Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Playing house


At a glance it seems like just an ordinary home (with hip, mid-century modern style) complete with all of life's little mundane details - laundry, recycling bins, even a bit of clutter. But upon further inspection is oh, so much cooler than that! A grown-up girlish fantasy- real life in miniature, and quite an upgrade from any doll house I used to play with!
These modernist dollhouses have become a big hobby for a growing number of people (see houses belonging to Christine Ferrara and Annina G√ľnther, below.) I really didn't realise there was so much tiny furniture out there. I have to say, there's something about tiny things that make them so much more fun! Christine Ferrara shares her beautiful miniature marvels in her blog, Call of the Small, a beautiful collection of mini-spaces that make you want to shrink down to Thumbelina-size so you can inhabit them.

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P.S The opposite - a life size dollhouse.

{Photos: David Azia and Robert Presutti for The New York Times via Design is Mine}


12 comments:

Erin @ SYL: Slipcover Your Life said...

It's two of my favorite things combined; little objects (don't we all love things that are miniaturized?) and modern furniture!

The Zhush said...

Adorable! That Design is Mine column is the best too!

The Zhush said...

Design is Mine blog...that's what I get for answering the phone in the middle of typing!

Betty Gaeta said...

Oh my God! Is a doll's house !!! I love doll's houses!
Have a great day.
xox

escapade said...

Erin + Betty - so much fun!

Zhush - it really is! (not bad for multi-tasking!)

Lillian Chang said...

How cute!! Would love to play house with this....:)

Carole said...

This is just so cute. We are all little girls at heart.

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

oh yes im absolutely swooning it's gorgeous!!!

parallel-botany said...

Incredible!

Is that a mini Expedit? Heh.

escapade said...

p-b - yes it is - and she even made it herself!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

oh my goodness! I loved doll houses when I was a kid... and still love them! so cute! want it!
have a great weekend!

Melissa Allam said...

I had a couple of dollhouses when I was a child and played with them all the time. This grown-up modern version is cool.

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