Monday, June 14, 2010

Call Small & Mini Modern Get Tanked




Today, Call Small and I have a joint post about this Fish Condo tank. Neither she nor I know how the other is decorating the space so I'll crack up if these posts look similar.

Behold Teddy Luong's Fish Condo/Hotel. This dude totally thought he was making a modular fish tank for goldfish and...whatever fish enthusiasts are called. Little did Mr. Luong know that he was actually making modern miniaturists a delightful little room box.

The fish tank comes with a glass insert but I removed it for my decorating efforts. The white crate has a space in the bottom that allows one to put in a flooring style of their choice. 1:18 and 1:16 scales work best for the Fish Condo. I kept wishing that I already had some brinca dada furniture pieces to use in the space or some 1:18 Mini Modernistas designs but made do with my current inventory. It is sadly obvious that I am used to working in 1:12 because every time I move to a smaller scale, I knock everything around like crazy. You'd think I had banana hands or spent my days swatting at planes in the sky. Embarrassing.

Anyway, I created a vacation villa (above) for this round. I also attempted to create a little two-story
house (do I really need to say "little" here?) but only got it partially completed (below) before my mini-me decided that I would not have any more time for myself. The joys of parenthood are abundant.



The Goods: Furniture is Hape, Plan Toys, Lundby and Momoll; All accessories are Lundby, Mini Modernistas, Fisher Price, AG Minis, Breyer, Re-Ment, CB2 and Silver Acorn.

Make sure you go see what Call Small did!

25 comments:

  1. Just love what you did with this - it's so fun to see how the two of you created such totally different designs!

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  2. This is a great use for the fish condo, actually much better use-those poor fish! I love how you thought out of the box, so to speak, and made this a sweet mini modern!

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  3. What fun! I think it's interesting your shots are more from a distance and Call Small's are more interior. They are great,on different coasts? CM

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  4. I'm so pleased to see it. Very nice fish-tank. I'll make on from white foto-paper for "my dollshouse-collection". sigh! the cold comfort I have.....
    I love the outside pool, very cool. Even the 1:12 furniture looks good and I'm in the mood for holiday now. (So I'm lucky to go to rehab in one week and that will a little bit like holidays).

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  5. Love this! Who makes the pool?

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  6. The synch posting is a great idea, I love both your takes on it! Your set up looks absolutely fantastic in the first and the last photo, I love the space between them, the pool and the natural colour sceme.

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  7. Simply divine. I laughed out loud when I read the title, nice follow up on previous post about call small. Such a brilliant idea. I love how you both came up with such incredible designs from the same starting point. So much fun. Your won me over with the pools.

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  8. doris.minimodernistasJune 14, 2010 at 5:33 PM

    It's really a small world (yuk, yuk)as I recently purchased two Fish Hotels and they inspired me to make 1:18 scale. They are really terrific, and leave it to you, MC, to do a wonderful job of decorating them.

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  9. Oh...my...goodness. What a heavenly scene. Is this what heaven looks like?! I love how you opened it up and put the insert and pool in! And then the stacked effect is wonderful as well. You got talent to burn ;) Thanks for joint-posting with me!

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  10. Thanks Chris!
    Yeah, I'm glad Call Small showed the tanks turned at a different angle. So cool.

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  11. Hi Modern Girl Style--and thanks!
    Modern miniaturists always seem to have to improvise. We just can't get enough companies making stuff for us. We're such the stepchild, man! Chuckles.

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  12. Hey CM!
    I am glad that Call Small and I didn't show the exact same thing. Ha! And this is a fun exercise of miniature madness.

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  13. Hey Oese!
    I'm also in the mood for a holiday, friend. Sadly,I have a long time to wait. Make sure you post your cool paper version. You're my hero with how often you are working with your miniatures.

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  14. Thanks Maryann,
    The pool was a gift from my Mr. He doesn't remember where it came from and it doesn't have any markings. I'm sure it will show up some day and I'll post the Eureka Moment.

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  15. Hey, it's my favorite Pubdoll!
    Howdy and thanks. I do wish I had had time to complete the second setup but the wee ones come first. I'll probably tinker with these tanks again though.

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  16. Thanks Mini Dork,
    I think you're the only one who got that it was a play on the last post. Chuckles.

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  17. Thanks Doris,
    I did see your setups in the fish tanks. I plan to buy some 1:18 pieces from you in anticipation of the brinca dada houses. So excited!

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  18. Aw Call Small, thanks!
    Joint-posts anytime. It's a love fest, man! Okay...I admit it,...the skipping thing is not so bad.
    Smiles.

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  19. One word: WOW.

    Oh, and two more: welcome back!

    My daughter and I are re-engaging with our Kaleidoscope House and wanted to look through your blog for inspiration. So excited to see your new posts. Just post when you feel like it. With kids, it is hard. Been there, done that!

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  20. Hello Mary--and daughter!
    Thanks much! And I totally appreciate that you know what's up with trying to have time for self and "the babies". Send me pics of what you guys do with the Kaleidoscope House---if you want to. I always like seeing what everybody is doing.

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  21. This is awesome! It's 6 a.m. here in Atlanta, and I can't tear myself away from this post to wake my husband up for work or the kids up for camp! Absolutely gorgeous! Where do you find your cool contemporary fabrics used in the pillows?

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  22. Hi Bonnie Angela Martin Hall,
    Thank you much! The fabric on the pillows came from Doris of Mini Modernistas. I'm not sure where she gets her great fabrics. Feel free to contact her and ask. She is very friendly and helpful:
    dorisnathanson14@verizon.net

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  23. Love this, what a great idea!! Already bought a fish tank, now wish I had bought 2.Love both the designs!!

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  24. This is brilliant! I saw this fish bowl and thought it was waaaaay too much for a mere fish. You've given it a proper life!

    I added it to my blog's link roundups this week - thanks!

    http://bit.ly/8YD7nT

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