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A teeny-tiny bit of inspiration

Small Cool 2014, Apartment Therapy's 10th Annual Smallest Coolest Home Contest (previously), is in full swing. The first round of voting is now open and will continue until June 13th. Voting for the grand prize will take place June 17 - June 18. To be considered, homes must be under 1000 sq ft. Awards are given out in five categories: Previous year's winners and entries: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2005-2006
posted by Room 641-A on Jun 7, 2014 - 63 comments

"Small apartment, sleeps one. ABOVE A HUNDRED, SLEEPING FOREVER..."

Bloke rents out a small, neat, English apartment. Finds a hatch with some tools in it. And... [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on Oct 19, 2013 - 60 comments

He doesn't know that his old bone is captured by all these cell phones

A (NSFW) Dispatch From The Smallest Penis In Brooklyn Competition
posted by capnsue on Jul 22, 2013 - 46 comments

It's a Curated Group of Potato Chip Bags

World's Smallest Museum Finds the Wonder in Everyday Objects "Tucked away in a lower Manhattan back alley, the freight-elevator-sized, generically named Museum is one of New York City’s newest curiosities. While it’s only open 16 hours a week, during the day on Saturdays and Sundays, the museum’s contents are viewable 24/7, lit and sealed by glass doors." [more inside]
posted by xingcat on Jun 19, 2013 - 9 comments

Living Large in Hong Kong.

These apartments are so small they can only be photographed from the ceiling. "According to the Society for Community Organization, 100,000 of the city’s laborers live in sub-divided apartment units averaging 40 square feet (3.7 sq m)."
posted by chunking express on Feb 23, 2013 - 62 comments

We Own Network Scanning!

Network scanning do cost. Recent patent lawsuits have been praised or condemned as fair or absurd. BlueWave Computing fights back against a lawsuit that initially attempted to charge the company $1,000 per employee for a license to some “distributed computer architecture” patent, or basically, if your employees use a scan to email feature in the office, you have to pay a lot of money. Others have been targeted. Stop Project Paperless results.
posted by juiceCake on Jan 2, 2013 - 28 comments

Introducing Dotsies: The Space-Saving Font

Introducing Dotsies: The Space-Saving Font
posted by Confess, Fletch on Mar 16, 2012 - 69 comments

Not included: Tiny Dungeons and Dragons creatures, Tiny URLs

Kitten wearing a tiny hat. Tiny plaid ninjas [Flash]. Tiny houses and tiny apartments. Tiny train set. Tiny horse. Tiny wind turbine. Tiny food [slideshow]. Tiny Breakout [Flash]. Tiny plastic soccer players and tiny streakers. Tiny Obama family. Tiny car. Photographs of really tiny things. Tiny trucks pulling realistic sushi rolls. Tiny actual cupcakes, tiny knitted cupcakes. Tiny fingernail art. [more inside]
posted by NoraReed on Dec 18, 2010 - 28 comments

A new genre making...waves!

Is Chillwave the Next Big Music Trend? - Wiki: Chillwave is a debated genre of music where artists are often characterized by their heavy use of effects processing, synthesizers, looping, sampling, and heavily filtered vocals with simple melodic lines. Its musical predecessors are diverse and include the synthpop of the 1980s, shoegaze, ambient, musique concrète and various types of music outside of the Western World. In this case, nostalgia of 80s synthpop is filtered through a distorted lens, re-envisioning the era in a more vague and lo-fi sense. Just don't call them that. You can always check in at the Hipster Runoff (the birthplace of the term) for news about the vaguely new subgenre. [more inside]
posted by Christ, what an asshole on Dec 9, 2010 - 103 comments

Itsy-bitsy teeny-weenie tiny everything

Look at This Little Thing! A tumblr collection of the perfectly tiny and miniature. [via mefi projects]
posted by The Whelk on Jun 2, 2010 - 14 comments

It's full of stars

One of the hardest things for people to understand about the universe is just how big it is. There are three approaches typically used in describing its size. The first, the song, was pioneered by Monty Python (NSFWish, wireframe of naked woman) and then done just as masterfully by the Animaniacs. The second, the zoom method has been featured twice before here on the blue. The third method is the comparison method (skip to 1:30, unless you like looking at a image of the solar system with terrible distorted orbits), yielding some truly beautiful videos (this one found via the fantastic Bad Astronomy blog). These videos go, at most, as far as looking at the local cluster or the Virgo Supercluster. There are two videos that attempt to show the size of the entire universe, one unsuccessfully (although with great music) and one successfully. (Warning, all links except the first one, are to YT videos). [more inside]
posted by Hactar on Jul 1, 2009 - 74 comments

My SUV seats two

Britney Spears loves Japan for its tiny cars. Tiny cars are huge in Japan. But Americans are not very big on very small cars. Nonetheless, automakers may bring tiny microcars to the U.S.. The trick will be making money on smaller cars. Small cars are nothing new, but soon they may be cool.
posted by twoleftfeet on Dec 17, 2008 - 98 comments

Matchbox Project

Each week, a decorated matchbox with a tiny present hidden inside is left by a girl (and sometimes willing friends) somewhere in her travels.
posted by Fiasco da Gama on Dec 2, 2008 - 16 comments

Tiny Concerts

Composer Max Richter's newest work, 24 Postcards in Full Colour, is a series of ringtones.
posted by 1f2frfbf on Nov 18, 2008 - 6 comments

Still a small world

Still a small world The 34th Small World Photomicography Competition is allowing visitors to pick their favorites among this years' top entries. Previous years were here and here.
posted by jenkinsEar on Oct 1, 2008 - 5 comments

Bigger than a breadbox.

