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I have had a life-long love affair with dollhouse miniatures, and careers in art education and interior design. I hope to combine these life experiences to help other miniature enthusiasts get more out of this wonderful hobby we enjoy, a hobby that often reaches the level of an art form. Susan Downing

Posted on 10 October, 2017

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Dollhouse hand-knotted rugs and carpets by Ludwina Akbulut-Van Oosterwyck

Rugs – The Real Thing

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If you are going to lay out big bucks for a hand-knotted carpet, this guide by Laura and Ludwina will help you know the real thing.

Dollhouse Miniature Carpets And Rugs

By Laura and Ludwina

Rugs: The Real Thing. As in real-life, I cannot imagine a doll’s house without carpets. Carpets or rugs as a lot of us call them, give a warm and cozy feeling to any room. With this guide I do not want to explain about styles and periods, but about the different techniques used to make miniature carpets, with the hope that if you understand the length of time and the level of skill required to make some of these carpets you will appreciate their value. (more…)

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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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