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Posted on 23 February, 2017

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Gerard Klein Hofmeijer at work

Gerard Klein Hofmeijer, Artisan

Gerard Klein Hofmeijer, a native of Utrecht, The Netherlands, is a classically trained scientist who has admired, loved and constructed miniatures since childhood. Klein Hofmeijer works in a variety of scales between 1:50 and 1:100 to replicate historic buildings, houses, garden vignettes and 3D facades. His work offers a glimpse into the classic Dutch architectural style of the past and Dutch influence on contemporary design.

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Posted by Patrick Owens

Categories: artisans, Dutch


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Posted on 19 February, 2017

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Kevin Mulvany touching-up the miniature Ham House entrance

Miniature Ham House

Susan Rogers and Kevin Mulvany are amazing artisans, responsible for some of the most expensive dolls houses ever made. They have been commissioned to create such 1:12 scale marvels as the Brighton Pavilion, Spencer House, and Buckingham Palace. One of their latest creations is a miniaturized version of historic Ham House in Surrey which was on display in the 17th-century Stuart manor house during the Summer and Fall of 2016.

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Posted by Patrick Owens


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Posted on 20 December, 2016

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Dominique’s Maison Garfield on the Humpty Dumpty House website

Humpty Dumpty House – Harry Potter Dragons

The Humpty Dumpty House is a delightful site owned by the French miniaturist Dominique. Her skill in creating miniature items – I especially like her shoes – is amazing. Dominique’s taste in dollhouses goes from the traditional, the Victorian Maison Garfield to the bizarre Voodoo Boat, with the Harry Potter Azimuth Dragons in between. The machine translation from French to English may be a bit clunky. The photography is not. And be sure to check out Dominique’s Tips and Miniatures.

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Posted by Patrick Owens

Categories: artisans, Victorian


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Posted on 13 November, 2016

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A building in Cesar Augusto Fonseca Ospina “Small Bethlehem.”

Cesar Augusto Fonseca Ospina, Artisan

I was searching for interesting images of large dollhouses on the Internet and spotted this great picture. I thought it to be some sort of multi-story Tudor house. It turned out to be the work of Cesar Augusto Fonseca Ospina, a miniature artisan living in the town of Pacho, Colombia, 55 miles north of Bogota. The town is on the western slope of the Andes Mountains. At 7,008 feet elevation, the air is rarified. So is Cesar’s beautiful work.

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