Søstrene Grene and Plan International Partner-Up

Søstrene Grene

Søstrene Grene is een Deense retailketen, opgezet door de Grene familie in 1973. Søstrene Grene (de Gezusters Grene in Deens) heeft maar liefst 13 winkels in Nederland en twee in België. De producten die te koop zijn worden ontworpen met creativiteit, geluk en plezier (‘hygge’ in Deens) en het concept van “Slow Living” in gedachte. De winkel heeft een ruim assortiment aan producten voor huis, keuken, knutselen, feest, kantoor, en kinderen. Prijzen zijn laag; een afdruiprekje heb je al voor €4,89. Wij, van Mimi Berlin, hebben de winkel nog niet bezocht maar we zijn erg benieuwd! (scroll down for English text)

Koop water doneer aan Plan International

Plan International en Søstrene Grene starten een drie jaar durende samenwerking met als doel gelijke kansen voor alle kinderen, met een nadruk op meisjes. Bij de keten gelooft men dat er meer gelijkheid moet zijn op deze wereld. Wanneer iedereen elkaar als zussen behandelt, zal de wereld een mooiere plek worden. Met deze gedachte is de samenwerking van start gegaan, waarbij een deel van de opbrengst van kartonnen waterkartonnen aan Plan International gedoneerd wordt.
Per verkochte karton, van €0,66 wordt €0,10 gedoneerd aan Plan International. Daarnaast zal Søstrene Grene, ongeacht hoeveel waterkartonnen verkocht worden, het eerste jaar minstens €53.500 doneren. Als er meer waterkartonnen verkocht worden, zal dit bedrag nog hoger worden. Plan International zal het gedoneerde geld gebruiken waar zij het nodig vinden.”

Buy Water, Donate to Plan International

Plan International and Søstrene Grene start a three-year partnership with the aim of equal opportunities for all children, with an emphasis on girls. The chain believes that there should be more equality in this world. When everyone treats each other like sisters, the world will become a more beautiful place. With this in mind, the collaboration started, with part of the proceeds from cardboard waterboxes being donated to Plan International.
To be exact € 0.10 is donated to Plan International for every € 0.66 cardboard waterbox. In addition, regardless of how many waterboxes are sold, Søstrene Grene will donate at least € 53,500 in the first year. If more water boxes are sold, this amount will be even higher. Plan International will use the donated money where they find it necessary.

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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.

KingsDay in Amsterdam. Sharing without Caring

The King of the Netherlands (I kid you not) had his birthday yesterday, 27-4-19. The city of Amsterdam always turns into one big fleamarket on Kingsday. Kingsday is always crowded because this is the only day it’s allowed for everybody to sell anything on the streets. We don’t know the origin of this custom, please look that up if you are really interested.

Weather-wise it wasn’t such a good day for shopping and selling outside. Lot’s of wind and rain made sure that the flea-market-fun was cut short. So a lot of people just left their unsold stuff lying in the street, didn’t clean up or anything and went on their way. Most likely to drink more beer because that’s another custom during Kingsday.

You must now that this is all perfectly good stuff that’s left behind. Many clothes, kitchen appliances, lamps, books, jewelry and also lot’s of toys. Vintage records and antique collectables were left in the rain for garbage. The waste-collectors came as early as 7 o’clock PM. Seeing everything just being trown away and not recycled made us sad: it all seems very respectless.

To cheer ourselves up, we managed to save a pair of black pumps, never-worn plastic Primark pumps, which we are never gonna wear, but throwing away new shoes…we just can’t.

A Quick Tour of Amsterdam Noord with Mimi Berlin

Amsterdam Noord

Amsterdam Noord is the Northern part of Amsterdam which is divided by water. You can reach this part of the city by car or by ferry. Mimi Berlin Blogger Team took the car the other week and we made some pictures, because the scenery changes a lot these days in Amsterdam Noord.

Have a Nice Day! xoxo Mimi

We recommend the ‘Amsterdam-Noord Blend’ coffee at Cafe Keppler.

Mimi Berlin’s Objects at Magasin Horaz

Mimi Berlin’s Objects at Magasin Horaz

Yesterday we visited Magazin Horaz in The Hague. We left some of Mimi Berlin’s unique statuettes, scarves, jewelry and the 3-D printed Albino Rabbit (number 2/10 of the limited, signed edition) :shop shop shop!

Magasin Horas is certainly worth a visit! Not only for our goods, but also for the other wonderful products in store, such as the Hacked collection by Van Slobbe Van Benthum, and many more ‘speciality’ brands! Click the link to read more about this small department store on this blog. Molenstraat 19, The Hague: open daily from 11:00-19:00

Have a Nice Day!
xoxo Mimi

 

New Shop in Amsterdam: Menage à Trois for Men

New Shop in Amsterdam: Menage à Trois for Men

Yesterday* Mimi Blogger Team attended the festive opening of the new men’s department at the Menage à Trois shop in Amsterdam. MENAGE men’s department carries the following brands #joseph#marni#yproject #cottweiler#chalayan #yangli#sunnei and #agnautacouture. We suggest you go to the staalstraat in Amsterdam if you are in need of a new outfit!New Shop in Amsterdam: Menage à Trois for Men

(imagecredits: JW Kaldenbach/menage à trois) The store has an entertaining fußball table!

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