Already a point of contention in Seattle, micro-studio complexes have officially arrived in Portland. And some residents, concerned about the impact that these buildings may have on neighborhoods, aren't exactly welcoming.
When you buy a primo piece of vacant land from a group of nuns, it's a given that you have to do something special with it. And special is exactly what the new owners of the parcel had in mind when deciding to build Manhattan's very first passive house apartment complex.
It's been one year since Darwin, the nattily attired monkey who was found pacing around an IKEA parking lot in Toronto, captured our hearts and won the Internet. And according to the sanctuary where he now resides, the little fella is doing quite well.
A social outreach ministry in Austin, Texas, and an offshoot of Occupy in Madison, Wisc., envision planned communities where formerly homeless residents living in micro-homes will have just enough room to get back on their feet.
When you live in a state that's defined by both brutal winter weather and delicious dairy products, it shouldn't come as too much of a surprise when officials start to treat ice-slicked streets with salty mozzarella juice.
Have a piece of holly jolly hosiery hanging by the pellet stove that needs attention before December 25? Consider these useful and beautiful stocking stuffers — most eco-friendly and/or from small designers — for $25 and under.
This week: Standout holiday gift guides for DIYers, designers, bicyclists, neat-freaks and the insufferably trendy. Plus, cargotecture gets the luxury treatment with a new residential project in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Naturally, Texas is home to what the Guinness World Records has deemed as the world's largest gingerbread house. And although the plus-sized structure may scream 'excessive waste' to some, it's not without a big, charity-minded heart.