Category Archives: modern

Posted on 31 December, 2015


Singapore Airlines cabins – No Detail Is Too Small

Miniatures Star In TV Commercials

Isn’t great that dollhouse miniatures are attracting enough attention that creative minds on Madison Avenue are bringing the 1:12th scale world into popular culture? These four short videos show a great way to deliver a sponsor’s message, wire a miniature box to receive that commercial and a really great room in which to watch it.

Singapore Airlines

The “No Detail Too Small” title of this video is an indication of the skill the miniature artisan has in creating the seating arrangements for an Airbus A380 double-deck airliner. There’s a sub-title to this commercial: “Singapore Airlines cabins in 1,000 hours and using 100 envelopes.” Wait ’til you see the number of patterns the artisan uses, just for 3 seats. , the next time I go to Singapore, I want to book a “suite.” (more…)

Posted by Susan Downing

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Posted on 20 December, 2015

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20 Modern Dollhouse auctioned for the KIDS charity

Thinking Out Of The Box

Twenty London architects built miniature houses in 2011 to be auctioned for the benefit of KIDS, a British charity that provides support to children with disabilities. Each of the designers incorporated an element that would make life easier for a disabled child.Besides the worthy cause involved in this project, these miniatures are one example of how diverse the dollhouse universe is today. Wonderful! Click on the image to see all twenty dollhouses. I wonder where they are today.

Modern Dollhouses Are Worth A Second Look” is another post that might interest you.

And here’s a very good resource for miniature enthusiasts: Modern Mini Houses.


Posted by Susan Downing

Categories: modern, modern dollhouses

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Posted on 15 October, 2015


This is a Home Depot video advertising Premier Paints, all in 1:1 scale, except the human hand. All to Latin beats, Uh!

Prime Time In 1:1 Scale. Isn’t it great that dollhouse miniatures are attracting enough attention to trigger a creative mind(s) into bringing our world into popular culture?

Thank you Angela Tara Green in the Miniaturas/Miniatures FB Group for sharing this “must-see” video.

Susan Downing

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Categories: modern, paint

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Posted on 14 September, 2015


California Dreaming Modern Dollhouses, found on the LA Times

California Dreaming Modern Dollhouses

That’s my thought for the day. I love all period dollhouses, Victorian, Edwardian, Colonial,  as much because of the history they evoke, as the craftsmanship. But I need to see contemporary works too, to see where our wonderful obsession is going, as well as where it’s been. So, when I feel the urge, it’s California Dreaming Modern Dollhouses for me.


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Categories: contemporary, modern

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