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Why Do We Love Tiny Things? The Psychology Behind It Is Complex

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Miniature items were invented for adults

Originally, dollhouses were not conceived as toys. The first baby-houses of 17th century Germany and Holland weren't even for children. They were objects for wealthy adult women to fill with expensive creations.

The first "playing" dollhouses were kitchens with miniature pans and copper ket...

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Why miniatures are appealing

Psychological studies found that we attribute voices and ideas to miniature people and objects when we're about four to six. From there, miniatures can attract us and can develop into adult obsessions.

Miniature things invite respect for the craftsmanship, and the accessories offer an alter...

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Miniature houses offer safe spaces

In psychological terms, dollhouses offer a safe space that promotes total control. For children, dollhouses present an environment at their command, even if their own world is chaotic or full of domestic sorrows.

In a world where most millennials are unable to get on the real property ladd...

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