Friday, November 13, 2009

I did manage to justify a quick op shop trip this morning

Where I picked up a copy of a 1969 Sunset book: Things to make for children ($1).

Mainly because it included this:

(Did you notice on the top of the first page that there are also instructions for other houses?)

It's from the same era as the New Zealand made
Jomax house which I'd love to get my hands on:

Oh well, back to work on the The Big Very Important (Scary) Final Brief...


m1k1 said...

I think the details about the live plants, is one of the most interesting things.

Janet McKinney said...

Ummm TSS. I am supposed/trying to be downsizing and cleanng up. I have a set of 5 folders of Golden Hands magazines to give away. Would you like to see if one of your wonderful readers would like them. Otherwise I will freecycle them...


*annina* said...

oooh - this house is absolutely amazing! i think my favourite part is the multi-level terrace and of course the live plants. thanks for the high-res images!

Rebecca said...

What a great book! The living garden reminds me of making Japanese gardens in a flat planter when I was little - with succulents, and a mirror for a pond - I forget what else, but until I read this, I had forgotten all about it!
I must say I think those kids are going to have a bit of a challenge reaching into the house without squashing the garden, as the garden is so wide!
Are there plans for the hexagonal house too? A homemade one was listed on Australian ebay a little while ago - don't think I saved a photo though :-(
And wow, more NZ dolls house furniture, AND a dolls house! It's great!