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Modern Apartment: Small, Colorful & Iconic

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This white-washed open plan apartment acts as a living gallery for some of the world’s mid-century modern design icons. Yet the compact space is bright with day light and a hands-on warmth and comfort. All pretension has been left outside the frosted glass-paned front door. You’re greeted by the orange Kangaroo coat hook and a bright lemon yellow molded plywood chair to assist you in removing your shoes. Continue reading

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Tiny Loft with Big Storage

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I’m always impressed by the clever use of a compact space. And I’m even more impressed when providing all the creature comforts you’re left with the luxury of volume and room to breathe. In this gabled space bathed in white and light from sky lights above and windows on both sides you’ll never feel crowded. Continue reading

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Tiny Apartment Steps Up in Madrid

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A tiny apartment can lead to immense ideas and that’s exactly what MYCC Architects developed for this narrow white home in Madrid. Just over 200 square feet in plan and 16 feet in height, the entirely white washed home is divided in to a magical mix of compact levels that defy the apartment’s true size. Continue reading

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Small Holiday Home in the Normandy countryside

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I can truly imagine myself loving life in this petite and pure country home. The geometry grows from every child’s image of what a home should be – a rectangular form topped by a gable. In plan as well it’s a simple straight forward arrangement of living, kitchen, bed, and bath. However, well executed simplicity hides the intense attention to detail that gave it life. Continue reading

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Tiny apartment in Hong Kong: Space Invaders

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We’re all aware that space is at a premium in Hong Kong, and this tiny 35sqm apartment shows how clever design can maximize space and banish excess. This apartment, designed by OneByNine, also brings in an unexpected and playful spatial element, Space Invaders. Let’s look at the sleek design first! Continue reading

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Stylist Daniella Witte shows how small can be big

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Do you sometimes wonder what quality of life stands for? Is it correlated with money, large spaces for living or perhaps adequate amounts of free time and the ability to choose for ourselves? Does it have to do with living in the country or living in the city enjoying the opportunities offered? The space shared today measures but 37sq m and it certainly is a great example of how small can be big and how country and city life can be combined. Continue reading

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Tiny Studio apartment in Sweden: Colorful First Impressions

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You’ll be dazzled and smitten the minute you feel the color combinations in this tiny Swedish studio apartment foyer. The graphic fresh print wall covering and the tomato red chest framed by a wall coated in lime combine to form a first rate welcoming committee. Of course there is more to them than meets the eye. All functional requirements are fulfilled by storage chests, coat hooks, and a mirror to check the tilt of your hat. The distinctly unique chests keep the space airy by floating above the caramel wood floor on graceful stylish legs. Continue reading

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A tiny apartment in Sodermalm’s most wanted address

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How would you like to be the new owner of this small “mansion” located on the second floor of one of the most wanted addresses in Stockholm? I wouldn’t mind at all to have a city place like that and I have reasons to believe I’m not alone in that. Bond street is a mostly loved location for its amazing properties much like this charming, oddly shaped apartment. Continue reading

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Chalet B47: designed as a Swiss army knife

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Can you imagine living in a Swiss army arsenal built in world war II? Well this small chalet is as cleverly designed as a Swiss army knife. Ralph Germann Atelier d’Architecture preserved the soft patina of the original structure, by inserting a crisp glass cube inside the exterior wood walls. I know, genius, right? Continue reading

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Manhattan micro loft: on top of New York City’s roof

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Given the remarkable way in which a footprint of just 425 sq ft has been put into excellent use in this small loft located on the top of a Manhattan’s Upper West Side brownstone building, the title “micro – loft” is but a humble way to describe it. Taking advantage of the space’s 25 feet height and the lucky event of it having access to a roof terrace, architect Specht Harpman and his design team successfully created four separate living platforms inserted within the space, providing rooms for all the essentials while still allowing the apartment to feel open and light filled. Continue reading