Artist Peter Root’s “Ephemicropolis” looks like a miniature megacity — four inches tall and sprawling over 200 square feet. But it’s actually made out of fragile stacks of staples that took 40 hours to arrange.

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This is significantly more creative than I’ve ever gotten with office supplies, even at my boringest job.

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