July 5, 2017

As the Tiny House market grows bigger, the design of these dwellings becomes more and more elegant and lavish. Take for example this artisan little item, built by Handcrafted Movement. Beautifully laid out in a 24′ x 8.5′ trailer, the house has all the comforts of a much large home. Plus quite a few clever hidden storage ideas. See more photos after the break for a full tour.

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July 3, 2017

If you are a cat person and a sci-fi nerd, you’ll appreciate this novel idea: a Doctor Who and Star Wars inspired cat houses. Bulgaria-based design studio CacaoPets creates these and other cool designs from 100% recyclable cardboard. The houses are light, foldable, and will look charming in any sci-fi-loving home. Other themes and designs include Taj Mahal, war tank, castle tower, just to name a few. Available for purchase here.

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June 29, 2017

Standing desks are all the rage these days and this clever contribution to the trend by Humble Works is worth a mention. I love the flexibility of this design. Thanks to the multiple slots, anyone can find the correct position for the monitor and keyboard shelves in relation to their eye level and overall height. The piece folds flat when not in use.

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June 26, 2017

Swiss company Kitchoo created a kitchen unit that will fit the tiniest of spaces. In spite of its size, the piece includes all basic appliances: sink, two burners, dishwasher, and refrigerator. And thanks to clever covers, it can even provide some counter space. It comes in a variety of finishes and configurations.

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June 22, 2017

This tiny 345-square-foot Paris studio has an ingenious bedroom solution. Instead of a loft, common in small spaces like this one, architects at Batiik Studio created a structure that houses the bed, closet, mirror, light, and a number of small shelves that double as a staircase. Clever and unique. Check more images after the break.

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December 19, 2016

This mirror designed by Hunting & Narud and produced by New Works is a delight for the senses. Elegant and simple, it strikes a perfect balance between form and function. Counterbalanced by a weight, it can be adjusted to various heights. The piece comes in two finishes: natural oak with solid brass weight and burned oak with steel weight. Available for purchase here.

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December 14, 2016

I absolutely love this bluetooth speaker. Created by Muemma, the ARiNA speaker blends with any environment seamlessly. And a bowl-like shape is a nice touch too because it allows the speaker to be used as a catch-all vessel. The piece features a charger, and when charged it lasts for ten hours of music playing, with no wires hanging down the side. Awesome gift. Available for purchase here.

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December 8, 2016

Speaking of clever planters (or Kickstarter projects for that matter) here is another beautiful one. Designed by Click and Grow, this foolproof self-growing system houses 9 plants in a single space-saving unit. Perfect for city dwellers with limited counter space. And the setup and upkeep are minimal: all you have to do is fill the water tank, plug the garden in and the Smart Garden 9 takes it from there. This Kickstarter campaign expires in 8 days.

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December 7, 2016

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This cool and helpful planter by Studio Lorier is Kickstarting (only 5 days to go). Aptly called Natural Balance, the planter demystifies and automates the watering process. The reservoir on the side supplies water to the plant gradually, so you don’t have to worry about overwatering your plants. And when the water runs out, the planter tips over to alert you. Low tech and brilliant. Watch the video after the break for details. Pledge to get yours here.

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November 19, 2016

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Comics for book lovers. Lovely.

– I consider trying this protein bar because of its awesome packaging.

Newly redesigned Teuxdeux app has many great features.

– Some solid office gifts here.

– Yes! I knew this all along. Running Is The Worst Way to Get Fit.

– These modernist sandcastles are fantastic.

– Compelling. 10 Learnings from 10 Years of Brain Pickings.

– Easily the best cat vid of the month.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, everybody!