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More Closet Cases

In our June 2009 Dwell Reports we rounded up five closet systems and called on organizing expert Standolyn Roberston to help us sift through the drawers, shelves, and hooks that ease the struggle of keeping your closet clean. In this online extra, we present photos of the five systems we reviewed in the magazine plus three more that caught our eyes.
February 1, 2013
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Tunnel Vision

To maximize every square inch in this Manhattan apartment, LOT-EK knocked down walls, added dozens of recycled doors, and built in a bevy of secret compartments.
November 5, 2011
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Magnetic Walls, and Storage Made Sexy

When architects Hayes and James Slade of Slade Architecture renovated a three-story brownstone in Brooklyn for Ricky Kenig, the owner of the New York City's ubiquitous Ricky's NYC stores, and his three daughters, they took an atypical approach to storage: "rather than concealing, it reveals and celebrates," says James. To tie the three floors together, the architects devised a blackened steel wall that acts like a multi-story magnetic board, running from the parlor floor to the roof.
November 17, 2010
Brad Smith and Brian Brennan's renovation punches way about its weight, with efficiency of space making up for what it lacks in square footage.

Good Mews

Brad Smith’s compact former coach house, tucked away in one of London’s many hidden cobbled mews, was in need of a radical over-haul when his partner Brian Brennan moved in. Scape Architects remodeled inside and out to maximize both space and light, redesigning the property around the pair’s possessions and utilizing every available void for storage.
May 28, 2009
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Standolyn Robertson Reviews 5 Closet Systems

Our homes generally celebrate design you can see, but throw open the closet doors and behold a new frontier. These five closet systems not only make getting dressed easier and folding laundry more fun, but you may even find that missing sock along the way.
May 13, 2009
When they moved into the Merrimac building in 1999, the Schafers unburdened themselves of books, clothes, and food that wouldn't fit into their small space.

Living Room

When Im and David Schafer moved in together they faced the challenge of combining the contents of David’s 880-square-foot loft and Im’s 550-square-foot apartment into a one-room, 426-square-foot downtown loft.
January 16, 2009
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Fine Finnish: Entrance

When Susanna entered her future home for the first time, it appeared cramped and uninviting. Her first step in adding a sense of spaciousness and clarity was to paint all the surfaces—–walls, doors, cabinets, ceilings, and parquet floors—–white.
January 2, 2009