Good Things in Small Packages: Art & Design

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A lot of artists and designers work with tiny miniatures and create their own very small universes. As we are about to discover the beauty of small things ourselves, we took a look around and found some stunning small pieces of design and art!

The Miniature Wonderland in Hamburg, Germany, is the largest model railway of the world and yes it is all made out of tiny figures and models. It has 8 construction areas and is 1.300m² big. You will find different countries and cities in a small version with a huge love for details – so with every visit you can discover new details!

Photos via Miniatur Wunderland

The artist Tristan Grezko documented a day in the ski station “Jackson Hole” and used the tilt-shift technics – so everything looks as in a minature model with real life movement:

via Fubiz

Frank Kunert is a German artist who creates small worlds and takes photographs of them. In his small models he creates a world that is often up side down or shows some ironic turn….

Photos via Frank Kunert

Willard Wigan’s art is really really tiny! I mean it, you won’t see it with your bare eye! His micro-sculptures are so small you can only see them with a microscope – impressive eh?!

Photos via Willard Wigan

Well I can’t even handle origami with a normal size of paper – so this small Origami is just some miracle to me!

Photos via bitrebels

Artist Slinkachu makes all your childhood phantasies come true: there are small people living on that planet and they just look like you and me but have some other adventures to fight!

Photos via Little People

100 years ago the Titanic was known as the biggest boat and a brilliant piece of architecture. Steven J. Backman made this Titanic out of a Toothpick – isn’t it also brilliant and one impressive piece of craft!

Photo via Los Angeles Times

Scott Weaver also works with those small toothpicks and out of 100,000 toothpicks he created this impressive Model of San Francisco Landmarks. Have a look on what kind of tours he takes you and what there is to discover!

via Scott Weaver

This Wedding Invitation is part of the World’s Smallest Postal Service: it even includes small maps and airmail envelopes! So maybe you also want to try something small when you write your next loveletter?!

Photos via Leaf Cutter Designs

Amigurumi is a special way to crochet so you can make those super cute animals. Have a look at Su ami’s work but be careful you just won’t stop to say “Awwwww!”

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Well isn’t that mouthwatering? Those food miniatures from Shay Aaron just look delicious!

Photos via This is colossal

Althea Crome is a passionate knitter and a miniature lover. She brought that together and started to knit tiny clothes. So if you ever wondered how the small figures of stop motion films get dressed, you are about to find out!

via Coraline

The Fisheye Baby 110 Cameras are fully working miniature versions of the Fisheye No. 2 designed especially to fit 110 film. They capture the world in full circle and enable you to produce perfect Fisheye pictures. The Fisheye Baby 110s come with a bulb mode and are able to capture multiple exposures too. Load them with Lomography Orca B&W 100 and dive into the long forgotten world of 110 photography! Head to the 110 Camera Microsite for more information.

written by evarhabarber on 2012-06-18 in #lifestyle

One Comment

  1. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    I don't know why (or do I?) but we, women, completely fall in love with tiny stuff! Ok, not all tiny stuff, but most! ;)

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