About Mimi Berlin Amsterdam

Mimi Berlin is a group of interdisciplinary creative people, based allover Amsterdam. You can ask us to help you with your art, design, (product+fashion+interior) graphic and photography related projects. We all work very closely with Mimi Berlin. In our opinion Mimi Berlin is the most inspirational person imaginable….. xoxo Mimi Berlin

Candles in Artsy Shapes and Bright Colors

Candles

We, at Mimi Berlin, don’t care much for candles in our home, we aren’t the romantic type that way. The artsy Pillar candles (2018) by Lex Pott and the Hematite Candles (2015) by the Haas brothers made us wanna have a change of mind though. These usable and colorful pieces of wax art are SO over the top fun! Not only literally, they are huge, but also the shapes are spectaculair.

(Images via/courtesy of The Haas Brothers and Lex Pott)

Shapes

The shape of the Hematite collection are created by filling a panty hose with plaster, then binding them with ropes. They were made exclusively for Cultured magazine, in a limited edition, with the proceeds going to a good cause. They are sold out since they were made in 2015. Lex Pott’s Pillars “refer to the standardised pillar candles but are transformed into an eclectic palette of shapes” and colors. These wax totems are still for sale; for the addresses you can check lexpott.nl.

PS

We know we are writing about indoor candles on the fist day of Summer, a useless topic for the time of the year. But, in our defence, they are very pretty to look at so we wrote this post as a reminder for when the dark winterdays are upon us.
What do you think? Would you have these wax pillars in your home?

Chang and Eng Bunker Figurine

Chang and Eng Bunker

This wonderful antique porcelain figurine is probably a souvenir from the mid 1800s. It’s a ‘portrait’ of the famous Siamese twins Chang and Eng Bunker. The Bunker’s performed throughout the mid 1800’s and had 21 children combined. Change and Eng passed away 1874 at the age of 62.

Chang and Eng Bunker Figurine

Siamese Twins

The original Siamese twins Chang and Eng Bunker (1811–1874), were born in Siam (Thailand). The brothers traveled the world for many years as performers. (or freaks) Chang and Eng were joined at the torso by a band of flesh and they had fused livers.. Due to the brothers’ fame and the rarity of the condition, the term “Siamese twins” is still used as a synonym for conjoined twins.

Links

See more about Freakshows, here on this blog

Frieda Hunziker

Hunziker and other Dutch female artists

“One of the Masterly Women” (Een van de Meesterlijke vrouwen) is an exhibition showcasing “10 avant-garde artists you have to see” at the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam (open from June 15 until September 8, 2019.) The museum focuses on the period between 1915 and 1960. On show are works by artists such as Charley Toorop (1891-1955), Eva Besnyö​​​ (1910-2003) and Frieda Hunziker (1908-1966), all women who represent important trends in art. Next to art from the past you will find work by 10 Dutch female artists from the present, like Robin de Puy and Liselore Frowijn for example.

Our Personal Story

We have a personal story to tell about this artist.
As you maybe already know we, at Mimi Berlin, frequently visit thriftstores. Well, the other day we bought a litho that caught our fancy, signed by Frieda Hunziker. We didn’t know her name or work so we looked it up on the interweb. Although we liked the work, we imediately put it up for auction!

Franeker

A very friendly couple bought the litho from us. They live in Franeker, in the house that Frieda built in the sixties for herself and her son! Since these people found out about the artsy history of their home, they started collecting Hunziker’s work. Isn’t that a nice coincedence with the exhibition opening at the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam?!
We think it is.
And we are very glad that we learned some of the Dutch art-heritage by visiting our local thriftstore.

Cobra

Hunziker was considered in the 50’s and 60’s as a remarkable and progressive artist. She exhibited regularly at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and was well-known within the art society. At the end of the 50’s, the work of Frieda developed towards abstract expressionism in which the figurative element never completely disappears. Her latest works are vibrant and powerfully colorful and they exude the self-confidence and vitality of Frieda. She continued to paint when she became sick and even until her death in september 1966. Her color symphonies never got a gloomy character.

Cobra Museum

Edition2019 Dutch Fashion Shows: Art Academies

Edition2019

Mimi Berlin Blogger Team went to see 3 fashionshows, held by art universities in The Netherlands. Edition 2019. We went to Arnhem, Amsterdam and The Hague. We also produced 3 Mimimovies for you. (In poor quality as always.) Have a look see how happy all the students are! We feel that’s one of the most beautiful parts of student-fashion-shows.

ArtEZ Arnhem

Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam

Royal Academy of Art The Hague

Links

See and read about previous shows here on this blog by clicking this sentence.

If you would like to see images made at these shows best go to the site of Team Peter Stigter

Red-Hot Cowgirl Fashion for WOTH Magazine nr 14

Red-Hot Cowgirl

De Red-Hot Cowgirl draagt een perfecte outfit voor de Zomer van 2019 volgens Mimi Berlin. Relaxed mèt glamour: op workwear geinspireerd en uitgevoerd in high-tech materialen. Het alledaagse her-ontworpen in superzacht leer met high-end afwerkingen. Dit alles overgoten met een care-free jaren tachtig saus van draagbaarhed, glans, prints, kleur en plezier.

Red-Hot Cowgirl collage mimi berlin for woth magazine

(tekst,trend-styling/beeld: Mimi Berlin voor WOTH Magazine nummer 14/ Nieuws Mode Shopping. Bovenstaand origineel artwork)

See more trend-fashion shoppings made by Mimi Berlin on this blog