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Another Way To Hide The Bed: Put It In A Box

Another Way To Hide The Bed: Put It In A Box
We often show ingenious ways of hiding the bed . French architects Emmanuel Combarel Dominique Marrec offer a new one: turn it into a sculptural element, in this case a box hanging from the ceiling. Watch Video: World's Greenest Homes From the other side, it is a short step up from the existing mezzanine. Nice idea if you have the ceiling height. The architects write: The bedroom as a hut in the middle of the flat Suspended right in the center of the apartment, leaving untouched the floor and the circulations around, it divides the space, reversing the perception of the atmosphere in the apartment by making private what is usually not : the living room. Wherever you stand below or above, it truncates the perception of the occupiers bodies of whom one only sees the legs sitting, crossing or walking around in the place.

Less is the New More: Making the Most of Small Spaces Good Design For Living in Small ApartmentsAs 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. None of this stuff is cheap, nor, as far as I can tell is it available in North America, but there are ideas here that demonstrate how people can share a space and still get a little privacy, a good place to work and a lot of storage in a very small envelope. Like this?

Illustrations by Daniela Uhlig | Designerscouch #thecritiquenetwork Apartment Therapy's Big Book of Small, Cool Spaces by Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan go to the apartment therapy website Whether you inhabit a studio or a sprawling house with one challenging space, Maxwell Ryan, co-founder of the most popular interior design website, Apartment Therapy, will help you transform tiny into totally fabulous. According to Maxwell, size constraints can actually unlock your design creativity and allow you to focus on what’s essential. In this vibrant book, he shares forty small, cool spaces that will change your thinking forever. These apartments and houses demonstrate hundreds of inventive solutions for creating more space in your home, and for making it more comfortable. Leading us through entrances, living rooms, kitchens and dining rooms, bedrooms, home offices, and kids’ rooms, Apartment Therapy’s Big Book of Small, Cool Spaces is brimming with ingenious tips and ideas, such as: Order Today! Preview the Book back to top About Maxwell Maxwell was a regular commentator on the House & Garden Television show, Small Space, Big Style.

Esmahan Ozkan De superbes clichés par cette photographe originaire de Turquie, Esmahan Ozkan. Agée de seulement 23 ans, elle capte les gens dans leur quotidien et dans des lieux insolites. Des portraits pour la plupart en noir et blanc, et en sépia. A découvrir dans la suite. Living Large in a Small Apartment For today we would like to show you a beautiful small apartment (61 sqare meters) located in Sweden. You are looking at a crib that is perfect for socializing but also for meditation in solitude. With wide and spacious interiors, this home looks very warm and inviting. The color palette is cheerful, yet subtle and tasteful. via Alvhem

NATIVE AMERICAN QUOTES "The American Indian is of the soil, whether it be the region of the forests, plains, pueblos, or mesas. He fits into the landscape, for the land that fashioned the continent also fashioned the man for his surroundings. He once grew as naturally as the wild sunflowers; he belongs just as the buffalo belongs... ---Luther Standing Bear (1868?-1939) Oglala Sioux chief "If you talk to the animals they will talk with you and you will know each other. I hope the Great Heavenly Father, who will look down upon us, will give all the tribes His blessing, that we may go forth in peace, and live in peace all our days, and that He will look down upon our children and finally lift us far above the earth; and that our Heavenly Father will look upon our children as His children, that all the tribes may be His children, and as we shake hands to-day upon this broad plain, we may forever live in peace. ...everything on the earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure it, and every person a mission.

“My Life in 80m²”, an Inspiring Small Crib Our constant search for indoor solutions regarding the interior design of small homes usually pays off big time. ‘My Life in 80m² is an ingenious residential living project meant to demonstrate that the size of a crib has little to do with the comfort and design quality it can provide. This idea comes from Italian company Poliform and its originality can be found in a series of unusual combinations of elements and colors. Light glows peacefully and the overall atmosphere is that of calm and serenity. This small place is highly efficient, as you can also observe in the three plans below. Unfortunately, we were not able to find out how much was the allocated budget for this project.

Nature Sounds Incredible: Gary Chang’s 24 Rooms in a 30 Sq Meters Apartment In one of the most populated cities in the world, where 30 square meter apartments are a way of living, one has to be creative. But we would say that this home crosses the creativity line and becomes a work of genius. Gary Chang, an architect from Hong Kong figured it was time to bring a little change to the design scene in China. This was possible due to an ingenious system of sliding walls which can be moved around in order to reveal more room and utilities.

Red Nest, an Incredible 23 Square Meter Apartment in Paris Space maximization is a growing trend lately in apartment design. Countries like China or Japan make enormous efforts to come up with ideas for small places due to the fact that their urban population is increasing at a rate never encountered before. Today’s apartment however is located in Paris and comes from designer Paul Coudamy. 5 Tips for Decorating a Small Studio Apartment The biggest problem that not just interior designers but the whole of mankind faces today, is the tricky situation in regards to limited space. With the room around us shrinking so rapidly, small studio apartments challenge with their limited spaces. So how exactly are we going to fit so much into so little? Here are some tips that will help you figure out just that… Choose wisely and edit ruthlessly The most basic way of making a small studio apartment look real awesome is by making sure that it does not actually appear small and cluttered. Create a well-defined and sufficient storage space When you are picking and choosing as much as you do in case of a small studio apartment, it is important to have a sufficiently large storage space that is concealed and will hold all the stuff that you won’t throw away. Make specific areas and stick to a single flowing theme A small studio apartment feels right, when you have a single theme flowing throughout. Lighting and dividers