Wombats and Wallabies: Outlaws of the Outback April 2010. There was about a 6 - 12 month period when I was obsessed with the idea of going to Australia. I was going to do one of those volunteer vacations and help conservations efforts for one particular type of wallaby. I didnt end up going but did make this silly and playful diorama.- Miranda Brandon makes-my-brain-buzzzzzzzz
In the seventeenth century, "baby houses" - a precursor to dolls' houses - were all the rage among European women. A woman might spend as much money on one of these "cabinet houses" as a real house would cost. The one above "...was commissioned by Petronella Oortman, a wealthy Amsterdam lady. The house is remarkable in that all of the components are made exactly to scale.