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Malibu dolls' house comes under the spotlight!

5 February 2013

Here at The Dolls House Emporium we've been privileged to enjoy a sneak peek of an imaginative feature making fantastic use of the Malibu Beach House.

The Dolls' House Magazine envisages it as the perfect venue for a spa, beauty treatment centre of holistic health therapy suite - and we must say we quite agree!

Editor Christiane Berridge says: "If you're looking for a new challenge in miniature that doesn't involve a history lesson, this is it."

Malibu as featured in The Dolls' House Magazine

Christiane takes the reader through each section of the house explaining how each space would be best used in a health resort setting.

She says in her double-page feature: "You can be a mini entrepreneur and live out your 'Dragon's Den' fantasies that might be impossible in real life."

Pick up Issue 178 to find out how - it's on sale in the shops from Thursday.

See The Garden Pavilion transformed into a colourful beach shop!

15 June 2012

Here at Dolls' House HQ we were delighted to see our Garden Pavilion kit take shape in The Dolls' House Magazine as a wonderfully colourful beach shop.

The magazine's editor, Christiane Berridge, had been itching to get to work on the DHE small project for some time... and found a very good excuse in time for their July issue deadline.

The Garden Pavilion Kit was our Creative Competition build for 2011 but is clearly still providing inspiration for some imaginative projects.

Beach shop AKA The Garden Pavilion

Christiane said: "I don't always have time to make miniatures so it was really rewarding to take a break from my editorial duties to create this beach shop.

Beach shop in The Dolls House Magazine"Having received the surfboard, windsurfer, and beach gents as projects I needed a way to show them off.

"The Garden Pavilion kit from The Dolls House Emporium had come into the office a while ago and was just waiting to be made up - I had all the ingredients that I needed!

"With limited time to get it all together to meet our printing deadline I was pleased that the kit went together quickly and easily. With some additional props - the scooter from ELF Miniatures, and shop fittings from Delph Miniatures, deckchairs from Seaside Miniatures it was soon ready.

"We had hoped to actually take the shop and the camper van, featured on our cover from the Mini Model Shop, down to the beach for a real location shoot (with a picnic of course).

"But we just couldn't get a sunny day! So with some digital trickery we used a photograph that I had taken at West Wittering beach in West Sussex last summer."

The Garden Pavilion offers a wonderful starting point to decorate and dress however you wish

"We're thrilled with this issue - currently on sale, check out www.thegmcgroup.com - though we are still hoping for another excuse for that day at the seaside!"

The Beach Shop which features in July's Dolls House Magazine
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