Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Out & About : Small Stories

There's a blog-post backlog in this little head of mine but I thought I'd start with a slightly retrospective look at the V&A Museum of Childhood's Small Stories exhibition.

I should lead by saying Small Stories is running until the 6th September so if you've not managed to go yet there's still lots of time over the Summer holidays for a day trip or two. (I visited about 6 weeks ago, and felt like a kid in a sweet shop the entire time!)



There are over 100 doll's houses housed in the museum's permanent collection with Small Stories putting the spotlight on some of the best loved pieces , from the Golden Oldies (the earliest houses date back to 1673) through to their 21st Century counter parts.

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For me the cherry on top of it all is the Dream House, actually not a house but a collection of room boxes created by individual Creatives and Designers. Some are playful or traditional rooms, some are more abstract. It's like having peek inside some body's imagination, and you'll want a return trip!

Advance warning, once you've soaked up all the exhibition has to offer the gift shop is currently very well stocked with Doll's house related goodness, it can get real expensive real quick but roll with it!



Molly's Favourite Things
by Molly Meg

Bermondsey Studio
by East London Furniture, Reuben Le Prevost and Jessica Sutton

More Is More
by Jessica Hayman, Rosa and Clara Designs

Home Is Bear the Heart Is
by Mister Peebles