ON THE COVER: A view through the window of skilled miniaturist and collector extraordinaire Dani Muckleroy’s 1:12-scale Biedermeier Bedroom, one of some 200 roomboxes she owns. The room represents three years of loving labor from Dani and many storied artisans. Read about Dani’s drive to make miniatures a tool in the struggle against illiteracy, and see more of her magnificent collection in the story starting on page 32.
14 A Little Light Reading
By Jane Freeman
Books and the rooms they live in.
28 Turbulent Years in the Dollhouse: The Short but Fabulous Life of Art Nouveau
By Kurt Palka
The second of four primers on style.
32 A Magnificent Collection, An Ambitious Vision
By Terrence Lynch
Dani Muckleroy shares her miniatures and her hope for a better world.
42 Ballet: Beauty in Motion and Style
By Deb Weissler
Terpsichorean dolls from Maria José Santos Fernández and Joële Ariel.
46 Glimpses of Art Deco in Miniature
By Martha Puff
A medley of miniatures inspired by the inter-war years.
50 The End of an Era
By Kim Walter
Brooke Tucker’s last room box.
54 The Red Hat Society
By Martha Puff
A Mother’s Day salute to the grande dames of mirth.
19 Turn Surplus into Shelving
By Ginger Landon Siegel
A quick-and-easy storage solution.
20 The Gardener’s Shed, Part 1
By Joann Swanson
Joann provides a treat for miniaturists with green thumbs.
30 Creating People for Magnolia Hall
By Ruth Flewelling Lesbirel
Using Sculpey molds to populate a project.
38 Make An Art Deco Bridal Gown
By Susan Johnson
The author of a book on modern doll gowns takes a trip to the past.
41 Make This Art Deco Chair
By Heather Lynn Isaacs
A streamlined seat from a streamlined age.
52 A 1/4”-Scale Art Deco Bathroom
By Karen Cary
Have a little good, clean fun.