We're predicting that 2009 will be the year when people return to traditional design elements -- lots of quilts, burlap, and braided rugs -- but with a contemporary twist. It doesn't get a lot more homespun than this handmade dollhouse we spotted in the Etsy shop Day Heights Graphics. And yet there's something about its clean, honest lines that puts us in mind of some of the handmade modernist dollhouses we've posted lately.
Made of pine plywood with cedar shake shingles, the cabin is an almost-perfect replica of the Ingalls cabin from the Little House TV series, right down to the tuckpointed rock fireplace complete with soot.
$85 at Day Heights Graphics (Each cabin is built to order, so allow for a week of build time in addition to shipping time.)