Got to be seen to be believed: a castle carved into a single grain of sand!

Marta Millere Contributor

By Marta Millere in New Art on Saturday 29 March 2014

Brazilian artist Vik Muniz was working at grand scales when the idea of squeezing a castle into a grain of sand came to him: ‘I used to work in a smaller studio and my work had a certain scale and then I realized that by moving to a larger studio, my work sort of expanded, reaching up to 500 meters in diameter’.

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Face landscapes by Juan Sanchez Castillo

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Monday 24 February 2014

I wonder if these women knew what they were signing up for when they signed on as models! Spanish-based photographer Juan Sanchez Castillo is behind this quirky photo series called Making It Up. The collection features photos which ‘animate tiny workers and children interacting with the female’s facial features’. A nose becomes a snow-covered slope, […]

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Tiny chandelier inside a lamp

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Products on Thursday 26 September 2013

This is what happens when modern technology meets old-school elegance. The design of this lovely King Edison Pendant Lamp was born when Young and Battaglia mixed the simple concept of Edison’s lightbulb with the classic glamour of a Kings chandelier.

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Intricate snow globe dioramas by Thomas Doyle

Gem Contributor

By Gem in New Art on Tuesday 24 September 2013

Snow globes may be cheesy mementos of the eighties, but there’s something about seeing a complete little world enclosed in a little bubble that elevates it beyond mere kitsch. Designed by Thomas Doyle, the little dioramas in this series are leagues beyond snow globes. But the sense of child-like wonder their intricate construction evokes is […]

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Pablo Delgado’s incredible miniature paste-ups

Contributions Reader Find

By Tshepo in New Art on Friday 22 July 2011

Pablo Delgado is all about making us look for the little things in city streets: his miniature prostitutes and tiny tigers take paste-ups to another level.

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