Hello-Hello, welcome to a sunny, springy (kinda’ sorta’, at least it isn’t snowing) here at The Prepatorium.
Today we begin with a dollhouse. No, not the Barbie doll versions but upscale, small scale dollhouses. Behold the a miniature New York Flagship Boutique for Monique Lhuillier.
A closer look.
Here we have a better sense of scale, the designer’s children, Jack and Sophia, are shown looking at the structure.
Another look inside.
That is just one of the incredible creations that were part of the Kaleidoscope Ball, a fundraiser for the Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA.
How about a more modern look?
The photos above and below show a contemporary beach house.
The interior decor is by Chris Barrett Design, I loved the table setting.
How lifelike is the house? From the Los Angeles Times story:
The exterior has a low-water garden made partly of air plants and designed by Stephen Block of Inner Gardens
The rock and air plant garden includes a living wall made of reindeer moss and lichen.
Here we see Ms. Barrett working on the house.
One of the rooms was designed for music enjoyment.
There was even some David Bowie on hand.
More from the Los Angeles Times:
A Paul Smith rug, curtains sewn from Missoni fabric, LED sconces strung with Swarovski crystals, even a Mies van der Rohe Barcelona daybed cluttered with Rodeo Drive shopping bags — all small enough to fit in your pocket. These are but a few of the over-the-top luxuries decorating 10 couture play pads created for the 2013 Designer Dollhouse Showcase.
Those of us fond of pink will appreciate an homage to what many call the Pink Palace (with apologies to Lilly Pulitzer fans) the Beverly Hills Hotel.
A look at the house under construction.
Another exterior view.
The detail work on these would make me bug-eyed!
You have to love the miniature furniture.
No to mention the tiny perfume bottles from a dressing table and one of the exterior lights.
Some of the gardens were incredible.
These images come via the Mini Modern blog.
The event raised quite a bit of money for the hospital, more from Haute Living.
The charitable gala, was held in honor of UCLA Children’s Discovery and Innovation Institute at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA. Over $1.8 million was raised over the course of the evening.
I hope they do this one every year, these are just delightful. To see more photos, here is a link to the story in the Los Angeles Times.