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MINIIO DOLLHOUSES

Barbie was my favourite toy growing up. I liked picking out her snappy outfits as much as the next person, but it was setting up elaborate houses for her from boxes and pillows and my nightstand drawers that tickled my fancy. Now that I think about it, I dont recall ever really playing with my Barbies (aside from one or two or twenty Ninja Turtle invasions from my brother), but I do remember spending hours painstakingly setting up the perfect home for Barbie, Ken, Skipper and Kelly. That was my idea of fun. I hope that makes it acceptable for me to be madly in love with these darling dollhouses designed by Miniio. Not only are these houses aesthetically pleasing, decked out in their stylin mid-century modern furnishings, but theyre also eco-friendly using locally sourced materials and sustainable resources. Now thats what I call a dream house. Barbie never had it so good!

The raw natural textures, liberal use of white, and modern architecture have me seriously envying Barbies new digs. She even has a Pantone chair! So jealous. Hey, Christmas (and my birthday) is around the corner Santa, if youre listening, my inner 8-year-old would be bouncing off the walls if I woke up to one of these in my stocking.

Images via The Huffington Post & Miniio.

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Krissy

CATEGORY: architecture & interiors » TAGS: architecture, interior design

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7 comments · JUMP TO COMMENT FORM »

Bre » 5 November 2011

yeah, id live in that. 😉

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Annika » 5 November 2011

What a cute idea! Barbie is so style and modern these days!

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Krissy » November 5th, 2011

She really is! Im jealous! Everything was so pink when I was young. (And I made a conscious effort to hate pink as a child. :P)

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Morag Lee » 5 November 2011

I love the way the Barbie is posed in these pictures!

I was however one of those girls who had LOADS of Barbies but never a doll house. Maybe one day

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Krissy » November 5th, 2011

I never had a house either. My best friend did and I was SO enthralled by it. I still loved my boxes since I could make rooms whatever size I wanted, but they werent nearly as pretty looking as the real doll houses.

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Ally » 5 November 2011

OMG, love! I was obsessed with my Barbies (and setting up their homes too) my inner 8 year old self would love this, as well.

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Caity » 6 November 2011

Oh my gosh! I want to play with barbies again! Seriously, that is actually an amazing house! My grandpa built me a dollhouse when I was a kid and it was modelled after my own house. That was pretty amazing, as well.

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Krissy » November 6th, 2011

How cool that you had a doll house modeled after your own house! Do you still have that dollhouse? Ill bet its a pretty treasured family item now especially since it was made just for you.:)

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Caity » November 7th, 2011

It is in my parents attic. It was definitely something special but as a kid I played with it a lot so it is definitely worn. <3

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Harriet » 6 November 2011

Those dolls houses are amazing! Definitely too cool for children I want one!

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Krissy » November 6th, 2011

Way too cool for kids! Im sure very few would appreciate the architecture and design here. But maybe for those that didnt, it might help cultivate good taste? Whoooo knows. I just know I want one. I cant have my real dream house, so Im going to replace that desire with a doll house for the time being. 😉

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