140 Square Feet Toybox Home

Designed and constructed by Frank Henderson, a music student and Paul Schultz, a designer, the toybox home was created with the concept that home should be a fun place inspiring creativity while also providing peace of mind. The 140 square feet colorful home makes the most of every inch to open up space and avoid the cramped and cluttered experience usually coming with many tiny homes.

140 Square Feet Toybox Home

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Playful Apartment in Singapore Inspired by Street Art

Envisioned by KNQ Associates, this vivid apartment is located in Singapore. Upon entry, the first thing you might notice is the blue of the metal cladding the walls that extend around the corner to the living area. The material like concrete, cement screed and bricks (white-washed and stripped down) used in the room makes you fell like you are walking on street. And there is even a street lamp post which lends a whimsical touch to the ‘al-fresco cafe’ dining corner while the graphical patterns on the rug in front of the sofa remind one of a collage of ceramic tiles on the floor. Besides the unusual street-feeling, the wall storage system is kind eye-catching design of this room. You will find various shape and color combination of these storage designs. Check the photos below, you can find many other interesting designing elements in this apartment.

Playful Apartment in Singapore Inspired by Street Art
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Behind-the-Scenes of the Smithsonian’s National Museum’s Warehouse of Natural History

When you think you have seen all display in a museum, you probably don’t know behind a closed door, there is ever larger collection not visible to public. The Museum’s private storage is almost unfathomable in size and scope, containing curiosities that span from birds to bones to butterflies. The artifacts are scrupulously preserved, catalogued, and organized, so that authorized scientific experts can explore for new discoveries. Thanks to photographer Chip Clark and The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C, we have a chance to take a peek at those secluded shelves which are usually off-limits to the public. Get ready to be impressed.

Behind-the-Scenes of the Smithsonian's National Museum's Warehouse of Natural History
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Multifunctional Furniture Double as Bike Rack for City Dweller

When the new year comes, it is time to make some changes. Riding a bike to work is a healthy life style, however, store bike at home is an issue for those who lack the adequate square footage. For the most studio apartment in city, it can only fit a bed, desk, and bookshelf, the bike quickly becomes an obstacle. Of course, wall-mounting is an option but in these days, more and more furniture designers try to integrate bike storage in the furniture. Just like the ‘Bike Shelf‘ we mentioned before, Chilean designer Manuel Rossel has created bookcases, sideboards, and a couch with wheels in mind. Each piece has a groove that balances the bicycle, allowing you to simultaneously display books, shoes, and other knick-knacks. From my view, it is a good try but not quite practical. As we all know, the bike wheels are quite dirty and always stick something undesirable from streets. Put those wheels on your funriture at home? Unless you really clean it before enter, otherwise, no way!

Multifunctional Furniture Double as Bike Rack for City Dweller
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