The “Tiny World in a Bottle” project on Etsy instantly caught my eye due to my huge interest in anything miniature. Japanese artist Akinobu Izumi is the creator behind the project who creates miniature worlds within small glass bottles (H 22m / 0.9 inches, D 12mm / 0.5 inches). These miniature worlds depict scenes from a safari, underwater divers and flag football.
All of the above bottles and more can be purchased at: www.etsy.com/shop/tinyworldinabottle (Prices vary between bottles)
You can also follow Akinobu Izumi on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/TinyWorldBottle
After stumbling across the Etsy website recently I am now addicted! Etsy is a website launched back in 2005 and their mission is to enable people to make a living making things and then selling the products on their website. The Etsy website sells a huge range of handmade and vintage products, including art, photography, clothing, jewellery and beauty products, and is a bit of a mix between eBay and your grandma’s attic! There are so many unique quirky products on there, so it really is worth a look.
These are a few of my favourites:
(Miniature Spoon Necklace)
(Fais de Beaux Reves Pillow)
(Vintage 70’s Camel Wool Hat)
(1930’s Whimsical Heart Dress)
These are just a selected few of my favourite pieces from the site…you seriously could spend hours on there!