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
I love this fun video of a tiny guest house, capable to accommodate three (!) people. The garage sliding bed is my favorite feature. The bathtub in the basement is another one. Available for rent here.
(Thank you, Kelly)
Cologne based design studio Kaschkasch created this space-saving beauty, called Fju. When folded down it serves as a small workspace. Folded up Fju changes it‘s appearance and transforms into a slim storage shelf. Fantastic.
This clever micro loft is a prototype for a hotel room, created by Amsterdam based studio Concrete for the hotel brand Zocu, who will unveil it to their customers this fall. Zoku, which is Japanese for family, tribe, or clan, will disrupt and create a new category in the hotel industry. The place will have the services of a hotel and the social buzz of a thriving neighborhood, envisioned as a relaxed place to live, work and socialize with like-minded people while getting wired into the city. I love the flexibility of the space, and inventiveness of the hidden elements (with the retractable staircase as my absolute favorite). Check out the photos after the break for a complete tour.