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Nights at the Museum: Family Lives in Art Gallery (VIDEO)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 02.17.2013 | HuffPost Home
Kirsten Dirksen

Artist Omar Sherzad learned about woodworking from his father. When he opened a workshop/gallery in Barcelona, he wanted his own children to learn from his work as well. So he installed beds in the walls.

WATCH: Tiny Apartment Hides Bathtub in a Drawer (and Closet Under the Bed)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 09.16.2012 | New York
Kirsten Dirksen

Over the past few years I've filmed a Lego-style transforming flat, a unit with a walk-thru shower and fridge-in-a-drawer and a small space where the architect cut a hole in the roof to create an indoor/outdoor shower.

WATCH: Space-Invading Apartment Boasts Walk-Through Shower and Fridge-In-Drawer

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Kirsten Dirksen

John MacPeek has fond memories of living out of a suitcase when he first moved to Europe over two decades ago, so when he was looking to buy an apartment in Barcelona, he was ready to live in something compact where everything he owned was accounted for.

Space Saving Furniture That Transforms One Room Into Two or Three (VIDEO)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 08.30.2011 | Style
Kirsten Dirksen

At a time when many of us -- due to finances, the environment or increasing urbanization -- are trying to put our homes on a diet, there's one obvious place to cut: our bedrooms.