I love these little cardboard dioramas inside of toilet paper tubes, crafted by artist Anastassia Elias. Spotted on Boing Boing. I was touched by part of Cory’s post:

Empty-loo-roll-day is always fun around our place, the cue to get out the stickers and markers and decorate the empty tube with Poesy [his daughter], then run around the house playing kazoo or telescope. Maybe we’ll level up to tiny still lives in a couple of years.

*I* wanna live at Uncle Cory’s house!

Anastassia Elias – Illustrations collages dessins peintures – Galerie

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy person’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

  • Hannah Conley

    My 7 year old daughter insists on saving the tubes. She hides them so I will not throw them away. Now I know what we can do with them.

  • Rachel Hobson

    “*I* wanna live at Uncle Cory’s house!”

    Me, too! :)

  • Anonymous

    Uh… did you mean to say “still lifes”?

    • Gareth Branwyn

      Why, yes. Yes I did. Thanks!