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