Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Area 54 - Nightlife

I worked out the photos for Area 54! This was a fun build to do. It's something different from what I usually do, but still modern...maybe ultra modern? Now, I have more than enough booze bottles for the Mad Men office. I made the ceiling with exposed duct work etc. so that I can some day add some windows and turn this into an industrial loft /studio apartment. I still don't like using dolls in photos, but I do like the Daft Punk guys (the guy in front carding people and the bar tender) and my Austin Powers action figures. I just think they're funny. 

 So here are the official pics:

While I was at it, I made a short video if the inside of Area 54: The music is from the blue tooth speaker above the door.

And the Scrolling Sign:

Area 54 Scrolling Sign

Now all I need to do is get through Christmas, New Years and a birthday (not mine) and I can finish the Mad Men office and get back to the Citadel! 


Monday, December 14, 2015

Area 54

Well, It's finished.  Area 54 is a bar / night club that is Area 51 meets Studio 54.  It turned out more or less as I envisioned.  My only problem is that the deadline is tomorrow and I can't seem to get ant good pictures of the whole structure.  I had planned on taking it outside today to photograph it.  I thought it might even look kind of cool with Christmas lights behind it...but if rained all day and MDF and water don't like each other very much.  I'm going to work on the pics some more tonight, but here are a few preliminary shots.

The bar as seen from above (before I put the roof on).  I wanted to show the kegs and what not that are under the bar.

Lots of lighting and a tiny blue tooth speaker above the door.

The ceiling complete with sprinkler system in case of fire.

Here is where I need some work on the photos.  I think I will just try ironing the sheet and see if that helps. I don't usually use dolls for my builds, but I thought it might be fun to add some for this one. I do love the scrolling sign.


Friday, December 4, 2015

Modern Mini Makers

This morning, I typed in "modern dollhouse" in the search engine on Etsy and guess what I found?  Several new modern mini makers! I was thrilled to find these modern mini artists! Please click on the shop names to go to their Etsy shops.


Based in Italy, Renata Robida makes some wonderful acrylic pieces,

I'm really loving these clocks and I will be placing an order for one!

This boomerang table would be great for both modern and MCM.

Mini Home Decor Shop

Awesome laser cut shelving and furniture. They also have a blog you can see here.

Just Darling Miniatures

Out of Denver CO, Monica makes some very cool industrial chic pieces. You can also visit her online store here: https://just-darling-miniatures.myshopify.com

 I love this Scandinavian styled bed and industrial shelves and the background is so lofty chic!

This door and saw horse desk is amazing!

Anatolian Miniature

Based in Turkey, Bora Demirpglu makes great modern and midcentury modern furniture, His blog is here.

Art in Wax

 Based in Southend on sea Essex (in the UK). Hazel paints her Art in hot wax, sometimes referred to as encaustic art,  She also has an online shop here and you sen see more of her work in her Facebook page.  The following photos are copyrighted to Hazel at Art in Wax.

Now, I wish I had some extra money to place orders at all of these shops. All of these photos were posted with permission from the artists. You can click on each of the shop titles to be linked to their Etsy shops.