Good Design For Living in Small Apartments As people migrate to smaller spaces, good design helps a lot. This is something they figured out in Europe long ago, that if you don't have a lot of horizontal room you can go vertical. Tumidei in Italy makes some of the nicest stuff, like this unit with lots of storage under the bed. This unit just raises the floor high enough for beds to slide under. This one looks a bit clinical, but has two single beds plus a pull-out double bed in between.
first image 'house taishido' by key operation inc. in setagaya, tokyo, japan all images courtesy key operation inc. (above) image by key operation inc. japanese studio key operation inc. (akira koyama) has sent us images of 'house taishido', a three-storey private dwelling in a dense residential area of tokyo, japan. flanked by neighbouring structures on three sides, the design manipulates its proportions both horizontally and vertically to achieve interior spaces that are both spacious and effective. street facade image by key operation inc.
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You’ve got your S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely) goals , your S.M.A.R.T.E.R. (add Evaluate and Reevaluate to the earlier list) goals and even your D.U.M.B. (Dreamy, Unrealistic, Motivating and Bold) goals – but how about we all cut the cutesy language and figure out how exactly to set goals that you’ll really meet? Here’s how to keep on track to ensure you achieve even your wildest dreams: Step #1 – What do you really care about?
Why didn’t I think of that? You’ll be uttering those words more than once at these ingenious little tips, tricks and ideas that solve everyday problems... some you never knew you had! Hull strawberries easily using a straw.
I love gift-wrap and I also love anything and everything having to do with typefaces.
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Today I thought I’d share something a little different, and hopefully useful for all you fellow dreamers- a list of some of the websites I’ve found that exude creative coolness or spark inspiration in some way.
I've been seriously deprived of decorating and designing spaces lately, so I had to find an outlet and a way to sneak in some decor amidst the renovation madness here at my boyfriend's house! You see, ever since I left behind my apartment in downtown to finish college, I've been living like a bohemian between here and my mother's house. My precious belongings have been squirreled away in storage, garages, under beds, in closets and basically anywhere I can shove them. The phrase "bursting at the seams" just came to mind, oh dear.
Hi there, how was your Valentine's Day? Mine was delicious! Haha... I know you're really going to love this post, because I am feeling beyond psyched to go paint some rocks now! The last time I painted rocks I was like ten years old, my best friend and I decided to paint large rocks and sell them around the neighborhood as decorative paper weights!!
When choosing one product over another, the design of the packaging probably influences your decision far more than you realize.
Barcodes grace almost every product for sale. Given how much package real estate they command, why shouldn't they look cool? Since 2005, D-Barcode has been creating custom barcodes for a mostly Japanese clientele. They've even begun selling their wares to anyone who wants to license them, starting at $1,500 for the design, and $200 a year for licensing. A custom or exclusive use code will run upwards of $4,000--but given that companies spend millions on designing a single package, why don't we see more detailed thinking like this?
Jun 29 Not to sound full of myself, but I’m pretty sure this is the be all, end all of popsicle roundups. There’s a little something for everyone: the foodies, the purists, the ones who prefer frozen yogurt, the ones who prefer a little alcohol, everyone. Tweny-five options to be exact.