Monday, December 31, 2007

Art Deco Dream House

This Art Deco Doll's House was built exclusively for Dolly Daydreams. It sold for around $1,380 which included all the lighting, decorations and Art Deco Furniture.
I would have bought that in a heartbeat. I'll have to write them and see when this sold and what the chances are for another version.

(Image from

Hobit House

I am a huge Lord of the Rings fan, and when I came across this I just had to share.

Obelia medusa blogs some really great photos and details of this incredible Hobit House project.

View the history and beginning progress of Tiny Bag End.

View the finished pictures of the Hobit House.

Lastly, Obelia decorated for Christmas.

(All images from Obeliamedusa's Live Journal.)

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Designer's go playground

"Designer's go playground", is a dollhouse and furniture conecept by textile designer Sari Syväluoma and furniture designer Johan Ørbeck Aase that was at the ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair).

Sari Syväluoma from Finland and Norwegian Johan Ørbeck Aase exhibited a modular dollhouse system that can turn into a complete play area. “It’s a play system based on architectural boxes in miniature,” says Aase. “It’s not as ready-made as a regular dollhouse and therefore more open for a child’s imagination. And when your child outgrows it, you can use the boxes as bookshelves or for storing toys. We worked on the idea for two years, and decided to participate in this fair 3-4 months ago. We are looking for manufacturers, as this is only a prototype.” (quoted from Nordic Reach)

(First image from Kids Modern Blog. All smaller images from Johan Ørbeck Aase's website.)

Simple DIY Design

Here's a simple design from KidInfo blog that would be a good starter build.

(Image from KidInfo blog)

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Demolition - The House My Mom Built

It was a little saddening that 3 years of my mom's hard work came apart in 30 minutes. I gutted everything to modernize this dollhouse. I'm looking forward to restoring this house in a contemporary style.

The House My Mom Built - BEFORE

The House My Mom Built - DURING

I'm waiting for all of the building supplies I've ordered to arrive. All of the windows and doors are smaller than standard, so I have re-cut all of the openings.

More pictures to come.

The House My Mom Built - BEFORE

My mom built this house from a kit for me over a 3 year period. Here are the before images before I started to restore it. Sadly, I didn't take the best pictures before I started demo work. I'll have to take better pictures of the restoration process.

Yard Sale

Out with the old to make room for the new. I plan on listing all of this furniture on eBay. If anyone has an interest in any of these items, please contact me; I can post more detailed pictures. All pieces were purchased in 1980's, gently played with, displayed and then stored for the last 2 decades.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Malibu Beach House

Malibu Beach House is my absolute favorite dollhouse on the market. Prices start at $556
from The Dolls House Emporium.

(All images from The Dolls House Emporium)

Modern MC has a Malibu Beach House decorated better than I could image. Check out all of the pictures on

Waterside Way

1, 2 & 3 Waterside Way "Ideal apartment living for different lifestyles". This idea is similar to what I'd love to build for a loft style complex. Waterside Way starts at $419 from The Dolls House Emporium.

(All images from The Dolls House Emporium)

Mackintosh House

Mackintosh House is a another beauty from The Dolls House Emporium's Architectural Collection. Based on famous Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh's design. Mackintosh was a key designer in the Glasgow School style and linked to the Art Nouveau movement. The Mackintosh House starts at $620 on The Dolls House Emporium's website.

Read more about his work in Jean Nisbett's book "The MODERN Doll's House", published 2004 by Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Ltd.

(All images from The Dolls House Emporium)