Welcome to fun!
How to build a modern mini
Color Xerox your favorite art to make it smaller.
Find an antique mid century design lamp (Strombecker)
Cut up a rattan placemat for a rug.
Cover a box with material, plain color add pillows or a throw.
Do not go on German ebay and buy DDR furniture ( tables, hutches, etc. because it's all for me)
Buy one modern TV or computer and Voila! A modern scene.
Less is more so it's easy! xoxo CM
When you make a scene you are supposed to give credit to the makers of the items used:
My nude is by my friend Oese, who has an incredible collection of miniatures. She is a major contributor to the Modern Miniature group on Flickr and be sure to see her post on her blog about making minis from other items (http://Raumfuerraum.blogspot.com/) She also started a flickr group called Modern Miniatures re re re (examples of repurposed items in miniature scenes) http://www.flickr.com/groups/1379135@N20/ She is very creative! (where the cool kids are...)
The Andy Warhol Elvis picture is from a bathroom nightlight) My family is fumbling around in the dark...
Strombecker sideboard and floorlamp (ebay)
Bozart Toys lamp, (ebay)
little Mexican pot and bowl, (ebay)
rug is a mousepad
kidney shaped coffee table and navy chair (http://www.ebaydeutschland.com/)
BE SURE TO PAY ATTENTION TO SCALE... I still buy items that don't fit. This is 1:12 or one inch represents one foot. Centimeters make it tricky...
My house is a signed Wes Christensen MH1 (don't buy it I want the only one...everyone else buy Brinca Dada (not 1:12 scale) and the plastic Kaleidescope house, please ;) )