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 - The Collapsible ‘Zoomla' Bicycle by Eric Stoddard
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Warm 98,704 Clicks Pub: May 3, 09
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 - Kay's K9s Makes Custom Miniature Replicas of Your Favorite Animals
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Average 33,604 Clicks Pub: Apr 8, 09
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 - Re-Ment Makes Ant-Sized Toy Collection That is Big on Detail
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Mild 27,341 Clicks Pub: Apr 23, 09
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 - Maison Martin Margiela's Collectible Wedge is Unwearable
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Mild 8,083 Clicks Pub: May 20, 09
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 - Jin-Seok Hwang Creates the Folding Skateboard Concept
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Mild 11,204 Clicks Pub: May 20, 09
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 - The Green Capsule Is As Small As An Earring, But Rich in Life
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Untested 5,999 Clicks Pub: Apr 7, 09
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]
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