Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The inspiration for Henry Higgins' library

This room in Chateau de Groussay was the inspiration for the library of Henry Higgins (in the film version ofMy Fair Lady)

From the movie, Rex Harrison:

I want this library:

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Ye Waverly Inn Model

Here is a model I made of one of my favorite pubs, Ye Waverly Inn, in New York's West Village.  Located at 16 Bank Street, it has a long history, including having been a speakeasy during prohibition.  For a bit on the very interesting history, see this article in The Villager.  Several years ago, before starting to work with hard exotic woods, I made this model with bass and balsa woods.  I recently had the pleasure of giving it to the establishment's current owner. 

Painting by Ellen Bradshaw

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Incredible Land Rover model

This 1:8 scale model Land Rover can be yours for 7000 Euros - not a bad price when you consider the extraordinary level of detail and beauty.  Hand built by Laurent Pierson of Pierson Scale Models, it is not badly priced considering the extraordinary 

Monday, September 29, 2014

Check out these room boxes

Check out these room boxes made by Robert Off of Cincinnati, Ohio.  In his artist statement on his website he says he was inspired by the Thorne and Kupjack Room boxes at the Art Institute of Chicago.

A few of the pieces made by the sons of Eugene Kupjack:

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

OK Travellers, can you tell what cities these are by their artist rendered map? How many did you get?














1. London
2. Brooklyn (NY) 
4. Los Angeles
5. Rome
6. Boston
7. Brussels
8. Jerusalem
9. St. Louis
10. Melbourne
11.  Sydney
12. Madrid

See more here:  Society 6

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Vintage tools and appliances

All these tools are made in 1/12 scale by Jose Maria Bolio of Ulus Miniatures in Mexico.  I've seen him at the  IGMA shows and I have a few of his pieces.  They are distinguished by incredible attention to detail, like cords, plugs and distressed finishes.