Couple Build Miniature Mid-Century Modern House
They’ve been building their own Mini Modern House, a multi-story dollhouse based on the style of their childhood homes.Check out the Mini Modern House below and find more photos on the AEK Miniatures Instagram.Annie Kampfe and Cliff Donnelly spent two and a half years completing this amazing Mini Modern House.View this post on Instagram A post shared by AEK Miniatures (@minimodernhouse)The incredible dollhouse is full of personal details and mid-century modern charm.AEK Miniatures: InstagramMy Modern Met granted permission to feature photos by Fallon Hogerty for @MiniModernHouse/Instagram.
A maker of miniature midcentury furniture talks all things tiny
Chicago-based designer Michael Yurkovic combines two of Curbed’s favorite things: Midcentury modern furniture, and tiny things.Then about two and a half years ago, after having dabbled in restoring midcentury modern furniture and further developing his hand skills, he walked into his first miniature show and noticed that there was an incredible void in the market for midcentury modern design.Why were you drawn to midcentury modern design?I naturally gravitated towards the midcentury modern era because I thought it was all so exciting.All those things were really carefully considered and that really appealed to me, and I think really challenged designers at the time.
MCM Miniature Chair RILEY (Tutorial + SVG)
Read my full disclosure hereIntroducing Riley, a distinctively MCM miniature chair!Unlike this modern chair, the Riley chair doesn’t have a convenient horizontal angle on its sides for lining up the seat.DESIGN NOTES FOR RILEY MCM MINIATURE CHAIRThe Riley chair is designed to be laser-friendly!ASSEMBLING THE RILEY MCM MINIATURE CHAIRYou can watch the video tutorial here or on YouTube!What do you think about Riley MCM miniature chair?
Tiburon, a mid-century modern dollhouse kit in quarter scale
The epitome of mid-century cool with 21st-century updates, the quarter scale "Tiburon" is loosely inspired by the design of Eichler homes in California.Tiburon contains a central atrium which bathes the indoors in natural light; the root of Eichler’s indoor/outdoor living concept and the perfect place to add mini landscaping.A two-sided, interior/exterior fireplace and a cantilevered hearth provide focal points.The structure and interior kits are available below.The interior pieces are available as a Complete Set of Tiburon Furnishings kits (includes the kitchen), as well as separate furniture kits.
Midcentury Modern Furniture... In Miniature
Next time you're looking for a thoughtful yet whimsical gift for a designer who has literally everything, remember this.Emily Boutard makes miniature furniture that's nicer than the real stuff most of us own.Enter a caption (optional)The chance to develop a modeling technique around a period of historical architecture, and fully explore its scale and methods and materials, has clearly paid off.Enter a caption (optional)One of her projects (tagged as the 1833 House Project on Instagram) shows her careful historical work on subjects from foundation to roofing to a violin.You can see more of Emily Boutard's Little Architecture work, and how it's made, on Instagram.
A credenza is a great way to do that, and to add a certain style into a scene.This mid-century miniature credenza features a variety of faux decorative panels that you simply glue on, as well as different leg options.DESIGN NOTES FOR MID-CENTURY MINIATURE CREDENZAThere are 3 different decorative panels to choose from, and they can be placed horizontally or vertically.The measurements are designed to work with 1/16″ thick material for the body and legs, and cardstock-thickness for the decorative panels.IMPORTING THE SVG FILES INTO CRICUT DESIGN SPACETo import the SVG file into Cricut Design Space, head on to this post or watch this video on YouTube.
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Artist John Brickels has been working with stoneware clay for over 30 years.But it’s his miniature Mid-century Modern homes that I want to share with you today.Miniature Mid-Century Modern HomesJohn creates these from slab and extruded stoneware clay, crafting them into wall-mountable pieces.His clay models of mid-century modern homes are like the homes found in Palm Springs designed by such classic MCM architects as William Krisel, Donald Wexler, Stewart Williams and the like.From the wall clocks to the wall art, everything is midcentury modern in design.
