Conversation starters for your weekend (assuming your friends like miniatures)

Hey guys! I took a little break this week from La Vie Mini to do some Paris sight-seeing with my in-laws. Now that I’ve had my fill of tourist-traps for a while, I’m back to writing about minis, just in time to find you some cool conversation-starters for your weekend (assuming your friends are into that kind of thing).

#1. Did you hear about the Kattarshians?

#2. Joshua Smith’s remarkable miniature sculptures were featured by BBC.

His current exhibition at the Muriel Guépin Gallery in New York runs until March 25.

A small model of a building close up

A small model of a building

A small model of a building close up

A small model of a building

#3. In more tiny animal news, new species of miniature frogs were found in India.

Scientists researching in the Western Ghats, a mountain range in Southwestern India, found seven new species of frogs, including four species between 12.2 and 15.4 millimeters long.

Vijayan's Night Frog (Nyctibatrachus pulivijayani) is one of the four new species classed as miniature.

The Thumbelinas of the frog world took five years to discover. This is the Robinmoore's Night Frog (Nyctibatrachus robinmoorei) sitting on an Indian five rupee coin.

One of the new species is the Athirappilly Night Frog (Nyctibatrachus athirappillyensis).
Cute!
Via CNN

#4. Miniature sushi made the rounds this week.

Japanese Instagramer kasuga_maru, was featured in Asian newspaper Rocket News 24.
Check out Kasuga_maru for more teeny sushi.

#5. Gerard Klein Hofmeijer’s “The Little House” exhibit at D. Thomas Fine Miniatures is extended until March 15.

Hofmeijer’s work focuses on “celebrating the preservation of period Dutch architecture in miniature.” The Dollhouse Decorating Blog had an excellent post this week about the artist, who sculpted this replica of the building featured in Vermeer’s 1657 painting, “The Little Street.”

You can see more of artist’s work here.

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