Who or what is LOBILAT?
I am a fluffy figure with a mission.
What is Lobilat's mission?
Making humans smile.
Bringing Syrian refugee children in Lebanon
Lobilat- where did that name come from?
LOBILAT is a combination of letters from names of people Miss Stanhope liked very much.
How old is Lobilat?
Lobilat was taken home from IKEA by Miss Stanhope in 2013, but he really came alive during their pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.
So... YOU write books?
Well, there is a children's book about the CAMINO to Santiago de Compostela available in German, English, Spanish, Italian and Arabic. Half the profit made goes to my charity projects for refugee children.
There are also 340p. text published by Miss Stanhope about the trip to Santiago de Compostela. The book is only available German. It is NOT a fluffy feel good book.
When is your birthday?
My birthday is the same as the one of J.S. Bach
(Miss Stanhope's favourite composer)
What do you like about each other?
I like that Miss Stanhope makes a fool of herself
for a good cause.
Miss Stanhope says that
I can listen for hours.
Who is Miss Stanhope?
Miss Stanhope is a human being.
She does not like to be photographed.
She is my personal assistant. She organises all my business affairs and the refugee projects.
Who runs the website and makes the photos?
Miss Stanhope. She does the tax declarations for our business and charity too.
I, Lobilat, am the model and
the good will ambassador for our fluffy missions.
I am aslo Miss Stanhope`s anti-depressive
and anti-aging cream.
Is there anyone else involved besides Lobilat and Miss Stanhope?
No, this is a
one woman & one fluffy enterprise.
What is your favourite cake?
chocolate shock cake
carrot cake with lime mascarpone topping
How old is Miss Stanhope?
She has been feeling like 20
for about 20 years.
Why do you have a shop?
We have to earn money.
We live in the real world, where you need money.
Sadly, we have not won in the lottery yet.
For how long have
Lobilat and Miss Stanhope
Miss Stanhope bought me (Lobilat) for a friend, but the decided to keep me. Then we went both on a pilgramige to Santiago de Compostela. There we became very close friends.
Do you have a favourite movie?
Yes, ISLE OF DOGS.
Are you single?
I have been in love sometimes though.
Still looking for my soul mate.
Who cooks better, Miss Stanhope or Lobilat?
Both. Differently, but equally good.
Always with lots of love.
You can watsch me (Lobilat) cooking...
Have you ever been to the US?
Miss Stanhope has been to NY, but she found it quite expensive.
Lobilat has mostly been to Europe. And Lebanon. And Cambodia.
On a legal perspective...
who is responsible for "LOBILAT"
The human responsible is Miss Stanhope.
Her "real" name, the one on her identification card is Dinah Neuwirth.
Is Lobilat is a charity or a business?
Both. Lobilat is a hipster fluffy. He has business as he needs to help Miss Stanhope with the rent and food shopping. HOWEVER Lobilat also runs charity projects for refugee projects.
Hence, Lobilat has a business account. As an art figure he is also part of a charity association and has his own charity bank account.
Is Miss Stanhope an artist?
No, she is not. Lobilat is an art figure. He is also a art figure/project in the charity association art aspects e.V.
Why are there no pictures,
where one can see Miss Stanhope?
I, Lobilat, am so much better looking.
It is a website about me, not about Miss Stanhope.
Who is your favorite poet?
Jalaluddin Rumi (1207 -1273) is one of the great mystic figures. A sufi. If you want to read more about him, I strongly recommend the book by Elif Shafak "The 40 rules of love".
As I like to give away quotes by RUMI, I have designed a card set (40 quotes) Rumi available in my online shop.
Where are you both from?
From a Swedish furniture house called IKEA.
Has been put in this world by two Germans in Jordan. Miss Stanhope spent the first 30 years of her life moving pretty much every or second year from one country to another. Has been living in Berlin for a few years now and loves it.
What do you wish for?
another dog - pumped by blood
a bigger apartment with a separate office
What is a fluffy mission?
Bringing Syrian refugee children
living in refugee camps Lebanon fluffy friends.
Part of the fluffy missions are the art activities
with kids in Lebanon and Berlin.
What does IKEA say?
For a long time, they said nothing.
I guess, because we were and are a tiny project.
In December 2017 we were awarded 1006 Euro and thus were able to do some bigger at art projects.
Why do you bring Syrian refugee children
fluffy friends from IKEA?
Miss Stanhope loves me (LOBILAT).
I do come from IKEA. Miss Stanhope thinks I am indeed a perfect fluffy friend. She wants the Syrian refugee children to have the same supersoft experience that she has. Originally she just wanted to distribute a few fluffy friends on the streets of Beirut. She never thought this would turn into a bigger project.
How do you finance yourselves?
We finance our fluffy missions over the donations for the fluffy friends and donations that are simply there to fund our projects.
Miss Stanhope also puts a bit of money into these projects, but mainly most of her time and all her heart.
We earn money with our online shop and that's our business (different accounts). We also sell books there, where half the profit goes to our charity projects.
So what are these art projects about?
There are different projects and activities.
We started with the paper heart exchange. So we got Berlin school children (yes, we visit German school kids and tell them about our missions) to draw paper hearts for the Syrian kids in Lebanon. And in Lebanon we got the Syrian kids, who received the German paper hearts.
My favourite is the THE LOBILAT ART PROJECT and my current BUCHSTABENKONFETTI PROJECT
(letter confetti project)
Photos say more then words: see here ART
Do you get upset about what you see in the refugee camps.
Actually, Miss Stanhope gets heavy hearted and at times depressed. She cries a lot. That's her way of getting things out. Watering her soul for growth. If that makes sense.
When we are in the camps, we are super busy.
Miss Stanhope likes to organize these refugee projects, because then she feels better somehow. Dort forget that Miss Stanhope has been living in Lebanon and Syria. That is why this war is really unbearable for her. Miss Stanhope feels sorry for the children.
Why do you do these "fluffy" missions?
If Miss Stanhope were a doctor, she would do something else. But, all she can do is
to organize these fluffy missions. he prefers that over sitting on her sofa crying.
Also, small tiny projects are better than nothing.
Do you speak Arabic?
I speak fluffy Arabic.
Well, there was a time Miss Stanhope was able to speak it well. And now... it is good enough for her to communicate.
How can I support you?
* by wishing us well.
* you can always donate to our charity account
(tax deductable in Germany)
art aspects e.V. Kunstverein
BIC: GENO DEF1 SLR
* you can tell people about us
*share our project online
*shop in our online shop
(as we need to earn money too)
* we are looking for a small office/shop location
in Berlin too.
Is Lobilat a charity?
No, Lobilat is a hipster fluffy. He has a business, BUT runs non profit projects. These projects are part of a charity association.
Can we send you fluffy toys?
No, for several reasons. There is a German charity association Orienthelfer e.V. .
Do you make the fluffy friends?
Miss Stanhope buys them at IKEA. They are called golden goosig.
Miss Stanhope wants Syrian refugee children to have exactly the same now as she has we me.
Yes, Lobilat = golden goosig
Where do you distribute the fluffy friends?
Every time somewhere else to children,
who live in the south (Bekaa) or in the north Akkar (fluffy mission March 2018).
When is your next fluffy mission?
I am always in the process of organising a mission including art activities, but it is not that easy as many think. I can not just walk into a refugee camp.
For updates, please check out fluffy mission.
If you have any questions...
Do let me know!