Friday, November 5, 2010

LifeEdited Competition

This is a nice follow-up to the previous post from Miss Emily Smith. I stumbled across an awesome design competition today - thanks to one of my best ladies, Brenda. It's called LifeEdited [a tiny huge design contest] and runs from October 27, 2010 to January 10, 2011. The challenge is to "design a jewel box of an ultra-low-footprint apartment in 420 SF" in NYC for Treehugger founder Graham Hill. Some of the main goals include using one space for work/play/sleep/guests, digitizing everything possible, access versus ownership (Netflix, Zipcar, Airbnb, etc) and a general lifestyle of necessity (nothing extraneous). The grand prize is $10,000 cash along with a few other exciting treats like a Strida folding bike.

This is right up my alley. Man do I wish I had the time! Let me know if you'd like to collaborate - perhaps I could contribute to a team effort. My mind was racing with exciting ideas for minimal and space-saving design as I read the brief. I practice many of the habits described in the competition, such as a shoe-free home with a place at the door for storage. I call this "preventative maintenance". No shoes equals cleaning the floors every other week versus every week! I'm also in the process of digitizing my old film photos and recently digitized and recycled all of my old planners. Less is more, lovely people.

Kristen Ziegler

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