Wednesday, June 23, 2010
What Say You?: Flipping Out
I spent a good long while staring at the pictures and floorplan for this 200 square-foot studio in Warsaw, Poland, trying to figure out if I liked it or not. In the end, I came to the "do not like" conclusion, but I think it's mostly because of the garish color scheme. My eyes are burned with acid green, purple, and orange! It looks like the Nickelodeon channel from the mid-90s exploded all over it. But despite the slime-colored floors, this apartment has some great space-saving features, the coolest of which is the kitchen.
In the pictures above, you can see the lofted sleeping area on the left, the shower on the right, and in the middle is a giant white cabinet that houses the kitchen. (The toilet and sink are behind the cabinet, in between the bed and shower.) Embedded into the cabinet door is a fold-down table. I like the way the table looks framed by the cutout window, and it's amazing how much space is saved once everything's folded up and put away. I was just thinking the other day about how there's no room in my apartment to do a lil' morning yoga; in this place it looks like there'd be enough space to teach a small class!
The lofted bed area looks quite cozy, too. But does anyone else think it's really odd that they put in a cutout window to overlook... the bathroom? I suppose if you were laying in bed and had to get to the toilet in a real big hurry you could just leap through the cutout, but other than that, I can't see a purpose for it. Now, if you can find a purpose for a window overlooking your toilet... just keep it to yourself. I don't wanna know.