Yes, a Loudspeaker, not Loudspeakers, plural, as we used too name these things (if we wanted to listen to music in ‘stereo’. But that’s a different and historical story). Back to the topic of this post. The ‘One Smart Speaker’ is designed by the Danish HAY company for Sonos, in a limited edition in cute colors. We’ll categorize this product as Friendly Design. Same as everything else we’ve seen at HAY during the Milan Designweek 2018.
(images via hay.dk) Sonos are supposed to produce good loudspeakers so we, at Mimi Berlin, say: Auch Haben!
HAY and Sonos
“HAY and Sonos explore the role of colors, sound and design with the new HAY Sonos One Loudspeaker. Continue reading →
Stephen Johnson designed a mega large (ø70cm), exact copy of a shiny giftbox bow to make us happy! His ‘Happy Happy’ bows, dating from 2010, have been relaunched in 2017 featuring a lighting unit, made in mirror polished aluminum in four colours. The Happy lights are made to order.
And, what a fun coincidence (is it?): Maison Margiela has bags in the same shape, The MM6 ‘Mirror gift bow shoulder bag’ is also taller than the real shiny paper shiny bows, but way smaller than Stephen Johnson’s lamps. If you want to buy the bag go to farfetch for the lilac one, silver is still on stock at margiela.com. Continue reading →
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
BFGF an Art Brand Inspired by Comfort, Beauty and Humour
BFGF is based in Los Angeles, it is the brand of artist Lilian Martinez. Ms Martinez makes wonderful, digitally printed plaids, cushions and blankets. (also silk scarves and shirts) which she sells in her web shop. On BFGF’s site it says that she is inspired by comfort, beauty and humour, a simple but nice statement! Our favorite piece is the Worldwide Aura Blanket (that’s the pink one with Lisa Simpson)
We, at Mimi Berlin, quit smoking the other day. Obsession with cigarettes has taken over our minds; hence this post. The Smoke glasses are designed to have a drink and a cigarette in one hand at the same time; how very functional!
The designer himself
This barware is designed in 1963 by Joe Colombo for Arnolfo di Cambio, which still has the Smoke glasses in stock.