From necessity comes invention. Anyone who's ever lived in Japan knows that the small spaces require compact living, and at least one furniture designer is obliging with a smart piece that creates a compact dining area from a cube.
Sadly, it's only available in Japan for now, but would be a great complement to the amazing BEDUP and any other compact living solution. It's not quite a whole apartment in a box, or a whole apartment's worth of stuff in 43 square feet, but it's still a pretty slick, space-saving design. Hit the jump to see it "uncubed." ::Cube Style (in Japanese) via ::Apartment Therapy: Los Angeles