This week: Standout holiday gift guides for DIYers, designers, bicyclists, neat-freaks and the insufferably trendy. Plus, cargotecture gets the luxury treatment with a new residential project in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Video: Imagine living in a trash dumpster tricked out with all the comforts of home. Well, leave it to New York City to have such a place. Gregory Kloehn has retrofitted a dumpster to include a shower, toilet, and what passes for a bed and more.
Paul R. Williams' 28th Street YMCA in South Los Angeles emerges from a LEED Gold retrofit and restoration project, historically significant identity still firmly intact and boasting a sleek new roof deck.
We all know that poo doesn't join Mr. Hankey in BM heaven once it's flushed. AsapScience offers a fascinating look at the afterlife of waste as it enters the sewage treatment process in 'The Poop Cycle.'
The U.K. is lousy with abandoned retail storefronts and short on housing. And so, officials explore a scheme that would allow for the conversion of boarded-up commercial spaces into private residences.
With the home stretch of summer upon us, there's never been a better time to gather up a few friends (and a couple of watermelons) and head out back for an old-fashioned picnic. Here's a few goodies to have on hand ...
This week: Mortgage fraud and preservation troubles amongst Andy Cohen's finest, IKEA does dollhouse furniture and architectural phobias, illustrated. Plus: Bird-friendly roofs and bug-unfriendly backyards.
In an, err, illuminating survey released by the dimmer wizards at Lutron, 90 percent of Americans admit to leaving the lights on in unoccupied rooms. Kids, naturally, our burdened with a majority of the blame.