Thursday, October 25, 2012

You Have To Agree In The Land Of Nod

Doesn't the new modern dollhouse at Land of Nod look like the dollhouse designed back in 2009 by JM Cava and Mark Allen? Neither camps will indulge me and say it's the same designer, but...What do you think?

Either way, I love it and will be adding this beauty to my collection. Dear Crate & Barrel Family (CB2, Land of Nod, etc.)--please keep the miniature modern goods flowin'!

UPDATE 10/29/12
Ugh. Land of Nod did not work with Mr. Cava and Mr. Allen on the dollhouse. I heard back from John M. Cava today and he had the following to say:

Nope, neither Mark nor I had anything to do with the Land of Nod version, but yes it does look like they took our concept and adapted it to a production version.  Both the design and the materials and even some of the copy are very similar. Though I have to say, I do like ours better!  (We spent a lot of time on the design and proportions).

...Mark still has several of the ones he built kicking around, that he didn't feel were perfect enough, but he might be convinced to sell some of them...

26 comments:

  1. If they are not by the same designer, then I think you just started a law suit! Ha!!

    I am SOOO tempted, but I might wait until after the holidays. Looks so cool, I love how the different levels can nest into one. Awesome!!

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    1. Oh no! I didn't think of that. That lawsuit thing would just...well...suck.

      I'm waiting until after the holidays too--but only to open the box. Ha!

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    2. Hey, I agree! But thanks to the Land of Nod for its mass production and bringing the price down a tad bit. But JM Cava & Mark Allen should definitely be getting a kickback!!

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  2. Got any idea what scale this is? It is quite cool.
    Thanks,
    Dory

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    1. Hmm...I'm not sure. The house is 37"Wx22"Dx25"H. The largest furniture piece they offer is 5.25" high and the tallest figure they have is 4.5". I think it's a definite "go" for the main floor to work with 1:12 pieces, but I am wondering about the smaller modules stacked on top. There's a pic of a girl standing next to the structure and it looks like it will work--at least the shot gives me hope.

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    2. Heard back from Land of Nod and they say that it was not made to a specific scale...

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  3. Looks like the same designer to me. Or someone was influenced by the first one.

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    1. You can still place an order for one. Their cart system will accept the item. Land of Nod customer service said that it ships at the end of this month/beginning of next. This is what they say.

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  5. I called Land of Nod and they actually don't have them in yet. If you order it, it will go on back order until they come in...about a week or so.

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  6. I love it too- such a pity that I'm so far away in Israel....
    Neomi

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    1. Maybe the shipping won't be too bad. You should definitely ask http://www.landofnod.com/Customer-Service/International-Order-Request.aspx

      No hurt in asking...

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  7. Surely the same designer *nods*

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  8. Gorgeous! Thanks so much for posting this! I don't have room for another dollhouse and shouldn't even consider it, so I hope that you or one of the other modern miniaturists out there will get one and furnish and decorate it.

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  9. How much do you think they would sell the not so perfect ones for? I like them both, but I like the Cava/Allen one a tad bit better.

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    1. I'm not sure. I asked Mark--the builder, but he has not responded. I'll send you his email so that you can ask him directly.

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    2. Hmm...can you email me your email? I don't want to publish his contact info without his consent.

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  10. Anxiously waiting to see what you do with yours.

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  11. Congrats for your Cubebot Challenge Victory!
    Hugs
    Kikka

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  12. Hello, does anyone have an idea about the scale of the house from Land of Nod. Their site doesn't list any. Thanks!

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    1. Land of Nod says that it was not made to a specific scale...The house is 37"Wx22"Dx25"H. The largest furniture piece they offer is 5.25" high and the tallest figure they have is 4.5".

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  13. Congratulations on winning the CUBEBOT challenge. Wondered why you were quiet for so long. Can you post some pics of your scene on your blog?

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  14. I definitely think the Cava and Allen house is the best. The design is flawless and the proportions much more accurate. If Mark has one, I would love to see it.

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  15. Brilliant little modern designs, never seen dolls houses like that before

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