"Postcard Row" or Steiner Street was developed by Matthew Kavanaugh in the 1890's. The buildings have become San Francisco's most distinctive houses. The name 'Postcard Row' is a reference to how often these buildings adorn tourist postcards!
Another name given to the buildings is 'The Painted Ladies of San Francisco'. The name derives from the colour used by the residents to accentuate their buildings architectural features. Each house has its own unique personality and colour scheme - the result is a fantastic array of colourful homes.
The houses started as single coloured 'dull' Victorian buildings. But with the help of artists such as Kardum, Cataletich, Buckner and Wonders from the 60's to today the houses have been transformed into national treasures.
Each of our architectural sculptures is handmade in our studio in Sussex, England. They are made of strong plaster that has a reassuring weight and smooth, cool feel. The window frames and door are made of etched brass. Stylish ornaments, gifts or presents that are handmade in Britain and look fabulous on a desk, shelf or wall.
Postcard Row, 710 - 720 Steiner Street, San Francisco, USA.
We all want the world to be a better place. We are trying to do our bit. We reuse, recycle and use less where we can. We search out sustainable local suppliers. We sponsor grassroots sports for the local youth, donating both money and time. We sponsor local environmental projects. We know we can do more but we're making a start!
We hand make all of our models. Chisel & Mouse is the combination of an artisan’s approach (the chisel) with modern innovation and transformative technologies (the mouse).
By capturing life and its big ideas in miniature, the brand celebrates the beauty of our industrialised world.
I received the model of Paris St. Germain (Blue River) on time and in good condition.I am very pleased with the product, which is stunning and very detailed. You can see landmarks in detail as the Louvre pyramid, Musee d'orsay, Palais de Luxembourg, the St. Sulpice Church, the Academie Francaise, Odeon Theater and the Samaritaine department store. It gives you almost the feeling like if you are flying in a helicopter above this quartier of Paris.An idea: The city of Prague (with the river, the Charles Bridge and the castle) is also a very beautiful city. Maybe it is an idea to develop a model of Prague?
My experience with Chisel & Mouse was excellent. I found what I wanted really easily on the site, ordering quick and simple too. The delivery was super quick, even to Austria so that was an extra bonus at Christmas time when I was running late! Great thank you.
This is a fantastic model. The service was first class from start to finish. Thank you so much.
Hi ThereI couldn’t be happier with my London Cityscape. It is quite literally breathtaking, it even has my favourite pub, The Bell in Middlesex Street. But this is the amazing thing, the roof is the correct shape, so the detail is amazing. BestSimon
The model is great - it was a gift for my dad, who actually began his career as an apprentice working at Hoover, and worked there for many years. I immediately recognised that the model depicted the canteen block, and I was impressed that you had that level of detail about the building on your website. What I didn't know was that at one stage, the ground floor of building also housesd the training functions - so it was exactly where my dad first worked. He was delighted by it! I was really happy with everything - the model arrived in the expected timescale and the packaging was particularly good and ensured it was well protected. Thanks again!
Maquettes bien recu ce jour. C'est super merci pour votre travailci-joint l'installation dans notre agence d'architecturebelle continuation pour vousa une prochaine
I purchased the Berlin city model as a gift. The recipient and I were both delighted when we saw it -- definitely a cool piece to adorn a wall/desk/office for years to come. I was also really impressed by the speed with which it arrived (right before the holidays, no less).
My partner absolutely loves the sculptures and cityscapes and has quite a collection now. Some of them that have personal meaning for us, such as places or buildings we've visited.
The quality of the product is excellent. So were the wrapping, packaging, and delivery.
I love my model of the Trelick Tower. It’s a wonderful replica, which has that extra bit of soul having been hand made. Will definitely be ordering more models.