Saturday, March 19, 2011

The luxury of living, the luxury of space

One of today's problem of mankind is the growth in population while the existence of resources is getting lower. This looks probably like a too broad idea and no very specific, but here is where I'm going: young people have to find their place to live with a greater sense of competition than their parents or grandparents had to do, because offer is less. Add to that what is happening to the job market and the current crisis, which makes young people to do more internships and postpone their growth on the career ladder because there is little or no availability of higher or better paid jobs. Also, the bigger percentage in ageing population, makes countries postpone the age of retirement and lower pensions. This has as an effect that elderly employees stay more on a job and therefore occupy an opportunity for a younger person.

This is why young people move away from home later and have a lower budget to spend on housing, space is little, and they have to cope with that. They have to minimize their living space in order to keep costs affordable and to still have a sense of independence. But how should they live? Should they also give up comfort because of the general economic situation? O is there a way?

Luckily, there are designers who have thought about this. I have stumbled upon a video this week which really made my day. And I think I can relate the topic very well to my blog, as this concept of furniture which is presented revolves around the idea of the luxury of space. I imagine a city such as Tokyo is, where there are millions and millions people living on such a little space, that finding innovative ideas for comfortable living is as important as building safe houses.

The company from the video which presents the furniture from various Italian brands is NY-based and talks about Resource Furniture. I hope you will enjoy this video as much as I did. Have a nice Saturday!


(Video Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDpqHrAMKCk)

13 comments:

  1. The desk which transforms into a bed is genius! Acually, most of them are :)

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  2. Thank you so much for stopping by! I really appreciate it :-) I hope to visit Berlin soon and check out the art and history..
    xoxo, from NY!

    TRAVEL DESIGNERY

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  3. I love this!! I want this for my room.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  4. Lovely blog! Thank you for your sweet comment I will follow you! :)

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  5. Wow cool :D!!! My brother is watching too and he likes it also very much :), he is very ''technical''
    Thanks for your sweet comment :D!!
    xxxxxx

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  6. Great idea! Thanks for your kind comment! I follow you! I'll be looking forward for your posts!
    =)
    Rocio C.
    http://rocioconesa.blogspot.com

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  7. thanks for you lovely comment!

    thatgirlkip.blogspot.com

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  8. thank you for your comment :)

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  9. You sound like my fiance! He would rather spend money on food than on anything else. :)

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  10. definitely true about there's not enough resources as we may think.. luckily some people have thought about it differently:)

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  11. thanks for your comment! i really like this post. everything you write is so true!

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  12. cool post!



    xoxo from rome
    K.
    http://kcomekarolina.blogspot.com/

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