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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Teacup Pig Pets - Pint-Sized Royal Dandies Capture Hearts of Animal Lovers
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Warm 139,849 Clicks Pub: Mar 3, 09
Teacup Pig Pets
Pint-Sized Royal Dandies Capture Hearts of Animal Lovers
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Mini Kitties - Teacup Kittens Come From Extensive Breeding Methods
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Warm 46,274 Clicks Pub: Jul 15, 09
Mini Kitties
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Immaculate Miniature Worlds - Darya Balova's 'Through the Needle's Ear' is Outstanding
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Mild 7,918 Clicks Pub: Aug 1, 09
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 - Patricia Buzo Turns the Lush Softness of Moss into Beautiful Artwork
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Mild 26,788 Clicks Pub: Jun 19, 09
Miniature Moss Gardens
Patricia Buzo Turns the Lush Softness of Moss into Beautiful Artwork
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Miniature Food Fights - Pierre Javelle & Akiki Ida Create Deliciously Edible War Zones
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Untested 9,300 Clicks Pub: Jun 26, 09
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 - Liz Boscacci's Terrariums Turn Into Planters
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Average 20,355 Clicks Pub: Jul 19, 09
Globular Mini-Gardens
Liz Boscacci's Terrariums Turn Into Planters
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