Happy Thursday, everyone! This past week, I collected the above images while browsing blogland. Miniatures have always intrigued me -- the furniture, the accessories and the spaces that house them. I wondered what was out there...I've seen this Villa Sibi doll house before, and I love it (and want it) as a pure piece of art. Hoping to see more like this, I poked around a bit. I delved further into the modern miniatures people are creating, and I was floored!! Please look with me...
First is the work of Paris Renfroe of PRD Design...These are PRD's M112 Pods, 1:12 scale models of shipping containers, which have been outfitted (as is currently being done with life-sized containers) for very small, very cool human habitation. Renfroe's fantastic pods and his miniature (and life-sized) furniture are for purchase here.
Next is the work of Lena Dragon of Dragon Dee. She is an industrial designer, creating miniatures as a hobby...I am awed by the beautiful, intricate detail in these pieces of furniture! Dragon Dee's current pieces are for sale in her Etsy shop.
I am also charmed by the work of Doris Nathanson of Mini Modernistas, who creates furniture and accessories, like lighting...and this miniature Eames-like wall rack, currently for sale here on Ebay.
Below are the photos of two miniature interior designers. These inspired women are doll house and miniature collectors, whose work incorporates some of the pieces we've seen above. I love their creations and how they've photographed them. First, we have Petite Nouveau, who is currently working on a Kaleidoscope House. It's hard to believe these are 1:12 scale. I love this close up of the dining table with its tray centerpiece and the sofa and telescope behind. The bedroom is lovely, especially the dresser, magazine rack and the texture on the bedspread.
And finally, we see the work of Call of the Small, a mother of three and miniature enthusiast in New Jersey...Look at that tweedy chair with the books! Aren't these rooms amazing, and fun? I can see how one becomes passionate about creating spaces as beautiful as these. Many thanks to the artists who make the pieces, and to those who enjoy collecting them, for sharing their work with us through their blogs and websites. I think you rock!
Top images clockwise from top left: Dezeen, Mimimouse via Une Envie de Sel, rubbad on flickr, Tyin Tegnestue via SNYdesign.