Recently I came across the image above of small bunk beds in the shared bedroom of 4-year-old twins and realized I'd never seen mini bunks like this. They are the same size as a toddler bed (i.e. the size of a crib mattress) and offer a stop-gap solution for parents looking to eke out another year or two in their current space.
Our home is a two story, three bedroom house built in 1950. It's just a little over 1400 square feet. We have lived here for about 5 years now and we have loved every moment. Our house is full of light and the layout is perfect for entertaining. We love that it has character with plenty of molding, wood fireplace, rounded doorways and lovely french doors.
Great food is a given, but any restaurateur will tell you design and decor hold importance as well. Restaurant and Bar Design, released by Taschen in May, includes some of the world's most impressive, innovative, and inspiring spaces.
These simple and sweet Easter baskets, made from sugar and string, are a great DIY project for the upcoming holiday. Reader Krys shows you how her grandmother used to make them when she was growing up. Read on to learn to make them yourself:
Whether you're moving into your first tiny apartment, downsizing from a larger space, or just taking a stroll on the leaner side of life, it takes a little finessing to work a small space and make the most of your limited resources. Check out these 20 helpful posts, covering everything from sourcing small-scale beds to de-cluttering tips:
Nothing relaxes like a good sweat, or enjoying the calm ripple of waves. You can experience both at this floating sauna in Finland. Built from recycled materials, it also has a rooftop observation deck, hammocks, and a barbecue.
I lease a very tiny apartment in Brooklyn. A high ceiling helps add some air and creates an illusion of a larger space. I've managed to divide my 500 square foot room into four different zones: entry, bedroom, work & lounge, kitchen. My studio is decorated with flea market and antique finds as well as with accessories from Objects Reartiste.
Linda Avey, co-founder of genome mapping service 23andMe, wants to help answer health questions with her new startup. Currently testing with Muscular Dystrophy patients, Curious takes all the data entered by users and mines it for trends. The app will soft launch in July.
Living without outdoor space is the tough trade-off so many of us make in exchange for urban dwelling. Lack of outdoor space isn't always a bad thing: if you're unable to care for a yard, are made nervous by the combination of small children and balconies, or generally dislike fresh air and sunshine, you're in luck. For everyone else, lack of outdoor space can be a real bummer when spring rolls around and there's nowhere to enjoy it.
TransitScreen compiles real time information on any form of public transit—from subway to busses to bike sharing—to make choosing the best option easier. Their new product, SmartWalk, projects that data and turns any surface into a transit tracker.