Tiny Transforming Manhattan Apartment Would Make Optimus Prime Proud

In 2005, grade school teacher Eric Schneider paid $235,000 for a 450 square foot studio apartment that originally looked like it had barely enough room for even a bed. So he handed it over to architects Michael Chen and Kari Anderson who revamped the kitchen, and designed a central transforming cabinet that now… » 11/12/11 10:00am 11/12/11 10:00am

Backpack House: Plummet To Your Death in Style

I suppose it goes without saying, but the "Backpack House" concept is probably the most ill conceived design idea ever. Basically, the idea is that the square footage of an apartment can be increased by hanging a 2-ton add on from the roof or the facade of a building. That means that users would have to crawl through… » 3/04/08 7:00pm 3/04/08 7:00pm

An Apartment's Worth of Furniture In a Box

I've moved 10 times in the last nine years, which means I know quite well how much of a pain it is to pack up an entire apartment's worth of stuff and drag it into a new place. If I had this Casulo, however, moving would be cake, as long as I didn't mind sleeping on a tiny bed sitting on a little stool for eight hours… » 2/11/08 6:40pm 2/11/08 6:40pm