Working Title: Toys For Girls by Mimi Berlin

Working Title Toys For Girls by Mimi Berlin

Sketches for new work. Statuettes which you can actually play with! Made with found and collectable objects of plastic, glass, rubber and brass,

See more unique (on of a kind) objects by Mimi Berlin HERE at the mimimall.me

Shivering Bowls by Nendo

The Shivering Bowls by Nendo are a set of bowls for the KAMA. Sex & Design exhibition at the Triennale Design Museum in Milan (5th Dec 2012 –10th March 2013). The curators asked eight designers to create an object, in conjunction with an exhibition that explored ideas of eros in design from ancient times to the present, from a cultural anthropology and mythical perspective. “We located the intersection of eros and design in the spiritual pleasure provided by an object’s touch, and decided to make an extremely thin bowl out of silicon for our contribution. The bowl resembles a ceramic one, but with a tension to this perception, generated by the extreme thinness that would be impossible to achieve with clay. The bowl changes shape as easily as liquid when it is touched, and continues to quiver momentarily in response to the outside force. We wanted to express eros through a design that invokes desire – a design that viewers simply can’t bear not to touch.” (movie by Takahisa Araki/photographs by Hiroshi Iwasaki.via Nendo)

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Rubber Duck in China

Rubber Duck in China. Florentijn Hofman’s Rubber Duck is very Popular during Beijing Design Week. BJDW adapted the image of the rubber duck for merchandise (badges, an actual bathtub version in a pretty box and yellow shoes), so did everybody else. At the Summer Palace, where it lies, you can find the duck all over the place. First as signing on the floor (so you know where to find it) next as a photo opportunity; re-sized both for parents and kids. The BJDW merchandise is sold in giant white eggs, the (counterfeit?) fluffy toy by people in the streets. The last encounter is with the Giant Rubber Duck itself, together with a gazillion other people you can stroll or paddle your way around this yellow icon. For us, at Mimi Berlin it was a long anticipated, but weird trip …

Why are these photo’s so foggy? You ask of us. Well today the smog-alarm was 305 AQI, that’s why.

Facemasks

face mask 1920s

Beauty facemask, 1937Electric_face_maskSlim diet beauty face mask, 2011(via)
Rubber beauty masks, worn to remove wrinkles and blemishes, 1921

Electric face mask, 1939

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My Beauty Diary mask,2011, by
My imaginary friend

Mineral Nutritional care collagen beauty face mask, 2011(via)

Aluminum Facial Spa, 2011 (via)
Rubber beauty masks, 1921.(via)


Toilet mask, or face glove, 1894 (via)

1916 (via)

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