Apr 26, 2010

FREE MoMA House - win this post!

The MoMA house came this afternoon and I could not be more impressed. I tried to document everything from the start. To begin with it was packaged extremely well, entirely encased in foam so there was no chance of damage. It's looks like it is made from cardboard but it is thick and looks to be very durable.

The packaging unfolds to provide full color assembly instructions for all of the furniture provided. It's quick to assemble, tab and slot construction, but if this may be helpful for younger kids.

It also comes with a little introduction book that looks like it is geared towards getting kids to think about spacial design. Also on nice cardstock. No detail was overlooked!

Here are all six of the interchangeable surfaces on the front....

and the reverse.
This is my absolute favorite feature of this house. There are four panels that can be placed in the recessed areas of the wall to show a modern painting, real life aquarium....wait for it....
a giant plasma tv and a FIREPLACE!

Next on to the flooring and ground cover. It is made of the same thick, glossy cardstock. You can see how thick this is! It will definitely stand up to some hard use and not show a nick or scratch.

It even comes with vinyl cling accessories. Check out the chiminea!
Love, love, love the goldfish bowl....
The furniture was incredibly easy to to put together. I had the pieces put together in under 10 minutes without needing the instructions. The parts are clearly labeled and snap out of the cardboard without ripping. In my excitement I tore a little piece of one of the chairs but since the paper is pre-scored it didn't tear the design. Now THAT's great thinking!

The furniture is a little small for 1:12, I'd say it's definitely closer to 1:16 scale.

And ta da...the FIRST scene!

This was a breeze to put together and SO much fun. I thought about adding in some of my other pieces but just wanted to see how it all worked together for now.

Outdoor seating - dig the grass!

This would be a great introduction to the hobby. It's a tremendous value for any budget and provides limitless possibilities in a compact design. I can't wait to try this out with my other pieces. The walls would be excellent room dividers in the K House and the Stockholm too.

So now for the good part. These wonderful people at Chronicle Books want to give you a chance to win your very own MoMA house. Leave a comment or e-mail me telling me what you would like to see more of on this blog. It can be anything, set ups, tips, where to find stuff, just whatever you'd like to see more of. Anyone who comments will be entered to win. The house can only be shipped to the US and Canada right now, that is the only stipulation. I will pull a winner this Friday! Good luck!


  1. Oh my goodness that is awesome! My 6 year old would be all over this. But I think I would have a hard time giving it up!

  2. The Moma house looks so retro!
    I really like when you share tips... I think that I would like to see more of those.

  3. I just discovered your blog and I'm loving it! I would also LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to win this house! I am interested in learning more about where to find stuff.

  4. I've been checking in since I received two links to the NYTimes article from friends. Read all the archives and have visited many or your recommended sites too. I do not love all the modern aspects but am a beginner miniaturist, so any tips, links, helpful hints, and advice are all welcome. (I make mini needlepoint but have trouble with the finishing.) Thanks for everything.

  5. this house is genius!
    i love soaking in all the details of your set ups. maybe more close ups? it's hard to say what i want to see more of on here, i love it like it is really.

  6. Oh, I wish! It looks brilliant - thanks for showing us all the stages of opening and setting up. I'll just have to wait until either MoMA ships outside North America, or one of the Australian galleries has it for sale in their shop.

  7. Thanks for giving us such great details! And for the giveaway.

  8. this is great! thanks. i'm just rediscovering all the fun of dollhouses so this would be a perfect next step.

  9. doris/minimodernistasApril 27, 2010 at 6:51 PM

    This is a great toy for us mini collectors! I love it.
    As for things I would like to see...modern stairways...steel, wood, acrylic..anything modern. They are impossible to find as an individual item, ready to buy.
    And Hellerware plates, bowls and mugs in mini. How great would that be?

  10. I create miniatures in 1:6 scale and still learning about techniques and supply/material sources! (specially wood and better tools to use). I'm looking forward to learning more about miniatures from you. Thank you for a wonderful blog! ^_^

  11. This little set is so cute! I love all to luscious photos of the set ups and would love to see more pics and all the little details!

    Great blog!

  12. I think your blog is just perfect the way it is now! My daughter would love that MoMA house.

  13. that looks like fun!
    i'm still pretty new to your blog, but i love the photos. you seem to have a great eye for color combinations; i'd like to hear more about how you choose to pair specific items or themes together.

  14. I'm after this Moma house even from as far as Israel . I have a us address to provide though. I love the way you photo everything. I started my own blog - I hope to put better pictures than those I put there so far. I'm always interested in tips- I learn so much!
    pls look at my blog and advise!

  15. Great house. Wouldn't mind living in it myself.

  16. This is truly wonderful. I love the concept and everything else! Thanks for this post!

  17. You already have a great blog. I love it!
    And I would love to win this little house.
    thank you

  18. I love the blog post, and you helped me make such a fun card with it!

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