Peter Root’s Ephemicropolis

For all of those who need a little inspiration at the office, artist Peter Root was feeling the same way and decided to fashion an entire little city of staples – an ephemicropolis!  Hard to believe he spent 40 hours building the installation in the lobby of a building, using solely stacks of staples that were split into various sizes.  No word on how long the installation managed to stay unscathed. 100,000 staples later…

The Making of Ephemicropolis from Peter Root on Vimeo.

More information at and Thanks to Design Milk for the tip!

ephemicropolis installation Peter Root
Amanda Jakubik

Year Born: 1987
Location: NYC // How many hours a day are you on the web? 5
Last cool project you worked on: Taste tasting
Coolest person you know personally: Moe Money
Best place to eat in your neighborhood: The Breslin
Top 3 Places: Rome, Lake Washington, My apartment
Best hotel/place you visited last year: Definitely South Beach with the homies
Next destination: Jamaica
Generation favorite: Coachella

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