architecture paintings, mixed media, sculpture and renderings

The Migration Series by Ted Lott

The migration series by Ted Lott

When I first came across these I didn’t know if I was looking at custom dollhouses or travel cases. Turns out, I was looking at both. This series of architecturally embellished travel and suitcases by artist Ted Lott was inspired by immigrants seeking the promise of a better life here in America. (more…)

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More Sophisticated Than Lego and Cooler Than A Jigsaw Puzzle. Model Building Kits by Little Building Co.

Little Building Co. Architectural Model Kits

If you’re tired of jigsaw puzzles, have outgrown LEGO and have an affinity for architecture, Australia’s Little Building Co may be the ultimate adult craft project for you. A series of impressive, but not too difficult, small wooden model kits based on some of the most architecturally significant buildings in the world. (more…)

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Meet The 14 Year Old Who Built A LEGO Model of Manhattan

Meet The 14 Year Old Who Built A LEGO Model of Manhattan
The not yet completed freestyle build of Dubai

Freestyle LEGO build of Manhattan

This past week, as I was scrolling through my Twitter feed reading about Trump’s lies, police brutality, Covid-19 death tolls, heatwaves, wildfires and hurricanes – I was stopped by a video of a remarkable semblance of LEGO bricks built to emulate the entire island of Manhattan. I was blown away. Given that I’m familiar with most available LEGO products I knew it was – as the brick builders call them – a freestyle build. Meaning it’s not from a kit, there are no directions and it is built entirely from one’s imagination using LEGO bricks. (more…)

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More MidCentury Modern House Tissue Box Covers for 2020!

MidCentury Modern House Tissue Box Covers

We were so excited when we first learned about these, made for Palm Springs Modernism week in 2018, but they had sold out immediately and were hard to find. Now they are back for this year’s Modernism Week and have added a few new ones to the collection. The best part? You can now buy them on Amazon! (more…)

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Seletti Turns Illuminated Basilica Dome Sculpture Into Suspension Lamps

Initially designed over two years ago as a limited edition piece, AMeBE Studio‘s hand painted sculpture, “Cupola, e luce fu!”, was illuminated by a sophisticated system of LED lights adjustable via iPhone or iPad. Now, they’ve joined forces with Seletti to produce the Seletti Cupolone, a suspension light shaped like Saint Peter Basilica’s dome in Rome in white or grey resin for the home or office. (more…)

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