Although the last thing you may want a pendant lamp to remind you of is drudgery and set-in stains, all laundry associations disappear with Willem Heeffer's lovely lighting collection made from salvaged washing machine drums.
West Elm, everyone's favorite artisan-obsessed home furnishings retailer, is about to get a whole lot more crafty with the launch of a new initiative that involves a significant financial commitment to handcrafted products.
After exhausting other sensibly priced real estate options, a Portland family settles on a vintage 43-foot Chris Craft Corinthian found on Craigslist for $14,000. They now call the cozy vessel home sweet home.
Tired of 'climbing a ladder six and a half million times a day,' ingenious Idahoan Ethan Schlussler creates a DIY bicycle elevator that enables him to ascend and descend nearly 30-feet to his hand-built treehouse.
While it's not unusual for Solar Decathlon teams to tackle disaster housing, Team Kentuckiana does so in a commendable manner with a resilient, self-sufficient abode featuring a bathroom-cum-weather shelter.
An intriguing take on moving back in with your parents: Max, in exchange for a bit of household help, resides part-time (he also has a tiny apartment in the city) on his elderly mother's rural property in a converted school bus.
Across town from the sizzling death rays generated by London's newest glass skyscraper, a luxury hotel in Victoria unveils a verdant vertical garden designed to combat urban flooding, clean the air and promote biodiversity.
While how it performs at the 2013 Solar Decathlon is still anyone's guess, Team Capitol DC's Harvest Home wins big points in the altruism department. Post-competition, it will be donated to a nonprofit serving combat veterans.