The New York Times’ Penelope Green spends a night and hosts a dinner party at Carmel Place, NYC’s first micro development. Jacqueline Schmidt, the director of design at Ollie outfitted Carmel Place with housewares and furniture. Ollie also provided services and community events to create the ultimate urban living experience for residents.

“As I drifted off to sleep,” wrote Green, "I imagined a life swept clean of my grubby, needy possessions and instead envisioned a new, improved one that was sparely accessorized by Ms. Schmidt’s resilient and independent succulents, neutral art prints and soft baskets. So lightly encumbered, I would spring easily from my tasteful and tidy micro unit into the cultural soup of the city.”

Read and watch here to learn how The New York Times lived large in this tiny apartment: