Apartment Therapy is running a contest on small cool spaces and Jennifer’s submission caught my eye because of her cork accent wall that functions as a place to hang pictures and mementos. I like how she used a picture frame to highlight one of her objects. Nice Touch! The even more amazing thing about her apartment is that it is only 136 sf! 

What I Love About My Small Home
I love the light, the trees outside my windows and the quiet calm of my home. I love that despite its size, my studio has become a gathering place for my friends. Between the settee, the leather ottoman, the tufted chair and the two wooden chairs, my apartment can seat six people and the floor is always open! In this case, ‘intimate’ proved much more than a realtor’s euphemism.

Biggest Challenge of Living in a Small Space
As my bed is the biggest thing in my apartment, it was very difficult to avoid making it the focal point of the space. For the first six months, adjusting the layout became a monthly sport. However, the set up shown here has stood the test of time. I opted to put the bed at the far end of the apartment behind the leather settee and hang a curtain divider. This works to section off a living space and allows me to walk in the door without immediately falling into bed!

Click on the link to see more photos of her place at Apartment Therapy

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I see a lot of cork related items and most of them are very designy  but the simplicity of this genius. The cork creates a non slip pad for your dishes and adds nice rustic element to your kitchen. I wish I had come up with this idea first.

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Tembo, Tembo Stool

03/28/2012

Swedish design group Note Design Studio has created a great collection of seating, lighting and storage pieces. The Tembo stool (Swahili for elephant) is styled after the large pad like feet of the elephant and uses cork as the cushion.

Tembo is Swahili for elephant. When elephants walk, they always have at least one foot on the ground. They don’t run. Because of their straight legs and large pad-like feet elephants can stand for very long periods of time without getting tired. Just like our Tembo table and stool. They are part of our collection Marginal Notes #1, still in development and yet without a producer.

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Found these super cute animal decorations for your cork by Monkey Business. This would be great when you go to a friends house with a bottle of wine.

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I can’t decide if i like this lamp or not. It is a beautiful shape, with a great wooden stem and the color/shape of the shade balances out the proportions nicely. What are your thoughts on this item?

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Check out these awesome 70’s pen holders. I guess this was pre-Post Its since you can thumbtack a note to yourself right on it.

Buy the square one on Etsy  ~  Buy the round one on Etsy

Made of 100% recycled natural cork, this minimalistic design is a great looking accessory.

The Cork Cuff designed by Donna Piacenza and produced by Studio 1AM employs 100-percent-recycled natural cork as a wearable material. Each piece is cut from a single block previously used for storage or display. It’s also unisex—perfect for the boy on your list who sports a little bling. Read More

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