Blogging The New York Times: 03.11.07

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We've seen this before. Was it a former entry in the Smallest & Coolest contest? Or maybe it appeared on Small Space, Big Style? Either way, Eric Schneider's apartment is a worthy feature in the Habitats section. A Tailor-Made Apartment That Was Worth the Wait delves into Erik's 450 square foot Upper West Side studio...

where Michael Chen and Kari Anderson of Normal Projects designed a "cabinet of wonders" which houses a Murphy-style bed, fold-down desk and built-in closet. This is a great example of how custom, multi-function solutions improve (and enlarge) a small space. More pictures are in the story.

Image: Andrea Mohin for The New York Times

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