life in a tiny apartment.

April 18, 2012

so, we finally really measured the joint. turns out, we’re exactly ten feet under 250 square feet. that’s right folks, 240.

we’re also totally stoked to have been taken on as contestants for apartment therapy’s small cool contest 2012. this news is probably mostly exciting because you all finally get to see shots of the place that expand beyond my kitchen table!

we’d be totally thrilled if you’d hop over and vote for us. telling all your friends, family, and coworkers to vote too would also be lovely {not to mention warding off AT readers who think our curtain looks dingy. rude.}. mostly, we’re just happy to show off that we’ve survived so long in a place so tiny. thanks for indulging us.


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  • Reply chloé April 18, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Yay! I love every inch of this place.

    We have a 9' surf board in our place that just fits under the ceiling. It will be interesting to see where it goes next time we move.


  • Reply [email protected] April 18, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    I love your place, it's so you. And I just voted.

    p.s. when can we get drinks again?
    p.p.s. will James teach me to surf?

    • Reply Erin April 18, 2012 at 2:26 pm

      thanks, friend.
      ps. drinks? anytime. duh.
      pps. yes! there's a bit of a queue, but you can be on it!

  • Reply anabela / fieldguided April 18, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Your apartment is so sweet!!

  • Reply Daniella April 18, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    So pretty though! And light and bright!

    • Reply Erin April 18, 2012 at 2:26 pm

      thanks, daniella.

  • Reply Norma April 18, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    People always make me shake my head when they think they have to say every little thought that's on their little mind. That was rude! Sheesh. On my way to vote~ Peace. n

    • Reply Erin April 18, 2012 at 2:26 pm

      thanks for voting, norma!

  • Reply Lin April 18, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Just voted and I hope you win. Sweet space and love the light. Good luck!

    • Reply Erin April 18, 2012 at 3:56 pm

      thanks, lin!

  • Reply Milynn luong April 18, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    congrats for this opportunity to feature your beautiful home! I just voted! I hope you'll win this challenge!

    • Reply Erin April 18, 2012 at 5:59 pm

      thanks so much, milynn!

  • Reply Rachel April 18, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    It looks amazing!

    AT commenters can be HARSH. I was pleasantly surprised that most of yours were nice!

  • Reply Gregory Brown April 18, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Great apartment. I love "map art".

  • Reply Alexa April 18, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    props for being able to live in a place so tiny! i love small spaces, and yours looks very comfy, not to mention adorable! 🙂 good luck!

    • Reply Erin April 18, 2012 at 9:52 pm

      thanks, alexa!

  • Reply Lindsay April 18, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    I love that map. It's gorgeous. Where is it from??

    • Reply Erin April 18, 2012 at 10:03 pm

      glad you like it! the map is from raven maps {}. they are brilliant! every map they produce is gorgeous, gorgeous. go get 'em.

  • Reply eadaoin April 18, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    oh my, your blog pictures do not indicate just how small your space is!you are a genius!!!best of luck,hope you guys win.

    • Reply Erin April 18, 2012 at 10:04 pm

      thank you! glad we had you fooled 😉

  • Reply Mary April 18, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    You have a cool, great apartment! Heading over to vote now. Obviously someone's mom/dad never taught him/her that if you have nothing good to say, etc. That's too bad. But take it with a grain of salt, or however that old saying goes! Your apartment is fab! 🙂

  • Reply sweet harvest moon April 18, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    This is amazing!

  • Reply Lucent Imagery April 19, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I've just been over to have a good look at all the entries. Not being biased because I read your blog, but yours in my favourite. The light, colours and lack of clutter are great. Yes, I think your entry and votes should double as a petition for the landlord!

    • Reply Erin April 19, 2012 at 2:17 am

      glad you like it–and yes! we think so, too!

  • Reply Kayla Poole April 19, 2012 at 1:25 am

    I can't believe how tiny it is! Major props to you and james for creating such a lovely, inviting space. I hope you win!

    • Reply Erin April 19, 2012 at 2:17 am

      thanks, kayla! fingers crossed!

  • Reply rachel April 19, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    wow, your apartment is amazing! I just voted for you 🙂 good luck!

    • Reply Erin April 19, 2012 at 7:06 pm

      thanks so much, rachel!

  • Reply IndiaMorgan April 19, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Voted! Love your moleskin drawing of the apt featured on the website.

    • Reply Erin April 19, 2012 at 7:07 pm

      thank you! sometimes you just have to break out the pen and paper, you know?

  • Reply Deb April 20, 2012 at 3:31 am

    off to vote for you!

  • Reply Coogee Real Estate May 1, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Hi Erin, must be a dedicated surfer to fit the board in that tiny place 🙂

  • Reply Shalini May 12, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Wow, you know what I voted for your home in the Small cool contest, but I didn't know it was yours!

    • Reply Erin May 12, 2012 at 6:59 pm

      so funny, shalini! thanks so much for voting! we had a good time with it!

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