Hard Plastic Renwal Dolls

Renwal Dolls

Renwal dolls, they look so creepy, don’t they? But at the same time they are SO pretty as well! The photography, by ForgetMeNotVintage; the shop on etsy which sells these vintage dolls, is truly outstanding. The pink doll is neatly placed on a chair, and we can see that she sits in a wallpapered room, the yellow child is also portrayed in a masterly way. We, at Mimi Berlin, don’t want the dolls, we want these photo’s! #auchhaben

Early plastics

Dolls from Renwal toys. above, in pink is the mother, the sister is yellow. Below, in white, are the Renwal Veterinarian Doctor and Nurse Doll, they all belong in a dollhouse and are really small in size. The figures are produced by the American Renwal company from 1945 untill the late 1950s. (Click HERE for an extra read on older and early plastics dollhouses)

(images via https://www.worthpoint.com / ForgetMeNotVintageTN)

Read more about plastic dolls from yesteryear here, on this blog.

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

Jumpy Karl Diptych at Mimi Berlin’s image library

Jumpy Karl

A small ode to Karl Lagerfeld, the fashion designer who passed away recently. Jumpy Karl is now available from Mimi Berlin’s image library. This diptych consist of Jumpy (MB000013) and Karl (MB000014) ©mimiberlin2019

Have a look, maybe you need this imagery, and maybe you don’t.
Either way, don’t say we didn’t offer.
Have a nice day! xoxo Mimi Berlin

MB Stock Images

MB Stock Images is Mimi Berlin’s image library, photography also by Ms Berlin.
Added and unique value to this library is that you buy in pairs, always and only. In other words it’s a diptych image library.
View the complete MB Diptych Image Library by clicking this sentence.

If you are interested please leave a reply and we’ll get in touch.

Tallest Men on Earth in the 20th century

Tallest Men

The three men pictured below were some the tallest men on earth, in the beginning of the 20th century. Ralph ‘Tex’ Madsen or the ‘Tall Cowboy’ was photographed in 1919 on the steps of the Capitol in the US of A. The German soldier, photographed and captivated at Calais in 1944 is believed to be Jakob Nacken. After WWII he returned to New York, where his job was being the largest Santa Claus in the world. Gogea Mitu a.k.a. ‘Goliath of Romania’ was a boxer from, yes; Romania, photograped here in 1935 together with an ‘opponent’. They all most likely suffered from gigantism don’t you think?

How lovely and strange are these images?!
That’s it for today: Have a one! xoxo Mimi

(The photo’s were originally made in black and white, they have been colorized later on- via @historycolored)
Click the link to see more tall people on this blog.

Mimi Berlin Blogger Team at the Unseen Platform Photofair

Mimi Berlin Bloggerteam visited the annual Unseen Photofair in Amsterdam last weekend.

We saw many, many photographic works and met many friends. Like always this small photofair, held at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam (21/23-09-18) is always a joy to visit. Below some images we took of work that stood out for us. Enjoy! xoxo Mimi Berlin.

(all images by Mimi Berlin made with a phone without filters)

Theo Niekus

At the bookfair we met Theo Niekus, a Dutch street photographer who publishes (and makes) his own books (by hand). We were very impressed by his art-book ‘My Image Memory”: 1690 pages thick filled with all kinds of images, collected by Mr Niekus throughout many years. Theo Niekus publishes much more, a.o. the photography magazine ‘Report’. We suggest you visit his site and have a look. theoniekus.nl

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