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Shin Yamashita. Mini kitchen, mini kitchens, compact kitchen, compact kitchens for office, retail, student and rented accommodation. Compact all-in-one furniture set for urban spaces. Home » Furniture » Compact all-in-one furniture set for urban spaces This next compact living concept combines many types of fantastic and versatile pieces of furniture into one amazing all-in-one furniture set.

Compact all-in-one furniture set for urban spaces

Perfect for small apartments and student rooms, the furniture set can transform into a living room, dining room, bedroom and office with a few simple moves. Invented by a group of students gathered around a furniture movement – Matroshka Furniture – the compact concept measures 15 square meters. Russian nesting dolls served as inspiration for the project and the highly portable furniture set includes everyday items like bookshelves, drawers, an office space, a double bed, couch, dinner table with four square stools, a wardrobe and additional storage.

The simple modular furniture can easily fit into tight spaces and offer you the best of compact living. DIY Projects /February 1, 2016 Finding and posting jobs for the industry is getting easier. Matroshka Furniture AB - HOME. Matroshka Furniture AB - HOME. Matroshka Furniture AB - HOME.

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Amazing Small Spaces. What if 200 ft2 could be 3x larger?

Amazing Small Spaces

Amazing Small Spaces. Affordable Hotels in Manhattan. "Adorably Modern" This was probably one of my favorite hotels ever.

Affordable Hotels in Manhattan

Kevin W., TripAdvisor "I love the POD Hotel" I love the POD - it's a fun place and it makes staying in Manhattan afforable. This is my second stay and I recommend it highly. Steve M., TripAdvisor "Perfect for a short stay in the city" I stayed here for two night in one of the double rooms (private bathroom). Mini Capsule Hotel by Atelier Van Lieshout. Mini Capsule Hotel, a six-bed dorm by Atelier Van Lieshout, featured in an outdoor installation called Never-EverLand at Design Miami/Basel earlier this month.

Mini Capsule Hotel by Atelier Van Lieshout

Curated by Natalie Kovacs and presented by Carpenters Workshop Gallery, the installation was billed as a "dystopian/utopian garden of unearthly delights". Mini Capsule Hotel was bought by actor Brad Pitt (below), who apparently plans to install it on his private beach. Above photos are by James Harris. See more Atelier van Lieshout work in our earlier story. Here's some text about Never-EverLand: Never-EverLand curated by Natalie Kovacs at Design Miami/Basel and presented by Carpenters Workshop Gallery.

Never-EverLand was a dystopian/utopian garden of unearthly delights (a send up of the corporate VIP lounge/oasis) featuring Atelier van Lieshout’s Mini Capsule Hotel – which functioned as the place to be for a disco nap/to crash or to say you spent the night at ‘Brad’s’ after Pitt bought it. FileDownLoad,15335,en. Living Cube Furniture. >Klemens Torggler`s doors and paintings. Kitchen of the Week: A Compact Family Kitchen in Paris: Remodelista. Last touched in the 1970s, this apartment in Paris’s 19th Arrondissement was, according to architect Lina Lagerstrom, of Septembre, “divided into a lot of small rooms and in very bad shape.”

Kitchen of the Week: A Compact Family Kitchen in Paris: Remodelista

The owners, a young family of four, called in the Septembre team to create an open kitchen/living room in Scandinavian style with birch plywood, white paint, and a hint of mint. Photography by David Foessel. Above: The remodel was done for a creative couple, Sabine and Alexis—she’s a graphic designer, he’s a writer/comedian—who wanted a combination of “bright, lively, and cozy.” Birch ply cabinetry defines the kitchen from the rest of the room, and the walls, ceiling, and floor are white (“painted floors are unusual; Parisians are used to their oak parquet,” says Sabine). Above: The carpentry is the work of Fred de Gasquet of FredFabric. Simple Matters Book - Small Space Ideas. The new year is the perfect time for a fresh start.

Simple Matters Book - Small Space Ideas

And for those looking to make 2016 healthier, more organized, and, above all, simpler, Erin Boyle is here to help. In Simple Matters: Living with Less and Ending Up with More (Abrams Image, $20), the writer behind the popular blog Reading My Tea Leaves shares tips and strategies for creating a less complex and more purposeful life. (Think: Marie Kondo meets Brooklyn.) Boyle spoke with Architectural Digest about the challenges of simplifying, small space living, and easy ways to get started. Architectural Digest: Have you always lived simply? Erin Boyle: I have. AD: There's no motivation for living simply quite like living in a New York apartment.

EB: One thing that is a hang-up for people is this idea that you have to get rid of things that you don't want to get rid of. I think when people start on the path to simplicity there's this idea that it requires an enormous amount of your personal resources of time and energy for researching. Sailboat-style living at architect’s narrow Vancouver home. For many architects, designing their own home is a dream and a rare luxury.

Sailboat-style living at architect’s narrow Vancouver home

Brian Wakelin purchased a large East Vancouver lot, with an idea to build an infill duplex and keep one half as his family home. Wakelin, who is a principal at the award-winning firm Public Architecture, created a long and narrow two-storey, two-bedroom home for his family of four, with a footprint of 12 by 50 feet. “It is a little bit like living on a sailboat,” says Wakelin.

For the design, he looked at tall and slender Japanese dwellings by Atelier Bow-Wow, Kengo Kuma and SANAA: “They really push what you can do in small spaces.” One of Wakelin’s small-space solutions was a grand built-in storage wall that runs the length of the house, morphing from kitchen cabinetry into a bookshelf and entertainment unit in the family room. “This room really is in the centre of the house. Get the look: 1. What Wakelin values the most is the natural light he was able to bring into the room. The Ultimate Furniture For Tiny Apartments And Nomadic Living.