Monday, September 21, 2009

TTFN



When I started this blog, I didn't think anyone would read it. This venture was basically a way for me to catalogue the miniature scenes that I put together. Well, two years later, it looks like I wasn't really talking to myself all of this time. Ha! I have had great fun with this blog. I have also enjoyed meeting other modern miniature enthusiasts. The hobby world would have you believe that we don't exist but here we are! I'm vacating this blog for an indefinite period of time to work on some other projects. Will I return? I do not know. Will there be a book? Maybe. Maybe. I'm still working out the opportunity and all of the issues that come with it.

I do expect to continue watching the amazing things that other modern miniaturists do on their blogs and websites. I also expect to still be buying every modern miniature that I can get my hands on. Ha ha!

Thanks to everyone who has watched my "crazy" at work.

The Goods: Paris Renfroe made the beautiful kitchenette and based it on a transportable kitchen featured in Dwell Magazine (Sept. 2009) by Cecilia Tham and Yoel Karaso of Habitan Architects. Paris made the appliances and cabinetry stainless steel. He also made me the bathtub/sink component featured by this duo. You can see that work on Paris' site. All wood stools are PRD; the natural edge wooden bench is PRD; the daybed is Reac Japan; the desk is Kitty Puppenmobel; the Eames chair is Reac Japan; the room divider is DHE; All accessories are McFarlane Toys (guitar), Mighty World, Plan Toys, AG Minis, Irwin, Re-Ment, Sanrio, Battat, Breyer, Lundby and Character Options. The artwork is Kara Walker.

35 comments:

  1. Oh nooooo! Your blog will be missed by all those of us who can't get our miniature modern fixes as often as we would like. You'll have to get on with that book! Thanks for all the inspiring images.

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  2. Oh, this is really a Blue Monday!
    Your blog has been such a huge inspiration for me! It's the first blog I started following and I'm not sure I would have started blogging myself without it! The blog world definitely won't be the same without your great scenes, your sense of humour and neverending ability to show us new modern minis we never had heard of if it hadn't been for you. Like the wonderful Paris Renfroe!
    And now you have made me sentimental, and I'm almost never that!
    Good luck on your other projects, and I sincerely hope you will return to bloglandia some day!
    At least to give us news about the book :-)

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  3. I'm sad to read this. I guess I'll start reading your blog from the beginning, seeing as I wasn't blogging or reading any when you started - and maybe by the time I've worked my way through the two years, you'll be back on - maybe? ;-)?
    Actually, I can't imagine what it would be like to have a blog for that long, having just started. Maybe I'll be wanting a break too after two years! So enjoy it, I'll enjoy your archive (it *will* still be here, won't it?), and hopefully we'll see you back sometime to show us all the modern minis you've snaffled in the meantime ;-)

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  4. I am so sad now!:( but I understand that you must do what is right for you. Take care.

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  5. Say it ain't so!!!! On the one hand, I totally understand why you need to vacate to do other time-intensive things. Blogging *is* a lot of work, especially when you put such love and care into it. On the other hand, BOO-HOO!!! Like Pubdoll, you really inspired me to create my own blog and resurrect my lifetime love of minis with my adult sensibility for modern design, so I am losing a bit of a security blanket with your leave. Will you ever come back or perhaps give us some updates on your new exciting ventures?! Hope we can keep in touch, in any case. Peace.

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  6. btw, I TOTALLY forgot to comment on the post! LOVE how you have organized this space in the Sibi, so beautiful. The Kara Walker pieces "pop" and they look so close to her actual work! Paris is a genius and I now know I must work with him on a custom piece for my 40th birthday next year. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I can't believe you really quit. I/ve got so accustomed to watch your blog and follow it......
    I've learned so much about the modern mini world. I hope you'll be back!
    All the best
    Neomi

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  8. I can't believe you really quit. I/ve got so accustomed to watch your blog and follow it......
    I've learned so much about the modern mini world. I hope you'll be back!
    All the best
    Neomi

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  9. Oh no! you will be missed! :(
    I was at my wits end searching for information on modern dolls houses and I found your blog. You inspired me in my search for modern dolls houses and blogging, and you opened my eyes to other modern miniaturists as I felt like I was the only (modern) one stuck in a "victorian dolls house world" thank you very much! I have always found your writing, pictures and reference information inspiring! I will continue to read and reread your blog :)
    I wish you all the best in your future endeavours! Thank you x

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  10. What a sad Monday indeed (although I can't really fault you, since I've taken a leave of absence from posting myself, and you've been at this for waaaaay longer than I have). Please do know that you're posts will be missed. Wish you the best of luck with whatever new projects are occupying your time!

