Micro-Housing

Think out of the box. Live within it

Modularity is DEFINITELY in. Look at Phonebloks (Google Project Ara), or even IKEA’s furniture. We are an indecisive species. Needs keep changing, wants keep changing. Design should accommodate for them. The Elements Living Cube was designed keeping in mind modularity, but also the fact that everything you need can be

Furniture

Bleeding Edge Furniture Technology

While there’s a certain novelty about space-saving, transforming furniture–dining rooms that tuck into floors, automated, disappearing bedrooms and so on–its impact on architecture can be real and profound. It might double or triple the utility of a given room, leading to diminished real estate needs, leading to less sprawl, leading to less driving,

Life Gadgets

WalkCar transports passengers on a laptop-sized board

A Japanese inventor has developed the “world’s smallest electric car” – an aluminium board with wheels that carries a passenger like a Segway and fits into a backpack (+ movie). Kuniaki Sato’s company Cocoa Motors is set to launch the new personal transportation device this autumn. The lightweight aluminium board is approximately

Micro-Gardening

25 Small Urban Garden Design Ideas

For those of you who live in smaller spaces, but still want to indulge your green thumb, below are some great ideas for urban gardening. Give them a try! #1 Glass Terrarium  #2 Window Boxes #3 Potted Hanging Plants #4 Vertical Garden #5 Gated Container Garden #6 Balcony Container Garden #7

Transportation

Amazing Origami-Inspired Oru Kayak Folds Flat into a Compact Carrying Case in Minutes

If you’re squeezed for space in your tiny city apartment, chances are your beloved but bulky outdoor gear will be the first to go in the downsizing process. The folks at Oru Kayak, however, are hoping to change that with the launch of the world’s first origami-inspired flat-pack kayak. Weighing just shy of

Hotel & Travel

micro-apartments ideas

Zoku Amsterdam is a new type of hotel promoting the concept of a spacious micro-apartment for global nomads. Designed by Concrete Architectural Associates, The Zoku Loft offers a spacious experience in a room of at least 25 square meters. According to the project developers, “it provides a stylish and spatial

Add Ons

Tiny Libraries, DIY Reading Rooms, and Other Micro Book Depots

  Guerrilla librarians across the globe seek to achieve maximum literary saturation. We aren’t shy about sharing our love for books—and all the amazing places they are housed—around here. You visited some of the most beautiful college libraries in the world with us, we told you about ourfavorite bookstores—and highlighted

The Lab

Learn How To Build Your Own Tiny House

Take the first step to achieving your dream of building and living in your very own tiny house! The Tiny House Design & Construction Guide is your road map to the entire build process. This guide will help you to understand each step that needs to be taken and more