Meet the winners of the Little Free Library Design Competition
February 16, 2017, 3:05 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Neighborhood micro-libraries take the shape of owls, trees and wheels of cheese.
Cardborigami: Providing shelter, restoring dignity with cardboard
February 6, 2017, 3:19 p.m. by Matt Hickman
From Skid Row to Nepal, Cardborigami's clever folding shelters offer the displaced a surprisingly sturdy alternative to tents.
IKEA's flat-pack refugee shelter wins coveted design award
February 3, 2017, 1:43 p.m. by Matt Hickman
The Design Museum's recognition of Better Shelter couldn't come at a more appropriate time.
IKEA launches 'gender neutral, activity neutral' city bike
January 26, 2017, 3:14 p.m. by Matt Hickman
The SLADDA bike's optional trailer is perfect for small-sized IKEA hauls.
Baugruppen: It's a cooperative living concept, and it's perfect for boomers
January 25, 2017, 2:07 p.m. by Lloyd Alter
This German concept of cooperative living could be a great alternative to the retirement community.
Mom and kids with no skills built this house from video tutorials
January 13, 2017, 11:13 a.m. by Mary Jo DiLonardo
They proved to themselves that a determined family can accomplish anything.
Flintstone House: Bay Area landmark is now on Airbnb
November 4, 2016, 3:07 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Unlike in Bedrock, clams are not a valid form of payment for lodging.
Witch windows: Vermont's spooky-ish architectural anomaly
October 31, 2016, 11:30 a.m. by Matt Hickman
New England frugality meets protection against broom-straddling hags.