Tiny Houses - Design Boom compiles a nice list of tiny residences around the world.
posted by dobbs on Aug 31, 2008 - 25 comments

No to the skinny platform!

No to the skinny platform!
posted by Armitage Shanks on Jan 4, 2008 - 128 comments

Smallist: Better living through Smallistry

Better living through Smallistry at Smallist. Gadgets, spaces, beverages, fetishes: ultra-niche blogging at its finest. [via mefi projects]
posted by cortex on Mar 24, 2007 - 19 comments

space, the final frontier

Living small in the city: The smallest, coolest apartment contest results. Out of the city: the Micro Compact Home.
posted by nickyskye on Mar 18, 2007 - 29 comments

Fingers. Tiny Animals. 'Nuff said.

Tiny animals look especially tiny when perched on fingers. From mefi's own specklet.
posted by dersins on Aug 10, 2006 - 35 comments

this is a small post about a long story

"In the reign of Harad IV there lived at court a maker of miniatures, who was celebrated for the uncanny perfection of his work. Not only were the objects of his strenuous art pleasing to look at but the pleasure and astonishment increased as the observer, bending closer, saw that a passionate care had been lavished on the smallest and least visible details. It was said that no matter how closely you examined one of the Master’s little pieces you always discovered some further wonder." [via]
posted by jessamyn on Jul 13, 2006 - 17 comments

Dancing on the Head of a Pin

The art of Willard Wiggan is the world's smallest art.
posted by walljm on Jun 23, 2006 - 23 comments

Smaller cars

High petrol prices force smaller cars - Not sure if this is serious or a photoshop trick. It looks good, and may be real: The mini community has a long history of making "shortys".
posted by SharQ on Sep 1, 2005 - 33 comments

It's a snob world after all

ASmallWorld is a very exclusive world, where participants seek advice on where to charter a private jet for a single person and use 'summer' as a verb. This invite-only website for the well-connected, famous, or just stinking rich has an alternate however. When an aSmallWorld member is no longer welcome, they are unceremoniously dumped to a less restricted set of forums called aBigWorld. I don't expect to get an invite anytime soon, so I can't tell you of their Illuminati-like plans to keep their lofty power. (via1, via2)
posted by Kickstart70 on Aug 12, 2005 - 45 comments

Small Towm Papers

Small Town Papers. Searchable, digitized archives of small town newspapers.
posted by Jimbob on Jun 15, 2005 - 7 comments

acculicorn: to accumulate in corners

The Collier Classification System for Very Small Objects. By the Collier taxonomy, this bugger, which I just pulled from my heel, would be an onlipart shosolattach tanpointisharpanilik. [via]
posted by Tufa on May 27, 2005 - 15 comments

An attogram is one-thousandth of a femtogram, or a thousandth, millionth, billionth of a gram.

Zepto science Scientists have developed a device able to measure the weight of a single cell, and they intend to weigh a virus next.
posted by mcgraw on Apr 7, 2004 - 4 comments

The Coolest Book You Didn't Know You Needed.

The Coolest Book You Didn't Know You Needed. Do you have one?
posted by ZenMasterThis on Mar 26, 2004 - 19 comments

It's A Small World

Nice Whisk(e)y: Shame About The Size! Behold a wonderful, almost infinitely explorable repository of miniature bottles of whisk(e)y; a Japanese one-guy Smithsonian that's quite probably the only resort for those looking for labels of ancient and/or abandoned delights. American straight whiskey fanatics (like me) will be specially surprised. Worth exploring, though exploration isn't easy: it's full of unexpected riches, but never easily had. [Previously offered in the course of a classic languagehat post.]
posted by MiguelCardoso on Mar 10, 2004 - 9 comments

Small

The miniatures of Angie Scarr are astonishingly lifelike, and heartbreakingly charming. Instructions are provided for the nimble-fingered. Of course there's small, and then there's small, and then there's small, and then there's small, and then there's really, really small.
posted by e.e. coli on Aug 1, 2003 - 6 comments

Between Wellstone and Veblen, I got to thinking about my alma mater. There are a few others, off the top of my head, that this tiny, out-of-the way school can lay claim to. How many other prodigal children come from small colleges? Kofi is one, from another small Minnesota college. Who else? Schools with more than 2,500 students need not apply.
posted by RKB on Oct 30, 2002 - 18 comments

Small house,

Small house, big ambitions. I've always lived in small houses and flats so this would be the perfect little place for me. As people are progressively continuing to stay single for longer into their lives, are homes like these what they'd be looking for to settle into?
posted by feelinglistless on Sep 28, 2002 - 23 comments

Guimp.com

Guimp.com claims to be the world's smallest web site. And it probably is.
Jakob must be spinning in his crypt.
You don't have to scroll, though.
posted by Su on May 27, 2002 - 17 comments

Goliath lost.

Goliath lost. This and other pro-small billboards are popping up in downtown Atlanta. No doubt they have cousins (little ones, I'm sure) springing up in your cities. I couldn't believe my eyes, because the billboards seemed to be promoting the ever-so-British Mini Cooper.

The Mini is... well... just like it says, the veritable opposite of the stereotypical American SUV. Yes, it is the type of car Mr Bean would drive. But when you see them in their natural Anglo habitat, you can't help but notice they're just perfectly suited to zipping to and from wherever. The site lets you find a dealer, build your own Mini and save it for future reference. The catch is that you have to fill out an opt-in form, but with lines like this as part of your agreement, how could you resist?

"- I agree to chase squirrels around the park now and then and giggle like a madman while doing it."

Yeah. I want one. But will the American public?
posted by grabbingsand on Mar 14, 2002 - 77 comments

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