We, at Mimi Berlin, don’t care much for candles in our home, we aren’t the romantic type that way. The artsy Pillar candles (2018) by Lex Pott and the Hematite Candles (2015) by the Haas brothers made us wanna have a change of mind though. These usable and colorful pieces of wax art are SO over the top fun! Not only literally, they are huge, but also the shapes are spectaculair.
The shape of the Hematite collection are created by filling a panty hose with plaster, then binding them with ropes. They were made exclusively for Cultured magazine, in a limited edition, with the proceeds going to a good cause. They are sold out since they were made in 2015. Lex Pott’s Pillars “refer to the standardised pillar candles but are transformed into an eclectic palette of shapes” and colors. These wax totems are still for sale; for the addresses you can check lexpott.nl.
We know we are writing about indoor candles on the fist day of Summer, a useless topic for the time of the year. But, in our defence, they are very pretty to look at so we wrote this post as a reminder for when the dark winterdays are upon us. What do you think? Would you have these wax pillars in your home?
Belgian singer-songwriter Paul Van Haver, better known as Stromae, has joined the Brussels-based label Mosaert as artistic director (an anagram of Stromae) to launch a capsule collection. Mosaert Capsule Collection n°1 is a collection of clothing designed by Luc Junior Tam, inspired by English Grammar Schools and African wax prints and colors. Mosaert is a Belgian creative label which designs not only clothes but gets busy with music, graphic design, photography and video as well. We, at Mimi Berlin ordered us some socks online.
Wax figure of Jean Harlow in the Stars Hall of Fame, Orlando, Florida. 1976 (credits: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, )
Man viewing wax statue of actress Jean Harlow on display at the Stars Hall of Fame attraction in Orlando, Florida. (credits: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, )
Stars Hall of Fame: Jean Harlow. The Movieland Wax Museum, with over 300 wax figures in 150 sets, was the largest wax museum in the United States. Located in Buena Park, California, it was one of the most popular wax museums in United States for decades. Allen Parkinson founded the museum on May 4, 1962, but sold it to the Six Flags Corporation in 1970. In 1975, Six Flags opened a Movieland Wax Museum clone called “Stars Hall of Fame” in Orlando, Florida, it was closed in 1984. (knowledge from wikipedia) (Photo credits: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, floridamemory.com)