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Less is the New More: Making the Most of Small Spaces

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. When you read in the New York Times that professional couples with children are moving into small one-bedroom apartments in Manhattan and sleeping in closets, perhaps this stuff could be useful. 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?

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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 In bed with good design Like most designers, you’ll want your home to be looking good or at least well-design. This collection presents some beds that I could make mine. Bookcase into a bed Mr. Hide - SmartBeds from FlyingBeds Sofa Bunk Bed (Mr. Hide) Sofa seats three comfortably and transforms into a bunk bed when required. A simple intuitive and safe mechanism permits super imposing the second bed on the sofa. Cushions come with fully removable fabric covers for easy cleaning. Luxury African Game Reserve Singita, Luxury African Game Reserve Singita, meaning place of miracles, is a group of world-renowned games reserves in Africa which provide a positive balance of hospitality, conservation and community for all of their guests. The luxury lodges contain an eclectic mix of African heritage and European contemporary furniture which adds a luxury feel to this unique African game reserve. About Richard Barker Love Interior Design & Exotic Travel? Follow us..

Make Room! Cool Color-Changing Walls for Your Home « Dornob This may be the best room-changing design idea since interior house paint: forget your white living room walls, green bedroom or brown kitchen and bring your favorite rooms to life with these incredible, changeable and colorful do-it-yourself pixelated wall displays. Feeling dark? Switch from colorful rainbow patterns to a pitch black surface in seconds. Want a bit of a flavorful accent? Spin the wheels again to display words or patterns of your choice. This ingenious pixel-perfect wall design renders paint redundant.

15 Creative and Unusual Chairs Collection of the most creative modern chairs and unusual chair designs that will look great in any living room or office. Pata Chair Innovative chair by Japanese designer Hiroyuki Morita transforms into a floor mat when not in use. A completely renovated first apartment Pages Search Eames Lounge Chair, Barcelona Chair, Marble Tulip Tables - Exclusive at Rove Concepts Colorado real estate and homes Put your stuff up in the air! Hanging DIY ideas & tutorials Posted by ScrapHacker.com on onsdag, juni 27, 2012 · 9 Comments To heck with both feet on the ground! Now’s the time to put your ideas up in the air! I’ve gathered a bunch of supafly D.I.Y to give wings to anything you’ve got around the house (well, almost!). By showing you a bunch of different applications (from chunky sofas to delicate D.I.Y hanging planters) I hope you’ll all find a little something to get your DIY juices flowin’ in the mix – Enjoy! pics via here

Coloring Book Wallpaper Ninteenseventythree have just produced some great wallpaper, 1000cm x 52cm roll, that you can colour in for yourself. They retail at £40-£45 (depending on the shop) and can currently be found in The Ikon Gallery (Birmingham), London Graphic Centre, Oliver Bonas (London), Pussy (Brighton), Snowhome (York), Here Shop (Bristol), Junk Funk, Nice, Oblong, Lapstone, Oklahoma, the Tate galleries (London and Liverpool), Baltic (Newcastle) and many more places. Buy the wallpaper online here. Temptation Every so often an email lands in my inbox from perhaps the cruelest man I know. Chris from Welcome Beyond dangles dream designs in front of me and it is all I can do to stop myself from hocking everything I own, jumping a plane and escaping to the hand picked boutique vacation properties that litter the pages of their website. Chris has cruelly tempted me again with a Spanish beauty and oh the temptation! Alemanys 5 ...

Innovative Apartment in Hong Kong Gary Chang, a talented architect from Hong Kong, has equipped his tiny 330 square foot apartment with a sliding wall system that allows him to create 24 different room configurations. As the suspended wall units are shifted around, the apartment transforms into a kitchen, library, laundry room, dressing room, an enclosed dining area or a lounge with a hammock. [images via AFP, NT] Also check out: Modern Studio Apartment in New York

Clever Space Saving Ideas for Small Room Layouts Many of us have more necessary stuff than we could accommodate in our apartment and at the same time to save enough space for comfortable living. That’s why we’d like to display you some interesting solutions that could be very practical for small rooms. The main idea of all this furniture is the clever use of all available places. How to Make a Chandelier (Part 2 (With Friends)) I'm not going to lie to you, this chandelier is both time + labor intensive. However, we worked assembly line style + were able to finish 4 chandeliers that night. 1.

Rock Pillows Rocks, stones and pebbles have been used as decorative objects since... well... the stone age actually. But, rocks are usually a bit hard to be around. They often look cool, but you wouldn't exactly hug one - until now! Stephanie Marin is the creator of these amazing looking stones, which is actually very soft and comfortable cushions.

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