Some say “the bigger, the better,” but we think the “smaller, the cuter!” If you think snowglobes are adorable, wait til you see the “Tiny World in a Bottle” project by Akinobu Izumi. Using her experience as an architecture model maker, Izumi creates microscopic biomes that fit right into a minuscule vial!
Using resin, wax, and paper, Japan-based Akinobu Izumi meticulously creates mini dioramas that are tiny enough to fit into a 22mm glass jar! They remind us of Shay Aaron’s Baby Food but shrunk even smaller!
Izumi starts by drawing what she wants in each bottle. She then draws the cutting directions using a computer program for her guided paper cutting machine to make a few test cuts. After many adjustments, a precision cut can be made over and over again. Assembling each item in the tiny bottle, using special glue and tweezers, is a painstaking process.
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