I’m a sucker for doll houses.
I can’t help it. I love all things tiny and cute and adorable.
But these doll houses are really something special: they’ve all been created by architects and designers. They’re like vibrant, playful, exciting versions of architectural models.
A Doll’s House is a competition of 20 architects and designers who constructed doll houses for the 21st century. The doll houses will be auctioned off for charity. All proceeds support KIDS.
I would love just about any of them in my house, and I think my kids would, too. Here are a few of my favorites:
See all the doll houses (and bid on them until November 11, 2013) at A Doll’s House Gallery.
Read more about the project at A Doll’s House.
When I saw the photos of this Mexican library, I was instantly enchanted!
In the heart of the city of Monterrey is Fundidora Park. The park includes everything from gardens to museums and auditoriums to theme parks.
It also includes this spectacular library designed by the architects at Anagrama. This children’s library, or cultural center, is part of the Conarte, or Council for the Culture and Arts of Nuevo León.
It was designed to be a playful space to help enhance the love of reading in children by mimicking the local mountainous landscape.
I can just see my own kids running over the mountains of shelves, rolling and climbing and laughing, and, finally, snuggling up in a valley corner to enjoy a book.
And myself. I can see myself doing these things as well. 🙂
Read more about the library at ArchDaily.
My kids love dinosaurs. This is due, at least in part, to my obsession with them, I’m sure.
Either way, I’m excited that there is a dinosaur exhibit coming to Glazer Children’s Museum in Tampa.
From October 5th through January 20, 2014 the Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice exhibit will be welcoming the excitement and exploration of children of all ages.
And for four days during the exhibit (October 8, October 23, November 9, December 10), they will also be featuring a Dino Toddler Trot, a dance party for tots and their parents.