If you can’t afford the real thing, you can always opt for a house in miniature. Like these midcentury modern house tissue boxes.
I do spend a lot of time reading magazines. In fact, I subscribe to something called Readly, which offers most of the magazines out there digitally for a monthly fee. Not just UK ones, there are also magazines from around the world, including US publications.
That means I get access to their architecture magazines, including the wonderful Atomic Ranch. Which is where I spotted the retailer for these particular designs.
As far as I can see, there are four designs available,, those being the ‘Butterfly House’, the ‘Coachella Valley’ house (which is actually based on a bank in Palm Springs), the ‘Wedge House’ and the ‘Folded Plate Roof’ house.
All are made in California and produced from MDF, designed to fit a standard rectangular tissue box, The tissues then come out line a ‘plume’ of smoke from the centre of the house.
Yes, they are practical things if you happen to need tissues on tap. But we love them simply because these are clever pieces of design and lovely little display items for lovers of midcentury modern architecture, particularly Californian architecture of that era.
Want one? Well, that’s where the problems start. Ok not huge problems, but you need to note that the only retailer is based in Palm Springs, so allow for postage time and cost. The other thing is that the midcentury modern house range is produced in small numbers and some of the models are currently back order only. So what I’m saying is that you might have to wait a little time to be the envy of your friends.
Price? Each one retails for $75 each. Pick them up at the Destination PSP website.