Proudlove’s Mistral II – what the Eiffel Tower dreams of being when it sleeps

We all have those dreams — flying around in our sleep. The ironwork supporting Nathan Proudlove‘s Mistral II steampunk aircraft carrier is inspired by Gustave Eiffel’s architectural masterpiece, topped with a lovely pavilion reminiscent of the Palais d’Industrie from the 1855 Paris World’s Fair. Naturally, the crow’s nest hangs down, and the flight deck is Continue reading →

Nathan Proudlove knows when to walk away, knows when to run

I suspect that there isn’t a living person on the planet — whether they speak English as their native language or not and whether they even know who Kenny Rogers is — who doesn’t know the lyrics to “The Gambler.” Nathan Proudlove certainly does: (Now I have that song in my head for the rest Continue reading →

Dekotora by Nathan Proudlove

20+ years ago in Japan, my brother and I stared in amazement every time we saw a dekotora (from “decorated truck”). Of course, like their teamsters brethren here in the States, the Japanese truckers who drove these “art trucks” weren’t always the most savory of characters. Today, dekotora are apparently more popular than ever. There’s Continue reading →

Nomination Bio: Nathan Proudlove

This is the fourth of five posts today about the 2008 LEGO Ambassadors nomination process. In order to keep you better informed, we at The Brothers Brick will be bringing you brief biographies of the possible nominees for the Lego Ambassador representing our community. We will posting these as we receive the necessary information. The Continue reading →