Last spring, students from the NYC Pratt Institute of Design created an exhibit of designs for the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in which the materials cost for each piece was one dollar or less. Some of the results are less successful than others, but the best are very good.
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.