Flower Botanical Models

Flower Botanical Models

Maybe more pretty than real flowers, maybe not, either way…Auch Haben!

img via http://stories.rbge.org.uk/archives/author/lornastoddart / http://www.beikey.net/mrs-deane/?paged=65 / https://new.liveauctioneers.com/item/33531103_four-r-brendel-mixed-media-floral-botanic-models / https://nl.pinterest.com/pin/350858627195606893/ https://herbologymanchester.wordpress.com/2015/03/ http://www.gmmg.org.uk/our-connected-history/item/plant-model/ https://delftschoolmicrobiology.weblog.tudelft.nl/tag/brendel/ https://www.dorotheum.com/en/auctions/current-auctions/kataloge/list-lots-detail/auktion/10836-clocks-metalwork-faience-folk-art-sculptures-antique-scientific-instruments-and-globes/lotID/426/lot/1764134-a-c-1900-r-brendel-berlin-botanical-model.html / http://stories.rbge.org.uk/archives/author/lornastoddart

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Shapes of Plants and Plastic in Green

Shapes of Plants and Plastic in Green

A buxus , a planter and an armchair.

Mimi Berlin started using Instagram (@mimiberlin_amsterdam) on a frequent basis a whiile ago. Due to that fact we forget to post the images we make ourselves on this blog. Which, to us, is a shame, since we intend to keep this blog forever and make it our own encyclopedia. The first two images are made by us, the last one is the toad chair designed by Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne. (image via jousse-entreprise.com)

People sometimes ask of us; what is it that you do Mimi Berlin? You keep posting these random images with equally random topics…. Well, we answer, we read these images. Just as important; we edit them, not with Photoshop, but we like to combine images to create new visions or ideas, or to ‘write down’ what’s in our minds, so we don’t forget.



A quick Sketch by Mimi Berlin 16/1/2017. Camugarden boots 2015 from Valentino Garavani and an Anthurium: Stockphoto from Dreamstime.com.

Pitch of the week: Flowers in shoes.
Wouldn’t this be a lovely page in a magazine? xoxo Mimi Berlin.





Alberto Barraya’s Herbarium of Artificial Plants

Alberto Barraya’s Herbarium of Artificial Plants

(read more nararoesler.com / img via artribune.com)

Flower Arrangements by Azuma Makoto

Flower Arrangements by Azuma Makoto

Well ‘Flower Arrangements’ is probably a bit of an understatement. Maybe his work is better qualified as art (if we need to label, which we do) Azuma Makoto’s work ranges from sending a 50 year old bonzai tree into space to putting 10,000 mini jars filled with flower petals in the shopwindows of Colette in Paris.

For the last Dries van Noten Fashion Show he repeated his project ‘Iced Flowers’; flower arrangements captured in large blocks of ice. These ‘Iced Flowers’ were showcased along the runway and were so overpowering that we even didn’t noticed the garments….oops (That’s how we, fashionangels at Mimi Berlin, got aquinted with Azuma Makoto’s work)

The making of “ICED FLOWERS” January 10 & 11, 2015. At 483 Furuike Ogose-machi, Iruma-gun, Saitama, Japan / Masuda seisakujo (via youtube.com)

(images via azumamakoto.com / designboom.comproject-bonsai/ theaviso.com/ designboombox-flowers)

More art woth flowers on this blog

Cave of the Crystals in Mexico

Cave of the Crystals in Mexico

Where People are tiny. The ‘Cave of the Crystals’ lies 120 meters below the ‘Cave of Swords’

cave-of-crystals-mexicoCave of the Crystals or Giant Crystal Cave (Cueva de los Cristales) is a cave connected to the Naica Mine 300 metres (980 ft) below the surface in Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico. (thahanks Beja von Bis) Continue reading