The Miniature Life Calendar 2018 Is Here

Tatsuya Tanaka is part miniature photographer and part writer. Born in Kumamoto in 1981, his miniature life photo collections have been published in multiple books and yearly calendars since 2011. Read more

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Art History Heroes Collection from Today Is Art Day

These cute little 5″ tall, high-quality PVC (plastic) in the likenesses of Frida Khalo, Vincent Van Gogh, Leonardo da Vinci, Vermeer and Rembrandt are members of the Art History Heroes Collection from Today Is Art Day Read more

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Macabre Miniature Narratives In Acrylic Bubbles

Abigail Goldman has a sick sense of humor. And people love it. Her handmade “Die-O-ramas” are miniature narratives in which grisly murders of all types have taken place. Last March she showed 50 pieces of her macabre work at SPOKE NYC in an exhibit titled Wishful Thinking. Read more

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Urban Concrete Cuckoo Clocks and Brutalist Birdhouses.

If It’s Hip, It’s Here has long been a fan of modern cuckoo clocks as is evident by previous posts beginning with our first way back in 2007, then one on Italy’s Diamantini and Domeniconi Cuckoo Clocks and finally the beautiful handmade Pedro Mealha Cuckoo Clocks. Now we bring you sculptural concrete Cuckoo Blocks by artist Guido Zimmermann. Read more

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This Seinfeld Set Replica of Jerry’s Apartment Tops my Wish List.

I am really drawn to architectural miniatures and pop culture / television, so when I saw that an official authentic recreation of Jerry’s apartment from the TV show Seinfeld has been created, it shot straight to the top of my wish list. Read more

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New One of A Kind Snow Globes From Martin & Muñoz

I first introduced you to artists Walter Martin and Paloma Muñoz and their work way back in 2007 and then again in 2009 . The couple have continued to create their one-of-a-kind Snow Globes with a slew of new ones made in the past two years. Read more

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Hungarian Designer Repurposes Timepieces as Art

Hungarian jewelry designer Barbara Katona garnered the audience vote in Poland’s Lódź Design Remade Market Contest. Her repurposed watches and clocks were created, in her words, “to keep people from forgetting to smile and to stop once in a while in this hectic world.” Read more

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Studio Job Wunderkammer: A Magical Installation at Austria’s Swarovski Museum

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Permanently installed at the newly renovated Swarovski Museum in Austria is Studio Job’s “wondrous room about saying goodbye. About letting go of what once seemed to have no end.” Read more

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$5 Erasers Are Mini Architectural Landmarks of Paris, New York and London

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If you’re at all like most people, chances are you rarely, if ever, use an eraser. But these miniature rubber architectural icons from New York, Paris and London are so cute (and so affordable) that you can display them or give them as gifts and they will still be appreciated, enjoyed – and maybe even utilized. Read more

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