Sunday, October 28, 2012

Scandinavian Habitations

Swedish sand blue villa 2
Courtesy Swedish Sand Blue Villa by Thomas Selander
Sweden - (BTT) While the dream of home ownership might be as rosy as it has been in the past, at least in some parts of the world, there are few things more universally appealing than 4 walls all your own with a roof over them. Even better when those walls are painted such a beautiful shade of blue and trimmed elegantly in white such as this quaint Swedish home. If blue isn't your color, fear not - equally charming houses are available in both green and white, plus there is a lovely little brick number should masonry be your pleasure.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Streets Ahead

City Module 1
Courtesy City Module 1 by Tavernellos
City Module 2
Courtesy City Module 2 by Tavernellos
Rainbow Road - (BTT) While this site has occasionally featured multiple buildings at once, I do believe this is a new record. Fifteen buildings make up two sides of a street, each one different from the next in terms of color, style, and detailing. Like all urban planning success stories, it is the mix of uses that really brings life to the area. Traffic is looking a little slow, though, so perhaps you better opt for the tram instead if you're planning a trip. 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Being a Jerk

Courtesy Soda Shop by Hoexbroe
Cunningham Circle - (BTT) Nostalgia is a funny thing. While it's easy to say you miss the good ol' days of a simpler time (even if you were born decades too late to have actual memories of said time), you might be singing a different song once you realize there were only three TV channels and all phones were attached to the wall and could only be used to talk to people. Thankfully you can have the best of both worlds by using the GPS in your hybrid to visit this throwback Soda Shop, complete with an interior straight out of the 1950s. 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Seeing Red (and Orange and Yellow)

Autumn House // 1
Courtesy Autumn House by jpmacmillan
Deciduous Drive - (BTT) It appears summer is finally over, and good riddance as far as this author is concerned. One of the major perks that comes with the change of seasons, besides not sweating to death the moment you step outside, is enjoying the beautiful fall foliage. Perhaps there's no where better to admire nature's paintbrush than through the ample windows of this modern yet homey vacation home. Why not curl up next to the fireplace with your hot beverage of choice and take a moment to appreciate the falling leaves - you can worry about raking them later.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Back From The Dead

Apology Avenue - (BTT) It's been a looong time. Far from being abducted by aliens or going on a secret government assignment to save the world from some genetic experiment gone wrong, alas these two months off are for a far less worthy reason - I've been busy playing with plastic bricks. I'm guessing I'm not alone, though. What started as one week off turned to two turned to many more, and I do humbly apologize for the complete lack of updates. I know many of you have been checking in regularly only to leave without your Lego architecture fix, and to that I say sorry and thank you for your patience.

As a small consolation, I submit below a peek at my own latest creations - two cast iron inspired modulars that those who live in or around the NYC area can currently see in the flesh by visiting the Lego Store at Rockefeller Center - they should remain there through November. These were originally done as part of ILUGNY's stunning display at the recent New York Comic Con, but sadly only the grey one was ready in time.

Cast Iron District
Courtesy Cast Iron District by sonicstarlight
If you created a stunning project that you feel was unfairly ignored in the BTT hiatus, or if you want to nominate someone else's work for consideration, please email me, send me a flickr mail, or just respond to this topic. Again, thank you all for your continued support - it really is appreciated.