Move over nimble-fingered grannies: Just in time for winter comes 'Rocking Knit, an exertion-free, beanie-knitting armchair conceived by a duo of Swiss design students for a low-tech design exhibition.
Respiratory health goes sci-fi with the winner of this year's of appliance-reimagining Electrolux Design Lab competition: Aeroball, an air-filtering/freshening system composed of illuminated floating orbs.
Faircompanies visit a half-subterranean dwelling in Barcelona once used by the building's portero. Eco-design aficionado Monica Potvin leads the tour of the pint-sized, upcycled furniture-filled space.
In addition to releasing a 5-point reconstruction plan for communities severely impacted by Superstorm Sandy, Architecture for Humanity teams up with MTV to raise funds for the Restore the Shore campaign.
The Globe and Mail takes a look at the increasing number of Earthships, off the grid homes constructed largely from reclaimed materials such as old tires and glass bottles, touching down across Canada.
The world's thinnest residence, the Keret House, is unveiled in Warsaw, Poland. Tips for visitors? I'd say suck it in, take deep breaths and avoid eating a broccoli/cabbage salad for up to 24 hours before entrance.