Seven Magic Mountains by Ugo Rondinone

Seven Magic Mountains by Ugo Rondinone

All images Ugo Rondinone: Seven Magic Mountains, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2016. Photos by Gianfranco Gorgoni. Courtesy of Art Production Fund and Nevada Museum of Art.

If you’re not in the Las Vegas area you can also go to Rotterdam to see the work of Mr Rondinone Vocabulary of Solitude, is the title of Ugo Rondinon’s solo exhibition at museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam. 13 February – 29 May 2016 ugoinboijmans

(via thisiscolossal)


Office Party with Chris Kabel

Office Party with Chris Kabel

(photocredits; JW Kaldenbach)
At the Salon/Paris presentation during The Grand Paris Design Festival, we bumped into to these very festive neon lights, designed by Chris Kabel. Mr Kabel created a device to cover the neon tubes with colorful, transparent garlands. When the Office Party is over you can just slide the garlands back! A nifty light design, Auch Haben! Continue reading


Ultrafragola is a mirror desgned by Ettore Sottsass in 1970. Suddenly we are in love with this mirror. It has a neon light in pink and it’s made from plastic and it’s Large. What else do you need to spice up a room? Right: Nothing. Auch Haben!

Description: Ultrafragola; Mirrored glass with vacuum-formed opaline
acrylic with pink neon light. Produced by Poltronova, Italy. Both in its name and in its sinuous shape, this evocative and erotic ‘vanitas’ is a homage to Ettore Sottsass’s obsession for women. It was realised in materials that were unashamedly new: wavy vacuum-formed acrylic sheet and coloured neon light as opposed to the more traditional mirror made from gilded, carved wood. For Sottsass “Life is perceived by the senses before the intellect, and sexuality belongs to that sensorial vocabulary.” He intended this piece to carry deep meaning and yet carry a modern simplicity. In the home the object would assume a ritual value, as if it had sprung from the ancient oriental cultures in to the present. This was the only production piece from the Mobili Grigi collection that Sottsass designed for Poltronova in 1970 yet still looks as fresh today. (text via centrostudipoltronova)

Introducing Beja von Bis With NEON Art

Introducing Beja von Bis With NEON Art: It occurred to us that Beja von Bis has never been properly introduced on Mimi’s Blog. And that’s a darned, doggone shame on Mimi Berlin’s part!

You must know that Ms von Bis has been blogging for over one year, every single Monday, at Mimi Berlin’s Blog. Continue reading

A Ride through Nanjing Road, Shanghai

A Ride through Nanjing Road, Shanghai. Nanjing Road (南京路 Nánjīnglù) is Shanghai’s main shopping street, and one of the most hectic ones we’ve ever seen. It’s also a long stretch so they have little sponsored trains to ride you back and forth on this shopping street. That’s what we filmed for you, the view we had in the 5 minute ride.