Artist patiently arranges ferns to create mini illustrations of animals

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art, New Eco on Thursday 2 April 2015

East Sussex, England-based artist Helen Ahpornsiri uses a medium that’s very organic: ferns. Using ferns of all shapes and sizes, she carefully and patiently arranges them to form illustrations of dragonflies, seahorses, pheasants, and other animals.

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The beauty of Iceland and Norway captured in miniature form

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Saturday 24 January 2015

The video is called The Little Nordics and it was captured by DAMP Design’s Martijn Doolaard. Showing beautiful scenes of incredible fjords, kayak cruises, winding roads, and ferries sailing back and forth, this short video was recorded during Doolaard’s exploration of Norway and Iceland, in places such as Geiranger, Atlanterhavsveien, and Trollstigen.

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This artist has created a different miniature diorama every day for the past four years

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Tuesday 19 August 2014

When I see fruit and vegetables, I can only think of food. Artist Tanaka Tatsuya sees broccoli and parsley as a potential miniature tree or forest and has been using such everyday objects creatively with his collection of tiny figurines, turning them into various replicas of life events that will elicit an amused smile from appreciative viewers.

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This Japanese model artist turns everyday objects into miniature worlds of wonder

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Wednesday 13 August 2014

Japanese artist Akihiro Morohoshi has given a twist to the crafting of traditional miniature models by marrying them with common, everyday objects. His series of works has given birth to imaginary worlds that exist on cans of Pringles, match boxes, bento boxes, milk crates and mini vending machines. Each miniature world has gone under his […]

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Grow a miniature reality in a jar

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Products on Tuesday 16 April 2013

These terrariums are the ultimate dorm or office pets. Mossariums by Lilliput Tales are tiny little scenes that live in a jar. Just water them every now and then and they’ll thrive! Choose between different miniature characters to live in your jar.

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Smallest train set ever has been scaled down 35,200 times

Kamalendra Contributor

By Kamalendra in New Art on Friday 22 February 2013

This is probably the smallest train set ever built. David K Smith created this complete with a tunnel and mountain. The train has been scaled down 35,200 times and is amazingly carved out on flexible rubber tubing, which rotates in the scenery built around it. Stunning.

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Micro VW Beetle built only from stuff found lying around the house

Kamalendra Contributor

By Kamalendra in New Trends on Thursday 21 February 2013

I built this miniature just with stuff around the house, including the electric motor that powers it. The body was made from a single bit of aluminium foil. This was the most intricate and delicate built I’ve ever done, especially compared to the hard and sturdy miniatures of Harleys and Hummers. I’ve also built a […]

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Anatoly Konenko’s remarkable Micro Miniature artwork

Kamalendra Contributor

By Kamalendra in New Art on Wednesday 20 February 2013

Anatoly Konenko has several micro miniatures, most of which have been recognised as being the world’s smallest. He has meticulously written tiny books and crafted several pieces of art on media as diverse as rice, poppy seed, and human hair.

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Marwencol: Grand Jury prize winning documentary

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By Chris Shellen in New Film on Monday 27 September 2010

With so many faux-documentaries out there, you’d think that the real world wasn’t interesting anymore. But Marwencol proves otherwise. After a brutal attack left him with brain damage, Mark Hogancamp created a bizarre and wonderful 1/6-scale Barbie-sized world in his backyard that has to be seen to be believed. The film won the Grand Jury […]

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