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Nov 07, 2012

Beautifully Crafted Miniature 18th Century Toolchest with Tiny, Working Tools

Artist William Robertson just completed this "astounding" miniature replica of the 18th century Hewitt Tool Chest, on display in Colonial Williamsburg. It includes tiny, functional tools - you can see the handplane shaving away the pencil in the photo above.  

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Jun 20, 2012

Big Appetites: Tiny People Interacting with Real Life Foodscapes

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For the past seven years, Seattle-based artist Christopher Boffoli has been creating these whimsical photos of tiny little workers engaging (relatively) huge food landscapes.

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May 07, 2012

City Diorama on an iPhone [Video]

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I love coming across a stellar piece of student work. It just makes me excited that there's always a new crop of amazing artists and designers coming along to inspire us with their risk taking and creativity.

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Los Angeles-based animator Mike Ko created this stunning video of an animated city scene that takes place on top of an iPhone as one of his graduation pieces from Otis College of Art and Design. The 24 second long video, which is at the end of this post, took 3 months to complete, start to finish.  

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Apr 18, 2012

Tiny Little Worlds on the Edge of Destruction

NYC-based artist Thomas Doyle creates beautiful miniature sculptures teetering on the brink of disaster. "The pieces in Doyle's 1:43 scale series feature demolished, buried and over-the-edge houses, pristine green landscapes, and tiny human figures. Domestic yet catastrophic, these intricate miniature worlds reminds us the power of nature and how small we really are."

   

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Dec 12, 2011

Super Tiny Food Art!

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All food is better in mini form! Or on sticks. Perferably both.

Artist/chef Mr. Fang makes these incredible miniature food creations, each small enough to fit on a quarter.created at: 12/12/2011

   

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Nov 28, 2011

The World's Smallest Working Camera Takes Tiny 1/2" Images

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Believe it or not, this camera isn't an accessory for Hipster Barbie, it's a wet plate collodion camera made by Kevin Klein that's about the size of a quarter. Oh, and I should mention that it actually works!  

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May 04, 2011

How To: Make the World's Smallest Postcard!

In the era of smartphones and text messages, the postcard has taken a bit of a hit. Sure, you could take time to go to a gift shop, select the best taken-at-sunset aerial photo of wherever you are, then try to find a place that'll sell you stamps, and take the time to write a note to all of your friends, find somewhere to mail it, and then beat the postcard home and tell your loved ones all about it before it arrives.

Or, you can snap a photo with your phone and text it to all your friends, email to your parents, and upload it to Facebook for the rest of the world to see.

Which is too bad, methinks, cause I think postcards are pretty cool, and need a revisiting. A tiny, little, awesome revisiting.

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Mar 10, 2011

Super Tiny Things that are Super Amazing

Mark 10:25 suggests, "It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God." (NRSV) While scholars are debating whether or not the "eye of a needle" actually refers to an ancient geological impasse, artist Anatoly Konenko has created an entire caravan the easily glide through:

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Feb 02, 2010

How To: Mini Lightbulb Terrarium

I love any craft project that involves breaking stuff AND miniature things, so this tiny terrariums housed in a lightbulb are right up my alley.

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Julie Melton from TinyTerra shares her technique for creating these diminuitive biospheres on The Hipster Home. Apparently, once you're able to remove the filament from the lightbulb, it's pretty smooth sailing from there.   

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