paris miniatures


“Abandoned Parisian Flat”, overview. 2015 by Carrie M. Becker
Via Flickr:
Detail of 1/6th set. Foam core, plastic, balsa wood, stain, paint, glass, decals, wax, found objects, webbing spray. Set approx. 18"x22"x14".


My first attempt at silicone molding furniture for the dungeon project was a great success!

Things I’ve learned:

* You’ll probably need more than you think.

* ..But take into account the volume that the objects you’re casting take up.

* Don’t buy things with tiny little bottles of catalyst, even if the others are slightly more expensive. Just don’t. It’s fiddly and it’s maths and it’s “Oh you were out by 1% now things are different.”

* Don’t get nasty chemicals in your eyes/wear goggles.

Butyeah, the casts came out prettymuch perfectly, so I’m happy with this!

Why You Should Downsize Your Handbag This Year

Say goodbye to oversized totes and hello to mini bags

Don’t get us wrong, a large tote is always something great to have in your closet and keep on rotation, but this season, it’s all about the mini bag. A trend that’s resurfaced from the ‘90s, miniature handbags were one of the hottest accessories recently spotted on the streets at Paris Couture Fashion Week. Of course, there’s only room for the necessities, in a bag this little, but that’s what’s so great about it - no room for fuss! Another plus, designer styles are much cheaper than the full-size versions - score! So, downsize your handbag this year and switch it out with 20 of our favorite mini handbags below.

Street Style Inspiration

Spring 2015 Couture, Tommy Ton via

Marni bag at Spring 2015 Couture, Phil Oh via

Blogger Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad in Dior at Spring 2015 Couture, Phil Oh via

20 New Miniature Bags to Shop Now

'Mini Perry’ Satchel

Quilted Embossed Eartha Mini Top Handle Bag

Mini Ashbury Tote

Mini Enfield Shoulder Bag

Red Leather Gold Chain Mini Trouble Box Bag

Mini Oliver Glazed Lizard Bag

Lock Mini leather shoulder bag

'Candy - Mini’ Top Handle Crossbody Bag

Lora Leather Crossbody Bag

Elsie mini chain bag

Sophie Hulme Mini Beaumont Tote Bag, Klein Blue

Falabella shoulder bag

CHLOE mini 'Drew’ crossbody bag

Eartha Soft Double Handle Mini Bag

Voyage Leather Hip Mini Belt Bag In Black/ Vintage Leopard Natural

Mini Envelope Bag

MILLY Crossbody - Sienna Stud Mini

Rebecca Minkoff Crossbody - Bloomingdale’s Exclusive Mini Love with Gunmetal-Tone Hardware

Croc Pattern Mini City Bag

Uptown Cross Body Bag