Milan Design Week 2018: Life in Vogue


Vogue Italia Magazine has opened it’s doors to the public during Milan Designweek 2018; for the occassion of introducing the newest issue of Casa Vogue. Emanuele Farneti, editor-in-chief, invited 8 designers and architects to re-design or re-think if you will, the offices of the editorial staff rooms at VogueIT. The #LifeInVogue project is “A reflection on the way of living [in} the contemporary office”

Images: The office of the editor-in-chief by Faye Toogood (Roly-Poly furniture). The current affairs office by Patricia Urquiola. The corridor by Marco Bellini. And the copy machine.


Since the official tourguide didn’t speak English, Mimi got te private tour by a very kind man. We had in-depth conversations about the designs and the magazine. Not so much; the tourguide was actually from security. Quote; “this is also an interesting lamp” and you’ll hear lot’s of WOW and REALLY from Mimi. But our confidence level is high enough; we will share the short clips with you. Have fun watching them!

More video’s made at the Vogue Italia office’s during the tour can be found on Mimi Berlin’s YouTube Channel

Life in Vogue at the Condé-Nast offices in Milan can be visited from 12:00 to 8:00 PM until the 20th of April, 2018.

Mot du Jour: Raspberry

Mot du Jour: Raspberry

Mimi Berlin’s word of the day/le mot du jour is: Raspberry. The late Carol Channing shows us when and how you can use this word in a very chique way. Prosito!

From the movie Thoroughly Modern Millie (Universal Pictures, March1967)

See more fruit on Mimi Berlin’s Blog……

Happy Birthday Ms Berlin Sr!!!

Happy Birthday Ms Berlin Sr!!!

Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday dear Youhoo, Happy Birthday to You! Hurray Hurray Hurray! xoxo Mimi

These are the Ross Sisters, acrobats in Broadway Rhythm .,1944

Catalina Casino

The Catalina Casino in Avalon Bay in California is designed by Sumner A. Spaulding and Walter Weber, in an Art-Deco, Mediterranean Revival style in the 1920’s. It isn’t an actual casino, there is no gambling going on in this high building, Inside the Catalina Casino you’ll find the Avalon theater which was built to serve as a movie theater (designed specifically for films with sound) a ballroom and promenade. The 20,000 square foot ballroom can accommodate 3,000 dancers. Today, it also serves as the island’s civil defense shelter, large enough to accommodate Catalina’s entire year-round population. Within its walls is stored enough food and water for all residents for two weeks.

The Catalina is considered to be a “folly“, In architecture, a folly is a building constructed primarily for decoration, but either suggesting by its appearance some other purpose, or merely so extravagant that it transcends the normal range of garden ornaments or other class of building to which it belongs. In the original use of the word, these buildings had no other use, but from the 19th to 20th centuries the term was also applied to highly decorative buildings which had secondary practical functions such as housing, sheltering or business use. Danke Schön Rex Dieter! (image credits: via cardcow / ronorpitelli /whitney)

Mimi Movies featured on Gerrit Rietveld Academy site


For the record; We don’t now for how long, but the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam has featured one of our movies on their site. For Mimi Berlin that is an honour. You must know, this is one of the larger art-academies (public) in The Netherlands. They posted the finale of the fashion show held in 2012. Mimi Movies attended the 2013 show as well, those movies can be viewed on Mimi Berlins Channel on Youtube
Mimi Berlin Movies
Click picture to see which movie we are talking about. (screenshot wed Jun 26/ 2013)