Thursday, May 22, 2014

Architectural Models from Chisel & Mouse - now in miniature AND Frank Lloyd Wright

I recently found out some very exciting shopping news that will have many of you reaching for your wallets: One of my favorite companies, Chisel & Mouse that produces architectural models, has expanded their line to include not only miniature models but also projects by Frank Lloyd Wright!
I was surprised to arrive home last week and find a large box from sponsor Chisel & Mouse with 4 samples of their delightful and now miniature models.  All four are of well known Frank Lloyd Wright projects here within the United States.
The first I'm showing here in 4 different locations throughout my apartment is the V.C. Morris Gift Shop in San Francisco (that I'm very excited to be able to visit while on vacation in California next week!). Expanding on their idea now that many of their models can be wall mounted (as shown above) all of these include a discrete hanging spot on the back for easy display.
The wide base also allows them to sit on a mantel, bookshelf, nestled in a tablescape, desktop, or wherever you choose.
 I think their best seller will probably be this highly detailed model of the NYC Guggenheim Museum.
One of the most impressive projects by Frank Lloyd Wright is his Unity Temple in Oak Park, IL which I visited while in college.  Here you see it resting on my bookshelf where all 4 models have ended up -an impressive collection.
I think these miniature models make the perfect host /hostess gift and just in time for summer houseguest season!  Check out these and other models on their website: Chisel & Mouse. Tell them Architect Design sent you and receive a 10% discount with code "arcdesign"

14 comments:

Karena Albert said...

These are all so interesting Stefan! I think my favorite may be NYC Guggenheim Museum! A great surprise to arrive home to find!

xoxo
Karena
The Arts by Karena

Mark Ruffner said...

These are delightful, Stefan. Of course my favorite is the Unity Temple (which to me has a decidedly Neoclassic look).

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

I love these little models! What a great alternative bit of interest to add to a bookshelf.

columnist said...

I've always loved these since I first spotted them in Home & Garden, and then after you wrote about them too. Delighted they have introduced some smaller models, but waiting for the two I really like - Buckingham Palace and Freemasons Hall. Can you have a word with them?!

pve design said...

Lovely little monuments. I can think of a few people who need "souvenir's" just like this!
Happy Memorial day weekend and thanks for the discount code.
pve

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Stefan,
All I can say is W-O-W! Lucky you to find that box on your doorstep. I want the Guggenheim mini and the townhouse Arundel to start with. Amazing models. . . You always post blog entries of interest and beauty.
Vera

home before dark said...

A bit of fun and dash! If you haven't tried The Slanted Door in San Francisco, it's one of my favorites. Seems others thought so too: http://www.mercurynews.com/eat-drink-play/ci_25702468/slanted-door-wins-top-james-beard-award-outstanding

Chronica Domus said...

As you'll be in our neck of the woods, don't pass up the opportunity to visit Frank Lloyd Wright's civic center building in Marin, just across the Golden Gate Bridge. Have a good trip!

un ami de la Reine said...

They are lovely things, indeed.

My only comment: the Buckingham Palace model doesn't have an actual balcony as such, just a sort of projecting moulded block. Rather disappointing as the detail elsewhere is so precise.

Am I being just a trifle too picky here?

Joni Webb said...

These are so cool!!! I love the FLW model the most. Thanks for the lead. Great Christmas gifts!!!

Windlost said...

Such wonderful models. I've gone to look before thanks to your posts. I love that little NYC Guggenheim. Love them all. xo Terri

Lucindaville said...

And the best part is reading your book titles behind them...

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

I am very interested in these models! Your collection is beautiful and perfect in your home, adding to those Stefan 'moments'. Have a great week. xo Nancy

Paisley Curtain said...

These all are amazing. I would love to get the Frank Lloyd Wright one and thank to you will get a discount as well.
I recently had the opportunity to visit the only skyscraper built by Frank, "The Price Tower" in Bartlesville, Oklahoma and was awestruck by the unique design of that building. What a genius he was.