In other news, high-tech "granny pods" help care for aging family, and check out a Pixar-esque lamp that interacts with the outside world. See the headlines after the jump.
• Best of Year 2012 Product Winners | Interior Design
• Pioneering the granny pod: Fairfax County family adapts to high-tech dwelling that could change elder care | Washington Post
• A Real-Life Pixar Lamp That Interacts With The World Around It | Co.Design