The Tiny Transforming Apartment That Packs Eight Rooms into 420 Square…

Living in New York City isn't all adventure and dynamism. Unless you are wealthy the way no real person is, you probably have to settle for a living space that is cramped and cluttered. It is the project of Graham Hill, entrepreneur and treehugger.com founder, to come up with an ideal New York apartment—one with a… » 1/17/13 10:00am 1/17/13 10:00am

How To Find an Awesome Apartment On Craigslist

Looking for an apartment is horrible. But technology can help. If you're smart, you can cut through the junk and beat the competition en route to a sweet pad. If you're planning to rent in a city, your search is bound to go through good old Craigslist—especially now that its listings no longer appear on Padmapper.… » 6/30/12 11:00am 6/30/12 11:00am

Foldable Kitchens, Offices and Bedrooms Optimize Tiny Living Spaces

In case you're one of those poor souls residing in a room the size of someone's walk-in closet, here's a sweet innovation from the Land of Lack-of-Space, Japan. The Kenchikukagu, designed by Toshihiko Suzuki for Atelier OPA, is a series of “rooms” that can be folded and wheeled away for easy storage. The line… » 10/02/08 3:15am 10/02/08 3:15am

New Paris Building Casts No Shadows, Generates Electricity

Le Project Triangle is one of those buildings that make us think that we may actually drive flying cars one day. To be completed by 2014 in the Porte de Versailles area in Paris, its most impressive feature is that, according to the architects, it won't cast shadows on adjacent buildings. The trick is the orientation… » 9/29/08 11:30am 9/29/08 11:30am

Apartment with Rotating Centerpiece is Amazingly Versatile

This room, located in an apartment in Hong Kong, features a central unit that can rotate 360 degrees with the push of a finger. It has different compartments on different sides, allowing you to basically rotate the walls of what should be different rooms to face different living areas. Want your TV facing the bed?… » 7/29/08 5:20pm 7/29/08 5:20pm

Dyson Concept Updates the Clothesline: It's Raining Pants

The new "air-line" concept from student designer Daniel Fitzgerald and Dyson offers an eco-friendly and space-saving solution to drying your clothes thanks to a design that functions using the movement of air along with solar heat. In other words, it is a solar-powered clothesline. The one big technological… » 2/12/08 6:50pm 2/12/08 6:50pm