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We're inexplicably entertained by tiny versions of everyday objects.

The latest effort comes courtesy of royal wine merchants Berry Bros. & Rudd, which has created mini ‘dolls house’ wines in honour of the Queen's Coronation, while Ikea recently came up with micro versions of its most popular designs.

Prepare for an abundance of tweezers, thumbs and coins - the typical yardsticks of a miniaturist's achievements - as we present 20 tiny creations that make us go "aaah".

  • Miniature Berry Bros. & Rudd wines and spirits

    Berry Bros. & Rudd created ‘The Dolls House Collection’, a case of 12 exquisite wines and spirits curated in recognition of the original Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House created over 90 years ago and to celebrate the Queen’s Coronation.

  • Miniature Ikea

    Ikea launched a miniature dolls' house version of some of their most popular furniture designs.

  • Miniature Barcelona chair

    The Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein began making miniature replicas of milestones in furniture design from its collection.

  • Miniature John Lewis store

    Miniature toy favourite Sylvanian Families created their very own John Lewis Department Store.

  • Miniature Apple Store

    Lego created a mini Apple, Starbucks and McDonald's store from old school lego formats.

  • Microminiature camels

    Russian miniaturist Nikolai Aldunin creates works of art so tiny, a microscope is needed to see them.

  • Miniature food jewellery

    Shay Aaron is an artist from Israel who makes miniature food jewellery.

  • Miniature workers

    Seattle-based photographer Christopher Boffoli uses food items to show off his tiny replications of mundane, everyday scenes.

  • Miniature bonsai

    Thought bonsai plants were small enough? Artists Ken To spends up to 12 hours painstakinglyturning copper wire 1,000 times to craft these miniature copper wire versions.

  • Miniature people

    French photographer Vincent Bousserez has become famous for his Plastic Life series, most memorably featuring a tiny gardener shaving a man's face with a lawnmower.

  • Miniature letter

    Postmistress Lea Redmond runs WSPS, aka the World's Smallest Post Service, which along with delivery tiny notes written in miniscule sript, offers a a package that sends a loved one a note reading "You are as cute as…", along with an antique china button.

  • Miniature painting

    Chinese artist Jiang Wenchun holds five world records for his miniature paintings, which he creates without a magnifying glass.

    Picturd: Hundred Dogs Snuff Bottle measures just 2.1cm x 2.1cm and features 100 dogs each doing different activites.

  • Miniature junk food

    Mars mini seems giant compared to the creations of Japanese dieter Keiko Yamamatsu, who came up with minuscule versions of her favourite foods in a (extreme) bid to lose weight. She enjoyed the process so much she began sculpting her real life miniature snacks in plastic.

  • Miniature living room

    It took Kevin Mulvany and Susan Rogers more than 400 hours to create a miniature version of their Christmas-themed living room but the result is pretty cute - as well as being valued at a cool £7,000.

  • Miniature mansion

    French jeweller Philippe Tournaire crafts desirable properties to wear as rings. The dream properties come in gold, silver and platinum and are made to order.

  • Miniature fruit

    Make-up artist Eva Senin Pernas uses her cosmetics know-how to come up with tiny pieces of fruit that form pat of a series of lip art creations.

  • Miniature literature

    Miniature book publisher Barbara Raheb is world-renowned for her intricately crafted mini versions of classic literature - typing, sewing, stamping and pressing more than 130,000 micro books before she retired.

  • Miniature baby

    Aaah. Canadian artist Camille Allen creates tiny baby sculptures from polymer clay that are no bigger than an adult thumb.

  • Miniature teddy bear

    Perfect for a micro baby - a miniature teddy bear. Sculptor Bettina Kaminski lovingl stitched Mini the Pooh to have movable head, arms and legs, despite measuring just 5mm.

  • Miniature breakfast

    French artist Stephanie Kilgast used to make tiny food for her Barbie dolls as a child and rediscovered her hobby as an adult. Now, her delicious looking 2-inch creations can fetch up to £500 each.

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