I have to admit an irrational dislike of most modern dollhouses. I don’t know whether it’s because most of them are so twee or whether it’s because I’ve got the best one ever at my mum’s, handmade for me by my aunt and uncle, oh, aeons ago. But I have to say my opinion is definitely being swayed by this sleek piece of gorgeousness I spotted over on Inhabitat. Created by Polish company MiniioÂ (the brainchild of Â mums of boys living out their girlie fantasies)Â , the Miniko house is handmade from sustainable materials and it’s modular.
So, you can buy the basic one-storey house for â‚¬99 and pimp it over time, adding extensions, a bamboo terrace and ultra-cool designer furniture. Alternatively, if you’re splashing out, opt for the fully equipped Miniko with coffee table, soft, pendant light, lamp, sink, terrace and dining table and chairs forÂ â‚¬199. You can also add a personalised plaque for gifts. Everything about Miniio’s houses are painfully stylish and minimalist and forget the dolls, I’d happily live in a scaled-up version – it’s a thing of beauty.