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.”

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Bartje The Dutch Farmer Boy

Bartje The Dutch Farmer Boy

A Dutch Icon in a still-life in stone set by Mimi Berlin.Bartje The Dutch Farmer Boy

The boy in the middle is Bartje Bartels. He is a little farmer boy from Drenthe, a province of The Netherlands. He is brought up in a very poor family. Writer Anne de Vries came up with this caracter in 1935 and named his book after him. He wrote two booksabout Bartje. The quote Ik bid niet veur brune bonen” (I don’t pray for brown beans) became well known in The Netherlands after Bartje became a tv series in 1972. The egg on the right is made out of concrete by Bloomingville. The Powercharger on the left is from Kreafunk. Just so you know! Have a nice day! xoxo

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Graphic Design by Francesco Dondina

Graphic Design by Francesco Dondina

Caratteri Mobili a typeface designed in 2008 by Francesco Dondina for Edizioni Corraini. A 16 pages small book for the “I Sedicesimi” series by Corraini Publishing Company. The title works around the ambiguity of the italian word “mobile” that pertains both to typefaces and furniture.

Mail from Monika Dahlberg

Mail from Monika Dahlberg

We are very honoured to have received mail from Ms Dahlberg! Not an e-mail; No! Actual snailmail, by post! How wonderful that artist Monika Dahlberg took the time to give us, at Mimi Berlin, this wonderful, intimate gift!!!

The last black and white images (see above) are up on the wall of Mimi Berlin’s Headquarters of course!

Make sure you visit Monika Dahlberg’s FB Page to see more of her work!

Whole by Freudenthal/Verhagen

Whole by Freudenthal/Verhagenwhole_freudenthal_verhagen

Whole is the first artist’ book by duo Carmen Freudenthal and Elle Verhagen, edited by Karen Heuter. Whole presents their complete oevre from 1989 up till 2016. Launched  yesterday at the X-Bank in Amsterdam. Today Freudenthal/Verhagen themselves will be present at the Unseen Photofair Amsterdam where they will sign their book for you!

A retrospective exhibition of Freudenthal/Verhagen’s work will be on show at the X-bank gallery and the adjoining Duchess restaurant until  23/11/2016.

Mimi Blogger Team took snapshots for you at the booklaunch party, see them HERE!

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In en uit de Mode/In and out of Fashion

In en uit de Mode/In and out of Fashion

In en uit de Mode, 2000 jaar modevormgeving; Kostuumgeschiedenis op een modieuze manier behandeld; dat kom je niet vaak tegen, en zeker niet geschreven in het Nederlands. Dit boek, gemaakt door Karin Schaknat, vormgegeven door Glamcult Studio, is al in 2014 uitgebracht en heeft een fijne balans tussen hoeveelheid tekst en foto’s. (Misschien heeft iedereen het al in de kast staan?)

In en uit de Mode is een lekker dik boek met informatie over 2000 jaar modevormgeving. Geen droge kost met louter feiten over baleinen, kazuivels enz, maar een leesbaar boek/naslagwerk wat de uitspraak “one day you’re in the next day you’re out” compleet teniet doet. Kortom; een boek met een realistische en intelligente kijk op modevormgeving. (ISBN: 9789089895967 terralannoo/artez press)

In English after the page break

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