The flat-bike-lift is a new ceiling hydro-pneumatic overhead bike rack to be used in the house garage or in place where we park our bike. Once the bike is loaded and securely attached in a simple and quick way, a slight upward hand push activates the lifting system of the flat-bike-lift that takes it safely and automatically into the horizontal position against the ceiling to get more free space on the floor for cars and other necessities.
By a simple downward hand traction, flat-bike-lift takes it back to the vertical position, ready to be unloaded and used again. The idle upstroke is automatic and low-speed driven. Designed for all kind of bikes, the flat-bike-lift includes several useful optionals that make it suited for different ceiling heights and weights to lift. Moreover, it can be equipped with a helmet holder, a second handler to make its use even simpler and an optional tray to load two kid bikes. Have a look at the video below to better understand how the system works and tell us what you think! [Photos and information provided via e-mail by Flat-bike-lift]
Sunken living rooms were all the rage in the 60s and 70s, but they can still be just as comfy and stylish in the aughts. With so many of us opting for open plan spaces these days, creating a casual but defined “conversation pit” is a fun way to break up your living room into manageable zones. Read on for some of our favorite inspiration rooms featuring cozy sunken living areas that we’d love to nestle up in.
And who says recessed living areas need to be indoors? Your outdoor space can benefit just as much from sunken seating, as evidenced by this elegant, stone-lined patio by Dean Herald-Rolling Stone Landscapes. And for one final dose of sunken living room eye candy, feast your eyes on this over-the-top living area by Chris Barrett Designs. The former estate of Johnny Carson features giant windows overlooking a cliff in Malibu, so it’s no wonder a safe and plush sunken sofa was added to ground the space.