A TINY PARALLEL WORLD
When I lived in Boston there was a tree I liked to visit. Now this wasn't any ordinary tree, oh no. It was a tall, beautiful tree near Harvard's Law School campus where, at the very base, you could find a tiny little entranceway, complete with a hinged door and a sign that marked the spot as Pooh's House. And the tiny home rewarded repeat visitors; every so often 'Pooh' would do some redecorating . . . adding a little mailbox or a wreath. You can imagine how upset I was, then, to return last year and find the tree cut down (it's a story right out of this book)! Somehow, though, Pooh's House had been spared and continued to live on in the same spot, only now with much more sunshine. The stump has even been repurposed to create a shingle roof.
This is a long-winded way of introducing these amazing miniature worlds, erected on otherwise blank and boring ceilings, by the creative genius Ji Lee (who I have written about before here). I love their detail and how cheeky they are—the first photos are of a tiny museum gallery installed on the ceiling of an actual museum exhibition! It reminds me that simple little acts of creative intervention in the public sector (much like these) leave a small footprint on the landscape but offer big rewards—like my delight over Pooh's House—to any person who might chance upon them.
So kudos to Ji Lee! You are welcome to open a parallel world at my house or office any day.
See more of Lee's work here.