An Adult Playground by Superflex in London

An Adult Playground by Superflex in London

One Two Three Swing! Work by the Superflex trio is on show at the Tate Modern in London. Mimi Berlin Blogger Team’s Mr and Mrs J. went to this exhibition and took these images for us. We aren’t quite sure if they were impressed. We need to call them and check it out. In the meantime we suggest you visit here to learn more about this exhibition.

One Two Three Swing! by Superflex can be enjoyed until 2 April 2018

(all images by Mr and Mrs J.)

Red Star Over Russia A Revolution in Visual Culture

Red Star Over Russia A Revolution in Visual Culture

Mimi Berlin Blogger Team went to see the Red Star Over Russia (A Revolution in Visual Culture 1905 – ’55) exhibition at the Tate Modern in London the other day. This exhibition marks the centenary of the October Revolution. On show is a visual history of Russia and the Soviet Union. From the overthrow of the last Tsar and the revolutionary uprisings of 1917, through to the struggles of the Civil War and Stalin’s campaign of terror, it reveals how political events led to the social transformation that inspired a wave of innovation in art and graphic design across the country.

David King

‘Red Star Over Russia’ is made with the huge collection of the late graphic designer David King (1943 – 2016) which carries over a quarter of a million artefacts by famous and anonymous photographers, artists and designers, it features over 250 posters, paintings, photographs, books and ephemera. King started his collection of over 250,000 items relating to this period while working for The Sunday Times Magazine in the 1970s. The collection was acquired by Tate in 2016. Read and see more on David King. Continue reading

Illustrations by Ignasi

Illustrations by Ignasi

Ignasi is “a digital artist from Barcelona, living and working in London.” So it states on Ignasi’s website. Ignasi makes films and illustrations: best go to the website and browse for yourself; if you like this work as much as we, at Mimi Berlin, do that is.

Commisioned work; illustrations, gif’s and films by Ignasi are almost all given by fashion- houses like Dior, Gucci, Bally, Louboutin and Louis Vuitton.

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instagram: @ignasimonreal
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19th Century Tatouages by Sutherland Macdonald

19th Century Tatouages by Sutherland Macdonald

This image is so pretty, and it comes with a story too: read that by clicking the ‘mymodernmet.com’ link below. But, in a nutshell, it says that Sutherland Macdonald was named the first professional tattoo artist in England, he was operating a tattoo parlour out of London’s Turkish Bath in 1889. We, at Mimi Berlin, think it looks very, very beautiful!19th Century Tattouages by Sutherland Macdonald(image via mymodernmet.com) Continue reading

The Courtaulds at Eltham Palace

The Courtaulds at Eltham Palace

Textiles heir Stephen Courtauld and his wife Virginia bought Eltham palace, in the south east of London, as their main residence in 1936. The Courtaulds lived there from 1936 until 1944. Before the couple moved into the palace it was transformed (and revamped) into a 1930s design dream in combination with the remains of a royal, medieval palace. The Courtalds hired the architects Seely and Paget for this job. We guess you have to see it in real life to appreciate this palace….Anyways it’s decadence galore!

(See and read more / via english-heritage.org.uk/ bbc.com  / dailymail.com)

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Choke Chokers

Choke Chokers

On Instagram we noticed the Choke Chokers, a project by designer Sinéad O’Dwyer and project manager Ottilie Landmark. The project was “born out of a desire to re-imagine leather waste materials.” These lovely leather sexy sustainable necklaces debuted at Copenhagen Fashion Week with a pop-up shop. And today you can get them custom made for your neck in London. More info @choke_chokers on instagram

What is Choke Chokers?

It started with a simple design idea for a choker. We used what materials we had to make the first and realised that this principle was important to us. Thus all our leather and fur are remnants from the fashion industry that would otherwise be discarded. This project is therefore not just about creating a high quality handmade product but has also opened a window for us to provoke a dialogue about sustainability.

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