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Design Forum-Fall/Winter 2010

Design Forum-Fall/Winter 2010

Come in and comment on the design concepts for DHD’s first dollhouse designs. This is where the fun begins. So far, we have decided on two concepts which are going to provide the common thread that will guide our efforts through the design phase. We have chosen two main directions; the module unit and row [...]

Floral Coffer Ceilings

In Production-Fall/Winter 2010

Patterned ceilings, artwork, and furniture are well on their way coming up this season. The floral coffer ceiling I am working on is a take-off from the traditional coffer ceilings with elements of flowing petals protruding through. For practical purposes, I wanted to create a 3-D module which when rotated, can create diversity with the [...]

In Production-Sept 2010

In Production-Sept 2010

Mixed-media art panels are continuing to be created in miniature by DD founder and artist, Ellen Riingen. The panels are being made with the same meticulous and time-intensive process of layered material to produce the true representations of her full-size art pieces in miniature. She is hoping this will inspire other artists to share their [...]

Design Forum-Sept 2010

Design Forum-Sept 2010

After a much needed vacation last August, we are all ready and excited to get going here in the dollhouse. The goal for this year is to have two space designs finalized and in production along with some other distinct pieces, ready for the holidays. This month, we will begin posting sketches of ideas as [...]

Design Forum-July 2010

Design Forum-July 2010

Design ideas are in and ready for your input. One of the concepts we have been working on and thoroughly support is on furniture that  is multi-functional and possess the humbleness of simplicity. This month, we are working on beds that have different aspects of storage and function. This dual gallery bed concept is being [...]

Miniature Art Panel - Turquoise and Brown

In Production-July 2010

Mixed-media art panels are being diligently created in miniature by DD founder and artist, Ellen Riingen. The panels are being made with the same meticulous and time-intensive process of layered material to produce the true representations of her full-size art pieces in miniature. She is hoping this will inspire other artists to share their work [...]

Drawing Table-June 2010

Drawing Table-June 2010

Everytime I take a trip, so many more thoughts and ideas come to mind. Meeting with some of the up-and-coming architects on my recent trip to the Philippines reminds me  how important it is to connect in some way to traditions and  to nature, especially in a minimalistic contemporary design. Bringing in nature and symbols [...]

Designs by Sarah Ching-Castillo

In Production-June 2010

Our work has been continuing on as I reflect on my most recent trip to the Philippines. Thoughts of colors, textures, and other inspirations from this unique country will be working it’s way in our contemporary designs of furniture, artwork, and our dollhouse designs. Since we are still going through the early design phase for [...]

KM Architects in Germany

In Production

Construction updates for May 2010. Since we are still going through the early design phase for the homes as well as setting up connections with designers and other contributors, production has been focusing on the artwork and furniture. Model studies are being done to blend the homes with the basic function of a typical box [...]

On the Drawing Table

On the Drawing Table

Design updates for May 2010. Stay tuned for an update on my trip back from the Philippines. Design updates for the weeks of April 5-30, 2010. Besides sketching out some design ideas for the first dollhouse, I have a recent opportunity to go to the Philippine and travel around the islands in Mid-April. Incorporating cultural elements [...]

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