Miniature art inspiration can be found in the most common places and easily missed in the lull of day-to-day life. Artist Tanaka Tatsuya’s miniature calendar will lead you to look for inspiration everywhere. He posts a daily picture of miniatures posed in interesting, creative ways with household objects to make adorable scenes. He frequently uses things like food items, office supplies, and iPhones to show the incredible potential of commonplace objects. Join his 84,000 followers on Instagram to reinvigorate your imagination. He also published a photo book featuring some of his most well-received posts, available only in Japan for now.
See a few highlights from his extensive collection of pictures below.
He creates them every day since 2011, and we have presented his work for a few years. In total he made hundreds of scenarios using materials as diverse as slices of bread, headphones, banana peels and boxes of Pringles.
Tanaka gives life to these everyday objects by reinventing them as accessories for the little figurines with which he combines them. Whether he uses a bottle stopper to recreate a restaurant scene or turns green plastic straws into a bamboo forest, the artist knows how to turn the most banal household items into something really unexpected. You can see his work on Instagram where he almost 600k followers.