Have a small dining space? Try banquette or bench seating for a cozy feel. Even better, make the benches storage. Even if have great space for the breakfast/ lunch table, get more space in kitchen by loosing table and use this.
Sky Garden House by Guz Architects. Wierd, but I think it would be really nice to inhabit. It's also an interesting application of green roofs/roof gardens to a very modern, otherwise steel and concrete design.