My mother sent me the link to this article. She never could understand how I crammed so much stuff into my last apartment, a studio. Like Zach, I had a sleeping area as well as living, office, and dining areas. Zach's coffee table cranks up to dining height and extends.
Zach has been collecting items since he was a boy, visiting antique stores and frequenting yard sales. One item in particular he collects, books, which he stacks neatly throughout his home. Storage is a necessity, so Zach uses a Sultan Alsarp boxspring from Ikea which opens up.
Zach feels that the more stuff you put in a room - the bigger it feels. I think that putting large pieces in a small space makes the room feel larger. And I don't think I could live with all of those stacks everywhere...could you? Read the full article here by Penelope Green at The New York Times.