Maybe more pretty than real flowers, maybe not, either way…Auch Haben!
Four R. Brendel Mixed Media Floral Botanic Models : Lot 1003 liveauctioneers.com
img via beikey.net
A Group of Botanical Models
Victorian Botanical model
A Brendel model showing the fruit of a belladonna plant.
A c. 1900 R. Brendel Berlin botanical Model the bean germination, painted papermache, plaster and wood; the leaves probably replaced later out of plastic (?), on turned wood stand with non matching paper description label. Height c. 55 cm. (WU).
from the Brendel catalogue, issued in Berlin in 1913. (property of TU Delft )
Model of a lily flower. The base is made of wood and flower paper mache. Made by Brendel & Company, Germany. ca 1920
Selection of Brendel papier mache teaching models. Photograph from RBGE collection
image by mimi berlin made in Voorschoten, The Netherlands
Gadget on planter (plastic on plastic)
Toad armchair, 1968 Polyester resin 30,3 x 44 x 36,2 inches Édition Résine d’Art O. Haligon
Mimi Berlin started using Instagram (@mimiberlin_amsterdam) on a frequent basis a whiile ago. Due to that fact we forget to post the images we make ourselves on this blog. Which, to us, is a shame, since we intend to keep this blog forever and make it our own encyclopedia. The first two images are made by us, the last one is the toad chair designed by Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne. (image via jousse-entreprise.com)
People sometimes ask of us; what is it that you do Mimi Berlin? You keep posting these random images with equally random topics…. Well, we answer, we read these images. Just as important; we edit them, not with Photoshop, but we like to combine images to create new visions or ideas, or to ‘write down’ what’s in our minds, so we don’t forget.
Well ‘Flower Arrangements’ is probably a bit of an understatement. Maybe his work is better qualified as art (if we need to label, which we do) Azuma Makoto’s work ranges from sending a 50 year old bonzai tree into space to putting 10,000 mini jars filled with flower petals in the shopwindows of Colette in Paris.
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for Dries Van Noten’s ‘Interpretations’
‘Collapsible Leaves’ at Salvatore Ferragamo at Isetan Shinjuku, Tokyo
azuma makoto represents the stages of decomposition using flowers + leaves
Flower Bottle Tree for The Imperial Hotel Plaza
azuma makoto sends 50 year old bonzai tree into space for exobiotanica project
For the last Dries van Noten Fashion Show he repeated his project ‘Iced Flowers’; flower arrangements captured in large blocks of ice. These ‘Iced Flowers’ were showcased along the runway and were so overpowering that we even didn’t noticed the garments….oops (That’s how we, fashionangels at Mimi Berlin, got aquinted with Azuma Makoto’s work)
The making of “ICED FLOWERS” January 10 & 11, 2015. At 483 Furuike Ogose-machi, Iruma-gun, Saitama, Japan / Masuda seisakujo (via youtube.com)
Where People are tiny. The ‘Cave of the Crystals’ lies 120 meters below the ‘Cave of Swords’
Cave of the Crystals or Giant Crystal Cave (Cueva de los Cristales) is a cave connected to the Naica Mine 300 metres (980 ft) below the surface in Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico. (thahanks Beja von Bis) Continue reading →