In 2001, Laurie Simmons and architect Peter Wheelwright collaborated with Bozart Toys on the Kaleidoscope Dollhouse. An interactive play environment for kids six and up, the modernist house had sliding transparent walls which could be interchanged and layered for play with color and light.
The dollhouse was discontinued years ago but maintains cult status among design geeks and the dollhouse cognescenti. Several Kaleidoscope Dollhouse items found their way into the products of last year's I'm A Giant challenge. In 2007 Daddy Types blogged in shock as a Kaleidoscope Dollhouse sold on ebay for over $1500, and a quick online scan shows that the collector's market hasn't cooled much. Keep your eyes peeled at garage sales and thrift shops for the coveted dollhouse and accessories.
(Images: Laurie Simmons)