Connecticut-based artist Joe Fig makes gorgeously detailed dollhouse-scale miniature set pieces of contemporary artists' studios. Fig visits and conducts interviews with actual working artists and has documented the working spaces, materials and even miniature paintings in progress of artists including Chuck Close, Roxy Paine, Eric Fischl and Tom Friedman. "I find artists to be some of the hardest working people I know," Fig told Think Small author Eva Katz.
Architect Adam Kalkin, co-founder of Industrial Zombie, has made a name for himself by taking shipping container design to the next level. Bunny Lane in rural New Jersey is a real mind blower, as it looks as though a shipping container swallowed a traditional house. The latter is a replica of a 19th-century cottage, complete with a porch, and could easily exist as a stand-alone structure. Unlike, say, a museum exhibit, both spaces are furnished and easily flow into each other. In another trippy twist, there’s even a three-story wall of nine cube-shaped rooms (glassed in), creating a real-life dollhouse effect.