14 February 2013

February Design Challenge Round-Up

Seven short days ago, I laid down a quick & dirty challenge for modern miniature enthusiasts everywhere to create a scene honoring their favorite holiday (or observance) in the month of February. You've all responded so enthusiastically and I'm so feeling all the love! (cause who wants to be talking to themselves, right?) As of today, we have quite a nice round-up and while Valentine's Day was by far the most represented holiday, a few others had a moment in the spotlight even a few (gasp) that don't fall in the month of February.  We also had recurring themes like decadence and indulgence, as well as a few repeating icons. Any guess as to which ReacJapan designer chair made the most appearances in scenes?

The journey began with color and glitz of carnival over at Minis-B-Happenin' with a mini-sized float for one of the many Mardi Gras parades that was large on talent, creativity, and diva personalities. We were then asked to consider what makes Valentine's Day different from (college) spring break over at the Hard Way. Remember all the excess of young love? Apparently, there's a reason why the young guys want to make sure a girl's glass is never empty. Then we had three scenes that turn up the romance quotient.  There's a chic, mid-century scene set for a pair of "LOVE"birds over at Mini Mod Pod while Modernist Molly prepared a cozy custom made bed in a lodged decked out with all the modern trappings.  It's all hearts and rose petals at Mini Modern Mind. Wouldn't we all loved to be so spoiled (grins from ear to ear)? We're  then hit by a cold dose of heartbreak with Jazzi Mini's ode to the single woman. It's a macabre Valentine's scene that takes a turn towards the horror of Halloween. Finally, I created my own take on Valentine's Day that I called, A Love Supreme. It's full of love but  not solely the romantic kind (wink). It overflows with references to many other holidays and observances as well.

ReacJapan dollhouse mid-century modern miniatures design
A Love Supreme, a room bursting with references to love.
Thanks once again to everyone for such a wonderful trip.  Haven't pulled together a scene? There's still time, just let me know the link and I'll add it in an update to this post throughout the rest of this month. Happy (holiday of your choice) Day to everyone!

Update 2/28/2013:

Mary's scene is at http://msminiandmore.blogspot.com/2013/02/happy-valentines-day.html

Mini Dork's scene is at http://modernminihouses.blogspot.com/2013/02/loss-for-words.html



Marta said...

Hello from Spain: this room is very nice and romantic. Happy Valentine's Day. Keep in touch

Ginger Lola said...

beautiful I love it... this is the first time i heard of this challenge, do you do challenges often...i would love to be included...

Mary said...

I posted a little Valentine's Day scene at

Mini Dork said...

Late as always, but here's mine:

Minis-B-Happenin' said...

Love it! Always so clever!

studioseven said...

Thanks to everyone! Mary and Megan your added scenes are very much appreciated. Ginger, I only gave seven days prior notice. For this one. These as casual challenges set forth by anyone in the community. Last year, I think there were 3. The hope is they can be done without much shopping or custom building. Everyone is welcome to join in. Beanie, thanks doll ; )

My Realitty said...

Congrats on your anniversary!!! CM

Ascension said...

Enhorabuena por el aniversario de tu blog.
Me encantaria participar en tu sorteo.
Subo el aviso a mi blog.
besitos ascnsion

Patrizia said...

Complimenti per il tuo blog......partecipò con piacere al tuo magnifico giveaway...

Arantza Martín said...

Enhorabuena por ese primer año del blog!! seguro que son muchos más. Las escenas modernas me encantan. Me gustaría participar en tu sorteo, es fabuloso. Ya tienes una seguidora nueva. Te anuncio en mi blog. Un abrazo, Arantza

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