Thursday, 2 August 2018

Nya hus i samlingen II

Alldeles häromdagen köpte jag detta hus på en loppis. Det är ett hus tillverkat av BRIO från i början av 70-talet. Egentligen har jag redan ett sådant här hus, men detta är i bättre skick. Eftersom jag har de flesta typer av hus jag vill ha i samlingen så är det extra kul när jag hittar hus i bättre skick och på så sätt förbättrar samlingen. Det gamla kommer att säljas. Detta hus är inte i "mint-condition" som det förra jag skrev om, men ändå i mycket bra skick. Svårt att tro att tre systrar lekt med det. Tapeterna är i stort sett oskadade. Alla detaljer som trappräcken fönster osv är intakta så när på att en fönsterruta saknas. Lite plexiglas i rätt storlek så är det fixat. Mattorna släpper lite i kanterna. Lite lim fixar nog det. Är mycket nöjd med mitt inköp. Nu ska det bara möbleras. 


Nya hus i samlingen I 

På senaste tiden har tre nya dockhus införlivats i samlingen. Det första jag tänkte visa er är ett Lundbyhus från mitten av 60-talet. Det är nästan i sk "mint-condition". Inga skador på tapeter. Alla dörrar, spaljé och räcken intakta. Det jag kan hitta är några små-små repor på en fönsterbräda samt några mindre på utsidan. Dessutom ingick både ben och originalkartong. Kunde inte låta bli att köpa detta, trots att jag redan hade hus liknande detta. Kommer framledes sälja något av de andra, så detta får plats.   





Sunday, 12 March 2017

Mystery solved

A time ago I bought some furniture from a friend. At the time I didn´t know the origin of them, but I think I have solved the mystery now. I am not sure about the scale, but I think they are a little bit bigger than 1:12. The furniture have both a charachter of being homemade and factory-made.


After googling a lot and also asking other dollhouse collectors I surprisingly found the answer in a book in my own bookshelf. The book's title is Dockskåp. En värld i miniatyr and the text is written by Lena Lidbeck. The following picture is from that book. 


According to the book the furniture is from the 30s and 40s and impacted by the functionalistic ideas. The furniture was designed with straight lines, smooth surfaces and square-shaped legs. Svenska Slöjdföreningen arranged at this time courses at Housewife associations (husmorsföreningar) and schools. To these courses they designed these prototypes of furniture and they were used together with plans of apartments. (Lidbeck & Nilsson Dockskåp. En värld i miniatyr, Stockholm: Berghs Förlag AB: 1991, p. 60). 

In the following I will show more of my furniture of this kind.



  

Monday, 20 February 2017

My dollhouse room

Since moving twice the last year all my dollhouses and furniture are in a mess. Finally I have got time to reorganise everything and I have also got a seperate room for my minature world. It can only be better. More to come.


Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Dissertation present

Last friday a defended my thesis for a doctoral degree. In the evening we had a marvelous party and I got a very nice present from my collegues at work. I think the present fits me very well, but with a more unusual interior.

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Homeless?

I bought some ARI dolls the other day and they now looking for a house to live in. I will see later on if I have any suitable home for them. More to come!


Friday, 19 August 2016

A House from IKEA

Just another day I bought a new house and incorporated it into my collection of houses. It is a brand-new house manufactured by IKEA.



When all the different pieces were put together the house look like this and is now ready to be decorated. But I haven’t decide yet if I am going to paint it and/or decorate it with wallpapers. While thinking of further work with the house I placed newly made furniture from IKEA, which are also available at the IKEA stores. But I think the scale of the furniture is too big for the house, so I don´t think they are made to fit the house. Nevertheless, for the present the furniture stays in the house.