Itty Bitty Teeny Tiny Coolness

Hello-Hello, welcome to a sunny, springy (kinda’ sorta’, at least it isn’t snowing) here at The Prepatorium.

Today we begin with a dollhouse. No, not the Barbie doll versions but upscale, small scale dollhouses. Behold the a miniature New York Flagship Boutique for Monique Lhuillier.

Via Mini Modern Blog

Via Mini Modern Blog

A closer look.

Courtesy Photo via WWD.com

Courtesy Photo via WWD.com

Here we have a better sense of scale, the designer’s children, Jack and Sophia, are shown looking at the structure.

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Monique Lhuillier Facebook

Another look inside.

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Monique Lhuillier Facebook

That is just one of the incredible creations that were part of the Kaleidoscope Ball, a fundraiser for the Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA.

How about a more modern look?

Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times

Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times

The photos above and below show a contemporary beach house.

Chris Barrett Design Pinterest

Chris Barrett Design Pinterest

The interior decor is by Chris Barrett Design, I loved the table setting.

Chris Barrett Design Pinterest

Chris Barrett Design Pinterest

How lifelike is the house? From the Los Angeles Times story:

The exterior has a low-water garden made partly of air plants and designed by Stephen Block of Inner Gardens

The rock and air plant garden includes a living wall made of reindeer moss and lichen.

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Here we see Ms. Barrett working on the house.

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Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

One of the rooms was designed for music enjoyment.

Mark Bolster/The Los Angeles Times

Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times

There was even some David Bowie on hand.

Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times

Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times

More from the Los Angeles Times:

A Paul Smith rug, curtains sewn from Missoni fabric, LED sconces strung with Swarovski crystals, even a Mies van der Rohe Barcelona daybed cluttered with Rodeo Drive shopping bags — all small enough to fit in your pocket. These are but a few of the over-the-top luxuries decorating 10 couture play pads created for the 2013 Designer Dollhouse Showcase.

Those of us fond of pink will appreciate an homage to what many call the Pink Palace (with apologies to Lilly Pulitzer fans) the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Dering Hall Facebook

A look at the house under construction.

Via Call of the Small Blog

Via Call of the Small Blog

Another exterior view.

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The detail work on these would make me bug-eyed!

Mark Boster

Mark Boster/The Los Angeles Times

You have to love the miniature furniture.

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Mark Boster/The Los Angeles Times

No to mention the tiny perfume bottles from a dressing table and one of the exterior lights.

Mark Boster/The Los Angeles Times

Mark Boster/The Los Angeles Times

Some of the gardens were incredible.

Modern Mini Houses

Modern Mini Houses

These images come via the Mini Modern blog.

Mini Modern Blog

Mini Modern Blog

The event raised quite a bit of money for the hospital, more from Haute Living.

The charitable gala, was held in honor of UCLA Children’s Discovery and Innovation Institute at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA. Over $1.8 million was raised over the course of the evening.

I hope they do this one every year, these are just delightful.  To see more photos, here is a link to the story in the Los Angeles Times.

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  1. MCW

    OMG. I LOVE dollhouses. Love. There used to be one at the mall in a a display window fully decorated and I would look at it for ages!

  2. Wow!! I am in love. I have a huge dollhouse made by my father for me as a little girl that I played with daily for years. All of the teeny tiny details of those dresses though are just breathtaking.

    KK

  3. LOVE this post!!!!! SO cool!! who would have thought!

  4. Those houses are incredible. I’ve seen some older ones in museums but the modern day versions would be any little girls dream. It must take so much patience to make things that tiny.

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