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Modern Minimalism for the Dolls House

By January 24, 2010

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If modern themed scale miniatures are your passion, you may want to check out some of these blogs and online suppliers. There are two streams to modern dollhouse design, one which could be called art/modern, and the other current/modern. Art/modern features high end modern styling of both houses and furniture and is usually beautifully minimalist, while current/modern focusses on daily living, products and items found in a today's regular homes and neighbourhoods. The majority of 1:12 scale suppliers of modern furniture and accessories are in the U.K., while a lot of modern reproductions in 1:6 scale are being produced mainly for Asia. If you have favorite blogs you follow for modern miniatures, please add them to the comments below.

Modern Dollhouse Blogs

  • Mini Modern One of the first blogs on modern dollhouse miniatures, Mini Modern is on a bit of a hiatus. There are some wonderful layouts to admire, and good lists and links to modern miniatures.
  • Call of the Small features great modern room designs in a classic Kalidescope house, as well as a Villa Sibi house. Everything used for the photo shoots is itemized.
  • The Fashion Doll Chronicles by Stratos Bacalis is currently featuring Tatianas doll house dining room, a modern room furnished for a 1:6 (playscale) doll.


  • MIAIM Elaine Shaw is bringing modern dollhouses to new markets with 'Clearview' and new furnishings and accessories.
  • Delph Miniatures the mother and daughter partnership of Margaret Shaw and Kathy Holden feature current designs, including a newly introduced tattoo parlor.
  • Elf Miniatures have a wide range of 1:12 scale and sells some 1:12 and 1:6 scale modern items as well. Lots for kitchens, bathroom and modern lighting.
  • Paris Renfroe Design Paris's beautiful modern furniture and pod designs based on miniature shipping containers are one of the driving forces behind the increasing drive towards modern miniatures.
  • The House that Jacq Built is another UK 1/12 dollhouse specialist, with lots of modern bathroom and kitchen furnishings.

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  • Comments

    April 16, 2010 at 5:41 pm
    (1) callsmall says:

    Hi Lesley,
    Thanks again for drawing attention to modern miniature design. There was an article in the New York Times last week that discussed collectors and artisans. It was wonderful exposure for this growing phenomenon of modern minis. The article is here: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/08/garden/08mod.html?src=me&ref=general. Cheers!

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