Using Wallpaper as A Storage Solution : Pocket Wall
The Pocket Wall is an interesting idea proposed by Maja Ganszyniec and is probably one of the coolest ideas for storage, especially for a small apartment. If you’ve ever lived in a small place you tend to think about innovative ways to store all of your stuff, and you are looking especially for storage that won’t be too bulky or interfere with my decor choices. This idea is basically a wall covering that contains peg holes and pockets so that you can store items by hanging them or loading them into the slots.
This is interesting, especially if you have a whole wall and you don't know what to do with it. I don't know if this is available locally, but I think we can make a nice DIY equivalent (wall quilts anyone?)
Tiuku Clock by Ari Kanerva
If you don't like the look and feel old things bring you, here is something that may just fill in that category: a modern remake of the grandfather clock.
Finnish designer Ari Kanerva has created the Tiuku clock as a contemporary minimalist version of a grandfather clock.