Urban gardeners out there will appreciate this little product. Cynara by Italian studio Bulbo is a small adjustable light that enhances growth of your plants. Fitted with LED and incredibly energy-efficient (7 watt, as the router of the wifi), the lamp features a terracotta lampshade and an aluminum rode that can be placed directly into your planter. You can also hang Cynara over your plants via its cord. Simple and brilliant.
This miniature house in north London has made headlines for its whopping listing price – £275,000 (roughly $444.000). Described as a “one-bedroom terraced house” on the seller’s website, the tiny 188 square-foot home is just one room with a bedroom loft. Situated in a fashionable neighborhood of Barnsbury, the deal proves, that location is the key element in urban living. “It’s possibly the smallest house in the world,” said the agent. “It’s just been developed and put on the market. It’s a great crash pad for the area. It’s got everything a house would have and the space is cleverly used. There’s storage under the raised part of the living area, a patio out the front and a window. I’ve been to the property and it’s a really sweet house – it works.”
If you haven’t seen this waste bin yet – feast your eyes. Designed by Shigeichiro Takeuchi, the Swing Bin was getting raving reactions as a prototype. Now, finally, it looks like the project can see the light of production, thanks to this Kickstarter campaign. Pledge to get yours.
This small (65 sq. m.) Barcelona apartment, renovated by local firms Miel Arquitectos and Studio P10, combines two individual micro spaces, divided by the shared kitchen and dining areas. The challenge was to make sure the spaces can be closed for privacy without limiting the flow of natural light. So, the segments were positioned on either side of a narrow unit and separated from the communal area via sliding semi-opaque panels. The result is a bright space, full of sunshine and character. Each room includes a desk, double bed, and a storage loft, made possible by the high ceiling. See more photos after the break.
The Dots shelving system by Italian studio Aris has taken the peg board idea to a new extreme. Comprised of modular panels, the furniture can be attached to the wall of any height or size – a great call for small and odd spaces. The shelving boxes are attached to the panels via small wooden cylinders, so you can customize and modify the size and capacity of your storage with elegance and ease. The Dots system has already landed a Red Dot Design Award 2014 for Interior Design Elements. Kudos.
This is just delightful. A hanger that unfolds in order to double its capacity. Shanghai born and Germany based designer Ivan Zhang created this clever little item that takes the traditional hanger function to a new level. Designer explains: “Keeping the original shape and function, Hanger’ can easily twist into two paratactic hangers by using the feature of elastic material and a clever structure design. Then we can keep two pieces of clothes hanging on the same hanger, which is a common usage in daily life. However, the difference is that Hanger’ can help people freely take off the inside clothes, rather than taking off the outside ones first.” A very neat idea that leaves no excuses for messy closets. I like that.
This minimalist and inventive shelving system is a great idea for a small space, especially if you like to change things around. Aptly called Backpack, the system is comprised from wooden shelves that are held together by straps. It requires only four mounting points and allows changing the length of the straps, providing you with a useful adjustable storage solution. Backpack is quite a looker too, and neutral enough to apply it in many different settings. The shelves are made from laminated wood, coated with white melanin. The belts come in white, light grey and anthracite grey. Available for purchase from the designers’ website.
This small apartment, located in the heart of Warsaw, has been designed by Klara Wesół of KW Studio. Thanks to a clever remodel, the old 56m2 space has become an airy pad with an open layout. Designer changed the old kitchen into a bathroom, which, in turn, was replaced by a closet. The wall separating the anteroom and the living room was teared down, broadening the passage between the living room and the bedroom. The overall whiteness of the place also contributes to the spacious feeling of the interior. Thoughtful decorative accents throughout the apartment reflect the owner’s passion for travel and complete the design.