Last year the Department of Teeny-weeny Wonders first discovered the beginnings of a wonderful paper city called Paperholm. Edinburgh-based artist Charles Young set out to design and create one tiny paper building every day for a year, many of which included moving elements. Young’s marvelous miniature metropolis is now complete and it’s even more awesome than we hoped.

“Every single one of his 365 models were designed, cut, and assembled daily using 220gsm watercolour paper and PVA glue, with many of the structures incorporating moving components that Young photographed to create quick animations. The pieces are frequently infused with bits of whimsy and ingenuity, probably the result of any undertaking requiring so many different random ideas. “

Now that he’s finished constructing his paper city, Young hopes to find a place to display Paperholm in its entirety. Visit paperholm​ here on Tumblr or visit the Paperholm Etsy shop to check out more of Charles Young’s amazing handmade paper structures.

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3D Super Mario World Papercraft

Explore every inch of the Mushroom Kingdom with a Super Mario World map that has been perfectly recreated from papercraft. Proclaim your love for retro gaming by hanging one of these handmade pieces in your home or office!

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The Rainbow Paper Flower Garden Taking on Gun Violence: Chinese artist Li Hongbo’s new installation at The SCAD Museum of Art, Irons for the Ages, Flowers for the Day.

Each aspect of the sculpture is made from gun-shaped packs of paper that have been fanned out into delicate, floral patterns. This juxtaposition is meant to represent the dueling forces of war and peace. Via