By Cory Doctorow at 7:36 am Wed, Feb 15, 2012
Takanori Aiba's bonsai and epoxy fancies are beautiful, gnarly fairylands, full of whimsy and perfectly weird.
(Image: "Bonsai-B" and "Hôtel de Michelin" by TAKANORI AIBA, copyright TOKYO GOOD IDEA Development Institute Co, Ltd, used with permission)
Whoa. That is an amazing bonsai.
Woe that I’m not a wee 5 cm tall to explore this tree-world.
i’m skeptical that the bonsai might include epoxy. maybe a multi-generational project? :)
Cayce Pollard averts gaze.
His bio has the best job description ever for his first gig: “Freelance Maze Illustrator”.
I remember bringing up the idea of creating 28mm-scale terrain using bonsai and my friends telling me it wouldn’t be possible. This has inspired me (and I can use it as a guide).
The treehouse reminds me of the one in Swiss Family Robinson.
I wonder if cork trees can be bonsai-cultivated and then shaped into chinese cork shadow boxes…
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