mini.Futures is a blog authored and a podcast hosted by Del R. Hornbuckle (she/her/hers). Instagram: @craftedhomesinc and craftedhomesinc on Facebook and dedicated to all things miniatures–mini-architecture (dollhouses/dollshouses), miniatures, history and most importantly, the endless possibilities of tiny design.
@craftedhomesinc is the mothership of mini.Futures and the place for Del’s miniature collection and mini-projects.
Del is a library administrator by day, independent miniature scholar, jazzhead, film buff, avid traveler, and personally charged with preserving and promoting miniature history, documenting the stories and passions of miniaturists/dollhouse builders and preserving the creative traditions of all things tiny.
The dollhouse/miniature bug hit when she landed a Marx litho tin dollhouse for Christmas in the early 1970s. She has built and electrified dollhouses since her twenties and began collecting miniatures twenty years ago. Traveling to miniature shows and discovering miniatures shops worldwide is a favorite travel destination.
Del has a Master of Science degree in Library and Information Science, born and raised in Dallas, Texas and currently living in Fresno, CA. Besides those mentioned above, her interests include dollhouse history, house architecture and design, film history, information technology, and cultural politics.
When not engaged in all of the above, Del enjoys a low-key life with her wife, Tonya, and a menagerie of rescue pups.
mini.Futures (blog and podcast) will highlight the social history of dollhouses and the miniature lifestyle and art form, but always looking to the future.
mini.Futures will celebrate the now flourishing art form of miniature design and visual storytelling, and the politics that surround it.