Making Space for Serious Style

When space is small, the little things mean a lot. See a stylish alternative to wallpaper in New York, a revamped San Francisco basement apartment, a cabin with a view in Toronto and a Chicago artist's miniature design.

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Due to the harsh Canadian weather, the only plants that do well are sedums and thyme. This layer of plants, soil and rock works to protect the roof membrane from the elements and also insulates the cabin. The cabin is right next to the property line of their neighbors, so a green roof blends into its surroundings and doesn't impede the neighbors' view of the lake. The cabin also has a composting toilet because of its proximity to the lake.