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?
‘Never standing Stll’ is the name of the latest Hong Kong Ballet campaign in celebration of their 40th anniversary. The art direction, typography and the video are made by Design Army, This design agency is, in their own words, a “Full Service Design Centric Agency”. Okay, they are based in Washington DC. What we really like about this campaign is that it mixes classical and pop references. That is done So well! After watching the video we, at Mimi Berlin, really need to see a performance by this ballet company. #bucketlist
Gotta Love this video! All the color! All the movements! All the references! All the fun! Brill!!
Hong Kong Ballet 40th Anniversary season brand video by Design Army
WE’RE NOT DECORATORS WHO CHANGE THE PAINT COLOR. WE’RE STRATEGIC BRAND ARCHITECTS WHO LOOK AT THE WHOLE PICTURE AND IMPACT EVERY ASPECT OF THE MODERN BUSINESS THROUGH THE LANGUAGE OF DESIGN.
These colorful bears, made of feathers, were on show in 2013 at the galerie Perrotin in New York. At first sight they look cute, almost like Pinata’s but when seeing these sculptures up close they gave us a horrible feeling…check it out. See if you feel the same. Paola Pivi site.
(left) paola pivi ‘I never danced before’, 2013 urethane foam, plastic, feathers 214 x 90 x 104 cm / 84 1/4 x 35 1/2 x 41 inches (right) ‘sometimes I have to stand for my safety’, 2013 urethane foam, plastic, feathers 224 x 94 x 97 cm / 88 1/4 x 37 x 38 1/4 inches photograph by guillaume ziccarelli / courtesy galerie perrotin
view of the exhibition, paola pivi ‘ok, you are better than me, so what?’ galerie perrotin, new york, 18 september – 26 october 2013
paola pivi ‘it’s not fair’ (detail) 2013 urethane foam, plastic, feathers 122 x 245 x 64 cm / 48 x 96 1/2 x 25 1/4 inches photograph by guillaume ziccarelli / courtesy galerie perrotin
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I don’t think I have to use many words to convince you this is great. Well, maybe when you are not a big fan of colorful art. But who is that bitter? I can name a few come to think of it. But let’s not go there.-
Just look her up, she does have exhibitions from time to time.. Enjoy!
Liebe Grusen. x Rüpert
About the work above; “Canadian Photographer Jessica Eaton has created more dazzling photographic works for her debut exhibition in the UK- Ad InfinitumOpening Jan. 23rd – Feb 8th, 2014 at The Hospital Club. The images are made on sheets of 4 x 5 film and a series of monochromatic cubes. Eaton places red, green or blue gels over the camera lens to make multiple exposures of each cube, “The darkroom is a really visceral way of build a deeper understanding of the medium … and I have pushed the magic of it all into the very small darkroom I now have, the chamber inside my camera bellows.” (via jessicaeaton.tumblr)