Home Consultation half day and Luca Nichetto interview

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First of all I want to thank all of you that have booked my 1 day Home Consultation. Looking forward to working with you in your home. Many booked a full day with the special offer before the 11th of March.

What came up as we talked was that there is a big demand for a half day consultation. Because of this I am starting a Home Consultation half day. 3-4 hours spent in your home dealing with your need of  interior change, update or problem solving.

The half day Home Consultation 2018 comes to a price of 3 750 SEK 

Först och främst vill jag tacka alla som bokat en Hemkonsultation Heldag. Ser mycket fram emot att jobba med er i ert hem. Många bokade en heldag till specialpriset som jag erbjöd fram till den 11 Mars.

Vad som även kom fram tydligt var att många inte anser att de behöver en heldag Hemkonsultation, men skulle vilja ha min hjälp hemma. Så självklart så lyssnar jag på er och drar igång en halvdag Hemkonsultation direkt. 3-4 timmar lagda i ert hem med full koncentration på att se på önskad ändring, uppdatering eller problemlösning.

En Hemkonsultation halvdag 2018 kostar 3 750 kr 

Här kan du läsa mer om min Hemkonsultation. Maila mig om du vill att vi bokar en Hemkonsultation hos dig. Beroende på var du bor så tillkommer kostnaden för min resa till dig från Sthlm t&r. Som du vet så åker jag gladeligen även utanför Sveriges gränser för att göra mina Hemkonsultationer. Maila mig på js@jimmyschonning.com så bokar vi upp dig idag.

 
Luca Nichetto & Marcus Fairs at Moooi.
 

The photo above is taken by me of Designer Luca Nichetto and Dezeen Editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs when I listened to the interview done in the Design Dreams series taped live at Moooi.

The Design Dream interview at Moooi Sthlm showroom is a good example of how to become a designer. Marcus Fairs talks to italian born Luca Nichetto that now lives and works in Sthlm. Clicking at this link takes you to Dezeen Facebook page and the taped interview and the true story of how Luca Nichetto started out as a designer. Thank you for a great night at Moooi during the Stockholm Design Week.

Stay in touch /Jimmy    

Back to Bangkok Baby

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Bangkok Trading Post Bistro & Deli

So much happens in Bangkok every time I´m there that I have to get Back to Bangkok Baby, meaning I´m taking you to places I found being jewels of this vibrant tropical city filled with gems that is not always so easy to find.

First favorite place I´m taking you to invites you to enter through the garden you see above with the fish pond and outdoor seating.

   

At the Bangkok Trading Post Bistro & Deli  they offer a cross over Euro Asian cuisine from early breakfast to late dinner.  I tried and enjoyed a pasta with seafood. High ceiling and classy interiors along with a wonderful welcoming attitude makes me want to try everything here. So I will look at deserts.

 

The bathroom always says so much about any establishment. Loving the marble and wood panel solution that the Bangkok Trading Post Bistro&Deli has created. Now this classy place is next door to 137 Pillars Suites & Residences…

Nimitr is designed by Santhaya & Associates based on a modern decor of a contemporary Asian design concept.

Nimitr meaning ”special dream” in Thai is the name of the avant-garde restaurant with Asian inspired cuisine with a western hint found in the same building as 137 Pillars a few floors up from  Bangkok Trading Post Bistro&Deli

The pool is on the roof with a overwhelming view over Bangkok. All of which you find at Sukhumvit Soi 39. Quite close to this high class hotel you find shopping at it´s best.

137 Pillars Suites & Residences.
Emquratier Bangkok
 

Emqartier mall or should I say shopping experience is to me the most beautiful mall I have ever been to. The water fall cascading down over a jungle of plants against the white stone surface. Here you find the latest Alexander Wang or freshly ground Dean&Deluca coffey. Grand, garden green and gorgeous place in my opinion.

Talking about gardens. Face Restaurant and Garden makes you feel like you landed on a small remote island although you are still right here in the middle of Bangkok.

