CUBELIN IS ALL ABOUT INSPIRATIONAs I believe in inspiration and creativity being viral - I ´d love to pass on to you some of that spark and joy I feel inside of me: because aren´t we all connected with each other?
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1. Good vibrations and beautiful outfits! Arriving at the Kronprinzenpalais I was quite surprised by the overall good mood and the creative outfits of the visitors. Even the photographer at the entrance looked very stylish despite of some rain....mehr lesen
This is Tine Steen, a Berlin artist with danish roots and me at my Inspirational Breakfast at Benedict-Berlin ( more at gabi-becker.com) We look so happy because we´re talking about stuff we love. You won´t believe how many years it took her to really start...mehr lesen
What a wondrous world this can be! Setting scenerie for the most extraordinary stories: this one about Bill Traylor really intrigued me! This man was born a slave in 1854 in Alabama. He never was educated in writing or painting and worked all day in the hot fields....mehr lesen
Me in the Tate Britain - not being aware that it´s not allowed to take photographs. So I apologize. But let me share here the brilliant and beautiful works of the great David Hockney! Being one of the most popular artists of our time this exhibiton shows the most...mehr lesen
Sometimes in life you just follow your intuition. You just see something and know, you have to go there, or you have to do it. And you can´t explain why, it just feels right and important.
That´s what happened to me, when I saw the textile works and carpets of the renown british artist John Allen.
She is sweet and sexy and maybe you wouldn´t instantly be aware of her super powers. But this girl really rocks! Marie Le Febvre is going after her dreamsmehr lesen
Originally I just wanted send out some dear Christmas wishes to you – but then.
Seeing the terror and agonize in Syria, Aleppo, and elsewhere and the same terror and fear right before our eyes in Berlin. And all that terror creating more hate and anger wherever you look…
As you know, I believe that all our lifes are connected with one another. One great way of experiencing this is through inspiration. In general, I think there are a quite a lot of things out there, which we lost our connection with.mehr lesen
Are you content with what you see? Are you alright with the world around you?
If so – that´s awesome! If not, let me ask you this: What makes you not happy? Is it the things – or is it you perceiving them….?
On my last trip to London I have been lucky to accidentally find out about this special exhibiton. David Bowie has been a keen and enthusiastic lover of modern art. Sotheby´s had various pieces of his personal pieces on display – and I would like to share the pictures I made with you.mehr lesen
The Weight of the World! What a beautiful titel, full of impact. It´s the title of a recent exhibition of Etel Adnan in London I was lucky enough to visit.
And this 91 years old lady does know a lot about the world and its weight.
Toni Meneguzzo, an international renown photographer and a very likeable guy from Italy recently presented his latest impressive and personal project called „Go Shala“.mehr lesen
Recently I overheard a conversation at a gallery opening. He was a lawyer and he suddenly made this clear and decisive statement, which really impressed me:mehr lesen
Ever seen something so delicious, far too beautiful to eat it? This happens with the art of Carmen Morales: She´s performing magic with her label „Sweet Table Rocks“.mehr lesen
This girl´s work is modern, trendy, pop art and glamorous! And it´s huge! This is Mickalene Thomas sitting on her sofa in her New York studio. But have a closer look!mehr lesen
This lady from switzerland has a big heart for all sorts of tags, labels and etiquettes! And her creations are most extraordinary!mehr lesen
The art of Meredith Woolnough is showing the beauty of nature in knotted embroidery threads. The creations look like …mehr lesen
This is a post you might not expect on a blog like this. Nevertheless, as I want to share with you inspiration in every aspect of life – I would dearly recommend you to read the amazing story of Anita Moorjani.mehr lesen
Her whole life this woman has been in love with textiles, patterns, colours and texture. Looking back now with 82 years, Sheila Hicks can claim to have always followed her passion…mehr lesen
Anita Keckeis is an embroidery designer from Austria, living in Berlin and truly special! At the age of 12 she already knew what she wanted to become…mehr lesen
Any idea about this egg? As we all now: sorting out the garbage in the kitchen is not really a fun topic, isn´t it? …mehr lesen
Ellen Jewetts strange work is just incredible! Her dreamlike shapes and characters are both fascinating and bizarre…mehr lesen
Prof. Laima Orzekauskiene is definitely a difficult name – but really worth remembering it! She is from Lithuania and I met her at the textile art exhibition in Berlin…mehr lesen
For my Cubelin works I meanwhile have about 300 gobelins from all over the world – and where to store them? Quite a problem, because they all have different sizes and need lots of space…mehr lesen
I think it´s so important to surround yourself with beautiful and unique things of good quality! It makes such a difference – you feel more worthy and every time you look at it, you get this warm loving feeling…mehr lesen
What a wonderful idea, to have the perfect set of plates and tableware, elegantly matching together in one scenerie, but with different motifs on each piece.
