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Dolls! Dolls! Cracked and weathered composition dolls, shabby 1920s boudoir dolls, haunted antique bisque dolls, eerily beautiful Asian Ball-Jointed dolls, lounging impishly in the Uncanny Valley. HAZE DOLLY: A tribute to weird and wonderful, artful and awful, adorable and spine-chilling dolls.

Linda Geisha by Tartadefresa on Flickr.1950s celluloid Japanese geisha doll (made in Spain?) with glass “flirty eyes” and human hair.

Linda Geisha by Tartadefresa on Flickr.

1950s celluloid Japanese geisha doll (made in Spain?) with glass “flirty eyes” and human hair.

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Richard Teschner’s Puppets 

Richard Teschner (1879, Bohemia—1948, Vienna) made prints and illustrated books in turn-of-the-century Prague, hanging out with writers like Meyrink and Paul Leppin and exhibiting withHugo Steiner-Prag.

He finally settled in Vienna and devoted himself to the puppet theater. Brittanica says he “developed the artistic potentialities of the Javanese rod puppet for western puppet theatre.” I’ll keep digging! (For instance, someone needs to comb through this archive of his puppets.) [update: some photos of Teschner’s puppets here.]

Via 50 Watts

Clania by Tartadefresa on Flickr.This mod 1960s fashion doll was made in Spain; she apparently has the same body as the Alta Moda Furga dolls.

Clania by Tartadefresa on Flickr.

This mod 1960s fashion doll was made in Spain; she apparently has the same body as the Alta Moda Furga dolls.

dailyreflekt:

Daily Reflekt: If you love creepy cute kawaii clothes you need to know this designer from Tokyo! http://dailyreflekt.blogspot.com/2014/03/the-creepy-cute-fashion-designer-of-my.html

dailyreflekt:

Daily Reflekt: If you love creepy cute kawaii clothes you need to know this designer from Tokyo! http://dailyreflekt.blogspot.com/2014/03/the-creepy-cute-fashion-designer-of-my.html

romapanna:

Magpie, some details.

romapanna:

Magpie, some details.

smithsonianmag:

How a Chicago Heiress Trained Homicide Detectives With an Unusual Tool: Dollhouses

Frances Glessner Lee’s miniature murder scenes are dioramas to die for

By Jimmy Stamp

Frances Glessner Lee (1878-1962) was a millionaire heiress and Chicago society dame with a very unusual hobby for a woman raised according to the strictest standards of nineteenth century domestic life: investigating murder. And she did this through a most unexpected medium: dollhouse-like dioramas.

Read more at Smithsonian.com.

Rosita by Tartadefresa on Flickr.Another one of the 1970s made-in-Mexico doll, Rosita Pérez.

Rosita by Tartadefresa on Flickr.

Another one of the 1970s made-in-Mexico doll, Rosita Pérez.