Wed, Dec 04, 2013 at 10:20 AM
Between the crazy-tall proposed Ferris wheel and Big Ang, Staten Island, NYC's smallest borough, has been living large as of late. Now come plans to build the city's largest solar farm on parkland that was once the largest landfill in the world.
Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 4:34 PM
If sexy smoke alarms, food-growing fish tanks or an iPod dock made from salvaged driftwood fail to help you check 'the person who has everything' off your holiday gift list, than I quit.
Wed, Nov 27, 2013 at 9:51 AM
Acknowledging that 'any place that people will receive emergency water, they will be in need of shelter too,' a student team unveils a prototype shelter constructed from one item that's in anything but short supply at disaster relief sites: empty plastic water bottles.
Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 9:14 PM
No, this isn't one of Michael Bloomberg's overreaching health crusades but an awareness campaign launched by the Department of Environmental Protection to prevent sewage blockages caused by the oily remnants of deep-fried poultry and potato pancakes.
Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 2:10 AM
Although the UN-sanctioned day of commode observance has passed, the folks at the World Toilet Organization have declared this coming Friday as Brown Friday — 'the number 2 reason to spend this holiday season.'
Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 9:38 AM
Prolific green prefab builder tackles the 'burbs with Balance Metro, a new take on a popular 3-bedroom design that's geared for placement on narrow infill lots in cities and dense suburban areas.
Sat, Nov 23, 2013 at 7:29 PM
This week: Amsterdam's urine-recycling scheme, the perils of flame retardant-treated furniture, and a chicken coop crafted from a vintage French police car. Plus, Vancouver moves to ban doorknobs in new buildings.
Wed, Feb 05, 2014 at 6:04 PM
Waste heat captured from a ventilation shaft along the London Underground will be used to keep housing estates warm and cozy (sans the oppressively expensive utility bills).
Fri, Nov 22, 2013 at 10:13 AM
The scrappy, scavenge-happy folks at Fireclay Tile launch a Kickstarter campaign to help assist in the transformation of old cathode ray tube box TVs and computer monitors into stunning handmade glass tiles for the home.
Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 1:12 PM
After helping bring national attention to the tiny house movement, builder and dedicated garden pee-er Jay Shafer turns his attention to a planned village of micro-homes (it will be zoned as a RV park) in Sonoma, Calif. dubbed Napoleon Complex.