Library And Wardrobe. In a 1,100-square-foot loft in Emeryville, California, Lynda and Peter Benoit designed and built a wooden structure to hold books and keepsakes, store clothes, and house a bedroom. Peter documented the whole design-build process in this three-part series. Photo by Drew Kelly.
Modern Small Space Bedroom Nook With Stairs. Not a square inch of storage is lost in Michael Pozner’s not-quite-500-square-foot aerie in Greenwich Village. Of the seven steps leading up to the sleeping area, five contain drawers. His small set of table and chairs is from CB2.
A pair of windows shed a bit of light in the Harpoon House bedroom, which boasts a lofted bed and workspace with a sink and closet beneath. The sink is by Lacava and the tap is from Fluid Faucet’s Wisdom line. “People ask us, ‘What did you do to make your house not feel like this cramped little thing?’ with the idea that the house is trying to act big,” says resident Katherine Bovee. “It’s not. It’s a small house acting like a small house. We built the house to fit in its own skin.” Photo by John Clark
“This unit is oddly shaped, with every wall at an angle, and I wanted to do something more interesting than just putting up a wall in the middle,” says architect Nathan Lee Colkitt. To that end, he devised two lofts in his apartment: one for sleeping and one for reading.
Located in New York City’s Union Square area, this 700-square-foot apartment features a bedroom lofted above a full kitchen. The volume that both incorporates the single closet (accessible from the hallway) and the refrigerator (which opens into the kitchen) and serves as the bedroom floor is, says resident Kyu Sung Woo, “where everything comes together.” Photo by Adam Friedberg
Crunched for space, the residents of these homes—mostly under 1,000 square feet—have the same ideas: look upward and compartmentalize. Lofted sleeping areas, closets, and reading nooks are among the smart space-saving solutions.
“7 Clever Small Loft Ideas – Interior Design Inspirations.” N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Oct. 2016.
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‘night night’ is a lamp that is meant to accompany people to sleep. designed by belgian-based vanessa hordies it takes the form of an hourglass in which the sand within covers the actual light, drowning out the luminosity of the bedroom. when you turn the hourglass over, a timer switches on for 15 minutes, approximately the amount of time needed for someone to fall asleep.
research has shown that it usually takes people between ten to twenty minutes to fall asleep. the objective of ‘night night’ is simple. following the sleeper during his or her nightly ritual, the lamp’s function is to switch off so that it does not remain on for the entire duration of the night.
all of the electronics are built into the light’s wooden base. when a button is pushed the lamp switches on for 15 minutes. it is essential for the lamp turn off on its own, enabling the sleeper to get his visa for dreamland.
‘night night’ was presented as part of ‘101% designed in brussels’ during the 2011 stockholm furniture fair.