Saturday, January 22, 2011

Tile time in the Antrim

I finally found some free time to get back to the Antrim. I've used the PRD carpet tiles before to make larger rugs, but in the latest CB2 catalog, they used the carpet squares in a single row like a runner, so I thought I'd play around with that.

The Antrim is still in our dimly lit garage, so I have to jerry-rig a hanging light onto a ladder to get any light on the house now. I plan to take some better photos when we move it inside with better lighting.

The Goods: PRD Miniatures carpet tiles, bed, linens, paintings, mirror are also PRD. Japanese pillows minimodernistas. For everything else please see previous post for details.

Here is the full view of the room.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Wilson House - shrine to mid century laminate

Retro Renovation is an incredible blog focused on mid-century modern renovation. I've visited the site over the years for design ideas and inspiration, but I missed the posts on The Wilson House. Maryann Roy sent me the link to this cool video about the house. Last year she made a miniature of the living room with the motiff on the wall for Barbie, but you can see the real living room in the video and pictures linked below.

Cool video "The Wilson House - shrine to mid century laminate" »
More pictures of The Wilson House »

Thanks for the scoop, Maryann!

Maryann is still a Barbie girl, but she did create this beautiful 1:12 bedroom set for a local charity auctioning off a dollhouse last year. Looks like we're not the only ones wanting more 1:12 from Maryann. I blogged before about some of her work here, but you can see more of Maryann's gorgeous 1:6 scale "neo-retro furnishings for fashion dolls" on her site here

(images from Retro Renovation and Maryann Roy)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Free Giveaway Winner makes it pretty easy to generate a random winner (Callsmall and other bloggers have been using for giveaways, so I thought I'd check it out). Just enter number of comments, hit generate, look at the 6th comment and CONGRATULATIONS Sonya Rotella! I just sent you an email for your mailing address.

More giveaways to come...

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Love, Hugs and More. New minimodernistas

I love Doris' new Long&Low Love Seat! This smaller sofa could fit just about anywhere, office, living room, bedroom, I must have it! Her new Hemisphere Chair looks like you could just curl up in it; the chair that hugs you back. When I finally get around to making a kids room, I think this would be so cute with some stuffed animals tucked in, too.

Her pixel chair is one of my favorite and now it comes in a 3 colors, brownish maroon, brown and black. I love the pixel squares in the fabric. Her new Shell Table Art is pretty creative, I love how they are all different heights so you can mix and match any of them. I'm going to have to pick up a few of these, I think they would work in any of my rooms.

You can check out all of minimodernistas new items here »

(all images from

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Fascinating Contest

My mouth dropped when I saw the cover of latest Hobby Builders Supply catalog. Inspired by a burger joint from a converted gas station in Atlanta, Ernie decided to create this kit for the HBS annual contest. I see nothing but modern potential out of this kit. I'm thinking I just might enter.

At three feet wide and more than two feet deep, there is a lot of potential. Maybe add a second floor, or move the entrance to the open back. My head is spinning with possibilities. Top prizes are gift certificates to HBS/ Even without the contest, this could be a fun project. Deadline for entry is Dec. 16, 2011. Anyone else inspired?

Fascination Station
Price: $127.00
36"W x 12"H x 26 1/2"D
For delivery outside the US contact 1.800.223.7171 or

HBS 18th Annual Creatin' Contest details here

(images from and

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Mimobe: PRD Miniatures new bedding collection

PRD Miniatures has a fabulous new collection for the bedroom: Mini Modern Bedding (Mi-mo-be). Mimobe is like a mini wardrobe for your mini bedrooms. Paris' ultra talented wife, Lisa has created realistic linens (pillowcases, fitted and flat sheets) to dress your bed just like a real bed. Paris has made a ton of new bed frames to start with, then add a mattress and pillows and go crazy choosing your linens.

PRD Miniatures offers several collections, and also sells sheets, duvets, decorative pillows and throws separately so you can mix and match to create your own dream bedding sets. I'm imaging how good I would sleep if I had any of these on my real bed.

(all images from PRD Miniatures website)