Hinges in Green by Mimi Berlin

Hinges in Green MB Stock Images

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

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Folded Elephants made in the 19th Century

Folded Elephants

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).

Mrs Beeton’s Household Management Book

Isabella Beeton

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.”

images/via viintage.com

Satan and Woman Pulp Fiction Book Covers

Pulp Fiction

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., [1951]. 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)

Thanks a bunch Rex Dieter!!!

Dylan Westerweel Winner Lichting 2019 Fashion Contest

Dylan Westerweel

Dylan Westerweel is the winner of Lichting 2019. That’s the annual fashion contest for freshly graduated Dutch fashion design students. Westerweel graduated with honors at the ArtEZ Arnhem fashion design department. He showed his work, together with 13 other participants from schools allover The Netherlands, at De Nieuwe Kerk. The Nieuwe Kerk (tr; New Church) is a wonderful venue used as catwalk during the Amsterdam Fashion Week. Since we cover this fashion contest each year we suggest you click here to get to know more about Lichting.

Homme Fatale

Westerweels winning collection ‘Jack Saul’ is inspired by rent boys from the Victorian era. Dylan created the male counterpart for the femme fatale with his vision and design talent. By using the beauty and sexuality of the boys as a weapon and a tool, he created a well balanced collection. The images above show what that story looks like.
(photocredits: Team Peter Stigter)

Jury is

Kim Bekker (Freelance Creative Direction for a.o. Isabel Marant), Eva Losada (Fashion Photographer), Jo Simpson (Curriculum leader at Fashion & Textiles department Central Saint Martins) and Rolien Zonneveld (Editor-in-chief for i-D Netherlands).

Jury says

“Over the course of fashion history, designers have reacted to, and in many cases influenced, the social and political frameworks of sexiness of their respective times. Today, with gender identities and expectations crumbling quicker than ever, the idea of what makes a man sexy has never been more fluid. Dylan’s collection was a refreshing take on what that masculine sexiness means in 2019. Inspired by the rent boys of the Victorian period, he gave us an interesting take on the idealised masculine silhouette, by crafting intricate corsets for men and combining it with soft and seductive fabrics. His use of embroidery, hand painting and 3D structures in florals and anatomical hearts showed great technical skill. His baby blue and magenta pink colour pallet, applied to soft hand dyed pink cotton and wools was original and fresh.”

Honourable mentions were given to Iris van Wees, graduate of AMFI Amsterdam Fashion Institute and Armia Yousefi, graduate of Utrecht School of the Arts.