Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Kaleidoscope Ball: Designer Dollhouse Showcase


On Wednesday, April 17th, the Beverly Hills Hotel (Beverly Hills, CA) will host a Kaleidoscope Ball that features a designer dollhouse showcase during the cocktail hour of the event. Ten custom dollhouses will be available for sale via silent auction to benefit the UCLA Children’s Discovery and Innovation Institute. I can't begin to describe how excited I am about this news! Each of the dollhouses are designed by LA's who's who of interior decorators. I dare you to not swoon over this list of talent:
No word on whether these dollhouse structures will be created from familiar kits or developed by LA based architecture firms, but rumor has it that designer Paris Renfroe and artisan Doris Nathanson are also attached to the project. I'm anxious to see the designs and have already been counting the days until the event. Hopefully, we can get the complete photo tour of these custom dollhouses before and during the event. And I hope one can bid online for these structures. Complete event details are still filtering in, but there will soon be a dedicated web page that covers the gala. In the meantime, I've been reaching out to the designers to see if they will provide a glimpse of what they are creating in miniature. Responses have been fairly positive, but I will note that some designers have not even started working on this project. We'll see what happens! 

Are you excited? Oh! Note that these dollhouses are for a charitable purpose...so no Ocean's 11 or Mission Impossible heist plans, please.

What:
Kaleidoscope Ball: Cocktail Reception and Designer Dollhouse Showcase followed by Dinner, Awards, and Entertainment.

When:
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 6:00 PM 

Where:
Beverly Hills Hotel, 9641 Sunset Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA

Cost:
Tickets start at $500
Sponsor packages start at $5,000

Click HERE to purchase tickets or make a donation. 

Looking for even more details? Visit Modern Mini Houses blog here and also here.

 

13 comments:

  1. OMG OMG OMG OMG!!! I can hardly wait for more details. I'm trying to see how I could ditch my kids to go. We'll see.

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    1. Dude. We could straight up be Thelma and Louise!

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    2. Heck yeah! Except no convertibles, don't want to loose any precious mini loot! We are robbing the place right? :P

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  2. So excited I'm actually considering getting on a plane! I really hope they post some pics before the auction
    *empties purse onto table and counts pennies*

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    1. Oh! It would be so ON if you could come over to The States and party. I imagine other collectors and enthusiasts bonding together over awesome miniature design--like civilized ladies and gents at the event, but then maybe letting our hair down and kicking off our shoes to enjoy the LA nightlife after. I also hope some designers unveil the goods prior to the event. Oh, yes, I am certain these beauties will go for lots of pennies. Many will be looking under the sofa cushions...

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  3. OK, ok whatever pictures do emerge from this awesome collaboration for an oh so worthy cause should definitely be classified as "miniature modern porn"! Please point me in the direction for viewing...

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    1. Ha! I will share information as soon as it is available. Promise!

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  4. I so wish I could go to this. Take LOTS of pictures...and video too! I agree with Studio Seven..."miniature modern porn" for sure! One of the advantages of living on the west coast!

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    1. If stars align..., I will do my best!

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  5. wow, please post pictures of the house. It sounds great!

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    1. I know! Can you believe 10 custom dollhouses? I will post as much information as I can--AND I think the event organizers will put some eye candy on the web page they are creating.

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  6. Two or three of the houses will have some ELF Miniatures pieces - we'll post pics when we have some.

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    1. I will post some additional pics tonight. I thought I saw your stove in one image...Are you coming over to attend the ball?

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