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The LA Times Knows No Little People

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In today's Home section, the LA Times features an article on people choosing smaller living spaces. "A look at the shifting footprint of today's home —" writes Sean Mitchell "and why our ability to be happy within those walls is more than the sum of our square feet." Their examples of modest size? 2,400 square feet in Redondo Beach (pictured) for a couple and their 2 dogs. 2,800 in Lafayette Park. 3,400 for a handsome pair of gentlemen. In East LA entire lots are 3,000 square feet. In Silverlake, if you spend the median price on a home (currently $466,250) you can expect to get about 900 square feet. How hard would it be for the LA Times to actually find someone living in a small space for an article on small living spaces? Oh, wait, they did: a sales associate at Barney's who's made do with his 700 square foot loft. Next time, I'll head to Barneys to find people "creating spaces that are beautifully cozy and multipurpose rather than expansive, rambling and redundant." Sure wouldn't think of talking to someone on the bus about that.