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I received an email this morning that reminded me of this transforming Hong Kong apartment where no space is lost and every amenity is accounted for:


As precious space within large metropolitan cities becomes scarcer, I imagine we’ll start to see more unique space saving ideas like this one. In fact, last year Treehugger’s founder Graham Hill hosted a design competition, LifeEdited, to gather ideas for living in a small footprint similar to those showcased in the video.

While I love the idea of living in less space, I don’t think it would take long before the constant furniture rearrangement wore me out. I have to wonder – is this a novel, faddish idea or will transforming small designs be a staple in our future? Only time will tell!

— Amy DePierre