‘Anonymouse‘ is an anonymous group of artists who are spreading magic all throughout the streets of Sweden by building tiny buildings, stores, and cafes. It is designed to be inhabited by mice.
The artists began building tiny restaurants and apothecaries in the winter of 2016 in the coastal city of Malmö in southern Sweden. Today, twenty-five+ handmade establishments can be found on the streets of Sweden, France, and the Isle of Man.
“AnonyMouse is a loosely connected network of mice and men. Our main drive is to bring a little bit of everyday magic to children and pedestrians passing by.”Modernmet
From a little record store filled with mouse-themed albums to a miniature Indian restaurant where all dishes are paneer, each street installation features an incredible amount of detail.
At Il Topolino (Mickey Mouse’s Italian name), our friends can enjoy fine cheese and crackers. The restaurant features a classic red and white awning outside and checkered tablecloths inside.
Meanwhile, if they’re up for a nutty treat, they can head over to Noix De Vie (Nuts of life).
If they want to enjoy a quiet time by the pond then the mice can go to the harbor too!
Each and every storefront has been created with amazing details and have left nothing behind. They are impressive enough on their own.
But once you check the interiors of these establishment – you will be struck with awe. The artists have elevated the store to the next level.
‘AnonyMouse’ repurposes everyday objects—such as matchboxes and champagne corks—and turns them into furniture and other props for mice.
“We think that at some point most kids like to imagine that there is a world parallel to ours wherein small animals live quite like we do but recycle things that we have lost. So we try to incorporate as many human objects as we can.”
As its name suggests, AnonyMouse’s individual identities are unknown. “We believe that part of the allure of the installations is that they could have been built by anyone,” the collective explains.
“And also to let the focus remain on the scenery and not the creators.”
The team of artists works quickly to install each scene in the middle of the night so that they can remain unidentified.
The team also never reveals the precise locations of their installations, encouraging fans to search them out.
The artists say, “People enjoy searching for clues of its whereabouts in the photos, analyzing the bricks and surroundings.”
Isn’t it amazing? What are your thoughts?
Image credits: AnonyMouse: Instagram