Design Ideas

Is living in small apartments unhealthy?

The Atlantic has an article today that explores the health impacts of living in small quarters — and says living in tiny spaces can cause pyschological problems. “The Health Risks of Small Apartments,” focuses on New York City, where policymakers — including New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg — have been trying to address a perennial…

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French garage turned minimalist home (c’est tres bien!)

If you’ve ever dreamed of a French pied-a-terre, this tiny home nestled in an alleyway of Bordeaux will steal your Francophile heart. FairCompanies.com shares the story of an architect with an amazing vision who turned a run-down garage into a beautiful home.  The design incorporates a large patio that  brightens up the previously windowless space.  A…

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Gilded NYC space wins Apartment Therapy’s Small Cool 2013 contest

Apartment Therapy has named the winners of its annual Small Cool contest, calling out some of the best decorated tiny abodes in the U.S. and beyond. The contest provides a great peak into how other people live in their small homes, from furniture layouts to accessories and the general feel of the spaces.  Some are…

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IKEA Hackers: Taking IKEA’s Small Space Furniture to the Next Level

If you’ve got a small space challenge, chances are the folks at IKEA Hackers have a solution. The website is a community of IKEA shoppers who tinker with the Swedish retailer’s creations to come up with the perfect fit, the storage solution on steroids, or just a creative way to solve a problem.  Think of…

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