The Ocean Restaurant

The Ocean Restaurant by Snaillad (Andrew) is an art deco masterpiece.  I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves, as my words won’t do it justice.

There are a few more images of this beautiful building on Flickr.  Make sure you check out Snaillad’s other buildings while you’re there for even more inspiration.

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Inspiration – Sebastian Zaberca

It’s no secret that Sebastian Zaberca is one of my favourite builders, and the reason why is readily seen in his latest two buildings.  The first – Television Reception – is a take on the modern apartment block with the veritable sea of antennas on the roof, while the second – The Baker’s House – stems from a different era.

The things that caught my eye initially on The Baker’s House were the beautiful cladding and the roof.  But there are so many more exceptional details when you take a closer look, such as the way the chimney has been done, the outhouse and the four poster bed.

One of Sebastian’s first buildings to catch my eye was this modern house.  I love the staircase in this building and the variety of textures in the facade.

From modern to modern and everything in between, Sebastian provides a fountain of inspiration for modular building MOC’ers.  Head over to Flickr to see for yourself.

Inspiration – Castor-Troy

Castor-Troy’s amazing buildings have been a huge inspiration to me to say the least.

I’m sure I’m not the only one blown away by his layout, which has a diverse range of themes seamlessly integrated, from modulars through to the kingdoms sets.  The view from below, which shows off the back of the historic district, is one of my favourite angles of this stunning layout.

And here is another, this one looking at the park towards the beautiful historic church.

The building on the left is an expanded version of the French Mansion, which was Castor-Troy’s entry to the Modular Madness contest on Eurobricks in 2012.  It just blew me away when I first saw it.

Head over to Castor-Troy’s Flickr pages for lots more inspiration.  Make sure you check out his latest project – the Vampire Castle – while you’re there.

Inspiration – Jared Chan

It was both the official TLG modulars and the amazing MOCs by others that pulled me (quite willingly) out of the dark ages and inspired me have a go at creating my own modular buildings.  One of the things I would like to use this blog for is to showcase some of those buildings and builders that have inspired me.  Consider this just the first of a series of such posts, as there has been (and continues to be) many inspirational builds and builders!

First up is Jared Chan, specifically the series of high-end stores he built in 2010.  Below are images of his Hermes Store, Burberry Store and Gucci Store, which are my favourite builds from Jared.  I’ll let the images speak for themselves.

Hermes

JaredChan-Hermes

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Burberry

JaredChan-Burberry

JaredChan-Burberry-Interior

I just love the Burberry pattern of the floor here!

Gucci

JaredChan-Gucci

JaredChan-Gucci-Interior

Head over to Jared’s flickr sets for even more inspiration.