WE FIRST MET MARYANN ROY when we interviewed Pat Henry, publisher of Fashion Doll Quarterly magazine, in honor of Barbie’s 50th birthday.I so loved contributor Maryann Roy’s miniature retro interiors that I asked her for an interview, too.Quite simply, I was contributing articles and photos about vintage dolls for Fashion Doll Quarterly Magazine.“Welcome Home” (Neo-retro furnishings for fashion dolls) was born!Pat Henry, Editor of Fashion Doll Quarterly,generously let me write an article on William Haines and recreate some of his furnishings in miniature.
The Dollhouse Living Room
I made the fireplace, curtains (and rod), sectional, coffee table, side table, floor lamp, and frames for the art I printed.You can see I used a slightly different shade of white above the untinted white paneled area.I used wood spaces to evenly place my pieces of painted bass wood trim for the paneling.I glued each little strip of wood with quick grab tacky glue and then caulked any cracks after the glue dried.Tomorrow I’m making the vent hood and open shelving for display tiny dishes!
The ARC Dollhouse is a brand new design and venture for artist/designer Krista Peel under the name 3 Star Studio.Working alongside her husband, they designed and created a mid-century 3/4 scale dollhouse designed for kids, families, teens, decorators, model-makers and collectors.Inspired by their young daughter, they wanted to create a dollhouse that is recommended for ages 2 and up.In addition, they also designed a set of furniture specifically for the house that is available in either birch plywood or solid walnut with clear acrylic details.Buy the Birch Plywood Furniture Set here and the Walnut + Clear Acrylic Details Furniture Set here.
Miniature Mid-Century Modern Interior Design & Famous Classics
Professional Miniaturist Making Iconic Tiny Mid-Century Modern FurnitureStandard size is 1:12, which is 1-inch equals 1-foot.However, miniaturists and diorama makers venture into different proportions, usually going smaller or slightly larger to create their miniature replicas.Iconic Mid-Century Modern Furniture Design Miniature Replicas – The Miniature Time Machine MuseumFor some, miniatures are all about creating life-like replicas of households and furnishings from different eras.Some of our favorite miniature replicas and small-scale dioramas are tiny reproductions of mid-century modern classics and retro 1950s – 1970s household interior design motifs.And don’t worry, miniatures make it easier to break it to people when they notice you have a doll house sitting in your living room!
I think that every mother who has a daughter must go through a stage where she dreams of decorating a dollhouse for her little one, right?I love decorating my own home but decorating a miniature home is 1000 times more fun.It can also get pretty pricey, especially when it comes to modern dollhouse furniture.I have chosen to make most of my furniture and this is one of the easiest I have done so far!Mark where your legs will go with your marker and then screw a nail into each hole to create an opening to insert the table legs.
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Wondering what to get the Mid-Century Modern Design Lover for the holidays?The iconic design element measures 10 ¾” x3 ½” x11″Vitra has recently started reproducing them by creating 3D scans of the original.buy it hereOther wonderful Mid-Century Modern design puzzles include the Christmas and Vintage Trailers shown below.Buy them hereMid-Century Modern Coloring Books:Just Add Color: Mid-Century Modern ManiaJust Add Color: Mid-Century Modern PatternsJust Add Color: Mid-Century Modern AnimalsFind more Mid-Century Modern Coloring books here.Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table Books:Alexander Girard: popular editionEames: Beautiful DetailsMiller’s Mid-Century Modern
We're So Ready to Move Into These Mini Pet Rooms
Benjamin also makes a lot of the furniture from things he finds at stores like HomeGoods, TJ Maxx, or Marshalls.The Mini Living Room is always changing, which is part of what makes it such a fun project for Benjamin, the dogs, and his followers.Photo: Kelsey Mansingh Stella’s room features a neon sign, a pink velvet couch, and a TV to keep her entertained.In their old home, they’d turned a spare storage space under their stairs into a farmhouse-style abode for the feline.Kelsey and Ryan took all of it down to studs and then combined the middle area that eventually became the main bedroom.