All posts by Lisa Blecker

Caesura: Micro-Studios + Amenities Usher In the Next Generation of Brooklyn Living

In Brooklyn, there is no shortage of creative energy coursing through the streets. Space, however, comes at a premium. And what you do with that space, once you’ve finally obtained it, calls for as much of that creativity as possible. Enter Jonathan Rose Companies and their latest building: Caesura. Located in the middle of the […]

Off the Grid, on Maui

“Design your life to include more money, health, and happiness with less stuff, space, and energy.” The mission statement of Graham Hill’s LifeEdited is clearly on display at his new Hawaiian home, featuring wall beds by Clei, modular sofas, and tables from Resource Furniture. As stated in The New York Times: “At 1,000 square feet, […]

Sofa Beds vs. Wall Beds

It takes some creativity to transform a room from crowded to elegant. Furniture is necessary but cumbersome, and beds, in particular, take up most of the floor space in a room — and you’re asleep for most of the time you’re there! Space-saving bed options, such as a Murphy bed or pull-out couch, maximize space […]

Santa Monica Pool House

Nestled in Santa Monica, California, is this warm and relaxed pool house belonging to a family of four — with two young, active kids.  They wanted their home to feel welcoming without the stress of protecting anything precious or worrying about inevitable spills. When defining the direction of the design, Becky Spector of Becky Spector […]

Micro-Units Hit D.C.! Meet Arris by Forest City

Real estate giant Forest City has entered the micro-unit market with their award-winning new Arris building at The Yards located in SE Washington D.C. Forest City’s micro-unit project began – as much innovation does – with a challenge. In this case, it was figuring out how to optimize a line of awkward one bedrooms + […]