I think this is a first in architectural visualization! Artist Carl Warner and his team of five model-makers spent three weeks crafting the famous London landmarks out of foods ranging from melons and tomatoes to asparagus. The team used 26 different types of fruit to recreate the London skyline and the result truly looks good enough to eat!
A very good collection of wood & natural materials by manufacturer Trespa. Great for use inside SketchUP and also for rendering at large resolutions too, though you might need to tweak it a bit for tiling.
I tweeted about a “Render Engine” license up for grabs a few days ago and I can share a little more now about the way to win it. I’m about to launch an architectural visualization rendering challenge soon, I’m still working on the small details but first prize will include a VRay or Maxwell Render license.