Tuesday, February 25, 2014

NEW PRD Miniatures on eBay!

Ohmygawd Ohmygawd Ohmygawd! Did you see the new PRD Miniatures chairs and table on ebay!?!? Gorgeous!!! The table, set of six chairs and lemon filled modern vase are included in the auction. Check out the listing on ebay here http://www.ebay.com/itm/PRD-Miniatures-Modern-dollhouse-dining-table-and-Wishbone-chair-set-1-12-scale-/151239679822

Rémi Noël makes me smile

Sometimes wandering the web takes you to fun places. Parisian photographer Rémi Noël has an interesting take on Americana that makes me smile. You can check out his work at www.reminoel.com.

"As a photographer, he tries to tell brief stories captured at a glance. He quickly left Parisian interiors behind to embark on annual ten-day expeditions to the American West, where - in black and white – he explores the archetypes of American mythology: motels and their neon signs, desert expanses and the highways that crisscross them." - Raphaëlle Stopin

(all photos from www.reminoel.com)

Friday, February 21, 2014

2013 Spring Fling winners

Greenleaf Dollhouses hosts an annual Spring Fling dollhouse contest where the winner gets to rename the dollhouse kit. In addition to the usual top 3, they offer a "Luck of the Draw" prize, so anyone has a chance to be a winner. The seventh annual 2013 winners were announced last November, but I didn't get a chance to post until now. I'm trying to get through my backlog, but here is plenty of eye candy that might get you interested in joining the upcoming Spring Fling 2014 (kit hasn't been announced yet.)

First Place Winner Kelly got to rename the kit The Bora Bora Bungalow. I could totally vacation in this beach hut.

Second Place Winner - Jane. Exposed beams are always my favorite. The birds are really cool, too.

Third Place Winner Mandystar's pier and restaurant really makes me crave sea food. Great details throughout.

This was one of my favorites. Lyssa from Can't Have It Big? Make It Mini! created a relaxing pool house. I love the covered deck.

Talk about living small. Blondie from Tales of Clark Street created an entry that looks straight out of the Tiny Houses and Small Spaces blogs/websites. I love her use of color.

Treehouse! Love it. Great work Mike, but I really want to see the interior. Can I come over and decorate?

Boat garage? Very creative work Jeff!

Angela gets the Best Contemporary award in my book. I love the windows and front door.

Bee House! This is just too sweet. Beeutiful work April.

Marie came up with a great floor plan. Kitchen, living room, dining room and sleeps 4? That's a lot going on in a tiny space. Looks great.

I love that Gayle's houseboat actually floats on water. Awesome.

These are just a few of 29 entries. Many more incredible entries are on the Greenleaf Dollhouses forum. See all the entries here.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Digging the Eames House Blocks

I really like the Eames House Blocks on House Industries, but at $150 I won't be buying a set anytime soon. If I was having another baby I'd pass on the diapers and register for this instead.