Mimi Berlin’s powderbox girls for sale at Magasin Horaz
Mimi Berlin’s statuettes come in a nice gift-box. On the left on the counter at Magasin Horaz.
Mimi Merchandise (3-D print, H:20 cm. Made in a limited edition of 10 pieces) Mimi Berlin’s Giant Albino Rabbit (limited edition #2/10) for sale at Magasin Horaz
Magasin Horas is certainly worth a visit! Not only for our goods, but also for the other wonderful products in store, such as the Hacked collection by Van Slobbe Van Benthum, and many more ‘speciality’ brands! Click the link to read more about this small department store on this blog. Molenstraat 19, The Hague: open daily from 11:00-19:00
A new and lovely department store has been opened: Magasin Horaz in The Hague. Why is Magasin Horaz special? The shop itself: it’s divided into separate rooms in a historical violin workshop (from Josef Joachim Vedral, violin maker) built in 1700. The goods: a mix of, well, everything; carefully selected by owner Horas Simanullang. Browsing the store you can feel the fun it’s owner has with filling his store, we think that’s very special! Magasin Horaz has a small selection of high quality goods like menswear fashion (Comme des Garcons, Van Slobbe Van Benthum) bespoke designer objects, (cook) books, interior design items, some top notch foods and sooooo much more. The back of the store houses a small art gallery with a new exhibition every two months. You can also have a drink in the “Red Room” and sit outside on the patio if you like. The shop has yet to have a “Grand Opening” but it is open already!
Shopfront seen from the inside
Old violin store
Things not for sale at Magazin Horaz
Things not for sale at Magazin Horaz: poetry from 1900 (image courtesy of Magazin Horaz)
The Hague: the city where queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands live. Magasin Horaz is situated in the old part of town: the center in the Molenstraat, a stones throw away from the Royal Palace Noordeinde, that’s where the Dutch king works. Visit Magazin Horaz on Facebook
Festival Designkwartier The Hague: at WOTH Wonderful Things
One of our favorite design magazines: WOTH Wonderful Things has it’s fifth issue in stores now! The Magazine was launched during the opening of the WOTH Wonderful Store which was open during the Festival Designkwartier (tr; Design Quarters) in The Hague for three days only! Unbelievable; the effort WOTH has taken to tranform it’s headquarters for such a short period of time….
Hubert de Givenchy at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague
The Pre Kardashians Era.
Hubert de Givenchy and entourage
A Givenchy afficionado
One of the quotes, which were placed throughout the exhibition
Dress worn by Jackie Kennedy, Notice the brooch(?) on the mannequins head, fun!
bridesdress from the sixties
Photocredit: Wendelien Daan. Light entertainment at the end of the exhibition: dressing up and having your picture taken at the photobooth
Mimi Berlin Blogger Team went to the opening of the fashion exhibition Hubert de Givenchy – To Audrey with Love yesterday. It’s a retrospective of the work of French couturier Hubert de Givenchy (opening the Givenchy fashion house in 1952, retired in 1995.). The exhibition has been curated in close consultation with Mr de Givenchy himself. The couturier has personally selected many of his (never seen before) creations, some of the accessories styling was obviously done by the Master himself as well: the mannequins were embellished with costume jewelry and sunglasses in a way only a mind from the previous century could come up with, we thought the accessories were literally the icing on the cake; interesting and fun!
This is the second time that the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague has an exhibition on the work of Givenchy. In 1988 ‘Hubert de Givenchy. Haute Couture worn by Audrey Hepburn’, was curated by Ietse Mey, the opening of this exhibition was attended by both Audrey Hepburn and Hubert de Givenchy. We, at Mimi Berlin, attended that opening as well but we didn’t have a Blogger Team back then, in fact the word ‘Blogger’ didn’t exist yet.
The Gemeentemuseum Den Haag collaborated with Eloy Martínez De La Pera Celada, who recently worked jointly with Hubert de Givenchy on the ‘Hubert de Givenchy’ exhibition at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid, Spain (2014/2015). Art direction was done by Maarten Spruyt and Tsur Reshef, collection curator is Madelief Hohé of the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag. (read more gemeentemuseum.nl ) Hubert de Givenchy – To Audrey with Love; 26 November 2016-26 March 2017
Yes, Mimi Berlin Blogger team took partysnaps as well: see them here
Mr & Mrs J. visited the Woth Store, and took some snaps for you!
WOTH (short for Wonderful Things) Is a publishing company and creative agency owned by Mary Hessing and Toon Lauwen. During the Designweek in The Hague, The Netherlands, they transformed their headquarters into a shop filled with designer goods i a very tasty way. The “taste” of WOTH. Want to know all about them? visit the site! www.woth.coContinue reading →
We attended the opening (27-02-2016) at Heden in The Hague, of the Strandbeelden Drawings by Theo Jansen. Yes drawings! Many of them; the next step of the evolution of Theo Jansen’s inventions, made in plain pencil are on show. In the cellar of Heden you can visit the ‘fossils’ of passed away Strandbeesten.
Animaris Proboscis (Slurf), an actual invention, is situated in the middle of the gallery. Theo Jansen told us these animals are his life-work, he helps them with their evolution. Maybe they will be, one day, “finished” But that’s when Jansen won’t anymore alive he said. (Mr Jansen used much more eloquent words of course)
If you have never seen a Strandbeest in real life, or Jansen’s drawings for that matter, you should certainly visit the Heden Gallery in The Hague, it’s quite an experience stepping into his world!
(Februari 26 / April 9, 2016)