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.”

images/via viintage.com

Made In Amsterdam-Noord Photography for IJmagazine

IJmagazine

IJmagazine is a printed ‘glossy’ magazine about Amsterdam-Noord, well, it’s actually printed on beautiful matte paper. By ‘glossy’ we mean that the content is very high-end in means of lay-out, photography and stories. Inside this second issue you will find a photo-series by Mimi Berlin and JW Kaldenbach. We made an alternative shopping-editorial on things ‘made’ and ‘collected’ in Amsterdam-Noord.

Amsterdam Noord

Furthermore the magazine shows hot-spots, interior styling, architectural pieces in Noord, and most important: newly build homes, as in buildings for sale in the Northern part of Amsterdam, across from the city-center near the IJ waterfront.

IJmagazine is for sale

The IJmagazine is for sale at the so-called better bookstores, such as for example Athenaeum and Scheltema in Amsterdam. Or subscribe to the ‘aan t IJ‘ newsletter and get it for free.

More on Amsterdam Noord HERE on this Blog

Enoteca Dai Tosi Winery in Matera Italy

Enoteca Dai Tosi Winery in Matera Italy

The Enoteca dai tosi is a winery situated in a cave, completely carved out of stone and developed as a single circular staircase. Enoteca dai tosi is designed by the Belgian studio architecten de vylder vinck taillieu, it is a tribute to Matera, it’s home city in Italy.

(images courtesy of enoteca dai tosi)

The city of Matera lies in a small canyon carved out by the Gravina river. The historical center, along with the Park of the Rupestrian Churches, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993. Continue reading

Fictitious Feasts Photograped by Charles Roux

Fictitious Feasts Photograped by Charles Roux

Charels Roux made a series of photo’s based on different food scenes in literature. Meals from “Oliver Twist” (Charles Dickens), “Carrie” (Stephen King), “The Catcher in the Rye” (David Jerome Salinger), “Remembrance of Things Past” (Marcel Proust) and much more have been visualized by Mr Roux. e guess this goes a step further than your average food photography, what a great idea! Charles Roux also turned these photographs into his own book: Fictitious Feasts and exibited at the FoodPhotoFestival, in May 2017 at Vejle, Denmark.

Fictitious Feasts Photograped by Charles Roux
From ‘Fictitious Feasts’, work about food scenes in literature. Here the three porridges bowls from the German tale “Goldilocks and the Three Bears “(Goldlöckchen und die drei Bären) by Jacob and Wilhem Grimm. (image courtesy of Charles Roux)
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