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Compact Envy

The aesthetic appeal of small space living

Implications - Limited living space has gone from being a gruesome necessity to being a chic design war in which home owners compete to create the most of their compact interiors. From faux chandelier wall decals to transformer furniture, this design niche for limited space has unlimited potential, with the added benefit of reducing personal carbon footprints.
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Beds on Ceilings
Beds on Ceilings
Bedup by Decadrages
As more people than ever are moving to the cities, they're having to deal with small space living. If you keep your mind open to creativity, you can come up with some really ingenious uses of space. French… MORE
Adhesive Wall Art
Adhesive Wall Art
Vinyl Wall Graphics by Single Stone Studios
Designer Sheller Howard of Cincinnati, Ohio runs Single Stone Studios which specializes in high-quality vinyl wall graphics. Wall decals are one of the hottest trends in decorating. The financial investment… MORE
Modern Tokyo Compact Housing
Modern Tokyo Compact Housing
Architecture by Yasuhiro Yamashita
This super-compact, modern Tokyo home is a great example of how you can utilize a small piece of land in an urban setting. The Japanese house is sitting on a corner lot, no bigger than 25 x 25 feet.… MORE
Ingenious Flat Pack Furniture
Ingenious Flat Pack Furniture
Small Space Living Made Eco-Easy
Flat pack furniture is exactly what it sounds like: furniture that starts out entirely as sheets of wood, metal or even cardboard. There is a range of home decor items and furnishing availabe in... MORE
Nano Design
Nano Design
Small Space Living
As homes and condos get smaller, architects and interior designers are having to think up new ways to maximize living spaces. Just because a space is small, doesn't mean it can't be chic. The Bangkok Post… MORE
Small Space Concept Kitchen
Small Space Concept Kitchen
Silverline by Cupboard Doubles as Table
Fevzi Karaman, a Turkish design student, created this small space concept kitchen which won a prize in design. Completely self contained, sleekly designed, with deco design influences, the work space… MORE
Furniture as Wall Art
Furniture as Wall Art
burJET Fold-Out Picture Seating
When you have a really big, empty wall space and limited seating, buroJET of The Netherlands has the ideal design for you. What at first appears to be modern art are actually pieces of furniture that… MORE
Wall-Mounted Kettles
Wall-Mounted Kettles
If you’ve mentally mapped out your futuristic dream kitchen, the Diamantine is a must-have to add to your list. The wall-mounted kettle was designed specifically for small-space living, eliminating the… MORE
To See Or To Sit
To See Or To Sit
Wall Art Chair
This new foldable cantilever chair transforms from a single piece of art on the wall into a chair! This chair is very functional when space is limited, but also a nice piece of eye candy. This very innovative… MORE
play_circle_filled $20K Space Saving Bathrooms
$20K Space Saving Bathrooms
Vertebrae Vertical Bathroom
I always wonder why space saving designs are so expensive. If I had enough money to pay $20,000 for a space saving bathroom, I would get a place with a bigger bathroom space... That aside, the Vertebrae… MORE

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