Thu, Dec 26, 2013 at 8:11 PM
Since folkloric humanoids that live in rocks aren't keen on making court appearances, Icelandic environmentalists lobby to halt the construction of a highway that would severe a protected lava field — a lava field that also happens to be the site of an active elf church.
Tue, Dec 24, 2013 at 5:27 PM
Looking for a solid 45 minute escape from the relatives? Here's the perfect chance to duck out and revisit/reflect on some of the most intriguing and inspiring MNN home and garden stories published this past year.
Mon, Dec 23, 2013 at 9:08 AM
It's a Christmas miracle! Swedish research and design teams unveil a prototype line of cellulose-based tableware with one rather appealing advantage.
Mon, Dec 23, 2013 at 11:00 PM
According to Osram Sylvania's 6th annual Socket Survey, not too many folks realize that 40W and 60W incandescent bulbs will go bye-bye come Jan 1. And a sizable number of those who do plan on stockpiling old bulbs.
Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 10:37 AM
I see dead people, indeed: Architecture student Martin McSherry's proposal for a modular high-rise graveyard causes a stir in Norway, a land-strapped nation in the throes of a burial plot dilemma.
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 at 7:37 PM
This ain't your grandma's wrapper paper although she'd surely approve of it: After you've torn open your holiday gifts, plant Eden Paper in the backyard where, with a little basic TLC, it will grow into a veggie patch.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 10:35 PM
You can consider us, umm, fans of designer Sep Verboom's eye-catching line of lampshades handcrafted from colorful leftovers from Cebu City's weaving industry and recycled electric fan guards.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 6:06 PM
In the event that residents living in the squeaky clean Norwegian capital somehow forget what's kosher to flush down the toilet, they needn't look much further than hard-to-miss manhole covers for a quick reminder.
Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 7:28 PM
Ancient pagan rituals meet modern Dutch design with Spruce Stove, a clever heat source in which a whole tree trunk is burnt gradually in a manner that's not too dissimilar from European yule log traditions.
Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 10:52 AM
Heavy on bird talk — "They see the world from a different perspective, one to which all real travelers aspire" — and hand-clappy indie folk, Airbnb'new ad campaign showcases 50 remarkable birdhouses modeled after 50 remarkable real-life listings.