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Daily Mini Interview: Miniatures by Claymenu

Miniatures and More by Claymenu

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image_1What’s your earliest memory with miniatures?

It was at school when a teacher asked us to make a dollhouse at home. I used a shoe box, affixed everything inside with scotch tape, and thought it was okay. The next day, I saw the house of my classmate. Her mother was an architect and made everything herself, in a simple way, but the details were still so accurate that I became envious and stole a plastic rabbit from it.

What is your favorite type of miniature to make? 

Daily Mini Interview: Miniature Scenes by Benjamin Affagard

Miniatures by Benjamin Affagard

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Tell us a bit about yourself.

I was born in Harfleur (France) and grew up in Le Havre. I continued my studies on the French Riviera in Nice and now I currently live and work in Caen. I began the practice of graffiti art in the 2000s, attracted by the history of art. For nine years, I held a workshop for the framing of paintings, which helped me gain DIY skills to create any kind of unusual objects to satisfy customers.

How you get started making miniatures?

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.