Ship Shape.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Architect Luigi Prina has been building model airplanes since his youth; later in life, after meeting a Venetian boat builder, he began experimenting with constructing flying ships in miniature. Now, at 83, he's the master of an offbeat craft, sculpting winged bicycles and sailboats and pirate ships. See him in action, here.


Photographs by Gianluca Giannone via Blinking City.

12 comments:

Nicole said...

That looks like the coolest hobby ever. And bravo to him for finding a great way to display them.

Daina Ankrum said...

Wow. I love that photo of his hands!

angela said...

Absolutely magical!

Kathy said...

I just imagined lying on the floor staring up at all these flying ships. It was awesome.

julie said...

Awesome!!

Rachel @ Existation said...

This is friggin' adorable. Cute old men will be the end of me, I swear. It would be so magical to live and work in a space with so many beautiful objects floating above one's head. Great find, Shoko!

Dana said...

Lovely!

Anonymous said...

cutest.

Kris said...

He is incredible. Thanks for sharing.

Shoko said...

Daina, that's my favorite, too.

Morgan said...

What an awesome site!

Melissa said...

these. are. stunning.

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