Friday, 17 December 2010

Modern Miniatures in the D2 magazine

Today the interview was published! I must admit it wasn't in the Moustique magazine, but in the Norwegian financial newspaper Dagens Næringsliv's weekend magazine D2 and the journalist wasn't Secco Line either, but Kristiane Larssen, who was a very nice lady, easy to talk with.
But Karl Edo is an important part of the article.

The article is about the growing interest in modern miniature design. Annina, callsmall and Paris Renfroe have also been interviewed. And Minimii and the Emerson house are mentioned with pictures as well. The article is very nice even if it has some minor faults, like Spook House being a Per Spook shop and that Vitra chairs are 1:16, instead of 1:6. I can't find the article in their online magazine, so I can't add a link to it. Instead I'll post a downsized version of some of the pages here, but I'll remove them if requested by D2, or replace them with a link to the article when it turns up in their online magazine. The photos of my dollshouses are by D2's photographer Ivar Kvaal.

Saturday, 11 December 2010


Now that Polly Line's new bedroom is revealed, I can finally show you the progress on the rest of her home without spoiling the surprise. This summer she added another floor to her house, I'm sure many of you can tell that Wes Christensen's fabulous MH1 in 1:12 was a big inspiration for her!
These photos were taken in the late summer, and I think it's nice to look back at warmer and sunnier days now it's cold and white outside (but still beautiful).

View from the livingroom towards the patio

And from the patio towards the livingroom.

Now Helmer's not the only one with a vespa .

Views of the house and patio from Google Earth

One afternoon when Polly was enjoying the nice weather on her roof terrace there was a sudden beam of light.

Guess who's visiting?

Credits: Polly Line's house is made by altering Lundby extension floors. I have repainted them and cut new larger windows with plastic glass and wooden framing. The facade of the ground floor and the supporting wall are made of lego. The patio has paving made of coasters, the back wall of the patio is an Ikea soap dish and the other wall is a wooden table protector.The furniture is vintage Lundby

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Sweet dreams are made of this

Who am I to disagree?
I travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody's looking for something

From her travels with doctor Whatson in Sardis, Polly Line has brought back home many souvenirs from all over the world, and many of them have found their place in her newly decorated bedroom. You can take a closer look of the statue of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi in this post along with some other of Polly Line's Eastern treasures, like the Chinese mudmen on the chest of drawers at the end of her bed.

And here is a full view of the bedroom.

I look at shoes from both sides now...
Polly Line is so found of her chair and her Indian slippers, she had to use them in both photos!

Her perfume bottles and Chinese mudmen. The low chest of drawers is made by the Italian artist Patrizia Santi.

I hope you have enjoyed the visit,

but now it's late and time for bed. Please close the door on your way out.
Sweet dreams, Polly!

Credits: Over her bed Polly Line has a "Tree of life" decoration, it's one part of a pair of earrings, the other one has been sent to Sans, who made Polly's Indian slippers. They were just one of many wonderful treasures she sent me two months ago, but the post didn't deliver them until this week :-) She made them fit so well into the room, even though she had no idea what this room would look like! Aren't they fabulous?
I will make another post later for the other fantastic gifts she sent me.
Thank you Sans!

The lamp is made by me, using Lundby electrical wires and a bead from a necklace. The bed is an Ikea soaptray and the bedding is made by me. The chest of drawers on the sides of the bed are vintage Barton and the chair is vintage Lundby, possibly with a new seat cover (please correct me if I'm wrong). I think the carpet is also vintage Lundby. The purple vase and perfume bottles are made of beads. The lamp on the drawer is re-ment and so is the tiny orange box next to it. She's reading Arabian Nights made by TreeFeathers. Lyrics by Eurythmics

Update: What a fun coincidence,
Tiny Treasures just posted a fabulous video with Annie Lennox from Eurythmics here.