Monday, August 23, 2010

you keep looking but you can't find the woods while you're hiding in the trees

Followed by the visit to Gawk, was a visit to DECO. DECO is in the Scribble sim, which is somewhat odd to begin with, but in a fun and whimsical way. This? This is hard-core architecture, my friends. Which makes it stand out.

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(The front of DECO in Scribble.)

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(Part of DECO's tower.)

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(Proving that the products inside are as much in period as the structure.)

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(One of the vintage light fixtures.)

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(The 'clean' version--next to the aged version--of an aluminum 20's table and striped vinyl chair.)

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(Upstairs at DECO, the small line of landscaping items, with that fabulous tin ceiling detail.)

By the way, as I'm currently having hard drive troubles, I wasn't able to do post-processing on this entry or the one before. What I did use was the Blue Monday Windlight setting, and--while both these builds are lovely without it--that setting casts a dreamy, blue-green glow over everything that's just phenomenal. It added so much to these pictures, but believe me--the artistry of the builds was far greater. Both of these are worth a visit.

2 comments:

Serenity said...

Looks pretty neat. I'm getting a kinda Bioshock/Retro type feel that I'm enjoying more as I find stores that offer that type of thing.

Emilly Orr said...

Well, BioShock was set in that time period, heavily Art Deco.

Art Deco surfaced during the fading away of Art Nouveau, though the two styles were used at the same time for a few years. In direct contrast to Nouveau's organic curves and floral shapes, Deco was all about the line--single, straight, combined, you name it. Alphonse Mucha is the perfect poster child for Art Nouveau, and many painters gleefully embraced Nouveau's particular design aesthetic. In contrast, many of Deco's bigger names were architects and engineers, drawn to the clean modern look. You've seen the Chrysler Building in New York? You've seen Deco. Hells, you've seen pictures of buildings in Miami's South Beach district, you've seen Deco--many surviving buildings are in that style to this day.