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A Micro-Apartment of One’s Own

Do you know anyone who lives in New York with three roommates? How about someone who lives in a tiny studio apartment? If so, you may be consorting with a lawbreaker. That’s right: in most of New York City, the maximum number of roommates who can share an apartment, legally, is three. And every apartment must be at least 400 square feet — which is pretty big, aka expensive, for a studio.

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A Walk Into the Lobby of the World’s First Designer Hotel

I couldn’t imagine leaving Copenhagen without experiencing the classic Arne Jacobsen SAS Hotel that opened in 1960. One of the things that makes this structure so unique is that Jacobsen was commissioned by SAS, the Scandinavian airline, to design the world’s first designer hotel. While the notion of a “designer hotel” is commonplace nowadays, before Jacobsen’s acheivement, luxury was a term more frequently associated with more vintage elements, like lavishly patterned carpets, heavy curtains and 19th C. moldings.