We all heard the news by now that Interview Magazine won’t be published anymore, it’s deceased of bankruptcy. We think it’s horrible for the employees. But for us, at Mimi Berlin that isn’t really sad news. Why not? you ask of us, well maybe some explanaton is in order here.
All you ever wanted to know about Interview Magazine
The first issue of the glamorous newspaper was published in late 1969. Yes, let that sink in for a moment; it was in the previous century! The magazine was started by Andy Warhol (1928-1987) and John Wilcock (also one of the five co-founders of the New York Village Voice newspaper.) Interview was a so-called underground platform. The magazine was very populair in the 1970’s and was read by the in-crowd of the entire globe. The iconic covers, made by Richard Bernstein (1939-2002) from 1972 to 1989, date from that period.
What does that mean: Diorrodeo. Well it’s the name of the Dior cruise (or resort if you will) collection for 2019. The fashionshow was held at Castle Chantilly, near Paris. Watch the Escaramuzas ride! Watch the models strut in the rain! Fierce!
The female horseback riders are named Escaramuzas, they perform in traditional Mexican rodeo’s. (GoTo dior.com to watch the full show held at May 25 2018 at Chantilly, France)
Artdealer P. de Boer from Amsterdam presents contemporary artists side by side with old masters. What are the similarities? What are the differences? The answer to those questions can be seen at the exhibition ‘Bloemlevens’ (flower lifes). Contemporary Dutch art and photography in dialogue with floral paintings of Dutch and Flemish old masters. Mimi Berlin Bloggerteam went to the vernissage of this exhibition and took some pictures for you; who could’t be there.
Assemblage by Erik Zwaga
Embroidery by Desiree Hammen
by Desiree Hammen
Perfumes. Grandiflora and Hiram Green
Grandiflora and Hiram Green Perfume
1 partsnap: Beja von Bis in front of work by Danielle Kwaaitaal
Participating contemporary artists are: Desirée Hammen, Danielle Kwaaitaal, Elspeth Diederix, Erik Zwaga, Jennifer Tee, Merijn Bolink, Patricia de Ruijter, Tanja Deurloo and Wendelien Daan. Artists with a lot of talent who can connect to the 17th and 18th century Dutch and Flemish painting and also focus on the future.
From May 25 to June 10, Kunsthandel P. de Boer, Herengracht 512, Amsterdam.
Extra Bonus: the artdealer is situated in monumental canal house with a lovely garden view.
The presentation by the brand Magis was one of our favorites at the Salone del Mobile 2018 furniture fair in Milan. We, at Mimi Berlin, are always drawn to the designs produced by Magis, but this time it wasn’t so much the chairs, stools and tables we liked; it was the stand-design itself we favored. Huge classisistic columns, embellished with perspex and metal cubes in brown/orange/pink tones, stood in the middle of the large and open space, which ended at a wall wich had several fake arcs in it. In total: a postmodern delight from the 21st century.
The D is from Driade wich presented opposite of Magis.
Stand design by Note Design Studio
‘Cyborg’ chair series by Marcel Wanders.
‘Cyborg’ chair by Marcel Wanders for Magis
Detail of the ‘Déjà-vu’ stool by Naoto Fukasawa.
Stool ‘Bureaurama’ by Jerszy Seymour.
Porte-Manteau/Coat-hanger Four Leaves by Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby.
Mirror series ‘Vitrail’ by Inga Sempé
New: Mirror series ‘Vitrail’ by Inga Sempé
When we did our research later on, we read that Magis had won a Salone del Mobile.Milano Award and that: “The exhibition design project at the Salone was a product of the collaboration between the company and Note Design Studio in Stockholm.” Congratulations to both companies! Continue reading →
Many moons ago we created a collection of eggcups: ‘Eierbecher/Eggcups Prototypes’
This project was the start of what would evolve into us, at Mimi Berlin, seriously creating all kinds of unique objects and stattuettes with stories attached to them. (see those at mimimall.me) Anyways, back to the topic of this blogpost.Mrs Jack, a small company which offers sustainable, ready-set trays and tablescapes, has used one of these ‘Eierbecher/Egggcups Prototypes’ for a breakfast in bed tray-scape. Its the ‘Qualy’ eggcup from the ‘White’ series, set next to a marvelous coffeepot designed by Lutz Rabold, what an honour!
‘Morning Glory with Mrs Jack/ Give’
The photograph was taken by JW Kaldenbach, postproduction and graphics by Appdikted: both reachable via Agent Mimi. Styling and concept by Mrs Jack with many thanks to designer Annewil Ravensbergen
The graphic-house-style and brand design for Mrs Jack was taken care of by Appdikted as well. We suggest you check out her webshop; she takes her fun serious! Continue reading →
Next to many round and friendly interior design we also noticed some cubist inspired decor. Not that much, but we feel it could well be the next trend. It almost has to be, because all the ‘Barbapapa’ furniture design you can think of has already been made, for a couple of seasons, by all brands at this point.
Carpet / Moroso
Mural / Lammhults. The bright pastel color-scheme of this interior didn’t suit the other images so we made it in black and white.
Motorcycle / De Castelli
These four are the most evident examples of design, leaning towards Cubist shapes: Carpet from Moroso/ Mural by Siri Carlén for Lammhults / Motorcycle Samotracia Mario Trimarchi for De Castelli / Mirror from ClassiCon.