Mimi Berlin SenioR’s 1960s Marriage Pictures


Mimi Berlin SenioR dug up this old marriage photo album, and believe it or not; yes, these are wedding pictures, honestly! The story goes as follows. Mimi Berlin SenioR was all dressed up, almost ready to pick up his bride (also Mimi Berlin SenioR) from her parental home for the ‘ceremony’. But first he had to poke up the fire to add some warmth to the small attic (multitasking here: smoking ànd poking) they would call their Home. Nice detail are the very new shiny pots and pans on the shelf in the kitchen area in the background, must have been THE wedding gift.

(photocredits: Henk v/d Vet)

PS for all you youngsters who don’t know what the f*** they’re looking at:

This is Minimal Living Galore in The Netherlands of yesteryear! The heater runs on coal, which you had to set on fire with matches (and probably a newspaper or something like that). The coal had to be stored in-house. Mind you; Mimi Berlin SenioR lived in a small attic so that must have been quite the ordeal. Un imaginable these days, ain’t it!

Smoke Glasses by Joe Colombo

Smoke Glasses by Joe Colombo

We, at Mimi Berlin, quit smoking the other day. Obsession with cigarettes has taken over our minds; hence this post. The Smoke glasses are designed to have a drink and a cigarette in one hand at the same time; how very functional!

This barware is designed in 1963 by Joe Colombo for Arnolfo di Cambio, which still has the Smoke glasses in stock.

Mina & T. Thielemans Live

Mina and T. Thielemans Live

Toots Thielemans (29 April 1922 – 22 August 2016) has passed away. So let’s remember him today. Altough our alltime favorite tune with Mr Thielemans on harmonica is the theme from Midnight Cowboy, the performance below isn’t bad either, au contraire!

(Danke schön J de G for sharing)

Rose-Tipped Cigarettes

Rose-Tipped Cigarettes

How Chique!! Cigarettes with a red rose filter! No red lipstick smear visible; keep your filter’s “clean”

Here is a link to a video titled ‘Rose-Tipped Cigarettes’ on the British Pathé website – http://www.britishpathe.com/video/rose-tipped-cigarettes; In the east London factory of Godfrey Phillips Ltd we see various shots of rose tips being put onto Turkish cigarettes. A woman opens a box of roses, removes the leaves and puts the head in a bowl. A girl takes a rose from the bowl, sorts the petals and punches out the tip shapes with a special cutter. Girls sits at benches, sticking the rose petal tips onto Turkish cigarettes with gum. The finished cigarettes are put into carton.