Gallery: Artist Izumi Akinobu Captures Miniature Worlds in Tiny Glass B...

Tokyo-based artist Izumi Akinobu creates amazing miniature worlds encased in cute glass bottles. Izumi is an architectural model designer by day and a craft artist in her spare time, and she sells her delicate Tiny Worlds in Bottles through Etsy. Hit the jump to check out some of her most amazing works - like this cute paper bike under a tree - and remember that smaller and greener is always better!

A super tiny turtle measuring only 0.1 inches swims near an uninhabited island with a palm tree. 

Instead of taking your loved one to Paris, why don’t you make it less obvious and propose with this bottle? 

A manta ray and a diver swim together in a blue tiny ocean.

This piece of Africa in a bottle features a giraffe, an elephant, a horse, rhinoceros, an ostrich, and a deer surrounding by plants and drinking water.

Izumi Akinobu’s tiny art creations can be worn as a necklace or viewed as tiny landscapes that don’t take up a lot of desk space. They cost about 25 dollars each and can be shipped from Tokyo to anywhere in the world.

+ Tiny World in a Bottle

Photos © Izumi Akinobu


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  1. leandro May 20, 2012 at 12:21 am

    onde eu acho como faço pra comprar ??

  2. Melina March 21, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Wow! These works of art are really cool!

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