Smallist: Better living through Smallistry
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Better living through Smallistry at Smallist. Gadgets, spaces, beverages, fetishes: ultra-niche blogging at its finest. [via mefi projects]
posted by cortex (19 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Entertaining blog, I rarely grab feeds but I've grabbed this one.
posted by fenriq at 3:16 PM on March 24, 2007

Tumbleweed Tiny Houses.
posted by ClaudiaCenter at 3:32 PM on March 24, 2007

I love tiny things - how cool!
posted by davidmsc at 3:35 PM on March 24, 2007

Other people had come up with the sony thing long ago.
posted by delmoi at 3:37 PM on March 24, 2007

strlen("smallistry") > strlen('smallism")
posted by DU at 3:51 PM on March 24, 2007

Back off!
posted by puke & cry at 3:54 PM on March 24, 2007 [1 favorite]

Short words are inherently better?
posted by cortex at 4:02 PM on March 24, 2007

Check out the Kingmax Super Stick for a USB drive that's even smaller than the Sony Microvault.
posted by Rhomboid at 4:05 PM on March 24, 2007

Half pints? I think not.
posted by tommasz at 4:17 PM on March 24, 2007

Get small.
posted by owhydididoit at 4:19 PM on March 24, 2007

Wait, I get it now. Ha!
posted by cortex at 4:44 PM on March 24, 2007

That was great.
posted by blacklite at 4:45 PM on March 24, 2007

You know what ain't small?

[points proudly at my groin]

Yeah, you know what I'm talkin' about...

My zipper. Seriously, look at this think, it's huge....

Wait, what did you think I walk taking about?

posted by quin at 4:45 PM on March 24, 2007

And in keeping with the theme: world's smallest cat.

Yay! Caturday!
posted by quin at 5:00 PM on March 24, 2007

Willard Wigan's Miniature Sculptures; Small Books; Tiny Existential Figures in London.
posted by ericb at 5:27 PM on March 24, 2007

"I love tiny things - how cool!"

Me, too! I get all strangely excited thinking about extremely miniaturized everyday objects, especially if there were a whole bunch of them in a pile. Like hundreds.

I'm totally serious. It doesn't excite me in a sexual way, but in a delighted way with that slight chest constriction thing going on. I vaguely feel like it's some weird brain disorder.

I once had these tiny little rectangular photo stickers, about a quarter inch long, and I scanned both sides of a credit card, printed the scans onto the tiny stickers, and stuck them back-to-back. It was a super tiny credit card! It was so cool! I need to make a tiny book that way. Just the idea makes me want to squee like a little girl.

What? Why are you looking at me funny?

Good post.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 8:51 PM on March 24, 2007

Yes, that is some weird brain disorder.
posted by five fresh fish at 9:27 PM on March 24, 2007

EB, I'm going to go out on a limb and make a guess that you also like mechanical clocks, and without digging into your history to see which side of the firearms argument you fall on, you may like guns as well. Not for any of the obvious reasons, mind you. But because you have love of craft.

The kind of mind that likes miniaturization tend to be that way because of a love of the device. The mechanics of the thing.

It's not about what it does. It's more about how it does it. And that is the coolness.

Apologies if I am completely wrong, but based on your comment, I'm willing to guess that you are a kindred spirit when it comes to precision mechanics.
posted by quin at 11:08 PM on March 24, 2007

You're pretty close there, quin. Yeah, I think that's part of it. But the other part, I think, is just some manifestation of a mild OCD.

I almost immediately went and put in my Amazon basket four of those teeny-tiny USB sticks Rhomboid linked to.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 11:54 PM on March 24, 2007

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