This seems to be a difficult task, because I´ d have to decide for one single set…
Since I am absolutely not into cars – the more I was surprised to find a dream of my childhood came true ironically at Rolls Royce at Kurfürstendamm / Berlin…mehr lesen
Soooo many fantastic ideas out there – and the most inspiring ones, as I feel, are those which open up new vistas.
That is what`s always catching me – that unexpected twist of something I already believe to know…
Have you ever heard of the deep dream? Google invented this software which works like an artificial neural network. It is now able to see and recognize patterns in images and interprets objects in them with its own datasets…mehr lesen
So this overwhelmed me – such a sweet idea! And such a talent of artist Wendy Tsao from Vancouver to bring the doodled sketches and painted pictures of children into real life…mehr lesen
Today I would like to introduce you to the colourful work of Claudia Levin – firstly a wonderful and lovely woman I just met recently and secondly a very inspiring visual artist. I am totally impressed by her warm and charismatic pictures, and the way she develops them.mehr lesen
What really drives me as a human being is trying to see the so called outside world from different views and angles. That´ s why I love to watch perspective changing movies and I am fascinated by art, which is able to do that …mehr lesen
I love those kind of actions!! Why keep all the beauty of our master art pieces locked inside the museums?mehr lesen
I often walk through town and just love to watch how other people dress – especially elder ones! And I find amazing inspiration in it when they style themselves in a unique or unusual personal way. This is really a fun game to play…mehr lesen
It is such a sad story to tell – about the short life of Charlotte Salomon. Just by chance I heard of this german painter, who was murdered 26 years old at KZ Auschwitz 1943.
A friend of my daughter had to talk about her in school ….
Yes – I totally LOVE fashion! And recently I fell in love with this beautiful top by Designer J.W. Anderson. The landscape motif is so captivating, I did a little research and found out, the artwork was made by textileartist John Allen (81)…mehr lesen
Now this is a very special day for me, as today is the 7th anniversary of my man and me. And as we are both pretty occupied with „stuff“, we won´t celebrate it in any big way…mehr lesen
One of my favourite artists is Martin Creed from the UK. I was attracted by his work in the London restaurant Sketch. Creed is internationally acclaimed for working across a multitude of disciplines including installation, sculpture, music, dance and film. And he got famous when he won the turner price 2001. What I like so much about him is his playful approach towards art.mehr lesen
Puuh… so hard to decide for only one of her wonderful pieces: Sarah Illenberger is a multidisciplinary artist based in Berlin and does such great work at the intersection of art graphic design and photography. She is highly creative and there is always fun and a twist in her work.mehr lesen
She must be a maniac! This girl from poland – her name is Olek – is so exiting, inspiring and full of bursting energy. She is crocheting her whole world in order to transform it – I am always reminded of a cocoon…mehr lesen
PET Bottles. Hm, yes – not really inspiring objects. We all know them, use them, collect them and return them (at least in Germany). Veronika Richterova doesn`t…mehr lesen
When did you write your last CV or your biography?
Was it to apply for a job? Or for your website? Some days ago a friend of mine called me with an issue that sent me on a quite interesting time travel. She is writing a book about single moms…
Mrs. Perfect lives near my place and I don´t know her personally.
Sometimes she passes me by on her bike with her children (she has four!) and she always keeps herself in this graceful upright position. She´s blond…
As I write to you in english you have for sure realized that I do need a lot of practice. :)
I know! ;)
Some of the reasons why I write in english:
Alicia Watkins from Connecticut calls herself weird and she likes weird stuff – just like I do :) Her art is cross stitching and with this idea she is really out of the box! Just adorable funny!mehr lesen
Gosh! This just left me speechless! I am a big fan of wallpapers, but this one is way more than that: High quality nonwoven wallpaper from Dutch brand NLXL.mehr lesen
Wanna know what is the upcoming – really promising future place to be for Berlin art? It will be the former factory compound at Lehderstrasse 34 in Berlin Weissensee initiated by Jonas Burgert…mehr lesen
If you look around your flat – are you happy with your wall decoration? With mine I was definitely not! Every time I sat eating at my kitchentable, I had an urge of doing something with that boring white wall …mehr lesen
Spring arrives – and what more does a girl need than a shiny golden shoe – mirroring the sun? :))…mehr lesen
I found the perfect writing – desk, I only need a bigger room for it:) It is functional and yet so cool and modern and… tataa here it is! …mehr lesen
I often meet such talented people who do extraordinary stuff, but they don´t pursue it! One example are the lovely iron-on-transfers by Ewa Wendler-Dabek…mehr lesen
A lot of my finds I will show you in this blog I tracked down in exciting London (my favourite city)! If you happen to be there you …mehr lesen