Sunday, October 4, 2015

Building Wrapping Paper for the Architectural Fan

Illustrated with various building facades, this gift wrapping paper will bring a smile to any recipient. They look great grouped together. Why not just wrap some empty boxes and keep them displayed all year? You can buy the skyline gift wrap at Suck UK.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Build a Wooden Arc de Triumph

Want to construct your own wooden Arc de Triumph?  Here's how.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

3D Printed Miniature Buildings by Ittyblox

A company called Ittyblox is producing 3D printed models in a 1:1000 scale. Combining the prefabricated buildings together in grid-like street plates, you can build your own tiny city blocks. They are not mass produced, but printed to order allowing you to envision your own Sim City in three dimensions. 

SBCS Building Exhibit at Orlando City Hall

During the 2015 Souvenir Building Collector’s Society convention in Orlando Florida in May, host Marty G. organized a display of buildings at the Orlando City Hall. Marty send some photos of the exhibit. The club is planning it’s 2016 convention in Los Angles from June 10-12th. 

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Vine Guy Gets Souvenir in Paris

Zack King creates popular fun short videos on Vine. Here's an appropriate video for we building collectors:

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Wall Street Journal: One World Trade Center Souvenirs

Howie G. tipped me off to a recent WSJ story about One World Trade Center souvenirs with some interesting insight into who is making them.  While the planned public observatory won’t open until spring, tourists are naturally visiting the area since the newly completed skyscraper opened in November, 2014. Souvenirs of the building have been sold in stores for a few years and were first labeled "Freedom Tower" until the name changed to One World Trade Center. So far, I've only seen resin and sheet metal 3D versions of the building and hope someone will soon produce them in metal. If you're not near NYC, you can buy a nice large resin replica on Amazon of the:One World Trade Center "Freedom Tower" Replica (Made in New York) Sheet metal version can be purchased here:  Fascinations Metal Earth 3D Laser Cut Model - One World Trade Center

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Leaning Tower of Pisa Estee Lauder Perfume

More than just a perfume 'bottle,' this brushed goldtone metal compact is also a small replica of the famous Tower of Pisa. It measures 3.5" tall and is filled with Estee Lauder's White Linen perfume. Estee Lauder PISA TOWER Solid Perfume Compact 2009 Collection. It reminds me of a vintage 1950’s era Leaning Tower lipstick signed by Nichilo Jewelers in Rome, below. 

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