Remember that sweet miniature version of Brooklyn made from LEGOs? So yesterday. Tofi Stoler has upped the mini-model ante by creating a stunning version of New York City using only staples. The silvery bits of metal make for perfect skyscraper building blocks, but what's really impressive is her ability to mold the staples into intricate details, like the art deco top of the Chrysler Building.
Stoler is not the only artist creating urban landscape with the tiny pieces of metal. Back in 2009, Gizmodo brought us “Staple City” by artist Peter Root. The massive miniature was a sprawling landscape of freestanding staple structures. He noted that staples, like a city, are subject to the elements and the slightest bump or disturbance can bring them toppling down.