THE APPEAL of the tiny is obvious to me, (I may have mentioned this before!) so I wasn’t that surprised when I learned about the growing world of miniature modern design. And yes, there is a community of keen collectors! It seems that while furnishing doll houses as a hobby has long been the realm of traditionalists, in their place now is a growing group of tech savvy folk with the power of the Net at their fingertips, and a love of Le Corbusier chairs in their hearts. A quick search of ‘Miniature Modern’ comes up with articles, blogs, photos and online auctions.
I too really like the idea of a world in miniature, but haven’t gone down the doll house route, instead I’ve been collecting items to create a set of terrariums, each with a different theme.
I’ve amassed quite a collection of little cactus plants, and have been picking up old secondhand items to dress my sets: mini cups and plates, animal figures, the smallest of porcelain articulated humans, a couple of die cast vehicles for my ‘Disaster/World’s End’ terrarium, and star sh and nautilus shells for my ‘Sea Monsters’ version – I just need to get hold of a rusty old deep sea diver!
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