The ashes, the pearls, the counterpane and the kiss.

"When I sketch I feel like I erase much more than I draw."

As a post-post-modern blog, twee affect is steeped in the pretension and rhetoric of theory, design, and bullshit. Steeped in the boiling hot water of deconstructionism, reconstructionism, and futurism, the tea leaves of LEGO pour into the blog mug of analogies stretched past their breaking point.

Deconstructionism! More than just what you do when your model sucks (which is often), it's also a prominent idea in post-modern architecture. Hurtling from the pages of literary criticism into cities everywhere, and now LEGO!

RH1985 explores Daniel Libeskind's Jewish Museum Berlin, a difficult task which he manages to pull off. Keep in mind, reader, that this is more an architectural tectonic study than a "model" in the sense we AHOLs use the term. In other words, he didn't build the whole building.

For those less architecturally inclined, some choice pics, from the author's worldly travels.

Of special note is how RH achieves the cracks and slits of the original:

In other architectural news, remarks were made at Brickcon 09 (yes, everyone's still talking about it) that the columns obtrusively in the way of everything weren't there last year. Most doubted, and claims of "I'm an architect; I know these things" (callback to Dreyfuss in Poseidon "I’m an architect, these boats aren’t built to float upside-down!") fell on skeptical ears. But there is photographic proof. Exhibit A! Exhibit B! Exhibit C! Incontrovertible!


  1. ok, I'm going to argue, because I can never resist. None of those pictures are of a wide enough shot to prove, incontrovertibly, that the columns were never there.

    although the columns definitely look like they're made of a newer material than the other white things, I thought I remembered them last year.

  2. Clever exhibit choices. There are pictures in the photoset of exhibit C that clearly show the pillars though.

  3. Dude, one of the columns is visible in the bottom right corner of Exhibit B. You fail Kevoh.

  4. I read that the columns were added to reinforce the ceiling, because the performance hall above it was being renovated, and would have a much larger audience capacity.

  5. Holy crap I knew that was the Jewish Museum at first glance. But upon closer inspection I can't tell how I knew that. He got the essence of it without any of the details.