Friday, 4 May 2018

A passage homage

My poor Nora and Helmer have had to cope with an open bathroom for years, with no wall between the bathroom and the passageway outside the bathroom. But finally they can get some privacy doing their business.
This is what the bathroom looked  like before. (The floor in the passageway had been damaged by previous owners before the house was bought by Nora and Helmer)

And now with the wall. Doesn't it look like it's been there forever?

 (And maybe it has?)


The new wall is removable, it leans to a simple cornish in the top and has a small bend at the side to make it stand on it's own.
The burgundy wallpaper is from "Søstrene Grene" and the two prints on the wall are by Bruce Holwerda. I really love his work!

The rug is a fabric sample from work, the new cupboard on the side landing is vintage Lundby or Barton,  I believe. The silver traditional ale bowl on it is a charm, and the chest was my grandmothers.  She displayed it with other miniatures and small items in a shelf in her kitchen, and I always admired it! 

The pictures the top of the stair walls are the same I have in my stairway. (see below)
 This one is painted my my grandmothers oldest sister, as a copy of the well known Gauguin painting. I inherited both these paintings from my grandmother when she passed away.
I made a miniature copy of the second one, but have given away the original (this is by the way the original size) and just used a printed copy for Nora and Helmer, which suits the Lundby scale better.

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Kommer'u Closenough!

I'm pleased to invite you into the home of Sean Kommer'u, (Sean R. U. Coming) (a former agent) and Glenn Closenough (yes, it is the well known movie star) , who has moved into the old house of famous Danish architect Arne Jacobsen after they retired. It has been a big transition for them both, to downsize from the more extravagant surroundings they had been accustomed to.

 Don't be shy, just knock on the door, they are expecting you

Sean Kommer'u opens the door and greets us warmly; "so nice to meet you, please come inside!"

 You can hang your coat here, if you want to. Will you please follow me into the dining room/music room.
 This is where my wife spends most of her evenings.

Speaking of the devil, his wife Glenn Closenough enters the room, and eager to entertain as always, starts playing a piece by Mozart on the grand piano. This can take a while...I hope you like really like Mozart.


 Finally she stopped playing, and we can go upstairs.

The landing functions as Sean Kommeru's office, and is more to his taste, no frills here (just a lot of cars, it seems)

Do you want to see the bedroom as well?

Maybe you would like to visit the bathroom before our final room?

 Hope you like our living room.

"This is my favorite room", Sean Kommer'u says.  It has everything I need to relax, a comfy sofa, a bar and a big screen TV

You must be thirsty after seeing all these rooms, can I offer you something to drink, perhaps a Dry Martini?

Furniture by Lundby, Triang, Re-ment Petit Princess from Ideal and Minimii. Sofa by Cocco in Stavanger. Lamps, gold side table in livingroom, lego railing and bathroom shelf and some transformed Sylvanian pieces by me.
I'm sorry for my long absence, I'm just stopping by to show you this project I've been working on during these years in a Minimii 1:16 replica of (half) the home of Danish architect Arne Jacobsen  I bought back in 2011. (I didn't have the space for the full depth house) Sorry to say it seems they have closed their web-shop during the last year.

I won't blog as regular as I used to back in the days, but hope to update you on some of the things I've been working on since then. For those interested, I have also posted some things on my Flickr page

Have a nice spring!