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!
This astonishing sculpture forms part of Barcelona’s Poblenou Cemetery. The Kiss of Death (El Petó de la Mort in Catalan and El beso de la muertein Spanish) dates back to 1930. A winged skeleton bestows a kiss on the lips of a handsome young man: is it ecstasy on his face or resignation? Little wonder the sculpture elicits strong and varying responses from whoever gazes upon it.