Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Modern Dollhouse: How to



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:

Minimodernista couch(ebay)

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 ;) )

16 comments:

julietk said...

Very cool 50s modernist :-)

contar said...

Le quedo una sala de estar muy moderna me gusta el resultado.
un abrazo

He still has a room of being very modern I like the result.
An embrace

My Realitty said...

Gracias, y usted. Carolina

My Realitty said...

JulietK, it is funny how when I look in current furniture catalogs I see they are reviving the modernism of Eames and the German post war designers, like German doll house furniture.

neomig said...

Dear Carol,
What a wonderful surprise awaited me on my back window: A well packed small californian parcel to cheer me up. I have a broken leg for the past 4 weeks and mooving is not easy. My post man got used to leaving goodies hidden for me . Usually these are payed for. Bur a present?
No this is so great. I waiteduntill every one of my guests left and sat down to enjoy every second of it.
And there ot was : a beautiful shopping basket with all those goodies for a piqniq and....and....
the grean reac chair I was just about to bid today. So Many Thanks!!!
So now I can get my self another DDR sofa(-:,(-:
As for my self,I gather stuff. I built a Cardboard papier mache doll house and even started decorating and taking pictures- but blogging is still beyond me.
After watching and reading for over a yearI decided I have to go active on line. you give me so much courage to go forward.
All the best
Neomi

Oese said...

So funny Flocke! I love this post.
You're right, it is easy. I love what you have done with the picture on the wall, looks much better now, hum?
But I have to berate you (;-), because you wrote "... her blog about making minis from household items."
boo hoo - I spent so much money on buying designer-miniatures and vintage dollshouse furniture and really expensive original lundby-items! Like Callsmall I barely buy clothes for me, but all these dollshouse-stuff. And you say HOUSEHOLD-ITEMS!
*bigsigh*
However it's a great pleasure to save money and use the things around.

Neomig, I can't wait to see your blog, please begin soon. Best wishes for your leg, I hope it's no more painful.
Have fun with your new goodies!

My Realitty said...

Ruh roh! Oese. I corrected my post about your collection. I just assumed everyone would know who you were! A goddess, along with the Shopping Sherpa and MiniModern in the dollhouse blog world. xoxo Flocke

shale said...

You are hilarious! I love the room and the post. Hmmm ... I think I will buy a Wes Christensen MH1
Susan

My Realitty said...
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Norma said...

It's great I love your 'modern mini and the humour in your post in equal measure :)

Oese said...

uh oh, you've got me, Carol!
The picture on the wall is a self-portrait ;.)

Ascension said...

Me encanta como ha quedado la sala y la explicacion de como comprar!!!
enhorabuena!!!
besitos ascension

My Realitty said...

Really Oese? Was it done this year or twenty year ago...? xoxo Flocke

Oese said...

I had a vision of my glorious future.....

My Realitty said...

That comment deleted was me posting my reply twice!!! Doh :( CM

smidge girl said...

LOL! You always make me laugh :) Such a lovely room, the lamps are FAB! (I'm a bit of a lamp addict.)