Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Bonsai Tree Houses by Takanori Aiba

 How incredible are these!!!:
"For nearly a decade since the late 1970s artist Takanori Aiba worked as a maze illustrator for Japanese fashion magazine POPYE. The following decade he worked as an architect and finally in 2003 decided to merge the two crafts—the design of physical space and the drawing of labyrinths—into these incredibly detailed tiny worlds. Using craft paper, plastic, plaster, acrylic resin, paint and other materials Aiba constructs sprawling miniature communities that wrap around bonsai trees, lighthouses, and amongst the cliffs of nearly vertical islands. I would love to visit every single one of these places, if only I was 6 feet shorter. See more of Aiba’s work here. (via design you trust)"


  1. OMG!!!!!!! These are just WONDERFUL! Thank you so much for sharing these. They are a fantastic mixture of Rube Goldberg and Jules Verne in a tree. ;-) They are a real delight to see.

  2. These are treasures! Masterpieces!
    Bye Faby

  3. Wow! These are fantastic, what amazing wonders! I would love to see these for real.
    Thank you!

  4. These are simply amazing works of art, WOW! and congratualtions on your IGMA status!! Well deserved I think xx