Abura’s Japanese House: Casa de Ruth

Casa De Ruth, by José Carlos Mariño Veira

After I posted his magnificent dollhouse creation just last week, José Carlos Mariño Veira from Abura wrote me a few days ago thanking me as well as to let in on his newest project, which is as astounding!

You know how I scanned images from my favourite children’s book, Mouse by House by George Mendoza many moons ago?

When I first saw the pictures of José’s latest dollhouse, I immediately remembered Lazy Cat’s Japanese house!

Lazy cat at House By Mouse, scanned from my own copy

Lazy cat at House By Mouse, scanned from my own copy

I don’t know if you will see similarities too… but there are very similar lines and look to Jose’s latest work, not so much a dollhouse (like his previous project) but more a … treasure in a (beautifully crafted) box.

Jose, who is behind Abura Dollhouses, makes them to order.

9 April 2009



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