So...you might be thinking "What's so great about goldfish in a bamboo barrel?" and I can honestly say that I thought the same thing until...I realized that these fish are all hand-painted in between layers of resin. A painstakingly time-consuming endeavor that produces amazingly realistic and mind-boggling results. Is that enough of a description for you? I could not really grasp what went into these goldfish habitats until I watched the video below. And even then, I am amazed by Riusuke Fukahori's ability to see the steps it would take to produce such realism. Pretty impressive, I must say.
(all images and video are from designboom)