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50 Miniature Masterpieces

From Tiny Village Dioramas to Wee Knitted Creations

— April 12, 2009 — Art & Design
Miniature worlds are among the most fun to get lost in, and the tiny creations showcased in the slideshow below should provide a heavy dose of micro-sized innovation.

There are subverted miniature dioramas that depict unusual and provocative scenes, wee gadgets, miniaturized jewelry and traditional art pieces, dollhouses galore, and even tiny edibles.

Implications - Mini figurines and small versions of the real world are fascinating because they add a fantastical element to daily life. Though what an audience is essentially looking at is a smaller version of the world around them, the mini world still remains to be more fun and fantastical. Perhaps it is vanity that attracts consumers to other versions of themselves and their surroundings.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Soccer-Playing Mini Robots
Soccer-Playing Mini Robots
The AI-Equipped Robo-Q
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49
Finger Drums
Finger Drums
Miniature Digital Rhythm Section
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48
Miniature Metal Armies
Miniature Metal Armies
'Apocalypt-Ephunt' Figurines by Amanda Visell
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47
Miniaturized Street Mayhem
Miniaturized Street Mayhem
Tiny Hand-Painted Figures Left on the Street
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46
High Gloss Mini Cans
High Gloss Mini Cans
Coke Slims
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45
Mini Mobile is Adorable & Functional
Mini Mobile is Adorable & Functional
Neo 808i
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44
Teenie Tiny Solar Powered Cars
Teenie Tiny Solar Powered Cars
The Mini Solar Racer
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43
Sea-Inspired Seating
Sea-Inspired Seating
The Manta Ray Mini Chair
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42
Miniature Nostalgia
Miniature Nostalgia
Tiny 60's Shop Replicas at the Hong Kong Museum of History
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41
Design Curiosities
Design Curiosities
Cardboard Miniature Audio Equipment as Art
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40
Personalized Robot Replicas
Personalized Robot Replicas
Little Island Will Create Mini Me Machines
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39
Desktop Micro Maids
Desktop Micro Maids
The 'Mini Robo Vacuum' Sucks Up Crumbs, Leaves Cuteness
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38
Fake Candy Soap
Fake Candy Soap
Mini Gummi Bear Bars
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37
Citizen 'Eco-Be' Miniature Soccer Robot
Citizen 'Eco-Be' Miniature Soccer Robot
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36
Public Ice Art
Public Ice Art
'Mini Ice Men' are Really 'Cool'
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35
Felt and Feather Miniature Villages
Felt and Feather Miniature Villages
Tiny Sculptures from The Secret Nest
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34
Miniature Monster Truck Rallies
Miniature Monster Truck Rallies
Demolition Derby Tilt-Shift
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33
Mini Sized Me
Mini Sized Me
Gourmet Tiny Burgers and Shakes
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32
Mini Post-Apocalyptic Relics
Mini Post-Apocalyptic Relics
Jeremy Mora and Robert Reynolds' ‘Picking Up the Pieces'
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31
Humorous Household Dioramas
Humorous Household Dioramas
Vincent Bousserez's Unique Miniaturized Take On Daily Life
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30
Living in Lilliput
Living in Lilliput
Miniature Photography of Gulliver Sized Objects
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29
Business Card Art
Business Card Art
TinyBuilding Mini Sculptures
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28
Miniature Pin-Up Jewelry
Miniature Pin-Up Jewelry
Accessories by A l'Heure de l'Apero
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27
Miniature China Monuments
Miniature China Monuments
Beijing Lego Sports City
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26
Real Girls in Miniature Villages
Real Girls in Miniature Villages
'Teenage Stories' by Julia Fullerton-Batten
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25
Tiny Felt Eco-Creations
Tiny Felt Eco-Creations
Miniature Nests and Bunnies Handcrafted to Celebrate Spring
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24
Tiny Toy Phones
Tiny Toy Phones
Mini Nokia 5200 Actually Slides Open
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23
Exquisite Mini Purses
Exquisite Mini Purses
Tiny Handbags Are Recessionista-Approved for S/S ‘09
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22
Miniature Public Art
Miniature Public Art
‘Little People' in London
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21
Miniature Brothels
Miniature Brothels
Leanne Eisen's 'Play' Portrays Prostitutes as Homemakers
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20
Miniature Mail
Miniature Mail
World's Smallest Postal Service
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19
Edible Mini Kitchen Sets
Edible Mini Kitchen Sets
Rachael Ray's 40th Birthday Cake
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18
Personalized Mini-Me Dolls
Personalized Mini-Me Dolls
ModelWorks Toys Let You Design Your Own Replica
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17
Miniature Knitting
Miniature Knitting
The Art of Amigurumi
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16
Subversive Dioramas
Subversive Dioramas
Murder Miniatures
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15
Subverted Snow Globes
Subverted Snow Globes
Terrifying and Bizarre Miniature Worlds
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14
DIY Miniature Photography
DIY Miniature Photography
TiltShiftMaker Turns Your Regular Photos Into Tilt-Shift Wonders
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13
Pimp My Van
Pimp My Van
Can the Japanese Make Mini Vans Cool?
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12
Miniature Edible Fast Food Meal
Miniature Edible Fast Food Meal
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11
Mini Camera At Your Fingertips
Mini Camera At Your Fingertips
Canon Finger Snap
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10
Miniature World Photography
Miniature World Photography
Tilt Shift Makes Fantasy Videos from Real Life
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9
Designer Dollhouse Furniture
Designer Dollhouse Furniture
'Haute Dollhouse' Features Miniature Adler Dioramas for Barbie
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8
Edible Miniature Worlds
Edible Miniature Worlds
Tiny Food Landscapes
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7
3D Felt Pets
3D Felt Pets
Kay's K9s Makes Custom Miniature Replicas of Your Favorite Animals
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6
Mini McMansion Mailboxes
Mini McMansion Mailboxes
Personalized Mailboxes Look Just Like Your Home
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5
Mini-Sized Supercars
Mini-Sized Supercars
The 'Super Deformed' Lamborghini ATV Is a Hit in Japan
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4
Mini Wearable Sculptures
Mini Wearable Sculptures
10 Ornate Rings, From Collapsible Cups to Birdcages
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3
Personalized Mini Dolls
Personalized Mini Dolls
Naughty Porcelain Toys
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2
Fairytale Homicides
Fairytale Homicides
Julia Murakami's Miniature Murderous Dioramas
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1
Children as Mini Adults
Children as Mini Adults
Anna Skladmann Portrays Elite Russian Kids in Provactive Poses
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