The cut-outs were created by Maxim Dalton, an illustrator based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, who said, "Build your own mid-century modern house in 15 minutes. Then have a cocktail party to celebrate!" The original cut-outs are found here.
Papermau has posted hundreds of other paper models, such as,
Not all have cut-outs, and some are complicated, but they are mostly fun to view. Papermau also offers this,
I know this off topic, but my heart is broken, 20 small children and six adults were killed today by a deranged person at an elementary school in Connecticut. My thoughts and prayers are with their families. The violence must stop, our children deserve a future.
Painting by Cynthia Angeles entitled "Grief," courtesy of http://blogs.tribune.com.pk/story
I am a very big fan of the Art Deco movement. The next several posts will address a little of my inspiration for the Art Deco house I will be building as my entry in the Undersized Urbanite Dollhouse contest.
Art Deco swept the world in the 1920s and 30s. It was rebellious. It echoed, and was a part of, the new technical revolution. It also was partly decadent, and at times difficult to differentiate from Art Nouveau. There is no one definition of Art Deco.
Art Deco could be this:
(Scene from the 1939 film, "The Women")
Or it could be the work of the artist, Tamara De Lempicka. Lempicka has been deemed one of the most iconic Art Deco artists. Here are some photos of her:
Oh yes, smoking was very fashionable during the Art Deco period. So was drinking.
(Cartoon found at http://vintagepowderroom.com/?tag=flappers)
Lempicka didn't care if you liked her personally (and most didn't, including her daughter), but she cared about her work.
A few of Lempicka's paintings:
The above painting is autobiographical, and the Bugatti automobile was hers.
Her sister, Andrienne Gorska, designed Lempicka's 1930s Parisian apartment:
Next post, Florine Stettheimer
(Florine Stettheimer, "The Cathedrals of Broadway")