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Make skull art with bookcases

This is the work of James Hopkins', who is a sculptor. I realize this is a piece of his art work, but it inspires me to go play around with my bookshelves to see what sort of subtle icons I could invoke…

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A bright and brilliant ornately-painted ceiling

This is the ORIGINAL ceiling in the Naniboujou Lodge's Great Room — it's almost 100 years old and has never been repainted. Granted, it is in northern Minnesota, so it's not like the place is heavy on the direct sunbeams.

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Tour a tiny loft with an elevated bed

My house feels too big! After three days in a minimalist loft in Seattle, I'm thinking it's time to hoist the bed and use some of the ideas this small space sent home with me.

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Luckiest kid in the world has a bedroom built of LEGO

When you need to add a space for your kid in your one-bedroom condo, what do you do? How about adding a loft made of LEGO blocks? It's a very tiny building material, and it makes for a super cool custom bedroom you've got to see to believe.

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Create a bed alcove with vertical blinds

Please allow us to all to bask in this concept from French site ducotedechezvous.com. It's so simple I can't believe I didn't think of it first: bed alcove + vertical blinds = brilliant studio apartment space-division hack. Since living in Los Angeles a decade ago, I've had this grudge against vertical blinds (UG! The way they clack-clack-clack when a breeze comes through the window!), but this makes me reconsider. How else could vertical blinds be used to divide smalls spaces?