Anyway, I know it's been awhile since I created a miniature scene. I guess it takes all kinds of emotions to get me playing/working in the wee structures. The above scene is inspired by my lament for the upcoming Brown Bird concert. I redecorated the Nomad Home as if a man lived there and happened to be a "pinch" of a Brown Bird fan. Smiles. I imagined a dude who considers himself "enviro friendly", likes simple living and appreciates modern design, basic materials and reclaimed pieces. I also made him a bit of a collector of cameras, odds and ends. Yes, I know he isn't real. This stuff helps me bring the scene to life. I know I'm not the only one who creates characters to guide dollhouse decorating. And I hope I'm not the only one who in the middle of making miniature picture frames and albums, etc. asks themselves "why am I doing this???" but continues to tinker along anyway. My oldest watched me print out several Brown Bird poster images and carefully wind them around a tiny screwdriver to give them the effect that little hands rolled them. After watching me wind the second one, they said in a matter-of-fact tone "you have an unusual hobby" and that made me laugh out loud. I reassured them that I'm the harmless crazy...most days.
What do you think of the woodworking bench as a kitchen island? I used one of the Palette-It coasters as a coffee table here. These are the ones made by Design Studio Labyrinth that I tweeted about a few weeks ago. They work well so far and I can use them as beds and platform floors and stages, etc. I used a Restoration Hardware "Glove" leather swatch on the wooden sofa. That simple strip of leather made the sofa instantly look better in the scene..or so I say.
The Goods: sofa is Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware; chair is PRD Miniatures; palette coffee table is Design Studio Labyrinth; lamp is Mattel and hobby store items; factory cart is unmarked; stump side table is Selecta; office chair is Reac; desk and matching credenza is Pepper (MitchyMooMiniatures); stools are brinca dada; kitchen unit is PRD Miniatures; woodworking bench is Sir Thomas Thumb; windmill is Town Square Miniatures; all accessories are Ray Storey (Thanks Pepper!), Reutter Porzellan, Bodo Hennig, MitchyMooMiniatures, Plan Toys, AG Minis, Re-Ment, Mighty World, LiLu by Zuri, Tim Holtz, K&Company, M2 Machines, and common craft and hobby store finds.