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New Yorkers, think your 300 square-foot studio is small? Today, changes to San Francisco's building code could allow for spaces as small as 220 square feet, which would be the smallest official living areas in the nation. Proponents say micro apartments provide affordable options for San Francisco's single population; whereas average rent in June was $2,734, the small spaces would go for $1,200-$1,500. Could you live in 220 square feet?

In other news, designer Gilles Mendel lives luxe in 732 square feet, and check out a countertop composter that directly feeds your houseplants. See the headlines after the jump.

San Francisco could allow among tiniest apartments in US, as small as 220 square feet | The Washington Post
Gilles Mendel's Black-and-White New York Apartment | Architectural Digest
An Elegant Desktop Composter That Automatically Feeds Your Plants | Co.Design

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