Dollhouses are having a bit of a moment. You may have recently seen them on your Instagram feed, in the New York Times, or as part of Cold Picnic’s latest “lookbook.” When you hear the term “miniatures,” you probably have visions of stuffy Victorian dollhouses found in your great-aunt’s basement. Well, not anymore. There is a growing community of international miniatures makers who are gaining traction on social media with their modern designs. Each maker has their own style and specialties. And the content is totally mesmerizing.
When I first stumbled upon the @tinyhousecalls account, it took me several moments of staring before I understood that I was looking at a miniature and not an actual living room. Once I figured it out, I couldn’t look away. Kwandaa Roberts, an ob-gyn by day, views her dollhouse creations as a way to express her interior design fantasies and inhabit different