Red Nose Plastic Face

Red Nose, is a portrait and a musicbox.

Red Nose is a part of the ‘Important Bagatelles‘ series, made only with discarded (early) plastics by Mimi Berlin. Red Nose is a unique work, signed by Mimi Berlin.

This is a crappy video of the Red Nose portait in action, there is little action; but it’s cute.

Fish Figurines Toys for Girls

Fish Figurines

New! Fish figurines by Mimi Berlin. Toys for Girls from the Bagatelle series.
Below we present: “Used Fish” and ‘Fish Lamp 3’! These fish figurines, well actually they are whales, are based on our classic Fish Lamp in black. The ‘Used fish’ and the ‘Fish lamp 3’ are assembled with hard-plastic (second hand found, early plastics, tupperware, rubber and a led-light.) The tails are made of pressed glass. Both figurines are unique and signed pieces.

Important Bagatelles

At first glance the ‘Important Bagatelles de Mimi Berlin‘ seem like unpretentious objects, fast compositions and even trifle maybe. That’s all true; the statuettes are light in style and come with a very mellow character, they are bagatelles. Why are they ‘Important Bagatelles’ we hear you ask. Well: the important part lies in the fact that the sculptures are carefully made as a source of stimulation. First the stimulation of the basic human senses. Then you are supposed to glide into a state of body awareness which is, ideally, lust.

Mother Nature

‘Toys for Girls’ is dedicated to Mother Nature; no natural materials whatsoever are used. We try to clean-up the globe by using discarded plastic and glass. And we like to keep things positive in the age of the ‘plastic soup’. So, we celebrate the inventions of early-plastics like bakelite and celluloid, Also by finding the beauty in perspex, rubber, and other non-biodegradable plastics. But only in so-called “feminine” pastel colors. Remember, this series of statuettes is dedicated to Mother Nature, not Father Nature.

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Rupert von Rom Dries van Noten Inspirations on exhibit in Antwerp

Dries van Noten Inspirations on exhibit in Antwerp

The other day we, Mimi Berlin, visited the exhibition “Inspirations” by Dries van Noten, in the couturier’s home town of Antwerp, Belgium.
What a great exibithion! And SO marvelously well designed!

Usually in fashion you have to make do with inspirational images on paper, but Dries van Noten shows us the real thing; On show, next to his designs, are Picasso, Damien Hirst, Balenciaga, Balmain, Worth, and many others …….all in the flesh!
Many inspirational movies and fashion shows are beautifully incorporated throughout the transformed fashion museum. Also the sense of smell is an important factor; a scent to accompany your vision can be smelled by touching different walls.
If you haven’t already; make sure you go and see the Inspirations of Dries van Noten. The exhibition was initiated and realized by Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris (01/03-02/11/14), we were told it’s a bit different and smaller in Antwerp. But the new version in Antwerp stays true to its original incarnation in Paris, highlighting the sources of Dries Van Noten’s inspiration by juxtaposing his creations with emblematic past and present works of art and fashion, again curated by Pamela Golbin (chief curator of 20th-century and contemporary fashion and textiles at Les Arts Décoratifs.) and adapted for the MoMu by Arter, the agency that designed the original exhibition for Les Arts Décoratifs.

Dries van Noten Inspirations, MoMu, February 13 – July 19, 2015.

Our must-see expert Rüpert von Rom posted earlier on “Inspiration” including a video of Dries van Noten talking about the exhibition. Continue reading

Ich Will Ein Fisch Im Wasser Sein

gem_kingdom_x_mimi_berlin_fish_im_wasser Gem Kingdom x Mimi Berlin, 2014. (Assembled Bronze/1980s pressed glass/Axa Bike Lamp)  Ich Will ein Fisch im Wasser Sein is a statuette made with found objects which doubles as a lamp. It is the first collaboration by the Gem Kingdom and Mimi Berlin Specials Ich Will ein Fisch im Wasser Sein is made by hand and can be made to order, all UNIQUE pieces. Please contact Mimi Berlin for more information.
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