big players playing (doll) house
happy friday everybody! i’m chillin tonight working and just wanted to stop by for minute and say hello! there’s nothing i’d like more than to finish up and play but a couple hundred unanswered emails are calling so it’s just a brief and shining moment out of the minutia. i did come across something fun and hope you enjoy it as much as i did.
of all things, curbed is having a dollhouse competition! house beautiful, lonny, elle decor!? the voting is over now but i’m glad to see we’re all still kids at heart! check it out:
‘What happens when the brightest stars in shelter media, women and men whose job it is to separate spectacular homes from the simply ridiculously beautiful homes, are presented with that Lilliputian wonder we call a dollhouse? That’s exactly what Curbed’s Operation Dollhouse is endeavoring to find out. Right this second, dapper designer James Andrew is delivering dollhouses to Vanessa Holden of Martha Stewart Living, Margaret Russell of Architectural Digest, Michael Boodro of Elle Decor, Newell Turner of House Beautiful, Michelle Adams of Lonny and Sam Grawe of Dwell. Their task? Revamp, renovate, decorate or demo! The dollhouse is theirs to keep, all that we ask is that they photograph the results. And because this bunch does nothing without a deadline, here it is: 12 noon on Friday, Oct. 1. We’ll begin publishing the results Oct. 5. We hope everyone will want to play!
The houses aren’t arriving empty, by the way—each has a magazine-specific dowry of goods and accessories, vignettes of which were shot by photographer Michael Grimm, whose images of full-sized houses have appeared in several of the chosen mags.’
here are the final designs!
i love that an uninvited design student threw his hat into the ring:
so of course i had to play along!
the paris apartment!
haha! what about you? do you have a dollhouse?
have a great weekend!