The Way We Live . . . books present environments and styles of living from around the world, with numerous unpublished examples from interiors in Europe, Asia, and North America. From lavish Manhattan penthouses to sleek West Coast beach houses, every type of residential urban architecture is included with an emphasis on the efficient use of limited space. The book also examines the use of colors, materials and textures such as metallic surfaces, industrial glass, and stone or brick-all of which evoke urban sophistication and cool. The concluding section of the book is a rich sequence of inspirational ideas show the best that life in the city has to offer, from rooftop gardens to life aboard houseboats. This book is sure to be a source of inspiration for home owners as well as interior designers.