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Miniaturization

The tinier the innovation is, the larger our instinct to keep and protect it

Implications - In the past you could take anything, make it miniature, and typically females flocked to it. Nowadays, however, we are seeing both genders gravitate to shrunken innovations. Mini-sizing triggers a natural instinct to protect and nurture for something -- and it's easier to care for something more compact!
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Featured Examples

Teacup Pig Pets
Teacup Pig Pets
Pint-Sized Royal Dandies Capture Hearts of Animal Lovers
New breeds of pint-sized pigs are in demand as the latest trendy pet. These endearing creatures are specially bred for cuddling and indoor living--they are small enough to keep in a house or apartment.… MORE
Mini Kitties
Mini Kitties
Teacup Kittens Come From Extensive Breeding Methods
Kittens can now be as small as a tea cup. Known for their miniature-sized physique, teacup kittens have become a huge business for cat breeders.   Teacups have been bred to be smaller than the standard… MORE
Immaculate Miniature Worlds
Immaculate Miniature Worlds
Darya Balova's 'Through the Needle's Ear' is Outstanding
I'm a huge fan of miniatures in general, and the world that Darya Balova's 'Through the Needle's Ear' presents is so immaculate that it's nearly believable. The landscapes in Darya Balova's 'Through… MORE
Miniature Moss Gardens
Miniature Moss Gardens
Patricia Buzo Turns the Lush Softness of Moss into Beautiful Artwork
These miniature moss gardens by Patricia Buzo demonstrate the simple ways you can bring living designs and fresh greenery into your home. While some people curse moss infestations on their lawns, others… MORE
Miniature Food Fights
Miniature Food Fights
Pierre Javelle & Akiki Ida Create Deliciously Edible War Zones
War has never looked so gosh darn cute. Pierre Javelle and Akiki Ida are a lovely French couple that create elaborate miniature scenes in edible substances. The gallery above is of their War collection,… MORE
Globular Mini-Gardens
Globular Mini-Gardens
Liz Boscacci's Terrariums Turn Into Planters
I've always loved the look of terrariums, but I've been nervous about their longevity; Liz Boscacci's terrariums solve this issue with a cutout hole that effectively turns the terrarium into a planter… MORE
Micro Fashion Collections
Micro Fashion Collections
Peter Jensen and Laurie Simmons Create a Fashionista Mini-Heaven
When I look at these Laurie Simmons creations, I can’t seem to quell the childish response, “I want, I want I want!” I truly believe that if my parents had given me just one of these dolls, I would not… MORE
Miniature Safety Accessories
Miniature Safety Accessories
Bill Burns' Safety Gear for Small Animals is Adorably Artistic
Bill Burns’ Safety Gear for Small Animals is undeniably cute, funny and artistic. The collection features miniature hard hats, gloves, harnesses, and even gas masks. Bill Burns has seen an outstanding… MORE
Miniature Music Players
Miniature Music Players
MP3 Micro Sport is Small, But It Plays Big Tunes
Technology is ever finding ways to make our lives easier. There are universal remote controls, robots to do our biding, and now there is the MP3 Micro Sport. Looking just as it is described, the MP3… MORE
play_circle_filled Mini Tabletop Vacuums
Mini Tabletop Vacuums
Tiny Animal Crumb Suckers Keep Tables Tidy
The cute factor on these animal-shaped mini vacuums is pretty high. It’s not difficult to imagine these little critters snarfing the crumbs off a picnic table or an office desk, but seeing them in a more… MORE
Mini Concealed Cameras
Mini Concealed Cameras
The Button Camera is the Latest Innovation in Spying
The Button Camera has just made creeping that much easier. It is a miniscule recording device that screws into the buttons of a persons shirt and it is the latest innovation of invading peoples privacy.… MORE

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