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if this story on the renovation of maxwell and sarah kate's 265 sq ft apt. doesn't inspire you to do more with a small apt than nothing will. i loaded the times home page and was so thrilled to see the final product- a very serene, minimalist approach to living in under 300 sq ft with a baby. click here for the full piece. [this is a before picture, i'm too scared to use photos from the times]



Blogger Chris said...

I demand a return to Top Chef blogging.

8:56 AM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

lol. dude, i hate this season's top chef. i can't stomach devoting any more space to it.


9:11 AM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

oh, hi chris. thought you were a different chris. tell your wife that we need to go to mood and buy fabric.


9:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My company just blocked flickr and I can no longer see any of the pictures on your blog :( Luckily the links still work! I really enjoyed looking at all the beautiful pictures you posted. Things are getting out of hand over here!

9:13 AM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

oh no! i'm sorry. why did they block flickr??


9:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow one more prove that it's all about good taste and been realistic about the space you have. great job

10:17 AM  
Blogger Susan Schwake said...


11:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, it's a beautiful apartment but why, OH WHY?!? would you sink so much money into a rental???

11:42 AM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

i think the amount of money they're making up on rent (if they moved out i dread to think what the owners would charge the next person) makes up for the amount they spent on the reno. if i had more money i'd probably be doing something like this (on a smaller scale) to my apt. but i do get your point...


11:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree that it is strange (and a bit foolish) they'd spend this massive amount of money on renovating---if they split the $20,000 they spent over rent for a few years, they could have moved into a bigger place. They won't be able to live for much more than a few years in this place anyway now that they have a child.

1:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

regardless of the expenditure, i am sitting here looking at all my STUFF and wanting to toss it onto the street. why, oh why is it so hard for me to be more minimal. it's a work in progress, i suppose. and something to aspire to.

12:29 AM  
Blogger rena said...

i am good at winnowing out things but i am awful about actually, physically removing it from my home. if there was a service to come in and take care of the piles properly (clothing to the secondhand shop or thrift, books to housing works or a library sale facility, furniture out the door to be recycled etc) it would make a gazillion dollars.

6:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This couple was in Readymade a few years back. Compared to the pictures of their apt in it's pre-baby state (from what I remember) it looks like they threw a bassinet in the corner :[

3:01 AM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

apartment therapy was in readymade? if you look at the ny times piece you can see they did a big overhaul- much more than a bassinet in the corner.


10:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree - why sink so much into a rental? I remember when we were young and naive and thought we could fit in a one-bedroom w/ a baby. But then we learned that those darned little things grow and don't always want to adhere to the minimalist dictum.

10:08 PM  

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