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.
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.
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.
The winners of the inaugural Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Challenge are announced with top honors going to a low-impact alternative to highly polluting, energy-intensive conventional clay masonry bricks.
On World Toilet Day, a day in which we turn our attention to modern sanitation and the 2.5 billion people across the globe without access to it, here's a look at a few remarkable places to go see a man about a horse.
This week: Philippe Starck does wireless thermostats, GE unveils one hell of a hotplate and Americans (at least those with cash to spare) finally warm up to the idea of bidets. Plus, do homeowners talk a big game when it comes to energy-efficiency?
When Swedish police arrive at an apartment after being alerted by neighbors to a possible domestic disturbance, they find a frustrated couple brandishing Allen wrenches and a set of indecipherable furniture assembly directions.
Bob Iger and a group of preservation-minded Brentwood residents swoop in to save a modestly-sized 1940 ranch house designed by Paul R. Williams that was slated to be demolished and replaced with a mega-mansion.
This week: Fanciful designer radiators from Europe, a clever backpack-chair hybrid and luxury homes with gyms that put the YMCA to shame. Plus, a build-it-yourself micro-home kit for wandering tiny house enthusiasts.
IKEA and Oslo-based ad agency SMFB work with customers in Norway to offload their unwanted but still functional furniture via a virtual flea market and print and TV advertisements. Secondhand SÖDERHAMN, anyone?
This week: A super bucolic public lavatory from Japan, the inherently high-performance nature of wigwams and famous horror movie residences. Plus, homes located next to cemeteries are more valuable than those that aren't. Who knew?