The Miniature World Of Mar Cerdàr

Within spaces not much larger than a piece of paper, Barcelona artist Mar Cerdà creates painstakingly intricate dioramas made solely of watercolor painted paper. If you’re a fan of Wes Anderson, you’ll especially appreciate the three scenes…

Miniature Calendar 2015

It’s nearly been a year since we first introduced you to miniature diorama master Tanaka Tatsuya. The Japanese artist has continued to create impressive miniature scenes using life’s most mundane objects and the tiniest of people and…

Miniature Calendar

For every day of the year, for the past four years, Japanese artist Tanaka Tatsuya has created miniature dioramas using everyday objects and tiny figures. In his imaginative world, almonds are surfboards, a cantaloupe is…

Figuratively Speaking

Even after all these years, I’m still completely blown away by the creativity of miniature diorama artists. So you imagine how delighted I was to recently discover photographer Derrick Lin‘s miniature series. Using only his iPhone, a desk lamp,…

DIY Pom Pom Shoes

A few things instantly came to mind when I first laid eyes on Aquazzura’s pom pom sandals. 1. Why didn’t I think of this?! 2. Insert salsa dancing emoji here. 3. Must DIY, stat. Boom. So there…

Word.

Indonesian artist Dexa Muamar‘s hand lettered phrases are feeding my typography obsession. Each of his drawings are minuscule, measuring at just about an inch wide. It’s fascinating to think these were all beautifully executed with just the…

Thickets By Cheeriup

How incredible are these handmade forts? Cheeriup thickets are the brainchild of Kelly English, a mom who was inspired by her own daughter’s imaginative play. Each indoor, outdoor and miniature fort is made to order using willow branches and…

Potluck 100

Remember Lorraine Loots, the artist who took on a 365 day challenge of creating one miniature painting, on a 10cm x 10cm piece of paper, for every day for an entire year? Well, she’s at it…

Amy Bennett

Artist Amy Bennet doesn’t just stop at creating beautifully complex miniature dioramas. She paints them as still lifes, making them look like tilt shift photographs. WTF, I know. Not only is her method totally mindblowing, her most…

DIY Morse Code Bracelets

I’ve been meaning to put my collection of Miyuki seeds beads to good use. They’ve always been one of those things that I can’t restrain myself from hoarding every time I step inside a bead store. The perfectly uniform,…

Postcards For Ants

On January 1, 2013 Cape Town based artist Lorraine Loots took upon a 365 day challenge of creating one miniature painting, on a 10cm x 10cm piece of watercolor paper, every day for an entire year. As…

DIY Pajaki

Last year we introduced you to the pajaki, a Polish chandelier made from straws and paper, with a basic tutorial on how to make a miniature variety. This year, again with the help of my…

Masterpeace

Eugenia Linovich has encapsulated the romance of Russian folk art in her accessories label Masterpeace. In her latest collection, inspired by Leo Tolstoy’s War & Peace, The Russian designer brilliantly incorporates embroidery, filigree, porcelain, miniature lacquer painting…

My White Trash Family

Philadelphia based artist Kim Alsbrooks paints miniature portraits on trash – specifically, 17th and 18th century museum portraits on flattened beer cans, glass liquor bottles and discarded milk cartons. The inspiration behind My White Trash Family came from…

Tiny Cars, Big Adventures

How amazing are these photos of miniature Volkswagon buses off-roading on sandy beaches, tiny VW Beetles careening over boulders, and small vintage scooters racing down slick city streets? By playing with perspectives, Swiss photographer Kim Leuenberger has so…