Tag: miniaturism

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On Miniaturism: Fig. 8

Trips to the grocery store are made for food. Clearly. Usually. And yet, my trips are more risky than this. It isn’t due to traffic, or negligence, or bad debit cards, or lost purses. It’s the plant section. I come only for staples, then one glance over there at the greenery and suddenly I’m standing in the plants. Touching leaves,…

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On Miniaturism: Fig. 7

It has been far too long since we have celebrated the singular charm of tiny things! The last review of miniature items we loved was The Late Break’s Holiday Gift Guide, 12 days of small surprises for your special someones. Now that we are transitioning into spring (#praisebe), there are all manner of mini things popping up here & there.…

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On Miniaturism: Fig. 6

Among other stimulating events this weekend (one watery eye, one Lena Dunham), I also discovered a fanciful, small box of produce at Metropolitan Market that has made me smile each time I’ve munched on the mini fruit it contained this weekend. Kiwi Berries! How did I not know about these little treasures before? Kiwi Berries are about the size of…

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On Miniaturism, Fig. 5

I do love apples. My husband knows this and knows my fascination (mania) for small things, so yesterday morning I woke up to this fabulous container: The packaging and name is half of the triumph of this product and of course, the miniature apples take care of the rest. They emerged smelling like fresh fall air, with a touch of…

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On Miniaturism, Fig. 4

To whomever created this bundle of joy called Baby Nutella, you deserve a lifetime supply. Nutella, also known as hazelnut heaven, is a delectable spread when taken out of a normal sized jar. When scooped out of this pocket-sized pot, it somehow becomes even more scrumptious and as we’ve observed before, magically benign–all pleasure and no guilt. I seem to…

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Palatable Possibilities & Tiny Topography

My childhood world was bursting with possibilities, sometimes literally depending on the latest experiment (water balloons, shaken carbonated beverages, firecrackers). From my bedroom with its essential basket of dress-up clothes to the backyard with its trees/lookout towers from which I could conquer the neighborhood, I reinvented my realm on a daily basis. When my brother was born, I simply had…

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On Miniaturism, Fig. 2

Good products and things in general are enjoyable in their normal size, but then when they appear in the mini-version, their stock multiplies exponentially, inversely¬†proportional to their alarmingly cute size. We love small things! It so happens that I was shopping for a Baby Shower gift for a dear friend when I discovered the almighty allure of the best version…

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On Miniaturism, Fig. 1

I have this thing for small things. The sight of a mini cookie, for example, makes me want to cradle it, and then devour it, while feeling no guilt over calories spent. For a cookie that small, I doubt it even has ingredients. Or take a mini bouncy ball–it’s impossible to count the number of crazed bounces or giggles that…