Sweet Juniper this weekend (in lieu of, say, sending out our Christmas cards), and couldn't believe we'd somehow managed to miss this great replica of a Mies van der Rohe house, complete with floating staircase. This isn't the first time we've spied a dollhouse in the style of van der Rohe. Are there more out there? We wonder... this dollhouse reportedly cost around $15. Says Jim about his motivation for tackling this project:
"...ever since my wife's cruel revelation about the woeful cardboard vehicles I make for Juniper, I have felt a need to redeem myself in terms of what I am able to make with my hands. So I decided to build Juniper a dollhouse that resembled our own home, a Mies van der Rohe shoe box whose lack of any ornament would make the job extremely simple."
And he has this to say about the result:
"...considering that my woodworking experience consists of about an hour watching the New Yankee Workshop and maybe half an episode of Bob the Builder, I don't think it turned out too bad. I love it when minimalist taste, thrift, and complete lack of craftsmanship all come together to form a happy trifecta."
Juniper seems pretty happy, too.
Photos: Sweet Juniper