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Miniportable Art

Collectables are getting smaller in a small obsessed world

Implications - These miniature objects and art are portable enough to take anywhere, satisfying needs like eating, entertainment, and greenery on the go. The small designs could be a reflection of our smaller discretionary income, or just a surge of obsession with what seems 'cute'.
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Folding Backpack Bikes
Folding Backpack Bikes
The Collapsible ‘Zoomla' Bicycle by Eric Stoddard
Eric Stoddard’s Zoomla is a folding bike with a built-in backpack that is small enough to fit in a school locker once it’s broken down. Stoddard says the bike folds up in 2 seconds flat. The Zoomla… MORE
3D Felt Pets
3D Felt Pets
Kay's K9s Makes Custom Miniature Replicas of Your Favorite Animals
Canadian artisan Kay Stalher makes amazingly lifelike and cute replicas of dogs, cats and other pets out of felt. She uses a technique called needle felting which involves poking wool fibers thousands… MORE
Miniature Toy Worlds
Miniature Toy Worlds
Re-Ment Makes Ant-Sized Toy Collection That is Big on Detail
Create your own ant-sized world with the many astounding “Puchi Collections” created by a Japanese company called Re-Ment. These adorable little items are all handmade with an amazing attention to detail. There… MORE
Undersized Shoes
Undersized Shoes
Maison Martin Margiela's Collectible Wedge is Unwearable
Maison Martin Margiela’s Undersized Shoes are making fashionistas go wild. Women are again craving the unattainable, as these shoes have been made in an unwearable size. Take a closer look at the shoes… MORE
Collapsible Transportation
Collapsible Transportation
Jin-Seok Hwang Creates the Folding Skateboard Concept
NYC designer Jin-Seok Hwang has created the unique concept of a folding skateboard. This collapsible board is probably not meant for the daily hardcore skater, but it is extremely portable as you can… MORE
Thimble Gardens
Thimble Gardens
The Green Capsule Is As Small As An Earring, But Rich in Life
The Green Capsule is a miniature, portable garden in a capsule that comes with three different varieties of seeds. It also comes with a homegrown “secret soil” that makes sure your plants will be vibrant… MORE
USB Bean Cookers
USB Bean Cookers
The Heinz Beanzawave Microwave Makes Computer Cooking Easy
You don’t need to leave your desk to cook beans anymore. Heinz baked beans can now be made in a desk top microwave, named Beanzawave. The Beanzawave is designed to work with the Heinz snack pots, which… MORE
Retro Desktop Appliances
Retro Desktop Appliances
Miniature USB Fan Channels Old-School Coolers
If you love something slightly out of the ordinary for your desktop decor, then you’ll love the USB Retro Desk Fan. Most desk fans are comprised of mostly the head of the fan. This desktop fan, however,… MORE
Mini Desk Cleaners
Mini Desk Cleaners
USB Retro Vacuum Keeps Your Work Station Dust-Free
The USB Retro Vacuum is a tiny little device that plugs into your computer through the USB and dusts your keyboard and desk area. Standing at 8 inches tall, this computer vacuum will help get rid of… MORE

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