Do not be fooled by its commonplace appearance. Like so many things, it is not what outside, but what is inside that counts. This is no ordinary lamp. It once changed the course of a young man’s life. A young man, who, like this lamp, was more than what he seemed. A d i a m o n d i n t h e r o u g h.
Some of the many different looks for Arrietty during the design phase for The Secret World of Arrietty (借りぐらしのアリエッティ), illustrated by Studio Ghibli director Hiromasa Yonebayashi (米林宏昌). There are about 14 different concepts over 10 pages in the art book Hiromasa Yonebayashi Illustrations (Amazon JP | US).