Mono Japan in Amsterdam

Mono Japan in Amsterdam

MONO JAPAN is a celebration of contemporary Japanese craft and design. It is an event and a platform devoted to sophisticated beauty grounded in tradition. Okay! We, Mimi Berlin Blogger Team, went to this Japanese event for the first time ever.

Sugicodama

We were stunned by so much traditional arts & crafts in one building. You must know; we have a complete different image of Japan in our minds: the colorful and tech-forward Japan. But we did spent a long time stroking the ‘Sugicodama’ cedarwood sculptures by Shimpei Arima; they were amazingly soft to the touch!

Mono Japan can be visited through February 19, 2018 at the Lloyd hotel & cultural embassy, Oostelijke Handelskade 34 in Amsterdam.

Teen Spirit Island by Joscha Steffens

Teen Spirit Island by Joscha Steffens

From the Series: Teen Spirit Island, each 60 x 80 cm, C-Print, 2015

As you can see these series (2 out of 6) are portraits of gamers, they are very dark ones (more so in real life) The boys are made barely visible by photographer joschasteffens.de, resident Artist at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam (2016), but you can still see that they are true boys; playing playing playing. (We know it’s called gaming but we think playing is a word that is more suitable for boys, in general.) If they were men they could be pilots of some kind, or any other proffession where you sit behind a screen with devices stuck to your face…..We, at Mimi Berlin, love  boys.

As seen at the Unseen Photo Fair Amsterdam 2016

Unseen Photo Fair in Amsterdam 2016

Unseen Photo Fair in Amsterdam 2016

Mimi Berlin Blogger team went to the annual Unseen Photo Fair in Amsterdam. We had a great time! Being the childish team we are: we picked our favorite works to show you. Maybe you have other images you like better? You won’t know unless you visit the fair. We suggest you do. find all info here on the unseen site

We have to be honest; we also took pictures of less favorite works because the urge and our ability to categorize themes and trends very quick, took overhand sometimes.

xoxo Mimi Blogger Team

Unseen Photo Fair Amsterdam 2014

Unseen Photo Fair Amsterdam 2014

Yesterday we (Mimi Blogger Team) visited the Unseen photo fair in Amsterdam. Unseen is a small fair showcasing international gallery’s/artists. As we wandered through the booths we noticed a lot of anonymity on show. Faces hidden, cut out or otherwise undone of their identity. The hidden image (with white paint) by Cornford and Cross was the most anonymous work at the fair by far. Also on show; a lot of product photography. Everyday-products such as toys, machines, food and what have you not, were both altered (mostly stacked) or left untouched, then photographed. We took some photo’s for you all of what we noticed. Do visit the Unseen site if you’d like to see what we didn’t notice. Continue reading

The Gem Kingdom Loves Mimi Berlin’s History of Circus Legends

And Mimi Berlin loves The Jewelry Designers of the Gem Kingdom! They decided to incorporate Mimi Berlin’s “History of Circus Legends” in their winter presentation at the Premiere Classe in Paris (February 28> March 3 2014). (The Gem Kingdom can be found at stand B29) View a short movie of this presentation HERE

Premiere Classe is a fashion trade show:  “When Luxury meets Creation” is the essential meeting point for creation in Paris at the Premiere Classe. For the past 24 years and twice a year, PREMIERE CLASSE has taken over the heart of the French capital when Paris welcomes the designer fashion shows. PREMIERE CLASSE presents a selection of 350 edgy high end fashion designers who draw the attention of the world’s most exclusive retailers at the Jardin des Tuileries, Terrasse des Feuillants, Paris.

Art Rotterdam 2014

Yesterday we went to the opening of Art Rotterdam in the wonderful Van Nelle factory. The place was over crowded but we still managed to see some interesting works. We will visit this art fair again later this week to have a better look, it really seemed worth a second visit. Tip of the week: if you are near Rotterdam in the Netherlands you should go there!


The Van Nelle factory is an industrial montument, initially designed by Michiel Brinkman, after his sudden death Jan Brinkman and Leendert van der Vlugt finished it around 1930. This building is an icon of the Dutch “Nieuwe Bouwen” movement, or as we say in German the “Neue Sachlichkeit” The Van Nelle building was a factory for coffee, tea and tobacco, nowadays it houses companies and hosts events. The building and it’s surrounding alone are worth the visit to the Art Rotterdam Fair. (image Van Nelle factory via archined)

From 6 to 9 February 2014, this international art fair Art Rotterdam has 114 participating galleries, half of them are from abroad

For some Party Snaps made at this opening go HERE