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Look at this Little Thing!

All kinds of awesome miniature and tiny things to look at!

Posts tagged architecture

Aug 22 '14

sacre-phantasm:

Haunted doll houses. Awesome!

Aug 21 '14
eloisemoorehead:

Norman Bel Geddes Doll House for Joan Circa 1920s

In 1921, Bel Geddes designed a brownstone dollhouse as Christmas gift for his daughter Joan. The rectangular two-story dollhouse is made chiefly of painted wood. Throughout the home, rooms are accented with wood, metal, and enamel furnishings. Moving from front to back, the rooms are laid out as follows: The first floor has an entry room that connects to the second floor with a staircase, followed by a center room and a back room. The second floor has a front room with tall windows, a center room, and a bathroom in the back.The completed dollhouse was in the possession of the Geddes family until it was donated to the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin in 2001. [source]

eloisemoorehead:

Norman Bel Geddes
Doll House for Joan
Circa 1920s

In 1921, Bel Geddes designed a brownstone dollhouse as Christmas gift for his daughter Joan. The rectangular two-story dollhouse is made chiefly of painted wood. Throughout the home, rooms are accented with wood, metal, and enamel furnishings. Moving from front to back, the rooms are laid out as follows: The first floor has an entry room that connects to the second floor with a staircase, followed by a center room and a back room. The second floor has a front room with tall windows, a center room, and a bathroom in the back.

The completed dollhouse was in the possession of the Geddes family until it was donated to the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin in 2001. [source]

Aug 21 '14
silvertrumpet:

This is so incredible, I need to share this! 
It’s available on Etsy here:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/119819498/victorian-architectural-carved-palace
Click the above link to see more info about this antique piece!

silvertrumpet:

This is so incredible, I need to share this! 

It’s available on Etsy here:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/119819498/victorian-architectural-carved-palace

Click the above link to see more info about this antique piece!

Aug 15 '14

archiemcphee:

Woodridge, IL-based veteran LEGO builder Matt De Lanoy created this awesomely detailed LEGO model of Springfield, USA, hometown of The Simpsons. At a glance it appears that Matt thought of everything. We can see the Simpsons’ house, Ned Flanders’ house, Moe’s Tavern, Springfield Elementary School, the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant, Krusty Burger, the Kwik-e-Mart, The Android’s Dungeon, Springfield Town Square, and even the Stonecutter Lodge and the Springfield Tire Fire. He also included all the proper minifigs and vehicles too. It’s a geektastic tribute to a wonderfully weird town.

Be sure to visit Matt De Lanoy’s Flickr page for many more shots of his spectacular LEGO Springfield.

[via Nerd Approved and Kotaku]

Aug 15 '14

artandsciencejournal:

Home Sweet Home

Usually plastic and the environment do not go hand in hand, but artist Aki Inomata uses plastic to create an environment for her little pet hermit crabs in “Why Not Hand Over a “Shelter” to Hermit Crabs?” (2009, 2010-2013).

With the help of CT scanning to render a three-dimensional model of an empty shell, Inomata creates her base and then builds houses atop these shell renderings. These architectural wonders mimic the style of popular dwellings, from Tokyo house-style to Paris apartments. 

With these plastic hermit crab habitats, Inomata wanted to explore not only the hermit crab’s adaptability to new surroundings, but how we adapt as well. Immigration, relocation, even acquiring a new identity or nationality is more or less the human version of growing out of a shell, and finding a new one to call ‘home’.

Not only is this series an amazing symbolic representation of our will to adapt, but also a fun way to learn more about the life and physiology of the hermit crab, as the dwellings are completely see-through. Have you ever wondered what a hermit crab’s body looks like inside its shell?

A video of both the hermit crabs in action and how the artist came about designing the shells can be found here.

-Anna Paluch

Aug 5 '14

irisnectar:

Little Italian clay houses by rodica on etsy 

Jul 21 '14
gregorygrozos:

Unique miniature tiny house in a garden ring. The house is hand sculpted and hand painted. It is closed in a small glass dome. The glass is quite sturdy. You can see this item and buy it along with my other jewellery at:http://www.etsy.com/shop/MicroJewellery

gregorygrozos:

Unique miniature tiny house in a garden ring. The house is hand sculpted and hand painted. It is closed in a small glass dome. The glass is quite sturdy. You can see this item and buy it along with my other jewellery at:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/MicroJewellery


Jul 15 '14

vicdeleon:

What am I going to do with these now???