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small triangle house

The Tiny Triangle House

TweetThis tiny triangle house is proof that you can do a lot with small spaces. I have always been a fan of small spaces, ever since I seceded from my family in my youth, and decided to start my life over living on the top shelf in my bedroom closet. Needless to say that didn’t last very long, but I still appreciate all the tiny houses I have seen popping up on the Internet in the last few years. ... »

12 Creative Ways to Decorate a Small Apartment

12 Creative Ways to Decorate a Small Apartment

TweetChances are, if you moved away from home at the age of 18, you have probably lived in your share of small apartments. If you moved to New York, you probably still live in tiny studio walk-up, and possibly share a bathroom with your entire floor. I was lucky enough to get a large enough apartment, but my living room is roughly the size of one of Jennifer Lopez’s butt cheeks. Regardless o... »

REK Expandable Coffee Table

REK Expandable Coffee Table

TweetThe problem with having a small apartment in the city is that if you aren’t a total douche-bag or bitch, you probably have friends. When you have friends, you want to entertain, but unfortunately space if often limited. That is why this expandable REK coffee table is perfect in every way, shape, and form. When I want to have a dinner party at my place, I just detach my headboard, put it... »

exterior closet DIY

Decor Spotting: Stylish Exterior PVC Closet

Tweet Its no secret that space is at a premium in New York. I had a dinner party over the holidays and had to use my bed as a dining table (my disassembled headboard made a great flat surface). Closets are a big deal in the city, because some bedrooms have them, and some don’t. If you don’t, I am sure you have thought of a myriad of different storage solutions, but what about displayin... »

Decor Spotting: A Hidden Reading Nook

Decor Spotting: A Hidden Reading Nook

Tweet I know that nobody really reads that much anymore. Most of my reading is done on a kindle app, on my iPhone. Still, the idea of a romantic, cozy little reading nook definitely has its appeal, but how do you justify creating such a little-used space in an apartment with little space to spare? These guys created a reading nook on hinges that swings out to create a separate space with its own a... »

Apartment Spotting: Living On The Edge

Apartment Spotting: Living On The Edge

Apartment feeling a little cramped? Just expand out. »

Decor Spotting: This floating bedroom is not a dream

Decor Spotting: This floating bedroom is not a dream

Tweet To me, its actually a nightmare. I can’t help but think horrible thoughts about getting crushed by my falling bedroom a la Wicked Witch of the East. I also can’t help but think that any nocturnal activities I may engage in could cause my entire bedroom to rock, or disengage and plummet to the ground below. It is an interesting idea, though. Always trying to optimize the use of sp... »

Decor Spotting: How to cook and dine in the same small space

Decor Spotting: How to cook and dine in the same small space

Tweet As New Yorkers we are constantly trying to find ways to maximize the space available to us. I, for instance, have managed to jam all my out of season clothing, luggage, unused window cages, and cleaning implements into a space no more than 15 inches wide. My favorite stories though, are the ones where people use intelligent design to create fully functional spaces that utilize every square i... »

Gifting: For Your Favorite Wino

Gifting: For Your Favorite Wino

Let your favorite wine lover display his prized collection with style. »

Modern Design: Space Saving DUO Bookshelf

Modern Design: Space Saving DUO Bookshelf

Imagine an eco-friendly, modern, dust-free bookshelf that alleviates those pesky unwanted clutter posse's. »