Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Design within Reach event hits the San Francisco Chronicle

Congrats Paris, Doris, Stacy and Tim and associates. Good article, good pictures!

Click here for Mini Dork's blog:

she was interviewed for the article. Megan you house is smokin'! image credit: Modernminihouses

Wow! I just went through my tv's on demand list of movies and there is "Tiny Furniture"!

I think it's the sundance channel, review to follow! What fun!
Perfect to watch on a rainy day eating pumpkin pie!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Jessy's surprise

The best part of this ring is that Andrew comes with it! I am Thankful for my son-in-law to be, even if he lives on the other coast. The funny part of this engagement was all the twittering, facebooking and texting that happened for the next half hour! C

Update: So my younger assistant said upon hearing the news, "I don't want to be a flower girl... I want to be the bride."  

Monday, November 22, 2010

Juxtaposed: A little bit of this and a little bit of that...

Hum along. So you know I love hard core modern design. And I love antiques. So I call this juxtaposing the two. I love Peter Tucker and I love Tynietoy. I love pinchofpepper's tension lamp and I love the antique red-stained German table and chair. I love the persian rug wth the vintage DDR flooring. I love the Dwell magazine on the Tynietoy wing chair. It's not quite repurposing, using antiques with your modern...  but it feels like it. Breaking out a bit.  Good design always goes with good design, no matter what the age. What do you think? C  I think I'll play some more.... What shall I put with my red long and low couch???

Credits top: tv delph minis, Peter Tucker plywood chair, clock and wingchair Tynietoy, confetti couch and orange pharmacy lamp Minimodernistas, Noguchi table PRD, basket table napkin ring with lucite circle. Rug silpat mat  in MH1 by Wes Christensen.

bottom: DDR vintage German flooring, persian rug mouse pad, White back wall filter, book stack I made after DWR bookcase, red stained German antique butterfly table and cottage chair. Tension lamp by pinchofpepper.Olive green chair Reac, Japan, antique Tynietoy sleigh bed and wing chair in toop floor of MH1.
Update: Just a little bigger picture of the antique Tynietoy screen, Reac Barcelona chair and Linda Davy sculpture, "Candelabra"

Friday, November 19, 2010

What is this on the counter?

Isn't it a LITTLE early to cook the turkey??? Maybe I better here because my elder assistant is making Thanksgiving dinner for the first time this year. I remember my first turkey I cooked. We didn't even know enough to take the gizzards out...

And we ate at 10 PM. (don't tell anyone I said this, but she's kind of a know it all... the confidence of youth...she thinks she is the Barefoot Contessa. She has a little dish of salt out on the counter as if she tosses it on  the food  while cooking) My job is to sip white wine and say, "Wow! this is delicious! Wow! Wow!"

This is the PDR kitchen. I am wild about the detail, look at the faucet. So modern! Paris is SO thorough! It makes me wonder if I should get one like it in the basement remodel.
This is in the MH1 and it is my favorite house by Wes Christensen. I had to put a sheet over it to make doubly sure it doesn't get dirty during the construction. I'm a little worried about it, flying plaster dust... Everywhere. C

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Kicking it up a notch

ON EBAY: 2 little bozart plastic vases.
Mid century German plant stand.

The bad news is my elder assistant is moving back to D.C. after Christmas.
(The good news will be revealed later)

The other news is I am follwing Shale's lead and listing miniatures I don't want on ebay. My elder assistant is donig this under Lepetitecarol. (She opened her ebay account in high school and now realizes that is mispelled, but it is too hard to change ebay and there we are!)

I will finish describing my current collection sometime next summer and then I am going to weed it out and refine it.

FOUND on ebay, (Not listed by me)

Did you see the Villa Sibi? $599.00 right now. There are many more pictures. #170566946347

Being on ebay as a seller is a whole new perspective and actually great fun! Have you ever done it? I certainly have a lot of experience as a buyer... I hope my little pieces find good homes. I am starting them out at 99 cents and  $1.00     EEK! CM

Monday, November 8, 2010

Tiny Furniture: the movie, now the HBO series?

Of course I am the one my friends contact about Lena Dunham's movie. Has anyone seen it?

Now HBO is doing a series??? Got sets? What would be some plots? Life follows art?
It became hard enough googling "Dollhouse" after the Joss Wheelan show. My flickr stream was peppered with shots of babes in leather.

My 1:1 house. Just to be clear.
The diningroom table. My elder assistant is cooking her first Thanksgiving dinner at my house. So far she has set the table. That's it.
No menu. No groceries, yet.
But, if you look from this angle you can see someone used a clear spot to sort miniatures...

It's getting hard enough to tell what is miniature and what is real on flickr.

 Sometimes I want to post pictures of my real house there, people would say, "how does she achieve that REALISTIC cluttered look.." ok not really.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Yay Doris! If Martha knows you, you are REALLY on the map!

Good morning! Got my coffee, check my email and what a good morning it is!

Doris Nathanson has her new wedsite up! Minmodernistas! Her furniture is sooooo crisp and beautifully made. Her furniture will be in Martha Stewart's magazine in December. Go to the website for more details. Look for my article on her in Feburary's issue of Dollhouses Past and Present, ezine. it will be a Designer's Profile. I saw her first Martha! (Notice her red couch and confetti chair and pillow in the post below)

Minidork designed the website. Wow Great work. Mini Webmaster more like it. C

Monday, November 1, 2010

From Australia

with love? Well I love art with a capital A.
Galleries are my churches. Artistic expression are prayers. Get the drift?
I loved these works that were part of this summer's "Call of the Small" exhibit in Canberra curated by Anna-Maria Sviatko.
"Candelabra" and
"I'll Fly away"
 by Linda Davy
But they didn't arrive until today.

This is the view up to the street from my front door.

That green mailbox is mine on the street. But do you see the black one right above the shadow on the red bricks? Well it has been sitting there waiting to replace the green one for months We walk right by it every day. Today for some reason my elder assistant looked inside.
There was the package from Australia with an Ebay package I had reported missing. (I gave the seller good feedback anyway). Why did she look inside? Who knows, but hooray!
So... it IS a small world after all...  just not a simple one.  Sighs of relief all around! C