Adam and Eve in Wood

Adam and Eve in Wood

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

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.

Five Inches of Limbo by Annie Collinge

Five Inches of Limbo by Annie Collinge

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)

 

Barbie in Vogue Paris

Barbie in Vogue Paris

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)

Dolls by Martine Birobent

Dolls by Martine Birobent

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

Life Once Removed by Suzanne Heintz

After hearing the same question over and over from friends and family — “Why aren’t you married yet?” — art director Suzanne Heintz got tired of it and set out to do something about it. She got herself a little family of mannequins. Over the course of 14 years and 10,000 miles of travel, she took her fake family everywhere and took all kinds of “family” pictures.


(via Suzanne Heintz)
A personal photography project about what is essentially…Spinsterhood, and the American Way. Continue reading