Friday, February 12, 2010

Style Size {apparently matters}

Have you seen this apartment, featured in the NYT? This is 178 square feet of pure, unadulterated, design genius, in my opinion. Why? Obviously - it looks SO MUCH BIGGER!
The story behind the space is equally cool - habitué, Zach Motl, is a clever collector and DIYer. He had been working several jobs including as an intern for Miles Redd (to quote Napoleon Dynamite: "Luck-eee!") when he spied a full-time position for a junior designer at an upscale architecture and design firm.
The job requirements included knowledge of autoCAD, and three years design experience - neither of which he had...
Instead, he sent the firm photos of his studio apartment.
He got the job...
P.S. - I spy some remnants of that Miles Redd internship in those lacquered, blue walls!
Go here to read the full story - it rocks.

9 comments:

ashlina said...

YES! i have seen this before... and i absolutely LOVE it. suuuuuch inspiration! wow!so hard to believe its so small, huh?


xo

ashlina

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

178, i dont know exactly how much it is, but I believe you. well, he must be a genius! I Love it!
Thanks for your email :) xoxo

Morning T said...

I love this Alison! It's right up my alley...small space crammed with lots of stuff.

Blondie's Journal said...

I love it. I can see that the furniture is spaced very closely together and every available space is used. One thing I like is that we are usually told to keep things simple when space is tight and there is nothing simple here!!

xoxo
Jane

Creategirl said...

WOW this is fantastic! I love the cut out pantry so sweet! Great story in promoting your strengths and not being discouraged by the "requirements"! Thanks for sharing

LindsB said...

Lucky for sure! what a rockin place he has!

The Designer said...

Hard to believe this is so small! Looks much larger, love all the books and the great use of this small space.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

luckeeee and SMART! This guy knows exctly where he is goin'!

MB said...

I love how even in a small space dark rich colours were used. (ie the doors and bathroom walls) Cool, thanks for the inspiration.