Monday, November 24, 2014

minimodernistas visits the Neville House

The last time you saw my Neville House it had been renovated from a Man Cave to a relaxing lake front retreat. Well now it's been minimodernista'd. I think the 1:24 scale furniture fits so much better in this house.

Deets: Neville House was sold by CB2 in 2011. Ball clock, 3 Sphere Lamp, V-Leg Platform Bed, Long&Low Sofa, Long&Low Chair, Horizon dresser and night stand are all available in the 1:24 scale section of Painting is from Shale, bear rug is from a Man Cave in a box gag gift, other accessories are miniature show and craft store finds.

I can't get over how cute the 1:24 scale 3 Sphere Lamp is. Here it is in 1:24 scale, 1:18 scale and 1:12 scale. It makes a great floor lamp or ceiling lamp. All of these 1:24 scale items plus new 1:12 pillows and furniture are on sale at, 20% off through Dec 3, 2014.

Phillip Nuveen is buzzing in my head

Phillip Nuveen is back with a new luxury studio apartment, The Skyhive.

"The miniature is 24" long by 12" wide by 12" high. The front door is functional and the plexi glass windows panes slide in and out from the top of the structure to allow easy interior access. The home features several 3D printed pieces of furniture, and a functioning tv which is an iPhone 4. Its included and pre loaded with viewing content. The home has 65 LED lights in the ceiling and under cabinet lighting in the kitchen. The kitchen cabinets and fridge doors are not functional as well as the entertainment units doors and drawers. They are a visual suggestion of cabinets, the engineering to make them functional is extremely time consuming at this scale."

The Skyhive is for sale on Phillip's etsy shop for $1,000 listed here:

Sunday, November 23, 2014

20% off new items at - 1:24 scale!

I've been wondering what to do with the Fish Hotel, and by golly minimodernistas' new line of 1:24 scale miniatures are perfect!

Doris is having a 20% off sale on her new line of 1:24 scale miniatures and other new 1:12 scale pillows and furniture. Check out all of her sale items here:

I propped up the Fish Hotel upstairs to try to get a better view, but our city is building a new park in the marsh across the street so there are trucks and fences everywhere. Kinda throws the scale off.

I really want to take everything outside and get some pictures on the waterfront, but everything is too muddy and wet from the rain. I'll have to wait for it to dry out.
Deets: Fish Hotel is $30 or $35 if you buy on Amazon or Umbra. Ball clock, 3 Sphere Lamp, V-Leg Platform Bed, Long&Low Sofa, Long&Low Chairs, Horizon dresser and night stand are all available in the 1:24 scale section of (see all sale items here). Paintings are from Susan, other accessories are miniature show and craft store finds.

7 years and counting

7 years ago I started this blog after purchasing the Antrim dollhouse from Earth and Tree Miniatures & Dollhouses (stay tuned for details on a contest to celebrate my blogoversary later this month). Here is what it looked like, and the exterior I added to it with the help of Paris Renfroe. The Antrim has been discontinued but my first blog post showed the other contemporary dollhouse sold by Earth and Tree, the Merrimack (you can see more pictures of the Merrimack here when I visited the store last summer).

1:12 scale Merrimack pictures from Earth and Tree Miniatures

Here are photos of the 1:12 scale dollhouse and an updated living room that JaNeen sent from Earth and Tree.

1:24 scale Merrimack pictures from

Doris from has been in love with this house for years but didn't have the room for the 1" scale version that is 48" wide x 22" deep x 35" tall. So Doris bought the 1/2" scale version that is only 24" wide, 11" deep by 18" tall. The house inspired her to shrink her designs for a new line of 1:24 scale miniatures. The kitchen is a prototype and is not currently for sale.

You can see all of the new 1:24 scale furniture and accessories that Doris has added to her website here.

It's been a great 7 years of blogging and collecting modern miniatures. I've finally cut back on other obligations and am making more time for this blog and miniatures. Please check back or submit your email in the top right to hear about upcoming contests and mini news. Thanks for sharing the ride with me!

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Any builders in New Jersey area?

I have someone looking for help to assemble this 4-Story Miniatures Showcase and 3-Story Miniatures Showcase from Real Good Toys. If you know anyone able and interested to assemble these kits that is near Ocean County New Jersey please contact me and I'll connect you with the interested party. modernminifan @