When life gets stressful, as it often is, it’s easy to start dreaming of a simpler, smaller life. Who among us hasn’t read fairytales or Beatrix Potter stories and wished that we, too, could be a tiny mouse making soup out of a single mushroom, sweeping off our tiny doormat with a tiny broom?
A collective of anonymous street artists (appropriately named “AnonyMouse“) has captured this whimsical feeling in a series of itty bitty installments in Sweden, France, and the Isle of Man. So far, according to My Modern Met, there are about 25 tiny mouse-sized buildings that can be found on city streets, from shops to cafes and beyond.
The artists have done a great job mixing in delightful architecture with human elements — can’t you just imagine two little mice sitting at a table made from a wine cork in front of a jazz club in France? AnonyMouse has taken all the magic, fun, and quaintness of an imaginary world of mice and made it reality, being deliberately vague about where exactly their creations are located to amplify the surprise and delight when they’re found by unsuspecting passers-by.
Check out some of their work below: