In the French city of Lyon exists a marvelous, miniature world. Dan Ohlmann is no Gulliver, but he has founded the Musée Miniature & Cinéma, where Lilliputians would feel right at home. Here’s Dan, lording over a tiny and eerily exact natural history museum he’s created.
This is the recreation of the Grand Salon aboard the SS Normandie, a grand ocean liner of yore.
And here’s a library so realistic, it makes you think you could walk right in. Maybe your hand would fit here, but that’s about all!
Miniatures are frequently used to help create movie magic. It’s clear to see why!
(All photos found at messynessychic)
Photo found at The Daily Mail
Scottish illustrator Johanna Basford creates coloring books that take a little more time and effort to keep the color inside the lines. Complicated and beautiful, her coloring-book drawings include a special ingredient.
Just look at these images from The Enchanted Forest, and you’ll have to agree!
Now get a copy of The Enchanted Forest for yourself, and break out the color pencils!
Hey, want to build a house? Or a playground? WELL, THIS TREE WAS HERE FIRST, so you’d better build around it! It’s only polite.
Photo found at BoredPanda
Photo: Tezuka Architects
Living with a tree sounds swell to me. They’re always good company. And great listeners!
Hello, kitty! What have you been up to? Oh. I see.
Photo found at imgur.com
Well, let’s hope making a full confession will ease your conscience, cats!
What is that? The sound of fireworks! I love the flash and color of a pyrotechnic display. But last year I witnessed the unhappy effect of all the noise and fuss on the sensitive ears of my brother’s poor dog. Dugan was practically catatonic with fear and dread. Most dogs (and some humans) agree: noise-wise, fireworks are a drag.
Luckily, there’s another kind of fireworks. Quiet, quiet varieties. And they can be found right in your own garden. This marigold, for instance, gives any Fourth firework a run for its splendor.
And this Pink Ice cluster certainly pops without a bang.
A Gerbera daisy finale is a spectacular sight to behold.
So, if you want to give your ears a break (and your doggy’s, too) this year, grab some scissors, head out into the garden, and bring the fireworks indoors this year. Happy Fourth of July, everyone!
Another Father’s Day, another tie for Dad. He does like ties. But this year why not give him one as sweet as he is?
In other words, give Dad a tie cake this Father’s Day!
Yes, Dad can eat this tie. Image and step-by-step instructions on how to make this cake found here.
Don’t forget the ice-cream cake option. Dad will thank you either way, and I’m sure he’ll share a slice or two. Happy Father’s Day, Dad! Love you.
Dad can eat this tie, too. But he might get a brain freeze. Image (and ice-cream cake by): Carvel.
And they always look a little sad and forlorn.
Luckily, gnomes (and fairies, to be fair) are always in need of housing. And there’s nothing they like better than to move into one of these babies. With planning, imagination, and spare time for fun, anyone can transform a sad-looking tree stump into an inviting home for wee members of the magical realm.
(This excellent gnome home found here)
(This roomier gnome mansion found here)