As any financial or real estate expert will sincerely tell you, investing in a building or a home is one of the best investment that anybody can make in his/her life. The comfort that comes with own such a property is ultimately fulfilling in every possible way. But then, can you live or invest in these towering houses and tall buildings that are confined in large glass test tubes? Probably not. This is because they do not seem as actual buildings. Instead, they are part of a series called Micro Matter that is the brainchild of Amsterdam-based art director and designer, Rosa de Jong.

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To be honest, there are arguably very few things that will capture your eye or imagination today or in the coming days better than these artistic creations by De Jong. These miniature models of architecture are created in the backdrops of lush greenery and appear much larger than life and even much much smaller, thereby bringing that incredible ‘confusion effect’ to your mind.

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De Jong displays her talents and skills by comfortably fitting her creations into glass test tubes, hence enhancing their flamboyant characteristics through their cleanliness and artistic vertical lines. Each creation oozes its own level of uniqueness while at the same time, displays a perfect embodiment of the meeting between nature and industrialization. In other words, each piece exquisitely portrays the peaceful coexistence between the Earth and artificial architectural structures.

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In the same way as the conventional ship-in-a-bottle, each of De Jong’s creation is meticulously detailed and built in an incredible way that it flawlessly fits its own vessel, in this case, the glass test tube. According to her, she began making such miniatures to depict metropolitan areas, but would often get tired and bored while working on such large projects. To fill her instant and artistic pleasure, she opted for these miniatures, which require high levels of creativity. She drew her first inspiration when she bought a test tube and felt challenged to create a miniature that would perfectly fit into the test tube.

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Most of her creations are made from natural materials in a handmade process that she admits has never been boring until now, with each piece being even more intricate than the last. You can’t agree less.

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