Sunday, August 1, 2010
Justin, a CAD Technician from Bristol, sent me pictures of a modern dollhouse he is building for his daughter. Here is the proto-type of the "Jusali Scan Dollshouse" in 1:12 scale. Jus, as many of us, is a working full time parent and hobbiest on the side. He hopes to finish it for Christmas. He designs his houses by computer aided design so getting them manufactured will be a lot easier than cutting them in his shed. He has future plans for more designs and producing them as either self assembly kits or fully assembled houses.
I asked Jus about what got him started in minis...
"I have been a frustrated Artist/Sculptor/Designer since I can remember but have never found a medium that has given me as much excitement as designing houses. I could have studied Architecture but I’m not interested in the process of Architecture only the conceptualisation, if you get my drift? My daughter of course kick started the idea and once I got started I knew I had found a medium for my creative outlet at last!
The catalyst and a luxury I have spent years trying to achieve was my shed, I designed it bespoke and finally finished it last summer, this is my space and I can indulge my OCD type tendencies with gay abandon. It's got all the mod cons, sound system, PC, TV, all salvaged from skips, clearouts etc. It's even fully insulated with double glazing so not too hot in summer and not too cold in winter."
I love his house, but am even more envious of his shed. Thanks for sharing Jus. We'll look forward to seeing the house finished.
(all images from Justin A. in Bristol UK)