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The allure of creating miniature marvels

Young artists are constructing perfect parallel universes as they embrace tactile crafts as an antidote to digital living

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Phillip Nuveen painting a miniature chair and a display of his tiny luxury shopping bags in his studio in New York.
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Phillip Nuveen painting a miniature chair and a display of his tiny luxury shopping bags (above) in his studio in New York.
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A minute pair of boots and table in the Philadelphia home of Kate Unver.
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A minute pair of boots and table in the Philadelphia home of Kate Unver (above).

New York

AT the Chanel boutique in Bushwick, Brooklyn, black-and-white tweed skirts hang near gold lamé gowns. Classic black-toed beige pumps are on display on a glass platform lit from below. A quilted leather handbag with a gleaming gold clasp is also on view, perfectly paired with a