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Sick of how your flat looks? Move a couple of walls in minutes. No problem.

Renting can be a nightmare if you’re the creative type who wants to make a flat a home but don’t have permission to paint let alone knock a few walls out. It can be very frustrating,  I was once told that if I wanted to put a mirror up I’d have to write to the letting agency and owner for the go ahead.

And as buying a house is near impossible nowadays, renting a small apartment is the only option for many young professionals who have to make do with either a basement dungeon or first floor studio inclusive of kitchen, shower and loo in the bedroom.

This can all change with the brilliant invention from young Interior Designer Henry Parker. Having recently graduated from De Montfort University in Leicester, I met  Henry at this years New Designers event in London. He has cleverly created a flexible apartment which can be changed to suit any person’s lifestyle.

Named the Adaptaflat, this revolutionary apartment consists of various maneuverable walls that are connected to tracks on the ceiling. So in effect, when you get bored of the layout or need to make some space for the family popping over, you can jig a few walls around and Bob’s your uncle!

The living spaces are the same size as an average two bedroom apartment and the walls can be clamped down to avoid any mis-haps. Listen to Henry’s interview with The Design Hub to find out more!

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Design of the Day – A Virtual TweetingSeat

Today I bring you a wonderful invention called the TweetingSeat. Every time someone sits on this seat, pictures of them are uploaded to a live twitter feed via two cameras; one located on the actual bench looking outward to the surrounding space and the other from a distance looking at the person sitting on the bench!

Created by innovative Northern Ireland product designer Chris McNicholl, the  TweetingSeat was designed to combine our digital and physical worlds and introduce people into a virtual environment. I believe the seat is based in the grounds of the University of Dundee, but I’m not 100% sure if it’s moved around to various places. You can follow the live TweetingSeat on twitter and you never know you might see someone you know!

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Design of the Day – Tide Chandelier by Stuart Haygarth

Lancashire born designer and photographer, Stuart Haygarth, produced this magnificent light created from debris washed up on the Kent coast in 2004. The appropriately named “Tide Chandelier“, is compiled of clear and plastic objects measuring almost 5 feet in diameter, only ten were made.

The objects hang on monofilament line held by ‘split shot’ from a 1.5 metre square MDF platform above! This piece is so beautiful and  innovative,  the way each item is organised to depict a moon like sphere instantly captures my imagination and im sure that of everyone who see’s it.

If you love this piece as much as I do you must check out his website and other creations, they’re spectacular.

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