ON THE COVER:This 1:12-scale spot-motif chair and vanity set is from the “Leopard Collection” handcrafted by Debbie Arrington exclusively for Meehan Miniatures of Peoria, AZ. According to Fran Meehan, Debbie is a maker of full-sized furniture who added miniatures to her artist’s portfolio nearly 20 years ago. The desk set and magnifying glass are by Taller Targioni of Spain and the silver vase is by Jens Torp, of West Sussex, England. The Brighton wallpaper is from Brodnax Prints LLC, Dallas, Texas. The set is part of Martha Puff’s six-page tour through some of the finest African-themed miniatures available. The odyssey and safari begin on page 46.
32 Past Perfect
By Stephanie Finnegan
The works of master craftsman Ferd Sobol are regal and realistic treasures.
37 Sophisticated Lady: Kari Bloom’s Miniton Miniatures
By Deb Weissler
A visit with a mistress of modern furniture.
46 An African Odyssey in Miniature
By Martha Puff
Tribal Arts and African Wildlife.
49 Safari and African Decor in Miniature
By Martha Puff
A gallery of themed items from south of the Sahara for collectors.
20 A 1970s Dorm Room
By Joann Swanson
Some say that the 70s was a time that taste forgot, but it's all in the eye of the beholder
28 Make It Modern
By Jane Freeman
Convert Everyday Objects into Contemporary-Style Furniture
40 A One-Room Schoolhouse
By Ruth Flewelling Lesbirel
Return with us now to those learning days of yesteryear…
52 Create a 1/4"-Scale Modern Bedroom Set
By Karen Cary
Low, slab-like furniture ushered in the Modern age.
55 A Modern Chair
By Peter Tucker
Make this 1:12-scale reproduction of a Frank Lloyd Wright heirloom.
- 02 Editor’s Note
- 08 Letters to the Editor
- 09 New Products
- 11 Kit Reveiw
- 12 Vintage Discoveries
- 14 Beyond Kits
- 16 Small Steps— Digital Photography, Part 2
- 19 Display Case
- 58 Web links
- 60 Calender
- 62 Advertising Index
- 63 Classified Ads
- Parting Shot