Have you seen this apartment, featured in the NYT? This is 178 square feet of pure, unadulterated, design genius, in my opinion. Why? Obviously - it looks SO MUCH BIGGER!
The story behind the space is equally cool - habitué, Zach Motl, is a clever collector and DIYer. He had been working several jobs including as an intern for Miles Redd (to quote Napoleon Dynamite: "Luck-eee!") when he spied a full-time position for a junior designer at an upscale architecture and design firm.
The job requirements included knowledge of autoCAD, and three years design experience - neither of which he had...
Go here to read the full story - it rocks.