Now that Black Friday has passed and you've retired your chainmail coif for the year, it's time to flex your consumerist muscle in a more civilized manner with the aid of this year's Green Monday gift guide.
Faircompanies steps inside a compact, cleverly designed Manhattan studio apartment where nearly every surface slides, opens and folds and where both the kitchen table and the Murphy Bed are assisted by hydraulics.
Although Frank Lloyd Wright purists would rather not hear about it, what's believed to be the first FLW home constructed on its intended site since the architect's death is now for sale (private island included).
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.