Michael Mapes Human Specimens

Michael Mapes Human Specimens
Artist Michael Mapes has created portraits which we, at Mimi Berlin, like very much. The portraits are made out of many different, collaged fragments pinned onto the background like they were insects. You could say he dissected the human species. Below images of Specimen: E.V.Y. made in 2017 and, from the same series but dated 2007; Male Specimen: SS
Specimen: E.V.Y., Michael Mapes, 2017, 14″ x 16″ x 3.5″, Made with photographic prints, botanical elements, hair, insect pins, gelatin capsules, specimen containers, sand, dirt.

Male Specimen: SS, Michael Mapes, 16″ x 14″ x 3″. Made with photographic prints, misc collage materials, insect pins, pinning foam, glass vials, magnifiers, gelatin capsules, petri dish, resin filled plastic containers, within wood box with glass cover.

Make sure to check out his website to see other series made in a similar way like the Pin-Up or the Dutch Masters series for instance!

Marni Market Playland in Milano

Marni Market Playland in Milano

We, at Mimi Berlin, didn’t attend the Salone del Mobile 2017 this year because we missed our flight. But that you now by now, if you follow our blog….. Well, this week we will be posting about venues, designs and other places we feel we really missed out on. Being the Fashion Angels that we are we feel sorry for missing Marni‘s Playland installation. Luckily there are lot’s of pictures, gif’s and what have you not, on the interweb. And Marni also created a mini-market online for us to buy stuff from. Like the bag pictured below; which is actually a ‘Maxi geometric vase holder’ or a “trapeze-shaped-PVC- Artefact-product-with-possible-mperfections”; LOL!


“On the occasion of Milan 2017 Salone del Mobile, Marni will be transforming its space at Viale Umbria 42 into one big playground: MARNI PLAYLAND.
Reflecting on the concept of play, Marni invites the public to forget predefined rules and structures and interact with the surrounding space and the intriguing elements it contains. The MARNI PLAYLAND is a stretch of sand which is the perfect backdrop for a series of extraordinary objects and furniture sculptures that have cast practicality aside to embrace their playful side, leaving them open to interpretation.” (read more marni.com)

On Marni’s Youtube channel you’ll find more video’s and more images are to be seen at dezeen.com

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Beja von Bis: Sand

Objects and grains of sand, the beach is never dull.
LOVE,
Beja

Photo’s by Beja, Terschelling, 2014

Beja von Bis: Summer Dream

A perfect beach day…photo_beja_von_bis
spent in the office.

Love,
Beja