Red Nose Plastic Face

Red Nose, is a portrait and a musicbox.

Red Nose is a part of the ‘Important Bagatelles‘ series, made only with discarded (early) plastics by Mimi Berlin. Red Nose is a unique work, signed by Mimi Berlin.

This is a crappy video of the Red Nose portait in action, there is little action; but it’s cute.

Fish Figurines Toys for Girls

Fish Figurines

New! Fish figurines by Mimi Berlin. Toys for Girls from the Bagatelle series.
Below we present: “Used Fish” and ‘Fish Lamp 3’! These fish figurines, well actually they are whales, are based on our classic Fish Lamp in black. The ‘Used fish’ and the ‘Fish lamp 3’ are assembled with hard-plastic (second hand found, early plastics, tupperware, rubber and a led-light.) The tails are made of pressed glass. Both figurines are unique and signed pieces.

Important Bagatelles

At first glance the ‘Important Bagatelles de Mimi Berlin‘ seem like unpretentious objects, fast compositions and even trifle maybe. That’s all true; the statuettes are light in style and come with a very mellow character, they are bagatelles. Why are they ‘Important Bagatelles’ we hear you ask. Well: the important part lies in the fact that the sculptures are carefully made as a source of stimulation. First the stimulation of the basic human senses. Then you are supposed to glide into a state of body awareness which is, ideally, lust.

Mother Nature

‘Toys for Girls’ is dedicated to Mother Nature; no natural materials whatsoever are used. We try to clean-up the globe by using discarded plastic and glass. And we like to keep things positive in the age of the ‘plastic soup’. So, we celebrate the inventions of early-plastics like bakelite and celluloid, Also by finding the beauty in perspex, rubber, and other non-biodegradable plastics. But only in so-called “feminine” pastel colors. Remember, this series of statuettes is dedicated to Mother Nature, not Father Nature.

Want to see more statuettes made by Mimi Berlin? Click Here.

Happy Birtday to You Dear Dearest

Dear Dearest

Happy Birtday to You: here’s a cake for you!

‘Happy Birtday to You Dear Dearest’ is a statuette by Mimi Berlin from the ‘Bagatelle‘ series. The ‘Cake Bagatelle’ is an everlasting cake with one, fake, candle,  It’s pink and made from hard-plastic. (ø 7,5 x 17 cm, Vintagedeluxe Tupperware/led-light). Want to see more statuettes by Mimi Berlin? Click Here.

See more Happy Birthday wishes here on this blog.

Bagatelle No.25 WoO 59/Bia 515

Für Elise

Bagatelle No. 25 in A minor WoO 59/Bia 515 for solo piano, commonly known as “Für Elise”, is one of Ludwig van Beethoven’s most popular compositions. It is usually classified as a bagatelle. The composition was not published during Beethoven’s lifetime, having been discovered by Ludwig Nohl 40 years after the composer’s death. The identity of “Elise” is unknown.

Bagatelle No. 25 WoO 59, Bia 515
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Unpretentious

A bagatelle is a short piece of music, typically for the piano, and usually of a light, mellow character. The name bagatelle literally means “a short unpretentious instrumental composition” as a reference to the light style of a piece. The earliest use of the name “bagatelle” for a musical work was by François Couperin, in his tenth harpsichord ordre (1717), in which a rondeau is titled “Les bagatelles’.