The Thing: A dollhouse for the design snob’s Mini-Me
It reads like a dreamy real estate listing: six rooms, open floor plan and floor-to-ceiling windows. Emerson House, as this sweet pad is called, has impeccable eco-cred, with a rooftop solar panel, lead-free finishes and recessed LED lighting. But this house is under two feet tall and, supposedly, designed for ages three and up. Created by New York luxury toy team Brinca Dada, it comes with smooth black walnut furniture, Barcelona-esque loungers, an egg-shaped tub and even a bidet. Marketed as a $540 plaything, it seems destined for a sleek console table, safely out of a toddler’s grubby reach. A Lilliputian version of high-end living, it’s equal parts absurd and alluring, a lovely piece of craftsmanship that’s also house porn made miniature. Hey, it’s not just children who enjoy a bit of make-believe. Kol Kid, 674 Queen St. W., 416-681-0368.
2 thoughts on “The Thing: A dollhouse for the design snob’s Mini-Me”
Children are happy with a cardboard box that mom or dad decorated with knick knacks and cut out to make a dollhouse. While this dollhouse is cool and might make a great collector’s piece for an aficionado… let’s put things into perspective. Really: $540 for a toy dollhouse?
This dollhouse is spectacular looking in person and quite large. I am an adult collector of modern dollhouses both vintage and current…and I can’t tell you what a great response this house gets from my friends. The price os inexpensive for what you get…it’s unique and innovative. It does take a while to put together but it’s worth it!
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