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Posted on 09 October, 2017

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Laurent Seigle-Dias and his Chanel Dollhouse

The House of Chanel

Laurent Seigle-Dias turned a fascination with the high-fashion world of Paris into a career as an artist. He worked for many of the major fashion houses including Guerlain, Van Clef & Arpel and Chanel. His favorite designer seems to have been Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. So much so, he is recreating the 4 story Empire building at 31 Rue Cambon in 1:12 scale.

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Posted on 07 October, 2017

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Susie Rogers and Kevin Mulvany,. Image found in their Gallery

Mulvany & Rogers – Boutique and Apartments

Of the many marvelous miniatures created by, Kevin Mulvany and Susie Rogers, I think this 17th century “hotel particulere,” now a very classy apartment above an haute couture shop, is my favorite. The boutique is so chic and has such a clean, modern look. The apartments have everything, from an eclectic mix of classic interiors to the mundane – a broom closet.

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Posted on 06 October, 2017

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The Taverna Angel Sierra, Madrid found on the CultureStrip

Hernan Buljevich, Miniaturist

Argentinian artist Hernán Buljevich recreates well-known bars and restaurants in 1/12 scale. He began thinking about miniatures at university while studying to be an architect. It was a natural progression, as he was accustomed to working with various scales and drawings. The next step was to create replicas of existing places he liked, to create the essence of a place and its charm in a miniature. He believes accuracy is very important, but even more so is to give the work life.

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Posted on 04 October, 2017

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Miss Miles Dolls House, on exhibit at the Victoria & Albert Museum

Amy Miles (1857 – 1928) grew up in a prosperous Victorian household. She made this dolls house when she was in her thirties to help keep the memories of her childhood alive. Following is the description posted on the Victoria & Albert Museum website:

“Made by Amy Miles when she was in her thirties, this evocative dolls’ house looks back to her childhood and the house where she grew up in Friern Barnet, North London. It was one of the first dolls’ houses to be collected by the V&A and has been central to the collection ever since.

“Rather than creating a snapshot of a particular time, Amy Miles included gadgets and inventions popular from the 1850s onwards. The geyser in the bathroom was patented in 1868,

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Ileana Otini Miss Miles Dolls House video

but was soon surpassed my more reliable methods of heating water. The telephone in the hall would have appeared after 1876 and domestic electric lights weren’t available until the 1890s. In the dining room sits a tiered white wedding cake – made of real sponge cake and icing. These first appeared at the wedding of Victoria’s son, Prince Leopold, in 1882.

“Amy Miles (1857 – 1928) grew up in a prosperous Victorian household, overseen by her father, John Miles, who was the manager of a book publisher, investor in the New River Company, and active philanthropist. Amy was the youngest of five children, and all the girls were taught at home by governesses.”

Click here for a link to the V&A Miss Miles page which includes many great photographs. Click on the Ileana Ottini Miss Miles picture above to see a three and a half minute video.

 

Susan Downing, with Patrick Owens

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