Full disclosure: I heart Apartment Therapy. Though their modern-minimal style is sometimes a bit over the top for me the site serves as inspiration for those of us who live in tiny spaces. Plus I love how founder Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan took an idea and built a successful business out of it. Kudos, sir.
Each year AT runs a contest to find the smallest, coolest apartment in their aptly named Small Cool Contest. (Full disclosure #2: I totally entered last year.) This year one of the entries features an Anthropologie employee (photo above, see the full entry here). The first time I was reviewing the entry I thought, “huh, this apartment has a distinctly Anthropologie-esque feel to it,” and completely glazed over the fact that one of the residents worked there. Sorry for linking to it too late to vote for that particular entry. You only have 48 hours from posting to vote for each entry. You must also register for the site (it’s free!) in order to vote.
The winner wins $10,000 in gift certificates from Room & Board which is a frickin awesome prize! That may only be enough to buy a lamp…maybe a really nice chair. But the chance of winning is kind of, well, small and cool. It’s more about getting kudos and suggestions on your living space.