Tuesday, May 05, 2009

The Fairy Doors of Ann Arbor








Ann Arbor, Michigan, is apparently home to quite a few wee folk. How else would you explain the mysterious "fairy doors" that can be found all over town? (Tucked next to an otherwise unexceptional fireplace, perched high above a market entrance, or hidden in a library bookshelf.) No two tiny entrances are ever the same. They're all decorated in their own fashion, and sometimes you can even get a glimpse of the rooms beyond.

How lucky are the six-year-olds of Ann Arbor?

Check out dozens of fairy doors here, and read about the mastermind behind them here.

18 Comments:

Anonymous Kiwi said...

He's a genius!!!! I wish there were fairy doors here

7:02 PM  
Blogger Yasmin said...

Those faerie houses are so adorable! I would <3 to have one in my house.

I wish i lived in Ann Arbor, MI. But it is soo sad how people vandalize these houses that somebody spent weeks to make. If i lived there i would stake out those houses and catch the people who tear up those doors!

7:25 PM  
Blogger Reel Dancer said...

that is the coolest, cutest thing i have ever seen. to bad i don't live in Ann Arbor :(

7:35 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

That's soo cute and cool and adorable and awesome and... UNIQUE!!! 8D

8:45 PM  
Anonymous UU said...

That is AMAZINGLY COOL!

10:04 PM  
Blogger brave chickens said...

Is cute and nice :)

11:47 PM  
Anonymous Nellie said...

I don't think I'll be commenting much in the near future, because I have just decided to move to Ann Arbor; and it will take a while to get settled. ;)

1:21 PM  
Anonymous Meredith said...

That's so sweet. I'm gonna make some for my room.

3:01 PM  
Blogger jbw said...

Sounds kinda kooky to me.


~Jonathan

8:19 PM  
Blogger Holly said...

We should all go around sticking fairy doors with the irregular logo on them in random places!

9:19 PM  
Blogger Dante's.Inferno said...

Not. Fair. Parker has -nothing-. Well, Parker Days and a farmer's market, but that's it. ...I should put a fairy door on my house. *gasp* I should put several, right next to each other, like a wee folk motel of sorts!
I really need to go to bed right now. XD

11:48 PM  
Anonymous Girlskickbutt!!! said...

they're so cute!

8:04 AM  
Anonymous KikiStrike20 said...

seriously? i live like 45 mins from Ann Arbor! who new there could b such fascinating things in Dteroit, auto capital of the world and home of the economic recesion?

10:43 PM  
Anonymous crazyhatman said...

my absolute favourite type of art. i have to move there, or create some of my own

8:17 AM  
Anonymous flowerchild said...

If anyone sees reports on mysterious fairy doors appearing all over southern Minnesota, blame me!

1:26 PM  
Anonymous Meredith said...

Dante'sInferno: Don't feel too bad. My town doesn't even have a farmer's market.

2:23 PM  
Anonymous liltomboyblue said...

Holly: Agreed!

Does anyone remember the post on the society of rogue knitters? Me and some of my friends are going to create our own branch here in my hometown! xD

11:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my cousin makes stuff fromw wood, when i was small he make me a doll house, now i am totally asking for a faerie door!!!!!!! g2g!!!!

-LD

12:20 PM  

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