Cubelin at Schloss Landestrost

Cubelin at Schloss Landestrost


| CUBELIN at Schloss Landestrost |

Applied Art and Design


CUBELIN at Schloss Landestrost – preparing the exhibition near Hannover for applied art and design. In the impressive rooms of the beautiful Chateau 34 high profile designers and artists display a various selection of their quality works   until the 13th of December.


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Out of the Box

Out of the Box

Out of the Box

Sometimes it´s just overwhelming!

There are 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.

An art exhibition is always a good place to make such jaw dropping experiences.

Just recently at the art fair „Positions“ in Berlin I found right next to all the interesting pictures and paintings these really fascinating wall objects.


Emile Zola


At first I didn´t realize what they were made of – I just liked the colours and the patterns and shapes, they reminded me of the cross section of a tree.

I was surprised and curiously took a closer look.

The artist Francois Duplessis has a deep passion for books – and the way he uses them, is really out of the box. For him the books are mainly material.

He uses old and precious ones with a colourful or golden cut, and by using high pressure he creates these interesting shapes. For many years he´s been working on his bookstories now, and he keeps reinventing them.




He has done a lot of other inspiring book objects, for further reading please check out Francois´website at

The Dot – Point of View

The Dot – Point of View

The Dot – Point of View

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.

Yes, you might now suggest some drugs for help, but no, thank you ;)

I think our world is so outstandingly amazing, there´s no need for that.

As we all know, everyone perceives the world around us in a personal subjective way.

And some of us really have a whacky experience with it.

Like Yayoi Kusama.

This woman is obsessed with dots. Today she is one of the most important japanese artists and internationally known for her exquisite net and dot paintings as well as her sculpture and performance work.

„Accumulation“1963 P: Tom Powell

But how on earth is someone doomed to paint dots over and over again? This background story is what fascinates me about Kusama:

Since she was a young girl she has had hallucinations. They started for example while she was eating her breakfast. She stared at the tablecloth and got lost in its pattern. When she looked up to the ceiling, she saw the same pattern, it appeared at the walls, she saw it on her body and finally in the entire space around her. As she described it, she felt like dissolving herself completely in the pattern until nothing of her remained.

Those hallucinations accompanied her throughout her whole life.

Kusama had to struggle a lot to be accepted by her family. Her parents followed her wish and sent her to New York in 1955 – but only under the premise of never coming back to Japan.


In the recent years some of the big names in fashion business collaborated with her like Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton. And I just love the picture of George Clooney for W-Magazine, completely wrapped up in dots and thinking…?

P: Emma Summerton

Today Kusama is 86 years old and she is voluntarily living in a mental hospital in Japan and she still does what she loves doing most: painting dots.

This last picture of her work below is about infinity and was part of an exhibiton at the Tate Modern 2012.

„Infinity Mirrored Room – The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away“ 2013, P: Maris Hutchinson

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