We've seen our fair share of transforming apartments around here, from MIT's super-advanced version to this Ikea-esque wonder. But none of them can compare to the sheer inventive genius of this apartment, in which huge sliding racks make it possible to pack a whole household into a tiny corridor of space.
Most of us are forced to live small: In small apartments in small buildings with small windows and small closets and cat piss-scented roommates on meth. Others willingly choose to live out their days in homes no larger than a parking space, and now you can watch a movie about their electively cramped style.
The rest of the world may think of the US as a nation full of oversized people living in oversized houses, but the AIA Chicago wants to change the perception that American architecture is always too big. Its Small Projects Award (tagline: Not Everyone Needs a Skyscraper) focuses on something most other award programs…
Even a perfectly smooth human hair looks like a scaly, alien creature under a microscope. Zoom in on this particular hair, though, and you'll find something even stranger: a teeny, tiny comic strip called "Juanita Knits the Planet."
It was only two years ago that IBM showed us an image of a complete molecule, atomic bonds and all, but today's news does that one infinitesimally-sized breakthrough better. Ladies and gents, behold the first image of an electron's path.
I really want to believe that this comically tiny computer actually works. It's so ridiculous: a mouse smaller than a fingernail, power cords as thin as hair, a monitor smaller than my thumb and the PC tower still boots up?
A tiny, non-functional camera. It sounds dumb. But then you look at it. And it is so cute. And—the meticulous detail! Pick it up. Pose your gerbil with it. Now your gerbil is a photographer. Not dumb anymore!
The folks over at Notcot were using a microscope to check out their old US Visa and Border Crossing Card, a document which features tiny portraits of every U.S. President, when they noticed something strange. Who is John Quincy Adames?
Can't afford a true vintage Mini Moog? Then how about the Mini-Est Moog—a 5-inch wide version made of felt by Etsy craftser pulsewidth? Have your pet mice been itching to form a synthpop trio?
By the numbers, the KDDI Walkman Xmini phone is nothing special. Well, except for a few of the numbers: at 44mm wide and 18mm thick, the 1.8in screen phone is absolutely minuscule.
Portable speakers for MP3 players are two a penny, but not many are not far off a penny in size: Landport's Cubes are though. They're just an inch cube, but fit in stereo speakers, 3.5-mm jack plug, rechargeable batteries and a mini-USB port. They'll run for 4-5 hours on a charge, too. Just don't go expecting…
The chaps at Super Talent are not only incredibly modest, talented and super, but they must also be fantastically tiny to have put together the world's smallest 8GB flash drive. (Flawless logic, I'm sure you'll agree.) Retailing at $35, the price is pretty reasonable, at least until you drop it into your chest hair…
Using a retro brick phone doesn't have to be an exercise in giving up modern features as long as you're using the Mini Mob. Not only does it look like Zack's Kelly Kapowski booty call gadget, it's got an MP3 player, a camera, GSM compatibility and a slot for headphones. And best of all, it's only four inches tall,…
This MP4 player from Epoq is the same size as a book of matches. Available in either white or chrome and 1GB or 2GB versions, there's a miniSD Memory Card slot to give you up to 4GB memory space. It's quite cute—the buttons down the side are very retro—but it's too small for my liking.
We've shown you tiny phones before, but this is getting ridiculous: the Xun Chi 138 is scarcely larger than an AA battery and it weighs just two ounces. Too small to even dial, it requires you to use a stylus on a touchscreen and plug in a headset to talk and listen.