Meanwhile at the Optician

Optician

Once in a while your eyesight needs to be checked. Visits to the optician become even more necessary when you grow older. It seems like the eyes grow tired of looking at things up-close, and they refuse to focus. We know that age-related eye changes are normal, so we don’t mind visititing the local eyeware store. Au contraire, everytime we visit it’s rather fun. Proof of that below, a portrait of Mimi Berlin by Mimi Berlin, both behind the ‘lenses’.

That’s all we wanted to share with y’all today. Have a nice one! xoxo Mimi Berlin

(imagecredits Mimi Berlin, Amsterdam)

Click this sentence to see Rossana Orlandi, an Italian design curator and older woman wearing her own ‘designer’ spectacles.

Typical Figure Showing Tendency of Student Life

Student Life

Both text and image found on the interweb: “Typical figure, showing tendency of student life – stooping head, flat chest, and emaciated limbs” – from an 1894 book titled The United States of America.”
We, at Mimi Berlin, especially love the way the bodyparts are described!

typical figure student life

This is just one of over 1 million images just released by The British Library to Flickr: The Commons. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/1c14JcN

Mimi’s Green Hands Algorithm Collection

Green Hands

Let’s show a small selection of images with green hands, why not?! They came to us by means of an algorithm: and we, at Mimi Berlin, “don’t look a given horse in the mouth”
Have a Nice Day! xoxo Mimi

Sometimes a social media algorithm works in your favor. These images of green hands for example are a real good ‘image editing’ subject for us at Mimi Berlin. For these kinds of matching images we used to search and collect for weeks on end. Nowadays they just are a gift, too easy and boring for us. That’s why our ‘image editing‘ posts are quite limited these days.

Mr Pearl Designer and Wearer of Corsets

Mr Pearl Designer and Wearer of Corsets

Mr Pearl has constructed corsets for Jean Paul Gaultier, Thierry Mugler, John Galliano, Chloe, Alexander McQueen, Antonio Berardi and Christian Lacroix. And today still for Burlesque entertainer Dita von Teese, for example. His work was on show at the V&A in London at the Undressed exhibition Mr P. is a ‘Corsetier’ also known for having an18-inch corseted waist, wearing his corset 24 hours a day, 7 days a week except when bathing. (we are not sure if he still does that nowadays) We think it’s safe to say he has a fetish. He isn’t the only man alive with this ‘historical related body modification’ obsession; for which you need actual training. The young Drag Queen Violet Chachki comes to mind, Chachki can create an extremely teensy tiny waist as well.

Mr Pearl began wearing corsets after seeing an image of the artist Fakir Musafar (Roland Loomis) with a tightly corseted waist.  Continue reading

Romuald Hazoumé Petrol-Heads: Noix de Coco

Romuald Hazoumé Petrol-Heads: Noix de Coco

Romuald Hazoumé creates wonderful faces made with garbage such as plastic petrol bottles. The one below is our favorite!
Romuald Hazoumé Petrol-Heads: Noix de Coco
Noix de Coco by Romuald Hazoumé – Pigozzi Collection 2013 – Contemporary African Art CollectionRomuald Hazoumé’s work can be seen at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris at the Art/Afrique exhibition which runs through September 4, 2017 http://www.fondationlouisvuitton.fr/en/expositions/art_afrique_le_nouvel_atelier.html Continue reading

Victorine Müller Performance Artist

Victorine Müller Performance Artist

Frau Müller, from Switzerland, performs in her own sculptures which are made of transparent PVC. Below  you can see Victorine sitting in an elephant and standing in a foot with ankle. We, at Mimi Berlin, have never see her perform but these images are breathtajking…..

Stepping inside a pvc sculpture…

We are not sure if we will ever see one of Victorine M¨¨llers performances, we could’t find much new information on her on the interweb…… (images via beautifuldecay.comdesignboom.com)