Divers exploring a ruined model city sitting forgotten on the seabed – in this case the Mediterranean off the French Riviera.
According to diver and photographer Michal Krzysztofowicz, the miniature city supposedly dates to the 1950s, when French filmmakers were experimenting with underwater videography techniques. Needing a set to shoot on, they installed the miniature buildings, said to be around a metre high.
Oslo-based Norwegian artist Benedicte Lyssand creates intricately detailed miniature sculptures of ordinary people for her series titled Minorities. Each tiny, metallic figure is engaged in an often laborious activity that utilizes objects found in our normal lives.
This elaborate miniature house was created in the 1930s by silent film star Colleen Moore. The Fairy Castle is filled with remarkable miniatures and artifacts and is a timeless reminder of the imagination, ingenuity and craftsmanship of cultures and artisans all over the world. It became a permanent exhibit when it was donated to the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago in 1949. The 9-square-foot castle features about 1,500 miniatures and cost nearly $500,000 at the time it was created. The tiny treasures, include:
A painting done by Walt Disney himself, along with a dozen other pieces of original artwork from various artists
The tiniest Bible ever to be written, dating back to 1840
The dining room contains a replica of King Arthur’s round table
Three statues of the Goddess Isis, more than 4,000 years old, in the Great Hall
I dressed my cat, Sir Didymus, up as Thor, to match my favorite “Thor Cat” print by artist Jenny Parks. The mini-Mjolnir and shoulder-thingies (uh, technical terms) were printed on our PrintrBot Jr. 3D printer.
Although he looks miserable, he was actually fine with the ordeal since I put a lot of catnip on his Mjolnir.
If 3D printing isn’t for turning your cats into mini superheroes than what the heck *IS* it for?