CCSS: 6.SP.B.4, 6.SP.B.5, 7.SP.B.3, 8.SP.A.1, MP1, MP5, MP6

TEKS: 6.12A, 6.12B, 6.12C, 6.12D, 6.13A, 7.6G, 7.12A, 8.5C, 8.11A

Mouse Masterpieces


It’s impossible to get a reservation at this sidewalk café—because it’s made for mice! Noix de Vie is one of several tiny, detailed storefronts built into basement windows along a sidewalk in Malmö, Sweden. The cafe’s tiny furniture is made from discarded materials like matches, buttons, and stamps. The mini constructions are part of a street art project by a group of artists called AnonyMouse MMX. The group also made an “amousement” park, which opened earlier this year. The park features a tiny Ferris wheel, a house of horrors shaped  like a cat with its mouth open, and a teacup ride made from real teacups!