Having too much stuff is a peculiarly modern problem, one that our ancestors, who generally never had enough of anything, would scarcely recognize. Yet it afflicts many of us, as evidenced in the TV show "Hoarders" and the many books and websites filled with anti-cluttering tips.
One NYC couple tapped architecture firm Dash Marshall to render their apartment clutter-free by remodeling it and designing hideaway spaces for everything. Looking through the white space, there are no magazines laying about, no half-finished work projects, no mail waiting to be sorted, and no dirty socks rotating silently on the ceiling fan. (That latter one may just be a problem in my house.) It's white, it's shiny and it's clean.
[The clients] wanted a home to charge up between missions; they wanted a place where every boot and book, every single little thing could be hidden away.... They had too much stuff and wanted to be able to live in serenity, without being reminded of their earthly possession on a daily basis.
One particularly neat feature is a sizeable closet that pivots on a hinge. Residing in a flexible-use area dubbed the "Black Hole," it swivels to hide, reveal, or create more space. And even in the open position, a simple white curtain can be used to hide the garments within.
Check out the full description of the space, featuring copious photographs, here.
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