-blue tin glaze and results in uniquely varying waves of speckles around the edges of the ware. The simple decorative quality of a coloured line is achieved through the use of a palette of complementary colours.

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Silvia in her Studio in Brighton

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The handles or leather straps make Silvia K pieces unique.

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So really from Brighton via King´s Road in London to New York design days I am very proud to show Silvia K ceramics here on the blog. I really fall for her interpretation of traditional artefacts.

/Jimmy

 

Home story

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The fun and creative still life on the wall against the blackboard paint is what draws my eye along with the fact that the hallway is so big that putting a  bike in does not really steal any room. The boating style of stairs really gives a lasting impression.

This is a home that inspires me.  I love looking in magazines and seeing the homes of creative folks. I used to do home shoots like this for magazines often. But nowadays in Sweden it pays so little for a job like this that I stopped. Some Swedish magazine pay less or the same salary to the photographer and the stylist as they did 20 years ago. So, you can tell that paper magazines are not on the rise…

However, I love to look at inspiring homes. Homes that are truly made by passionate people. Men&women that love to make the most out of their home. To see the solutions that are made especially for the individual or family is what I go for.

In Europe one of my favorite magazines are only made for the Dutch market. VT wonen is a truly inspiring magazine and online pages that give that extra something all the time. Mind you, I don´t speak Dutch but I love the creative minds that work with this magazine along with their editorial office. Their work stands out. I have said that before and say it again. VT wonen is one of my favorite interior magz.

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The inviting simplicity of a modern country kitchen.

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Wooden walls. Standing panels. New thinking/old ideas. It feels so right. So now. Sustainable. Swedes will think of bastu/sauna. I think it looks amazing.

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The use of tiles here is something to remember. To build shelves that perfectly fit and then tile the surface is a trick I love to use myself in tricky bathroom&kitchen interiors. What do you think ? I love it. Notice and please remember to put tiles on the bottom of shelves and naturally the sides. The oversized sink is a wonderful detail that brings so much to the feeling of this kitchen.

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Bespoke shelving and the use of tiles makes for a unique bathroom.

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If you like the look these walls have you have to check out tadelakt. If you never heared of tadelakt you google it right now and check out this websit in Sweden www.tadelakt.se 

If you live elswhere just look online and googel TADELAKT.

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Stairs/trappor. There are so many ugly and to expensive versions. Go the extra mile. Check out what would fit your space. This solution is gorgeous here and could be made by a blacksmith/smed to fit your special needs without being to expensive.

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That´s  all from this home story styled by Esther Jostmeijer och photographed by Louis Lemaire for Dutch interior inspirational magazine VT wonen.

Stay well & see you soon,

 

/Jimmy

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