It seems that the more time we spend on this planet, the more stuff we accumulate around us. For those of us who live in apartments, having an excess of things is much more obvious than for our house-dwelling counterparts. We don’t usually have a garage to store boxes that haven’t been opened in years. We don’t usually have a spare room or a spare closet to pack full to the ceiling with our possessions. No, our stuff is out there, strewn about the apartment and exposed for the entire world to see. Here are some extreme examples of apartments packed perhaps a little too tightly.
In a studio apartment, the world is your bedroom. How do you keep your things from swallowing you whole if there’s nowhere to put them? You have to invent places to put them. The person who lives in this apartment has covered all the walls with shelves. While this may make the room feel smaller, it gives him plenty of places to keep all his things. With enough shelf space for everything, he can keep his things off the floor, which, judging by the mat laid out in the center of the room, just so happens to be where he sleeps.
If you work at home, hopefully this scene doesn’t look as familiar to you as it does to me. This is a brilliant example of just how much desk a person can fit in their apartment. There’s plenty of space all around so that many projects can be tackled at once. And the research material is all stored within easy reach of the rolling office chair. Of course, this space is packed so full of work that there’s not a whole lot else that can be done here. Hopefully there are a few games on the computer.
I’ve always subscribed to the belief that you can’t have too many toys for the kitchen. Apparently I was wrong; they seem to have enough. It’s hard to tell from the picture, but it does seem like there is literally no way to stuff one more condiment jar into the cabinet on the right. I do, however, really like this person’s use of the magnet strip for the knives.
If you’re stuck in the 1890’s (or at least a fan of steampunk) there’s no reason why you too can’t have too much in your tiny living room!
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