Illustrator Jonathan B Wright created the Urban Fairies website to chronicle the appearances of mysterious Faerie Doors around the town of Ann Arbor (Michigan USA).
It started with finding a tiny door under the stairs in his home, which when opened led to a miniature staircase. Before long a residence was spotted in the fireplace, and then the kitchen! Now it seems the faeries are spreading, with doors being spotted in a coffee shop, gift shops, a market, a theatre, a gallery, a frame shop and in the local kindergarten. The doors match those of the ‘bigfut’ buildings, and some lead to elaborate interiors which also mimic the human’s environment and can be spied on through equally tiny windows.
As well as details of locations and photos, the site records entries left in the faeries guest books, faerie ‘droppings’ (gifts left for the faeries) and even (gasp!) faerie traps, created by children at the kindergarten.
New door details are added as they are discovered, and a book telling the story of the Urban Faeries is in the works.