Peter Root’s Ephemicropolis – A City of Staples

08.08.12 | By
Peter Root’s Ephemicropolis – A City of Staples

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.

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).

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.

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.