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Daily Mini Exclusive: Gulliver’s Gate Sneak Peek

Gulliver’s Gate Miniature World in Times Square, NYC

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A massive mini attraction is coming to Times Square in a matter of weeks. At an impressive 49,000 square feetGulliver’s Gate is an interactive, immersive world of miniatures unlike any other. A full city block wide, this fantastical world of 1:87 scale (HO scale) miniatures will open to the public on Tuesday, April 4. A grand opening is slated for Tuesday, May 9.

Miniature fans can now enjoy an early bird online discount of 40% now through March 15. To purchase your preview ticket to Gulliver’s Gate, click here.

Daily Mini Interview: Gothwik Miniature World

Gothwik Miniature World and Diorama Scenes

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img_1188-copyTell us a bit about Gothwik and this project.

Are you a misfit? Do you wish there was a place you could go to find your tribe? Do you think darkness is downright dreamy?

If you do, then, Gothwik is for you! It’s inhabited by a host of benevolent monsters, oddballs, and beasts. It’s a place where all those that feel lost are welcome and no bones are given about who you are or what you are. A place where you can let your hair (or fur) down!

Daily Mini Interview: Miniatures by Sadie Brown of Homewardflight

Homewardflight Miniatures by Sadie Brown

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luxuryeastereggWhat’s your earliest memory with miniatures?

That would be being completely fascinated by the lights in my first dollhouse which, I only realized in recent years, was a Lundby. Wish I still had it!

How did you first get started making miniatures?

It’s something I’ve loved pretty much as long as I’ve been able to think! As a child, the new Dolls House Emporium catalog arriving through the letterbox (in the days before the Internet!) was a highlight in the calendar! I was so intrigued by all the tiny things and I have, to this day, a beautiful dollhouse built for me by my late uncle.

Daily Mini Interview: Mini Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas

Spare Parts’ MINI ART MUSEUM

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1069908_298116823665996_1871204431_nTell us a bit about San Antonio’s Creative Reuse Art Organization and its mission.

Spare Parts’ purpose is unprecedented in San Antonio. It is the leader in reuse education through the arts without a home. We are actively fundraising for a space to be a full-time effort in our community. We are a volunteer-led organization. One of the objectives of Spare Parts is accessibility to the arts. This is where the MINI ART MUSEUM (MAM) comes in. Spare Parts founded the MINI ART MUSEUM in 2013 to bring the fine arts museum experience to schools and the community world wide, especially in areas where there are few art opportunities.

Daily Mini Interview: Miniature World

Miniatures by Kashmira Panchal of Miniature World

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Fotor_146048448941544What’s your earliest memory with miniatures?

As a child, I was always fond of cute little things and I loved collecting mini dolls and stickers. I still have them.

How did you first get started making miniatures in August 2015?

I have always been passionate about art and craft, but knew nothing about polymer clay and miniatures until last year. I remember picking up a packet of modeling clay only because of its attractive packaging. I didn’t know what to do with it. I first started making cartoon characters and completely got hooked on the process of clay modeling. Not only was it creatively satisfying, but was also a great stress buster for me.

Daily Mini Giveaway: Win a Subscription of Mini Spice Samples from RawSpiceBar

Win Miniature Spice Samples from RawSpiceBar

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8e2e229764e1b7b1534494254ac25e16For a limited time, the team over at RawSpiceBar is giving away a free monthly subscription of mini spice samples to dailymini fans! Want to enter? Visit dailymini Instagram and tag a friend. Don’t have Instagram? Send an email to dailymini@thedailymini.com with the following information: your name and your favorite foodie friend’s name.

RawSpiceBar sources the highest quality and some of the most unique spices from around the world. Their spice blends are created by top chefs from around the world and are expertly toasted, ground and blended for maximum flavor.

Daily Mini Interview: Miniatures by Cuddles and Rage

Miniatures and a New Book by Cuddles and Rage

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tacoWhat’s your earliest memory with miniatures?

Liz has a bunch of diorama board books from her childhood. Her favorite one is The Three Little Kittens, They Lost Their Mittens. The design and texture throughout the board book are so eye-catching. It really feels like you could step into this little world and live there.

How did you first get started making miniatures?

One of our coworkers sculpted miniature food, and we loved the look! It inspired us to try and sculpt one of our characters then that grew into making weekly dioramas.

Daily Mini Exclusive: Zagat Serves up Miniature Food at “Tiny Cafe” in New York City

Zagat Opens “Tiny Cafe” Pop-up in Astor Place, NYC
Proving Small Reviews are Easier to Digest, Miniature Enthusiasts Can Enjoy Tiny Food October 27-29 in Celebration of Zagat’s 2017 NYC Restaurants Guide Launch

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imageFor over three decades, Zagat has summarized the thoughts and opinions of diners around the world to help people find the best places to eat and drink. In celebration of Zagat’s 2017 New York City Restaurants Guide Launch, a Tiny Cafe will open in Astor Place from 11AM – 7PM from Thursday, October 27 to Saturday, October 29. Miniature enthusiasts and foodies alike are invited to the corner of Astor Place and Cooper Square to enjoy free edible dishes in miniature from some of the city’s best restaurants in their respective cuisine categories.

Daily Mini Interview: Snails and Miniature Scales by Aleia Murawski and Samuel Copeland

Snails and Miniature Scales by Aleia Murawski and Samuel Copeland

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tarotWhat’s your earliest memory with miniatures?

Aleia Murawski: I think being four or five and trying to find things around my house that could be reused as beds or tables for my dolls. I remember building rooms out of an old DVD holder.

Samuel Copeland: My grandpa and uncle were avid modelers as well as my dad. They built mostly military models; airplanes and tanks. The one model that sticks out in my memory was a sailing ship called Lydia that my Grandpa built from scratch. I spent many hours playing with that model and peering through the windows to examine the detailed captain’s quarters.

Daily Mini Feature: The Art and Mystery of the Dollhouse at the Concord Museum

The Art and Mystery of the Dollhouse Opens October 14 at the Concord Museum
Exhibition on View at 53 Cambridge Turnpike in Concord, Massachusetts
Friday, October 14, 2016– Sunday, January 15, 2017

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Concord Museum Curator David Wood crafts a personal dollhouse with furniture based on pieces in the collection of the Concord Museum. Photo by Eric Roth.

The Art and Mystery of the Dollhouse is a new exhibition opening October 14 at the Concord Museum that will feature a selection of dollhouses from a superb Concord private collection. Works on display include an extremely rare and early dollhouse from 1695, and an array of 19th- and 20th-century doll’s homes from The Strong National Museum of Play. There is even a celebrity doll in attendance – Melissa Shakespeare, the cherished doll of children’s author and illustrator Tasha Tudor. Melissa Shakespeare’s doll wedding was covered in the September 1955 issue of Life magazine.