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Daily Mini Exclusive: The Book of Mini: Inside the Big World of Tiny Things Available for Pre-Order Now!

The Book of Mini, Hitting Book Stores in April 2019, to Feature Hundreds of Miniatures from Makers, Collectors, and Museums from Around the World

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After more than 2 decades of collecting miniatures from around the world and 6 incredible years of Instagramming extraordinary and unique miniatures on @dailymini Instagram, I’m proud, thrilled, honored, and absolutely overjoyed to share with you: The Book of Mini: Inside the Big World of Tiny Things, to be published by Hachette Book Group’s imprint Black Dog & Leventhal on April 16, 2019.

 

Daily Mini Interview: Mighty Oak Brings Miniature Sets to Life for HGTV and Sherwin-Williams

Mighty Oak’s Miniature Sets for HGTV and Sherwin-Williams

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Interview with Emily Collins, Creative Director at Mighty Oak

Tell us a bit about your recent collaboration with HGTV and Sherwin-Williams.

Our team created a series of miniature rooms inspired by the 2018 Sherwin-Williams color collection. Each room was modeled to look like a contemporary living space, with details as tiny as half-inch shampoo bottles crafted by hand.

How many rooms did you create, and how are they distinct from one another?

Daily Mini Interview: Miniature Sculptures by Willard Wigan

Micro Sculptures by Famed Artist Willard Wigan MBE

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How did you first get started in micro sculptures? Were you always drawn to miniatures?

camelsAt school I suffered from a learning difference. This resulted in me being criticized for not being as able as the other students. Whilst I played truant, which sadly was quite often, I submersed myself into a world of miniatures. I was fascinated by ants, not knowing where they lived. This was the catalyst to me making houses, furniture and playing objects for ants.

Daily Mini Feature: Casper’s Miniature Nap Pillow is Just the Right Size

Casper Nap Pillow is a Mini of the Original Best-Seller 

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Casper recently revealed a miniature pillow that’s the perfect size for travel… a little relaxation… and well, naps.

The Casper Nap Pillow is a miniature version of the best-selling original (standard-sized) pillow, which has earned more than 2,500 five-star reviews. It’s ridiculously comfortable. And now, adorably miniature. Plus, it comes with a pillowcase and drawstring bag for on-the-go adventures and bigger travel plans.

BadAss Miniatures Exhibition, Curated by D. Thomas Miniatures and dailymini, Now On View

BadAss Miniatures Exhibition Challenges Status Quo of Miniature Art 

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Now on view through July 22 at YoHo Artists Studios in Yonkers, NY, BadAss Miniatures presents emerging perspectives in the miniature arts; an exhibition of original works in miniature form contributed by over 30 artists from across the United States and abroad.

Featured works represent a novel movement that challenges the status quo in the miniature art form through the presentation of unconventional ideas and concepts and the quirky, outlandish, surprising use of miniatures.

Daily Mini Exclusive: dailymini Nominated for Webby Award

dailymini Named Nominee for 22nd Annual Webby Awards

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The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences has recognized dailymini as a Nominee for the 22nd Annual Webby Awards in the Social Media category of “Weird.”

This nomination spotlights dailymini as one of the five best in the world in its category (and among the top 10% of all work entered).

With over 13,000 entries from all 50 United States and over 70 countries, and 3 million votes in Webby People’s Voice, the 22nd Annual Webby Awards was the biggest in history.

Daily Mini Interview: Shay Aaron Miniatures and TV Set Design

Shay Aaron’s Work on a New Israeli TV Show

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Miniature maker Shay Aaron has been busy the past few months. He’s been designing sets, accessories, and props for a new show on Israeli TV network KAN, called מדינת הגמדים. It’s based off of the British series, “Newzoids” and features miniatures and 3D-printed dolls in the odd scale of 1:5. The team is using some 1:6 scale miniatures as well.

מדינת הגמדים is on air now!

Daily Mini Interview: My Petite Art by Ryan Terry

Ryan Terry of My Petite Art

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mini2How did you first get into miniatures?

I first got interested in miniatures by accident, literally! I have always been interested in art, producing traditional portraits for friends, family, work colleagues without any huge success. Then in 2006, I injured my lower back doing some gardening and was out of work for a considerable length of time. During my rehab, I was listening to the radio when a story of a miniaturist artist, Dave Williams, was aired.

Daily Mini Interview: Littlest Sweet Shop by Nadia Michaux

Littlest Sweet Shop

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What’s your earliest memory with miniatures?

I had a dollhouse when I was really young, and it had all this teeny, tiny furniture; I loved it! It was one of my favorite toys growing up. Of course I had the early Polly Pockets which is a whole miniature world.

How did you first get started making miniatures?