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A tiny record store for mice has been built in Lund, Sweden.
Called Ricotta Records, the store features an array of mouse-themed records in its display window. The records are by “mouse artists” such as Tailor Swiss, Niki Fromaj, and Lady Gouda, whose names are puns on types of cheese and American singers Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, and Lady Gaga.
The new minuscule installation was made by a group of artists called AnonyMouse. People have responded positively to the installation, and AnonyMouse even invited its fans to submit more ideas for artists and albums that would suit the record store’s theme.
Ricotta Records is just one of the group’s masterpieces scattered around Sweden. AnonyMouse began creating miniatures in 2016 and has completed over 20 projects since then. They include a barbershop, a homeless shelter, an Italian bistro, a five-star hotel, and even an amusement park. Before the record store was revealed, AnonyMouse also installed a tiny drugstore called Cicada Pharmacy within the same area.
The team assembles its projects in the wee hours of the night to avoid being seen by many. The miniatures’ exact locations are never revealed, but AnonyMouse updates its Instagram with photos of new installations. Fans of the collective search for the miniatures’ whereabouts using the photos as clues.
For its projects, AnonyMouse takes inspiration from children’s book authors Beatrix Potter and Astrid Lindgren, as well as filmmakers Don Bluth and Walt Disney. The team said that it aims to bring a bit of magic to children and other pedestrians who happen to pass by their creations.