Sunday, January 4, 2009

360 Winnett

2009 New Years resolution: make friends with architect.

Any chance this comes in wood? This cardboard model of 360 Winnett was designed by Altius Architecture Inc. for a couple in Toronto. The website documents the design and construction of this eco-modern house. I'm interested to see what it looks like when it's done.

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Saturday, January 3, 2009

FAO Schwarz Dollhouse

The Shopping Sherpa is apparently much more skilled at googling, as she found this incredible picture surfing the web.

The picture is of a "Little Girl Looking Into a Modern Doll House Being Sold at F.A.O. Schwarz" that's available on The image is from the archives of LIFE magazine, which first appeared on December 9, 1940.

Too bad F.A.O. Schwarz abandoned dollhouses like this. Although if you live in one, they now offer a $10,000 service to Make Your House a Doll House. They will build a detailed scale model of your own home. They recreate every inch of your home in 1:12 scale. Including the wallpaper, paint color, lighting—even the actual fabric of your furniture through real swatches or recreated fabric.

I guess I need to live in my dream home first and then I can get a dream dollhouse made of it.

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