Face Restaurant&Garden
 

Right by the river at Bang Rak you find Warehouse 30. For years, the seven large warehouses behind the Embassy of Portugal sat unused, except for the sole presence of P.Tendercool – a Bangkok based, Belgian run design studio specialized in bespoke handmade furniture.

 
Warehouse 30
 
Warehouse 30

The team behind The Jam Factory began work on restoring the warehouses for contemporary function. The result is Warehouse 30, opened in 2017 containing shops, restaurants, culture and art that I find worth visiting when you are in Bangkok. I know I will be back in Bangkok, this city grows on me and having friends that I love here makes the whole experience coming here the best.

Stay in touch /Jimmy    
Warehouse 30

Inredningserbjudande

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Just nu håller jag på och gör iordning för den första Sample Sale som vi någonsin haft hos Jimsch. Eller som man borde säga : skall ha. Nästa vecka från 12-16 Mars så säljer vi ut prover från de föregående kollektioner med mitt varumärke Jimsch i vårt shoowroom som även är min Studio på Söder i Sthlm. På Jimsch FB eller Instagram @jimsch.se ser du mer om vår Sample Sale Sthlm.

Ville påminna er om att jag har ett erbjudande till er som vill ha hjälp med er inredning hemma här på bloggen.  Läs mer HÄR om du vill att jag kommer hem till dig. Där berättar jag om mitt erbjudande som ger avdrag på mitt arvode för Hemkonsultation om du bokar tid fram till söndag den 11 Mars.

Önskar en härlig helg

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/Jimmy

Lene Bødker at Galleri Glas

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I was on my way to Fat Franks (yes that is the correct name of the restaurant) to have a real pizza and probably a glass of wine with a good friend when I just glanced through the (glass) window of Galleri Glas at Nybrogatan 34 in Stockholm.

I just had to go in. When I saw this piece : The foot in green glass (my words not the name of the piece)  It talked to me the way art just can speak directly to you. I was not aiming to come here. Was not intending to stand here and look at a glass foot. Or leg might be more correct. But I did.

So I ventured in and saw all of Lene Bødkers exhibit : Vem är du?/Who are you? The Gallery was just closing so I excused myself and told the owner to throw me out. She  did not. On the contrary Elin Forsberg told me all about Lene Bødker in Swedish and here is what she explained :

Efter att ha verkat i nästan fyra decennier har Lene Bødkers konstnärskap tagit en ny riktning. Tidigare skapade hon planerade och icke föreställande verk, men sedan några år arbetar hon med en intuitiv och lyssnande metod. Vem är du? är en svit starka, smärtsamma, vackra och figurativa verk i gjutet glas, alla med en personlighet och identitet som ger dem en speciell mening.

Verken har själva talat om vilka de är och vad de heter genom att svara på frågan Vem är du? Därmed säger de något om sig själva, men också om konstnären, tiden och betraktaren.

     

VERKEN Vem är du? är en svit förställande glasskulpturer från åren 2014–2017, som har kommit till efter en tid av sjukdom. De bryter starkt mot Lene Bödkers tidigare konstnärskap och verken har ett uttryck som förmedlar både skörhet och tyngd. Det är smärtsamt vackert, mystiskt och mytiskt på ett sätt som man blir starkt berörd av. I tonen finns också ett stråk av hoppfullhet. Sviten ställer frågor om identitet – konstnärens, verkens och betraktarens – och är på så sätt öppna för tolkning. Men här finns också tydliga referenser till tiden efter syndafallet, alltså det som händer när Eva och Adam jagats ut ur Paradiset och måste börja leva efter de villkor som finns på Jorden. I viss mån handlar verken om att bli vuxen, att ta ansvar för det lilla barn som vi alla har i oss. Alltså här kommer en ny, ansvarsfull era som är både svårare och vackrare än den som tidigare varit.