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  11. no! it's like the end of an era...

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  12. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    I will miss you. No one knows modern dollhouses like you do!

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  13. Oh my gosh I am so sorry to see you go. You are one of my most favorite blogs! Best of luck with all your projects and I hope you keep us updated somehow on future endeavors ( like a book!). All the best!

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  14. Good luck and thanks for all the inspiration!!

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  15. OMG - I cannot tell you how much I've enjoyed your blog. I hope you will return :)

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  16. I am sooo sad to hear and you will be missed dearly.

    Keep do keep us posted on your next adventure =)

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  17. Oh my god !! It was one of my pleasure to watch your blog, you ll miss me !!!for sure

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  18. I will miss your blog so much...you have inspired me to pursue my hobby more than anyone else..thanks and PLEASE write that book!

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  19. I just found your blog and now you're leaving?!
    So sad! There really aren't that many modern dollhouse creators out here.
    You will be missed!

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  20. Rats!!!! We need your creativity! Oh well...You have given me some incredible inspiration....hate to see you go. Hope you come back. Take care and all the best to you. Melissa

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  21. You will be missed!! I checked your site almost every day just to see what you had done. Like others I have been truly inspired by you; love what you do with your houses; and will reread every blog you have written. Thanks for introducing me to so many great artists and the world of modern miniatures. Good luck on your next venture and hopefully this is the beginning of something even bigger, better for you, and a book! I look forward to it.

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  22. I forgot to ask, even if you're not going to be blogging, will the blog remain up and accessible? Had a mild panic yesterday when I couldn't get access - just when I needed to use your excellent links list too! (Luckily I managed to find a way to Elf Miniatures on my own...) That list is such a good resource.

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  23. Thanks for all your lovely pictures. Good luck with your new projects. Ta ta!

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  24. I found your frank lloyd wright dollhouse on ebay.

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  25. Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I'm glad you liked the post. I am amazed by what all of you do!! I'm sorry you are not posting anymore, but I am sure you are still loving what you do. It seems VERY rewarding.

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  26. You're my favorite mini blog! You'll be missed. But before you go! Where did you get that cute little guitar??

    Also, good luck with everything you do.

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  27. Hi Mini Modern, there is a (posthumous :-( ) Reader's Award for you on my blog. Nice to see the updates you're posting about modern minis for sale!

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  28. Highland kit by artply on ebay!

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  29. I bought the arcade game (really cute!) and they also have a retro TV that will be pretty much in scale to 1/12th. I spoke to a person working at one of the Hallmark stores and she told me the reason they have these minis is because the wife of the founder of Hallmark is into dollhouses! Really appreciate you adding in buys available on E Bay! Take care. Melissa

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  30. Why does Laura Sweet think she has DISCOVERED Paris Renfroe? She borrows heavily from your site...

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  31. I hope you aren't implying that I somehow "discovered" Paris. I'm sure it is his lovely mother who we can credit and thank for that.

    Let's be nice, folks.

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  32. Hi! I just wanted to say I ordered a guy from Diamond Select figures. I saw them first on your blog, then on pinchofpepper's flickr. I just have to say, compared to ALL my other male dolls, This guy's got guns! Thanks CM (it almost seems unfair to put the others in the same scene with him)

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  33. Hi,

    This is Cecilia from Habitan Architects. Thank you for mentioning us, I just love the mini-rendition of our kitchen from Paris. Though I didn't see any pictures of the bathtub. Could you post them for me, just out of curiousity? thanks! Great blog!

    Cecilia Tham

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  34. Hello and welcome, Cecilia!
    You can see the tub on Paris Renfroe's site via the following URL
    http://m112podsbyprd.shutterfly.com/711

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