Yours truly, Mimi Berlin, is very fond of the instant photo’s made in the impersonal photo booth’s, and has been for decades. Needless to say the Mimi Berlin Photo Archives are stuffed with them. Mostly black and white (color used to be expensive and not so common as today) and made in cities all over the world. This collection has various theme’s: A) alone, with 3 persons and with as many persons as possible. B) being pretty, being funny, doing things you’re not suppose to do.
There aren’t that many original booths left, most of them are digital nowadays (also fun but that’s an other story) In Berlin Mitte you’ll find two old-fashioned booths which have become a touristic attraction. And with reason, it’s so much fun to have your picture taken by a machine, the waiting outside for the photo’s to develop, blowing and shaking the sticky photo’s dry when they did, inhaling the chemical smell, judging the (self) portraits …..All part of a top attraction indeed!
“Can you guess the theme of Band of Outsiders’ new shop-in-shop at Opening Ceremony in Los Angeles? We’ll give you a hint: colorful construction toys…” (via Hint Fashion Magazine)
“Professor Tina Haase of the Technical University of Munich’s Faculty of Architecture has recently completed a project designing a kindergarten in the Garching area of Munich with a 26m long wall built of 250,000 Lego bricks.”(via Xymara)
There are also a couple of “generation Lego” people who get inspired by The Plastic Cubes as an inspiration. And it gets ugly
“Alberto Basaglia and Natalia Rota Nodari for Luxit, an energy-saving LED fixture with an innovative, modular shape that resembles an iconic LEGO block, and is available in 10 varieties – from floor lamps, wall and ceiling installations to clamp-on desk lighting.”(via mocoloco)