Friday, April 9, 2010
TAA Giveaway (Plus Notes on AT's Smallest, Coolest)
April is a busy month for us small-spacers on the design blog circuit (says the gal who's been running her blog for three months now). The great-granddaddy of them all, Apartment Therapy, is hosting their annual "Smallest, Coolest" contest. To go along with it, they're focusing on small spaces this month, and my Google Reader has been inundated with great posts for those of us who live in shoeboxes. I can barely keep up with reading them, let alone sharing all the links with you here at TAA! So, while I am reading (or at least bookmarking) all of their wonderful entries, all I can say is that you need to be visiting AT yourself for your several-times-a-day dose of the small and the cool. I'll still share them with you here when I can, but I do have other content I don't want you to miss, too! Eventually, when things slow down, we can revisit some of AT's ideas and inspiration and discuss them in a little more depth. So, don't forget: check out Apartment Therapy's "small spaces"-tagged entries here to get their articles hot off the Internet presses. Now, in regard to the contest itself... The Smallest, Coolest contest is an incredible source of inspiration. Every category is full of gorgeous homes with clever small-space solutions. I wish I could link to every single one. But the fact is, I'm entering this year and I'm horribly selfish. So I'm not gonna. However, if anyone who has already been featured on TAA in our "Real-Life Tiny-Ass Apartment" series wants to throw their hat into the "Smallest, Coolest" ring, you bet I'll share that here with you all so you can go support your fellow TAA-dweller. (And yes, I'll share the link if mine makes it up on the site as well.)
Now, because I have an overdeveloped sense of guilt, and I feel bad for not being able to provide 24/7 "Smallest, Coolest" coverage, I have something for you. We're doing a giveaway!
Tiny-Ass Apartment is teaming up with Paul Wilson of Wilson Graphics to give away a blackboard wall decal to one lucky reader. This is a perfect pairing. After all, I know most of you TAA-dwellers are a) renters, and b) broke. Wall decals are a great way to decorate your walls without damaging them (and thus forfeiting your security deposit), and seriously -- what's better than free?
To enter, leave a comment on this post that includes your name and email address. I'll be using the Random Number Generator to select one winner; the winner will be able to select any blackboard decal of their choosing from Wilson Graphics' shop on Etsy. The deadline for comment/entries is next Thursday, April 15th. Only one entry per person; for more detailed rules, please see below.
A taste of some of the graphics available...
So leave a comment, check out Paul's shop, and thank you guys for supporting Tiny-Ass Apartment and being so awesome!