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Thursday, May 10, 2012

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The Marriage Was Built to Last But the Bondage Chamber Was Built at 1:12 Scale

"For some, a doll's house is no mere plaything but a way to create their fantasy home. Even if that means building a tiny bondage room." Truer words.



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Ophelia

"What is, E.L. James' Dollhouse, Alex."

Porn Peddler

@Ophelia Excuse me, I believe her dollhouse's playroom would contain fur-lined handcuffs, lots of velvet-lined walls, and discarded OB tampons.

But I have never read more than like, a page from those books, so my contempt is merely conjecture and assumption based on the uh...image. surrounding that book.

JoanTition

@Third Wave Housewife

and orange juice!

(Uhh and maybe I haven't read the book. Maybe I've only read 50 Shades of Suck. For twenty minutes. Once.)

stavros

JUST FINISHED IT...@m

Porn Peddler

Obligatory: That is my kind of dollhouse.

And this makes me feel so....I don't even know. Why is it that recreation of our environments in miniature is so enticing, so fascinating? WHY is this stirring up such FEELINGS in me? And, need I remind y'all of that mini hoarder house art exhibit?

Porn Peddler

I want to see an inventory of the items in that tiny bondage chamber SO BADLY. and holy crap that slideshow, the little hall of mirrors! TINY THINGS ARE SO AWESOME

frigwiggin

@tortietabbie Yeah, that exhibit makes me Feel a lot of things. It's like I'm still in that client's house, bagging old newspapers and bloody Kleenex...

Megasus

@Third Wave Housewife OMG I KNOW! I went to the Edo Tokyo museum just because it was 80% miniatures of Edo at different points in time. AND IT WAS AWESOME.

frigwiggin

Does that mean I'm free to recreate in miniature the Château de Chillon with the tiny, empty, chilly room labeled "TORTURE CHAMBER"? Because I would like that, very much. (I would also include the little blonde boy wearing a cape and a Darth Vader mask and carrying a lightsaber that I saw when I was there. That kid had it DOWN.)

AniaGosia

This is amazing. "Saucy Adult Vendor"! Everything! Have you guys seen the miniature rooms at the Art Institute in Chicago? They are my favorite thing. I love the Art Deco one the most. And the California one. And the Shaker one. Ok, all of them.

frigwiggin

@AniaGosia Ahh, I saw them when I was there for Thanksgiving last year! I could have spent the entire day looking at those little dioramas. So amazing, so tiny.

frigwiggin

@AniaGosia The Christmas ones tugged at my (miniature) heartstrings.

AniaGosia

@frigwiggin I know! I always want to stay there for hours and then I feel guilty because there is so much to see at the Art Institute!

themmases

@AniaGosia There used to also be Think Small By Rosebud, which my friend made a short film of when we lived across the street from there. I kept hearing that it closed or was going to close, but whenever I go by their sign is still up and they don't have very extensive hours anyway so... Maybe?

WhiskeySour

@AniaGosia Has anyone else drooled over the Fairy Castle over at the Museum of Science and Industry? I wanted to own/play with that thing so much when I was a kid. I've never been completely clear why it's at that particular museum, though.

AniaGosia

@AniaGosia Oops! I totally deleted the original comment that made that make sense ... I used to live above a toystore (in a rainbow house!) that had a huge dollhouse section and it was super fun.

AniaGosia

@WhiskeySour I haven't! I used to live in Hyde Park and I went to that museum a few times, but the hordes of schoolchildren overwhelmed me completely each time. I'll have to go sometime and check it out.

JoanTition

@WhiskeySour
Colleen Moore's Fairy Castle is basically my favorite place forever and ever. I live in Chicago and I go the MSI once every couple of years and I still freak out like kid as I make my way to the room it's in.

LAKJFDKL I LOVE TINY THINGS.

themmases

My sister built a subculture pastiche dollhouse a few years ago, down to copying some of her own posters in miniature to hang in what was obviously the pot smoking attic. She cut out a chunk of the roof to make a little roof deck where presumably the tiny people could stand on the roof and look at the stars and smoke more pot. With black and white patterned floors, lime green front door... Pretty much our dream home circa sophomore year of high school.

My sister is pretty cool, and that is why I brag about her on the internet.

SarahP

When I was a kid, my Polly Pocket Pool Party Playset AND my Polly Pocket Light-up Hotel were both understood to have secret sex dungeons. (Each had hidden compartments.)

themmases

@SarahP I had the little heart-shaped light up castle and if you did it right, Polly and the prince could definitely fit together behind either of those doors to both sides of the castle.

SarahP

@themmases Thanks to this thread, I've found website that is all Polly Pocket collectibles and I'm looking at every single one.

redheaded&crazy

@SarahP oh my god polly pocket! that right there is my childhood. i loved their teeny-ness. wasn't there one gigantic heart-shaped castle though (i mean comparably gigantic)? I think my friend or my sister had it. so jealousssss

SarahP

@redheaded&crazie Here goes your entire afternoon: Polly Pocket collectibles website.

Decca

In other "tiny things" news, has everyone seen the freaky, apparently edible tiny powdered McDonalds meal? I can't describe the hypnotic oddity of this video.

Porn Peddler

@Decca I hate to be that person but JAPAN. oh my god. That was fascinating.

Megasus

@Decca I HAVE ONE OF THESE. But mine is for ice cream sundaes, and I am terrfied of it because all the toppings seem to be made of plastic, and the "ice cream" is like cool whip and I just have no idea if it's actually edible or not so it sits on the top of my fridge.

sarah girl

@Decca MY GOD I love those tiny food videos from Japan. They're so hypnotic and calming - all the little crinkling and scraping sounds...

Decca

@Sarah H. There is definitely something strangely pleasant about those crinkling and scraping sounds.

EpWs

@Decca I had not seen the tiny EDIBLE foods before (!!!) but I was sure that was going to link to this video of wee tiny plastic foodstuffs and kitchen things!

(Same Youtube user, as it turns out.)

highfivesforall

Also, The bloggess, Jenny Lawson, has been building a haunted dollhouse for over a decade, and it is incredible.

I relate way more to the desire to furnish dollhouses than to play with dolls - I was always the kid that was interested in how to architect the best fort, rather than what game we would play once it was built.

iceberg

I had a dollhouse way past the age where I was into playing with it because I loved the miniature things. I just wanted All The Things.

Guinevere'sGhost

When I was thirteen, which would have been in 2000, I saw the most fantastic doll house ever at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. It was fairy-tale themed, the creation of some rich lady, and it was on temporary display. There were tiny diamond chandeliers, and tiny glass slippers, and it blew my young mind. In fact, there is info on it right here: http://www.msichicago.org/whats-here/exhibits/fairycastle/

atipofthehat

@Guinevere'sGhost

There's a wonderful (though conventional) dollhouse at the Smithsonian in D.C., too.

atipofthehat

O, MEN OF BRAINTREE!

"...she found a woman selling 1:12-scale condoms at a craft centre in Braintree..."

EternalFootwoman

Has anyone heard of the Nutshell Crime Scenes done by Frances Lee? There's a documentary about them, narrated by John Waters. The scenes were made to teach forensics to police detectives and they're kept in Baltimore, my beloved hometown.

WhiskeySour

@EternalFootwoman I have certainly heard of those; I've had a book about them on my Amazon wish list forever. I had no idea they were in Baltimore. Yet another thing to put on my to-see list. And a documentary? I must find it!

EternalFootwoman

@WhiskeySour Here's the link to the documentary: http://www.ofdollsandmurder.com/

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