Mimi Berlin, 2013. Head Balancer, mixed media 7 x 10 cm
Bunny Suits by Laser 3:14 (image via Boomerang.nl)
YES! Our Head Balancer will be printed in an edition of 100.000 postcards by Boomerang Cards who came up with an assignment to create a design inspired by a poem written by Laser 3.14. We, at Mimi Berlin thought our picture of the Head Balancer statuette would be a fun match to the “Bunny Suits” poem by Laser 3.14, so did the graffiti artist, he chose our image to be the winning one. The postcards will be distributed throughout The Netherlands and can be found in various bars, clubs, cinema’s and restaurants, for free. We suggest you get our card as soon as possible! What the heck, get yourself a dozen! Continue reading →
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.
A two million dollar Palace of Pleasure comprising a beautiful motion picture theatre on the main floor seating 2,500. Ballroom on second floor accommodating 2,000 couples. Dancing nightly with music
The Catalina Casino – Avalon Bay – 1929
Avalon Casino Mural Detail on Santa Catalina Island, John Gabriel Beckman.
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)
Yesterdays Breaking News: The British Royal Baby Son is born!!!
The Royal couple showed the newborn baby son yesterday. Middleton wore a spotted, light blue Jenny Packham shift dress. Prince William wore a shirt in the same color, his sleeves were rolled up, it must have been a though job….. Gratuliere, dear Petit Prince. xoxo Mimi Berlin
Found at Boomerang E-cards