House Lamps by Architect Lauren Daley.

House Lamps by Architect Lauren Daly

Lauren Daley, a San Francisco Bay Area architect is the creator of my new wish list item, the House-Lamp. She started creating the House-Lamps to combine a couple of her greatest joys: making things with her own two hands and architectural design. After being successfully funded on Kickstarter, Daley is now selling three models of these hand-crafted, architecturally inspired luminaries. Read more

Miniature Models of Buildings by Chisel & Mouse Are The Perfect Touch For Architecture Lovers.

chisel & mouse architectural models

Chisel & Mouse Architectural Models began as a collaborative effort started by Robert & Gavin Paisley in 2011. Having gone from hobbyists to professional model makers, they make high quality, handmade resin models of famous structures – from palaces to stadiums – using local UK resources. Read more

Small Scale Models of Decaying Homes Built and Photographed by Ofra Lapid.

Broken Houses by Ofra Lapid

Broken Houses is a series of images of dilapidated and abandoned buildings, destroyed by weather, decay and neglect. Artist Ofra Lapid found photos of these homes and buildings on the web while pursuing an amateur photographer from North Dakota (name not disclosed) who obsessively documents the decaying process of these houses- not unlike these wonderful artists who are also obsessed with decaying and abandonded homes. Ofra then built small scale models of these and photographed them again, omitting the backgrounds and placing them on grey fields. Read more

22 Miniature Ice Fishing Hut Sculptures – One Empire Wide by David Trautrimas.

miniature ice fishing huts

One Empire Wide is a series of sculptural works exploring discarded Canadiana through scale model ice fishing huts by artist David Trautrimas. Read more

The Arne Jacobsen Doll House, MiiBoxen, Is Now Available From Minimii.

MiiBoxen from minimii

In November 2009 I introduced you to a dollhouse design by Minimii, The Miiboxen, that was a miniature reproduction of Arne Jacobsen’s actual home in Charlottenlund. The post also compared the dollhouse to the original home of the famous designer. Read more

Miniature Mid-Century Architectural Models for Chillout Sessions XI & XII

Miniature mid-century architectural models
above: An homage to Frank Lloyd Wright in miniature graced the Chillout Sessions XII CD cover

Designer Andrew van der Westhuyzen of Collider has created album/CD covers and designs for Australia’s Ministry of Sound for years. For music compilations, Chillout Sessions XI and XII, he combined several of my favorite things – music, architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, Swimming pools, and miniatures. The results are little worlds of escapism that when photographed and filmed up close have a tilt-shift look. Read more

M112 PODS & Mini Modern Furnishings By Paris Renfroe

Container dollhouses by Paris Renfroe

Paris Renfroe established Paris Renfroe Design in San Francisco California in the summer of 2002. Since then he has worked with numerous clients in the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York, and the Minneapolis-St. Paul areas. Read more

Alphabet Aviaries: Shadowboxes by David Montgomery

Shadowboxes by David Montgomery

David Montgomery, an artist who studied landscape painting and sculpture in college, has had a varied artisan career. He’s created scenery, design models and props for theatre and opera, was a cabinet maker and carpenter, built historic re-creations for museum installation, created special effects, animations, and miniatures for television and cinema and crafted elaborate scale models for a high-tech firm. Read more