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.
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.
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?
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)