Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Speaking of elegant houses

Have you visited Created by Mini Dork (she's not), it is a go-to blog for all things modern and miniature, and it displays Mini Dork's Fashion House, winner of a First-Time Entrant Award in HBS's 2011 contest.

What is it about this house that is so exciting? It is elegant, without any cliche. It is modern, as modern should be, i.e., cutting edge with no apologies (take a look at the acrylic stairs), and it is daring. I am an architecture and interior design amateur-nerd (but you knew I was a nerd, didn't you?) I have to know the history. Elsie De Wolfe rocked Victorian NY with her uncluttered, cutting edge interiors (more about her later), Art Deco stunned the design world in the 20s and 30s, and Mid-century Modern gave Post-War America hope. We don't see this from our 21st century perspective. Mini-modernists like Mini Dork show us that it is still possible to push the boundaries of design, even when creating in miniature.

Wishing you only good things, Neen


  1. Aww thanks for your kind words Neen. It was a blast to build. Now if only I can finish up all the incomplete odds and ends on this bad boy, it will be golden. :D

  2. The house is already golden, fantastic work!