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Cutlery to vehicles: Follow these miniature artists to find joy in little things

Updated on: 25 February,2024 08:40 AM IST  |  Mumbai
Christalle Fernandes | smdmail@mid-day.com

Miniature artists hold us spellbound as they craft tiny cutlery sets, paintings, and furniture. We love to watch

Cutlery to vehicles: Follow these miniature artists to find joy in little things

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Why do human beings love miniature replicas of real-world objects? Science says it’s because we derive joy from seeing a familiar object in an unfamiliar size; the sense of scale makes us want to play, engage, and have fun with the object. We’ve put together five itsy-bitsy miniature artworks, meticulously crafted down to the last detail. Happy watching!


Bite-sized cutlery



Chilled lattes, hot cups of green matcha tea, and frothy strawberry milkshakes… RintyCrafty’s Instagram videos feature delicious, bite-sized drinks to look at. The Japanese craft supplier displays the behind-the-scenes making process of the drinks: filling the tiny mold with resin, then filling the cups with tiny ice cubes, bobas, and metal straws.
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Instagram: @rintycrafty 

Bookception

Finally, a book we can finish in an hour… or a minute? We’ve been enthralled by Montreal-based Southern Cross’ process of making a smol bookshelf—inside a book! The miniature arts platform came up with the creative idea to transform a book cover into a mini-shelf, with tiny books inside… is this bookception? We love the tiny novels stacked on the wooden shelves and the “clock” made out of a watch dial.
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Instagram: @southern.cross.co

Food for the soul 

Sailee, a miniature artist who crafts Indian delicacies like idli-sambhar, vada-pav, and Nagpuri oranges, makes her mini-food with polymer clay, which is then painted to replicate the texture, look, and feel of a dish. We love the making process of her ice-cream miniatures, which are like little scoops of happiness. Yum! 
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Instagram: @theyellowbrushh

For the fairies to sojourn 

Erika Harbert’s toy-sized furniture models remind us of the dollhouses and kitchen sets we played with as children. We love the wooden-panelled and wallpapered interiors of her houses, which feature table lamps, bookshelves, and potted plants, all cut down to size.
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Instagram: @mikodesign 

Vehicles for tiny humans

For those who’ve had a childhood fascination for model cars, airplanes, and buses, miniature model maker Saadhu’s page is a delight to behold. The prop maker constructs replicas of Indian vehicles, such as a red model of an Etios Liva, and a Miniature Yamaha RX100 for those who want to own one but can’t afford it yet. 
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Instagram: @saadhu123

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