each one has been assembled with care from a combination of easily acquired materials: cardboard, matchboxes, wallpaper scraps, adhesive foil and magazine pages. rather than attempting to conceal these odds and ends, fritz employed them as fanciful ready-made design elements.
Throne Former kingdom of Mysore, about 1876 Wood, silver, silk brocade Knebworth House, Hertfordshire, UK
This is a miniature copy in silver of the gold throne of the kingdom of Mysore in southern India. Ruled by the Wodeyar dynasty almost continuously since the 1300s, the state came under British control in 1831. The ruler Charmaraja Wodeyar X presented this miniature throne as a diplomatic gift to the British viceroy, who governed India on behalf of the Crown, as part of a diplomatic campaign to regain his kingdom. His initiative was successful: in 1881 Mysore was restored to the maharaja.
I don’t know about the movie (Monsters Inc) at all, but “Monsters University” just sounds like a sequel of “Monster High” to me somehow, and everything are likely to match the world of MH anyway. :D
I won #2 and #4, btw. :] I especially like the “monsters energy” drink can, Monster Energy has been released here in Japan too (since last year or so) though I heard the can size is much smaller than in US.
Other photos for more details will be on my Ipernity later.