Saturday, January 31, 2009

Mini Bird's Nest

We've all seen the Bird's Nest, right? The Beijing Olympic stadium?

But did you know they have mini bird's nest lamps all around the stadium?!?
They light up the paths that go all around that part of the Olympic Park.

I know, adorable right? I've previously discussed the fact that being mini makes things extra cute, as does having multiple things that look the same. But there's something more here, affecting our cute sensibilities. I think it has to do with the Bird's Nest being famous, and recognizable. Imagine if the Eiffel Tower had little Eiffelettes all around it. Or if Big Ben had lots of Little Bens leading up to it. Can you even imagine the cute possibilities? Why has no one else thought of this? Oh wait, the Chinese just did.

1 comment:

Charlotte said...

The birdsnest may work especially well in miniature because it's abstract, where an eiffelette would look corny. But how much light actually gets through the metal mesh ...