1. Ask Jeeves

    If you were curious whats the weirdest/greatest/worst thing you could buy at the dollhouse shop at FAO Schwarz, i found it:

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    I can only assume their being the only brick & mortar dollhouse shop left in all of Manhattan gives them the balls to price this unique piece of amazement at $21. Give me a pair of doll legs and I’ll make one of these for you free of charge.

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  2. Mad Men Style in 1/6 Scale

    With the whole internet all abuzz about Mad Men coming back this weekend, I thought it timely to highlight the work of one of my favorite dollhouse artisans, Maryann Roy.

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    Maryann handcrafts original sets/dioramas, furniture and accessories in 1/6 scale (aka “playscale” [which is the scale Barbie dolls glamorously live in]), but from looking at photos of her staged rooms (albeit without dolls posed in them), you’d never know her designs aren’t made for humans. Her Neo Retro miniature interiors look like they could be the actual Hollywood sets of Mad Men. She’s so good, in fact, that her miniature interpretation of Joan Holloway’s apartment, “Flowers for Joan,” won 1st prize in 2010 for Mattel’s Mad Men photo contest, in conjunction with the release of their line of limited edition Mad Men character dolls.

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  3. My Kaleidoscope dollhouse is in a box right now! Long story. Good thing the instruction manual is available online. I’ve really never had enough room to keep the gigantic thing out, so it has been in storage for what seems like forever, but we finally have space for it here. I cannot wait for this piece to be whole again. 
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    My Kaleidoscope dollhouse is in a box right now! Long story. Good thing the instruction manual is available online. I’ve really never had enough room to keep the gigantic thing out, so it has been in storage for what seems like forever, but we finally have space for it here. I cannot wait for this piece to be whole again. 

  4. This is a dollhouse.
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    This is a dollhouse.

  5. Inside the 2nd floor landing of my dollhouse. The ceiling air ventilation cover was found in the bead section of Michael’s.
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    Inside the 2nd floor landing of my dollhouse. The ceiling air ventilation cover was found in the bead section of Michael’s.

  6. Welcome to the Valley of the Dollhouse  by Julius T. Leisure, with credit to Uli Seit/The New York Times for the portrait of me & my fella in our apartment. We’re totally having a print of this picture framed (in the most ornate frame possible) so we can hang it prominently on our ever-expanding gallery wall. Thank you, Mr. Leisure!
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    Welcome to the Valley of the Dollhouse 
    by Julius T. Leisure, with credit to Uli Seit/The New York Times for the portrait of me & my fella in our apartment. We’re totally having a print of this picture framed (in the most ornate frame possible) so we can hang it prominently on our ever-expanding gallery wall. Thank you, Mr. Leisure!