Tiny Furniture: Lena Dunham is a Doll
Before Lena Dunham created Girls, she was an Action Figure. Back in 2001, her mom, the artist Laurie Simmons, collaborated with the architect Peter Wheelwright and Bozart Toys to create a super cool, architectural dollhouse. The rooms of the 1:12 scale multi-level plexiglass dream home were decorated by designers such as Karim Rashid and Ron Arad as well as artists Cindy Sherman and Carroll Dunham (Lena’s dad). Amongst the accessories for sale were action figures modelled on Simmons’ and Wheelwright’s own families, including daughters Lena and Grace (who also appeared in Lena’s film Tiny Furniture).
I don’t know which of the dolls pictured below represents Grace and which one represents Lena. I just thought it was a cool info tidbit (and it makes me want to step up my own search for these action figures for my own Kaleidescope House).
Top image via NYtimes.