Have you ever been bored at your desk and started playing around with your office supplies? Well, artist Peter Root took your everyday staples and turned them into an entire city in an installation called Ephemicropolis. Root spent about 40 hours building the miniature city on the floor of a financial building in the Channel Islands.

Peter Roots Ephemicropolis   A City of Staples in main art  Category

He used stacks of staples that were split into various sizes to create the buildings. It’s impressive that something so mundane can turn into this incredible silver skyline of skyscrapers (say that five times).

Peter Roots Ephemicropolis   A City of Staples in main art  Category

Peter Roots Ephemicropolis   A City of Staples in main art  Category

Peter Roots Ephemicropolis   A City of Staples in main art  Category

This must take a steady hand. I’m pretty sure my hands would be shaking so much that the staples would all tumble over like dominoes.

Peter Roots Ephemicropolis   A City of Staples in main art  Category

Peter Roots Ephemicropolis   A City of Staples in main art  Category

Peter Roots Ephemicropolis   A City of Staples in main art  Category

Peter Roots Ephemicropolis   A City of Staples in main art  Category

Peter Roots Ephemicropolis   A City of Staples in main art  Category

Peter Roots Ephemicropolis   A City of Staples in main art  Category

Peter Roots Ephemicropolis   A City of Staples in main art  Category