Remember when action figures came with cardboard cutouts you could display them against? Well, as figures have evolved and become more and more detailed and extravagant, so have the dioramas... leading us to the sheer insanity that is a three hundred dollar door for Sherlock action figures.
Elgin Park is miniature city created and photographed by artist Michael Paul Smith. In a short documentary directed by Danny Yourd, Smith explains how his miniature street scenes went from a nostalgic personal project, to a viral hit online.
We collectively use about a million plastic bags a minute, a figure that will peak during next week's holiday rush. As you're sitting around in a post-Christmas funk next week, consider following the lead of Japanese artist Yuken Teruya, who carves tiny, perfect trees out of the flimsy walls of old shopping bags.
Sometimes you happen upon something on the web and try to divine its greater meaning. Sometimes you just say "OK why the hell not." These meticulous 1:87 scale dioramas inspired by No Country For Old Men? Sure, yes, absolutely!
PRINTER INK. Possibly more expensive than oil and blood. Definitely expensive enough that most people I know haven't bothered owning a printer in years. These printer cartridge dioramas, however, give the increasingly obsolete printer cartridge a new lease on life.