 
Foto Galleri Glas
 
Foto Galleri Glas
Foto Galleri Glas
Foto Galleri Glas

TEKNIKEN Lene Bødker arbetar med en teknik som kombinerar en variant av bronsgjutningstekniken Cire perdue och en teknik för blåst glaset. Först formar hon en modell i lera och över den en silikonform. I formen stöps en vaxmodell, som hon sedan klär i gips. Vaxet smälts ut ur gipset och i urspungsmodellens hålrum gjuts därefter glaset till en massiv skulptur. Hon använder också en metod som går ut på att färgad glasmassa blåses in i en engångsform som hon har framställt. När objekten är avkylda sågas de till och slipas. Speciellt för Lene Bødker är att hon ofta också bearbetar sina verk med hammare innan de slipas och poleras – trots att detta är riskfylld process.

Art never needs an explanation to be appreciated, but sometimes it can enhance the experience to know what the artist did, felt or worked towards. Thank you Galleri Glas & Lene Bødker for making me late for dinner and next time I will be there for the opening of your exhibit and not the closing. Hurry to see Lene Bødker before the 20th of March.

  Stay in touch! /Jimmy

A view of the Caribbean in Cartagena

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I wanted a view of the Caribbean in Cartagena. Do you know I really love traveling and sharing it here with you! It gives me the feeling that I experience it all over again in the best possible way.

When I was in Cartagena by the Caribbean sea in Colombia i tried several hotels. This is the second one I am blogging about. Last I wrote about Hotel Qudrifolio inside the Walled City. This time I laid my hat on the bed with the orange velvet headboard at Hotel Armeria Real. 

Just like Quadrifolio you can not guess what a surprise is awaiting inside. The facade outside the Hotel Armeria Real is not giving you any clues it has such beauty on the inside. I asked for the most quiet room and was shown to the top floor that holds the pool and rooftop bar as well as a view overlooking the marina and the sea.

 

The room itself was alright with a good bed and a view from the balcony over the ocean. What I really went for is the outdoor lounge by the pool. The feeling here with the Gandia Blasco Na Xemena sofas and easy chairs combined with the see through curtains and the rough wooden tabletops on metal frame just made me wanna stay here. The pool around the corner and the bar taking orders from the table for both food and drinks. The palm tree tops showing off their greens and the view of the marina and the sea and skies of the Caribbean seen from this top floor gives you a feeling of flying.

  The view  over the marina and the high risers over at downtown Cartagena.

The white ceilings with fans and the orange awning/markis and green plants works well together and creates a wonderful shaded area for people like me who want to read and just enjoy the ocean breeze.

The pool is big enough and nice and warm even in the evenings. The sun beds are from Spanish Gandia Blasco just like the furniture in the lounge. Why I know this furniture so well is because I first of all liked it very much and spent time in the villa in Ibiza called Na Xemena (designed by José Gandia) after which the furniture have been given their name with my Spanish lover at the time that worked at Gandia Blasco.

  The backyard of the Armeria with the gorgeous green palm thees against the terra cotta and light skin tone facade looks so alluring. This view from the roof top bar down over the back yard is just wonderful. The green tiled part of the wall houses a waterfall that makes the most wonderful soft splashing sounds. Just look at the green color of the trunk of this large palm tree. I adore the color green.  

I had breakfast, lunch and dinner at the hotel and can tell you that breakfast is ok but the rest is better had at both better and cheaper places nearby. Service here is not so hot. One waiter was wonderful and spoke english. The others seemed almost afraid if not spoken to in Spanish.

 

It´s time for me to take the elevator down and a taxi to the airport. If it was not for the fact that every evening after 8 pm the music from the outdoor restaurant across the street (!) totally drowns the serenety that The Armeria Real owns I would recommend this fab place. But when everywhere you are after 8 pm have to listen to the echoing of loud salsa either you want it or not you tire of this place sadly. Oh I almost forgot. What they call the spa at the hotel is a room where you can take massage from a not so experienced massage therapist and I guess a bath or so. Not a luxury hotel spa in any way.

Stay in touch   /Jimmy