Polish designer Szymon Hanczar managed to squeeze all basics of a proper living space, such as bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, office, longing area, storage, all in this small, unadorned 140 sq ft apartment. And the place looks quite airy too. Pretty amazing. The apartment even includes a washing machine, skillfully hidden inside the built-in closet. I also like the idea of a hammock as a couch substitute. Practically, the same level of lounging, achieved without blocking the view and cutting the floor space in half. See more photos after the break.
Repotting a plant is a big chore (and in my case, a sure death sentence to a plant). Which is why London based studio Ayaskan created Growth, a smart adaptable pot that changes its size to fit its inhabitant’s needs. The origami-like creases unfold to add volume. A simple and elegant solution. And it makes the dreaded procedure a lot easier. Just add soil, and it’s done.
Having a major pegboard fetish, I couldn’t help noticing this beauty by New Zealand based studio George & Willy. It comes with various add-ons to help you create customizable and fun storage configurations. The piece is made from architectural grade plywood and comes in natural and white.
This tiny moveable house concept by Polish architect Tomasz Zabłotny, is envisioned as an answer to the unused post-industrial spaces. These houses, each taking a smaller footptint than a parking spot, could fill abandoned rail yards and other open spaces and serve as temporary accommodations for people working at music events, festivals, or involved in other artistic activities. These nomadic shelters fold down when not in use, and unfold, when the occupant is inside. They include all the necessities, such as sleeping area, desk, kitchenette, toilet and shower, as well as some basic storage. Check out the images after the break for a full tour.
Book & Hero bookend and Supershelf by studio Artori are clever inventions that hold your reading in place and create a cool effect of books suspended in the air. Double win. The optical illusion is achieved by a metal frame that holds the books, and a magnet that holds a figure. Available for purchase here.
I am not the sort of person who can pass by versatile storage design. Aitio storage boxes, by Finnish brand iittala, definitely caught my attention. Sturdy and beautiful, the pieces are made from powder coated steel and work equally well in any room. Aitio boxes come in a variety or shapes and colors. Available for purchase here.
This hidden kitchen made me look. Even though it is a small part of an otherwise spacious apartment, designed by DontDIY, it is such a cool idea in itself. Every tiny studio out there simply begs for it.
Architecture firm Elii introduces this project as “refurbishment of a minimal space in the centre of Madrid”. Susaloon (the name is drawn from the owner’s name, Susanna) combines kitchen, hall, bathroom, storage room, lounge, drawing room, bedroom, all within the 252 sq ft footprint. The secret is in the fold-down furniture, which can be stored away completely for the moments when Susanna entertains or practices yoga. Check out the video after the break to see multiple uses of this fun space.
Photography by Miguel de Guzmán