Wednesday, July 21, 2010

More Technology for smaller living..

I have been living with a ebook reader for some time now and I love it. No not a Kindle or ipad, but a off brand from Bed Bath and Beyond. It cost $149.00 and will read pdf and epub files. It allows me to reduce the metric ton of physical books in the house to only those I really love, or on my new to read list. I can keep my technical and other books on the e-reader. If magazines were automatic to the reader I would probably subscribe to more of them.

I also was reminded on how to have a Home theater in the home that hides when not in use. TV lifts here here and for the Do it yourselfer... here Offer a unique way to have a huge 42" plasma or LCD in your tiny home and make it hide away when not in use. This also opens up more options for placement as well. The TV can now block a window. Plus options for media centers running XBMC are also getting smaller if you want a dedicated TV server, or adding a video splitter to your PC so you can send the video to the TV if you want to go ultimate minimal.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Fully functional Office, Listening room and recording studio.

This Great room Is proof that you can cram it all into one place AND do it with style. This retro meets modern converts a small room into a triple use studio/office/listening room that uses some fantastic ideas to make it stylish.

Monday, April 26, 2010

tiny apartment in hong Kong

Unclutterer has a great article and link covering an incredible small apartment in hong Kong that is very functional,comfortable, and luxurious.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Apartments with garages....

One thing I have really noticed that is hard to find, Apartments with locked inside garage space. I have a sports car and a motorcycle and would prefer to not drive 15 minutes to a storage facility to ride the bike or take the sports car out for a spin. I want a garage near my apartment. With so many people looking to downsize and apartments delivering not only a downsizing but also removing any home maintenance time vampires, why are there not more apartments with garages available? Granted I can buy one of the condo/homes but then I have to mow a lawn again and do other house chores that my career simply leaves little time for. Plus why pay someone to mow a lawn when I dont care about even having a lawn? I actually prefer to not have one.

I know garages typically end up full of clutter and junk, but there are more and more people out there that not only have a toy or two that needs to be locked up, but may own a car they want to last longer and keep it parked out of the weather.