Category Archives: art deco

Posted on 01 May, 2016

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Nana’s Art Deco Dollhouse, found on Nana’s Dollhouses and Miniatures

Art Deco Needs More Love

I am not sure why we don’t see more art deco miniatures. It’s a wonderful era for dollhouse enthusiasts. You can have all the shiny, colorful objects you want. Flamboyant murals or stylized images from nature. Almost anything goes, as long as it’s declarative and streamlined.

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Posted by Susan Downing

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Posted on 08 April, 2016

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The Whiteladies House is on exhibit at the Victoria & Albert Museum

Whiteladies House

History

This Art Deco house was designed by Mrs Moray Thomas as a record of 1930s contemporary life in miniature. One of the oldest charity houses, it was displayed at The Building Centre in New Bond Street in 1936 for the purpose of raising funds for the Middlesex Hospital.

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Posted on 28 September, 2015

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This is a working replica of the Sparton Model 557 “Sled” Radio by Walter Dorwin Teague – $5,900

Art Deco Miniatures Anyone?

Here’s a great resource for images, from which you can make patterns for the accessories you will want to make yourself. The 1stdibs website sells very pricey originals and replicas of designer products. Shop away, if the price tags don’t throw you.

For artisans, it is a treasure trove of clear images of great products from which to make patterns of pieces in any scale. Most have pictures from multiple angles. The top navigation bar has these tabs: Furniture, Fine Art, Jewelry & Watches, Fashion, Collections, Magazine.

The radio pictured is the Sparton Model 557 “Sled” Radio, designed by Walter Drown Teague. Price: $5,900. Does it work? Not necessarily. The description includes the statement that ?this prime example of a highly sought after Art Deco streamline style of radio, with ‘speed lines.’ is sold as a decorative piece.?

Ah, well. We all have to accessorize. Still, this website is a great resource.

Susan

Posted by Susan Downing

Categories: accessorizing, art deco


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Posted on 01 September, 2015

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Marc Mead’s Art Deco Home Theater

I have always been excited at the prospects of what technology could bring to the dollhouse universe. Marc Mead nailed it with his art deco home theater! What ideas do you have for lights, camera OR action in a dollhouse miniature?

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