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Just Pull Some Strings: 8 Easy Transforming Furniture Designs for Lazy People. When you’re lazy, even the most intuitive transforming furniture isn’t easy enough to operate unless it’s on the same level as clapping your lights on and off.

Just Pull Some Strings: 8 Easy Transforming Furniture Designs for Lazy People

Luckily for those of us who fall into this category, some furniture makers are creating multifunctional designs for small spaces that work their magic at the push of a button, the pull of a string, a flick of the wrist or even a mere gesture. Retractible Ollie Chair by RockPaperRobot You really have to watch the video of how this chair works to fully appreciate its brilliant simplicity. It starts as an entirely flat panel of slatted teak wood with a slight curve at the top. Pick it up, pull a string and the whole thing unfurls into a seat in a single fluid motion that’s very satisfying to watch, and it works the same way in reverse. A Small Condo Gets a Multifunctional Loft. When you live in relatively small spaces, you have to think big, which is what Charles Irby and Peter Suen did when it came to this condo in San Francisco.

A Small Condo Gets a Multifunctional Loft

It's a bed in a box. Neat Apartment. YO! Home Is a Convertible Apartment Concept. Simon Woodroffe, the man behind the Yotel hotel and the YO!

YO! Home Is a Convertible Apartment Concept

Sushi chain, has come up with another clever concept to add to his resume – the YO! Home. Space is always a factor in living situations, especially these days, and that was the main drive behind the YO! Home. Woodroffe believes that luxury should be available to all, not just the rich and famous. Clearly the most inventive aspect of the design is the bed. When sleep time is over, raise the bed and enjoy the U-shaped sofa. When it’s time to eat, pop the dining table up electronically with the touch of a button. The pocket kitchen is neatly tucked away be doors.

Hidden Coffee Table Hack. Used IKEA modules: Besta Frame 60x40x192 (W,D,H)2xBesta Shelf 56×36 (W,D)Besta Drawer frame 60x40x25 (W,D,H) (optional)Besta drawer runner push-open (Optional)Lappviken door 60xx64 (W,H)Lappviken drawer front 60×38 (W,H) (optional)Lack Side table (only the legs are needed)Utrusta push opener Additional parts: 4x carriage bolt4x Tessauer nut This is a quite simple hack for creating a hidden, space saving coffee table almost completely out of IKEA parts.

Hidden Coffee Table Hack

(all the sizes are in mm) Step 1 Build the ordinary Besta tall frame. Step 2 Place the second shelf under the first one with two skipped pre-drilled holes. Step 3 Drill holes into each corner of the Lappviken door with the size given. Step 4 Use a cutter to make place for the necks of the bolts. Step 5. An Architecture Student Couldn’t Afford Housing, So He Put His Degree To Use And Built Something Amazing. House Cube. Lift-Top Nightstand Side Table.

How it Works After you purchase a vanity number, we will contact you within 1-2 business days with all the information you need to provide to your carrier to transfer your number.

Lift-Top Nightstand Side Table

You should be able to use your new number within 1-3 days of contacting your carrier. The number is yours to keep. If you decide to change carriers or phones at any point, you can continue to use your vanity number. Compatibility All numbers are compatible with the following US Wireless Carriers: AT&T, Spring, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless. 'X' Numbers. Small Apartment Uses Movable Shelving to Create Endless Design Combinations. Fold-Out Life: 13 Space-Saving Expanding Room Elements. Compact Cube Home: Storage Unit Turned Micro Apartment. Comment faire tenir 8 chambres dans 39m² Des villes telles que Paris ou New York ne sont pas réputées pour être accessibles, sur la question du logement.

Comment faire tenir 8 chambres dans 39m²

Graham Hill s'est penché sur la question et a trouvé une solution au problème. Graham Hill, entrepreneur de renom et fondateur du site treehugger.com a trouvé un moyen pour parquer pas moins de 8 chambres (ou tout du moins, 8 lits) dans un espace de 39m². Evidemment, un gros travail d’optimisation a été réalisé. La vidéo présentée ci-dessous et tournée par nos collègues d’outre-atlantique va détailler le projet de Hill, et prouver qu’il est possible de jouer de l’optimisation extrême dans un espèce restreint, tout en mettant l’esthétisme en avant. Comme quoi ! Fold-Out Room: 12 Ultra-Compact Living Pods & Systems. Fold-Out Room: 12 Ultra-Compact Living Pods & Systems Article by Steph, filed under Furniture & Decor in the Design category.

Fold-Out Room: 12 Ultra-Compact Living Pods & Systems

When you live in a small space, every square inch counts, and furniture that can expand and contract on demand makes it a lot easier to fit all the functions you need into your home without feeling overwhelmed with clutter. Modular furniture sets and rooms-within-rooms containing fold-out and slide-out components make clever use of the space available, and the ability to hide things away when they’re not in use will please minimalists, too. Sleepbox: Tiny Bedroom for Public Spaces Sleepy travelers can catch a night’s sleep in private surroundings with the Sleepbox, a compact lodging pod meant for public spaces like airports and train stations. Cocoon 1 Room Pod. The Unfolding Workspace. Flexible Interiors: 13 Shape-Shifting Small Apartments. Flexible Interiors: 13 Shape-Shifting Small Apartments Article by Steph, filed under Fixtures & Interiors in the Design category.

Flexible Interiors: 13 Shape-Shifting Small Apartments

Transforming furniture and living pod systems help make the most of a small space, but when entire rooms shape-shift in unexpected ways, the results can be astonishing. These compact apartment designs feature walls that slide and unfold, beds that descend from the ceiling, and interiors that can literally be turned upside down to change the function of built-in elements.

A Small Office Becomes a Private Apartment. Beriot, Bernardini Arquitectos transformed a tiny, 28-square-meter (300 sqft) office into a private apartment located in the historic center of Duque de Alba, Madrid.

A Small Office Becomes a Private Apartment

The design challenge was to create a comfortable home, despite its size, that includes all the comforts of everyday living without having to incorporate things like sofa beds. Thanks to the tall ceilings, a system of levels were incorporated to house all of the necessary functions, like a sleeping area over the bathroom and kitchen. A typical mezzanine level wouldn’t fit but the split levels work perfectly crafting just enough space for each use. A dressing space sits above a storage unit that includes a sliding cabinet underneath. The design adds and extra 8.5 square meters (91 square feet) of space to the small dwelling, helping to make the apartment more functional.

The sleeping alcove doesn’t have to be full-height since the residents will be laying down. Rotating Rooms: Push a Button, Change Your House Layout.