The three men pictured below were some the tallest men on earth, in the beginning of the 20th century. Ralph ‘Tex’ Madsen or the ‘Tall Cowboy’ was photographed in 1919 on the steps of the Capitol in the US of A. The German soldier, photographed and captivated at Calais in 1944 is believed to be Jakob Nacken. After WWII he returned to New York, where his job was being the largest Santa Claus in the world. Gogea Mitu a.k.a. ‘Goliath of Romania’ was a boxer from, yes; Romania, photograped here in 1935 together with an ‘opponent’. They all most likely suffered from gigantism don’t you think?
How lovely and strange are these images?! That’s it for today: Have a one! xoxo Mimi
What do the Red and Blue chair designed by Gerrit Rietveld in 1918, The Wassily chair, designed by Marcel Breuer in 1925 and the Lounge chair and ottoman designed by Eames in 1959, have in common, except for the fact they are designed in the 20th century? Well, these design icons have all been re-invented by Dutch Designers. Just that.
by Tessa Koot, 2017.
by Marcel Breuer, 1925
by Eames, 1956
by Mal-furniture, 2012
by Maarten Baas, 2010
by Rietveld, 1917
Red and Blue Chair designed by Gerrit Rietveld in 1917. Wassily Chair, designed by Marcel Breuer in 1925 (currently produced by Knoll). Lounge chair and ottoman designed by Eames in 1959. (currently produced by Herman Miller)
There are probably are more examples. Please be so kind to share them with us if you know! Thanks! xoxo Mimi
Brainbreaker of the week: Which portrait of Jackie Kennedy was made by Rockwell and which one by Warhol? Please submit your answer in the reply space below. Have a Nice Day!
Both portaits can be seen at The Norman Rockwell Museum! A museum, we, at Mimi Berlin would like to visit very much!
“Inventing America: Rockwell and Warhol is the first exhibition linking Norman Rockwell and Andy Warhol, two iconic visual communicators who embraced populism, shaped national identity, and opened new ways of seeing in twentieth century America.” (read more nrm.org
Hello! Meet Mimi Berlin Senior and Senior. Obviously they are twins. They aren’t amongst the living anymore. But they still are in our thoughts and inspire us everyday to create, decorate and collect everything. #collectingeverything
We love that they wear the same outfit! And look at those pied de coq checkered tops splatting from your screen. We can’t keep the apart! (not true)
Have a nice day xoxo Mimi
Danke Schön Aunties P & M for this wonderful image!
In the early 1990s, the fashion world changed drastically; “Deconstruction” was born. Let’s watch this documentary toninght and get some insight. It is in German, sorry for that…… Anti Fashion; 2012 Directed by Olivier Nicklaus. Produced by Arte France, Lalala Productions.
“In the early 1990s, with the economic crisis, the first Gulf War and the devastation caused by AIDS, fashion reflected the times. It was sombre, desperate and sometimes violent. Clothing underwent deconstruction and recycling, and fashion shows became fashion performances. Fashion would never be the same again.-A riveting tale of interwoven destinies, recreating the feeling of an era, pulsating the energy of an epic novel.
A tale of creativity, money, egos, successes… and falls.”