What have you done for your intimate New York living space lately? 32-year-old Kevin Patterson just took home Apartment Therapy's first place prize for the smallest, coolest apartment ("teeny tiny" division). His 210-square-foot space on the upper West Side costs him $1,550/month in rent, according to the Daily News. He told the paper, "I moved here from a place that was four or five times this big."
In order to keep from feeling claustrophobic, he kept mostly everything white, and says "Things are hidden everywhere." He gave some tips to Apartment Therapy on how to make the most of a small space, saying everything "has to do double duty. Even the big mirror has adhesive hooks on the back for holding my mop and broom." Who hasn't kept some tchotchkes in the oven?