Thursday, October 13, 2016

We bought a house! A real house!

Okay, I've been MIA, again, but we bought a house!!! After a lifetime of renting we bought our first real house. I started a new blog for anyone who wants to follow along as we renovate this mid-century knock-off to create our modern dream home http://mysocalledeichler.blogspot.com

Our first dilemma is what to paint the kitchen? We are planning to demo and replace with a modern kitchen when budget allows but that will likely be a 3-5 years. Any suggestions? We are painting the main rooms light grey and white. The granite counters are a hot mess of navy blue and muddy white swirl. What's a girl to do?

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Calling all UK Dollhouse builders

Do you live in the UK? Do you build dollhouses? Do you want to be on TV?

A television production company contacted me looking for any UK crafters who build their own dolls houses. Each year they have competitions on the programme and this year they’re having a ‘Toys’ competition and are hoping to find some dollhouse builders.

If you are interested please email me and I will send your information to the production company. You must be from the UK as that's where they film the programme.

modernminifan (at) gmail.com

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Looks like a dollhouse to me

The B&B Italia Arne low swivel bookcase looks like it could be a 1:12 scale dollhouse. Designed by Antonio Citterio in 2005 the bookcase measures 2'4"L x 2'4"W x 2'2"H. I'm trying to figure out how much it costs but it's no longer on the B&B Italia website so I'm guessing it has been discontinued. Bummer, I would have loved to decorate this as a dollhouse. I found it in the catalog of Autodesk's Homestyler Floor Planner, free software to help you design rooms.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Target is selling Lundby?!?

I was surfing on Target.com to see if they were still selling the Loft to Love Dollhouse (they are but still not the furniture), when lo and behold what do I see... Lundby! Target is selling limited supplies of the Lundby Smaland Doll's House $99.95 and the Lundby Garden Bundle $128.75. It's exciting to see more modern dollhouse and big chain stores like Target. I really wish this was an indicator that they might start selling some furniture to go with them. Come on Target, let's get modern!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

"My Design Life" on Mode


Mode spent 5 hours at my house filming my collection and interviewing me for their web series “My Design Life”. It’s a cool series of eclectic artists and interesting projects; the Samurai Hairstylist is pretty wild.

I was so nervous in front of the camera but they did a great job editing it. I'll post pictures tomorrow and more details about the rooms that were edited out.

Here are all of their "My Design Life" videos:
http://www.mode.com/stories/my-design-life/11787798

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

I had cancer.

Well, it's been a long time, but I'm back! This past year has been a whirlwind as I've had several projects keeping me away from blogging. I spent a lot of time styling my dollhouses for photo shoots and magazine interviews. I was featured in The Dolls' House Magazine Sept 2015 issue, Bust Magazine Dec/Jan 2016 and Dolls Magazine March 2016. I'll be posting photos from these interviews over the next few weeks.

"Meet The Grown-Ass Ladies Making Tiny Dollhouses": Anna-Maria from The Shopping Sherpa, Christine from Call of the Small, Emily from Go Haus Go and myself were featured in a fantastic article on modern dollhouses written by Johanna Gohmann for BUST Magazine. It's a great read; you can check out the full article here.

Last month, I had a film crew come to my house to film my collection and interview me for a video series called "My Design Life" for Mode.com. I'll post more on that when the video is released.


For the past 9 years, I had been happily working from home for a small web design company, but my dream job found me and I went back to work full-time again. The new schedule has been quite an adjustment for my family. I'm out of the house by 7am and then back home with the kids at 6:30pm, make dinner, check their homework, and often fall asleep at 9pm when my daughter asks me to cuddle with her. I was exhausted. As it turns out I had cancer. 6 weeks after I started my dream job at Pandora Radio I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I started another blog Cancer Free Countdown to document my journey and keep family and friends updated. Amazingly, it was stage 1 and the cancer hadn't metastasized. I had a mastectomy in February and just last week I had my final reconstruction surgery.

As much as I'm still obsessed with miniatures, they have definitely taken a back seat. I'm hoping to carve out more time to getting back to blogging as I have a huge backlog of posts to share, but my main goal is getting through recovery and physical therapy to get full mobility back.

I hope you are well and please check back as I'll have more posts with new modern dollhouses on the market and some exciting events to share.