New! Fish figurines by Mimi Berlin. Toys for Girls from the Bagatelle series. Below we present: “Used Fish” and ‘Fish Lamp 3’! These fish figurines, well actually they are whales, are based on our classic Fish Lamp in black. The ‘Used fish’ and the ‘Fish lamp 3’ are assembled with hard-plastic (second hand found, early plastics, tupperware, rubber and a led-light.) The tails are made of pressed glass. Both figurines are unique and signed pieces.
At first glance the ‘Important Bagatelles de Mimi Berlin‘ seem like unpretentious objects, fast compositions and even trifle maybe. That’s all true; the statuettes are light in style and come with a very mellow character, they are bagatelles. Why are they ‘Important Bagatelles’ we hear you ask. Well: the important part lies in the fact that the sculptures are carefully made as a source of stimulation. First the stimulation of the basic human senses. Then you are supposed to glide into a state of body awareness which is, ideally, lust.
‘Toys for Girls’ is dedicated to Mother Nature; no natural materials whatsoever are used. We try to clean-up the globe by using discarded plastic and glass. And we like to keep things positive in the age of the ‘plastic soup’. So, we celebrate the inventions of early-plastics like bakelite and celluloid, Also by finding the beauty in perspex, rubber, and other non-biodegradable plastics. But only in so-called “feminine” pastel colors. Remember, this series of statuettes is dedicated to Mother Nature, not Father Nature.
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A new diptych is added to Mimi Berlin’s image library for you to enjoy! This pair is called Door hinges in Green.
Dyptich Image Library
On the left MB000017 Green Door hinge. This image is a detail of ‘Home away from Home’ a sculpture by Do Ho Suh (photographed in 2019 at Museum Voorlinden) On the right; MB000018 Green Door hinge 2. This image is photographed at an old Marine building from 1915 in Amsterdam.
MB Stock Images
MB Stock Images is Mimi Berlin’s image library, photography also by Ms Berlin. Added and unique value to this library is that you buy in pairs, always and only. In other words: it’s a diptych image library.
Have a look, maybe you need this imagery, and maybe you don’t. Either
way, don’t say we didn’t offer. If you are interested please leave a
reply and we’ll get in touch. Have a nice day! xoxo Mimi Berlin
Illustration is signed Van Straelen. The elephant that Charles and Ray Eames initially developed out of plywood in 1945 is available in plastic from Vitra. The Folded elephant is made from a single sheet of leather and produced by Deru in Germany in the 1960s (buy).
These wonderful illustrations are from ‘Mrs Beeton’s Book for Household Management’ which was published around 1861. We, at Mimi Berlin, are always in awe of what people used to call salads. Look at these colorful sombrero-like dishes below, aren’t they just great?! How much fun are they compared to the salads we serve today? Right, SO much more fun!
Book of Household Management
“Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management was a guide to all aspects of running a household in Victorian Britain, edited by Isabella Beeton. It was originally titled Beeton’s Book of Household Management, in line with the other guide-books published by Beeton. It was first published as a book in 1861 by S. O. Beeton Publishing, 161 Bouverie Street, London, a firm founded by her husband, Samuel Beeton.”
Home Life and Comfort
“Isabella, was 21 years old when she started working on the book, and she died at 28. The first publication was in 1859 in the form of 24 monthly installments. On December 25, 1861, the monthly installments were combined into book form and called The Book of Household Management, and was used as a guide for all Things Connected with Home Life and Comfort.”
The Grandmother of Modern Domestic Goddesses
“It was an immediate best-seller, selling 60,000 copies in its first year and totaling nearly two million copies by 1868. Beeton has been described as ‘the grandmother of modern domestic goddesses’ and to this day her name still has iconic status in Britain: most people recognize it and know its connotations, although relatively few have actually come into contact with the book itself.”
Have a look at these classic book covers of Pulp Fiction from yesteryear. Satan is a woman and Satan was a lesbian. These pockets are highly collectable and worth lot’s of dollars!
“She carried hell in her heart”
“Brewer, Gil. SATAN IS A WOMAN. New York: Fawcett Publications, Inc., . Small octavo, cover art by Barye Phillips, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Gold Medal #169. Paperback original. The author’s second published novel; the second novel he wrote, the first to be purchased by Fawcett, but published by them after they published 13 FRENCH STREET, also released in 1951. A hard-boiled mystery novel. Touch of edge rubbing, a light stress crease to front cover, a near fine copy. (#128082).” (image via/buy lwcurrey.com) Satan was a Lesbian, 1951 (image via/buy amazon.com)