Love certain aspects of this: the stainless steel kickplate, the hidden appliances, the amont of built-in storage, the size of the bathroom, overall. But what kind of designers are these who would drop a couple hundred thousand dollars on the the construction of this prototype when they weren't savvy enough to realize the doors in the medicine cabinets would be blocked by the non-recessed lights, and the stool would be blocked by the bed--aren't things like that an automatic part of the design process? I think they need to consult with Jay Shaffer and Maxwell G.R. before starting their second prototype!!!
California's Smallest Legal Apartment: SmartSpace
|3/5/12 10:48 PM|
I hope you mean by taking magazines to the recycling bin that they will be taken to a place where they can be used and re-used, before they are finally recycled for the paper. My local library takes in magazines to be sold for a quarter at their thrift book shop, a fund-raiser for the library. I actually buy New Yorkers there, then return them... they can be sold again for a quarter, and I am currently bringing them my home decorating magazines when I'm through with them. An actual thrift store nearby provides a rack where customers can bring used magazines -- customers are free to take the ones they like without charge. I have in the past brought old magazines to a little coffee shop, where they are picked up and taken home by patrons -- there are any number of places you can do this: doctors offices, oil change places, anywhere people would be sitting around waiting. Don't just put them on the waste paper pile until they're good and worn out...
Tips for Keeping a Tidy Living Room
|1/18/12 11:30 PM|