Monday, April 16, 2012

Third place is a charm

Hello page 58 and 59. My first magazine (not catalog) appearance, woo hoo! Yes, I'm jumping up and down. You can read all about my submission to the FDQ / Gem & Jewels / Welcome Home photo contest here, but here's the scoop from the magazine:

"Third prize was both eye-catching and extremely clever. The brother and sister team of Megan and Chris Hornbecker created the perfect pad to propose in. Their photo, entitled, “They Didn’t Have Your Size” stars television characters Nick Cutter from “Primeval” and Amy Pond from “Doctor Who” in the midst of a very interesting proposal. The play of scale and the humor of the scenario is wonderful, and the set is perfection. The addition of lighting through a window and the clever but subtle placement of the rings throughout the room make it a perfect window box for a store, as well as a delightful photograph. The Hornbeckers will receive In Focus and Tonner: Two Decades of Design books from FDQ."

You can buy the Summer 2012 issue of Fashion Doll Quarterly at

(image from Summer 2012 issue of Fashion Doll Quarterly)

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Giveaway Winners...

Winner winner chicken dinner!! Congrats to cowboybunny and It's a Tiny Tiny World. Please email me your mailing address at modernminifan (at) and I will mail these off to you next week. Facebook fan winners Elizabeth Vazquez and Claudia Bates Heckart, please email me as well.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Jen Risom DWR film

Very cool video, interviewing Jens Risom (Danish American furniture designer, who first introduced Scandinavian design to the United States, famous for his brilliant mid-Century modern designs and use of parachute straps). In DWR film he discusses his work and other designer greats like Hans Knoll, George Nelson, Edward Wormley, Eero Saarinen, Harry Bertoia and Charles Eames.

"A design philosophy has to do with the curvature of the design, where does it go, what room does it live in and what can you use with it." Classic.