This Architecture Student Is Making The Dollhouse Of Your Dreams

Emily Boutard is a 28-year-old lawyer and architecture student from Melbourne. In her spare time, she makes tiny things.

Beautiful tiny things.

More specifically, she makes tiny houses and tiny furniture, both of which are the stuff your childhood dreams were probably made of.

So. Tiny.

Each piece requires hours of work. As in, something as small as a washstand can take around eight hours.

“Furniture is difficult because you must build it from many constituent parts, all of which must be designed so they fit together properly and are at the right scale,” Emily tells BuzzFeed Life. “Mistakes are easily spotted in miniature furniture because everyone is intimately acquainted with furniture. Everyone has sat on a chair.”

And knowing that, you can only try and imagine how many hours of work can go into an entire house.

Luckily, Emily finds the process of building miniatures to be quite meditative.

Though her real measure of success is how long someone is able to look at a photo of her creations before realising that they’re miniatures.

And tbh most of them are pretty hard to tell, unless a telling human hand is included for scale.

But seriously, how amazing is this tiny marble sink?

And this perfect mid-century lounge room?!


Yep, we’ll happily shrink down and move into any of Emily’s houses any time, thanks.

More information about Emily’s work can be found here.

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