The ‘Muro delle Bambole’ is a protest, or a way to highlight violence towards/killing of women: that’s femicide in one word. The Wall of Dolls Milan can be found outside, in the Via De Amicis 2. It’s a very grim and gloomy installation of a collection, with maybe hunderds of dolls: tattered, dirty and grey (because they’ve been outside since 2015) they hang from a metal rack.
Amongst the dolls are posters which explain what you’re looking at, images of women who died and also some dried out flowers. So we guess it became a monument as well to remember the female victims of (domestic) violence.
The initator of these walls, which are scattered througout Italy, is Italian TV host Jo Squillo, she works with the organization ‘WeWorld’ in Italy. Continue reading →
No, these are no dolls for sex educational purposes. This was your typical average home decoration set in the 1970s, Adam (with a penis and balls) and Eve (with a vagina) both made out of wood. You could get them in various sizes, but they were all made to fuck! The ones below are the Dutch/German/Belgian version
seventies adam and eve from mimi berlin’s attic
design adam and eve by Tony Futura
Rightside: made by/via Tony Futura, On the left: original dolls from the 1970s, found on Mimi Berlin’s atic.
Comparing the wooden objects above also says a lot about design; Then and Now.
Photographer Annie Collinge’s project “Five Inches of Limbo” is based on dolls she found in New York junk stores with portraits of people who look like them, mainly strangers she met on the street or subway.
The Five Inches of Limbo Publication is for sale/25.3 cm X 18.2cm
Soft cover, hand sewn with letterpress slip case/20 pages
Edition of 150 and signed and numbered. A poem by Margaret Atwood is included in the publication, which was designed by Claire Huss. (images courtesy of the artist)
What a stunning editorial in the Vogue Paris December 2014 issue! Models Elizabeth Erm and Magdalena Frackowiak are displayed as Barbies in a box, photography by Giampaolo Sgura styled by Claire Dhelens & Celia Azoulay. (via wilhelminanews)
Martine Birobent covers her artsy dolls series called “poupees muselées” with intricate crochet, our favorites are the ones above, in color. Ms Birobent also creates more “dark” dolls which are a bit more voodoo like. We at Mimi Berlin always tend to like more happier work. birobent.com
Tattooed Dolls is one of the series from the Enchanted Doll collection by Marina Bychkova, a Russian-Canadian figurative artist and a founder of Enchanted Doll™– a luxury toy label of exquisite, porcelain dolls. Continue reading →