WebEcoist | Archived Articles by Author: Steph

Stephanie is one of the most veteran authors on both WebUrbanist and WebEcoist – her work tends toward the design side of things, covering everything from parks and scenic overlooks to dazzling futuristic eco-architecture:

Infographic & Images: The Earth's Oldest Trees

An infographic shows the astonishing ages of the world's oldest trees. Learn about four of them: Pando, Methuselah, Old Tjikko and The Senator.

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Smart Sustainable Product Packaging: 14 Standout Designs

The packaging of these organic, recycled and otherwise sustainable products is just as green as its contents - and beautiful to look at, too.

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Brick-Shaped Beer Bottles Save Space, Become Building Blocks

Two stackable brick and cube-shaped designs for Heineken beer bottles turn these disposable packages into potentially valuable building materials.

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Meet Masdar: World's First Zero Carbon, Zero Waste City

The new city center for Masdar in the United Arab Emirates will feature an amazing group of sunflower-inspired canopies that provide shade and passive cooling.

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Algae Innovations: 13 Alternative Bio-Energy Concepts

How many different ways can pond scum improve the world? These 13 concepts use algae as a sustainable biofuel and a natural way to clean the air and water.

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Shooting Star Show! 2012 Perseid Meteor Shower

Don't miss the 2012 Perseid meteor shower, which will be visible Saturday, August 11th through Monday, August 13th.

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Prefab Eco House in France Boasts Breezy, Modern Design

This sustainable prefab house in a suburb of Paris features a stunning rooftop terrace with gardening space, a balcony and an outdoor dining deck.

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Dream Retreats: 15 Rustic, Reclaimed and Remote Cabins

These 15 cabins, often made of reclaimed materials, offer eco-friendly wilderness retreats that might just tempt you into a simpler life with a great view.

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Green Olympics 2012: 12 Eco-Friendly Features

Are the 2012 Summer Olympics in London really all that green? Here are 12 examples of eco features like green buildings, local food and energy efficiency.

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Solar and Wind-Powered Outdoor Lighting at IKEA

Looking for good quality solar lights for your yard or garden? IKEA's Solvinden line includes stake lights and string lights, and some are even wind-powered.

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Libraries, Aquariums & Outhouses: 14 Reclaimed Phone Booths

What do we do with all of the obsolete phone booths still standing around the world? Here are 14 creative ideas.

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Amazing Monumental Stone Sculptures by Chris Booth

New Zealand sculptor Chris Booth creates incredible, massive stone sculptures that look like woven fabric.

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Green Hurricane Homes for New Orleans by Frank Gehry

Architect Frank Gehry teams up with Brad Pitt's Make it Right Foundation to create green homes for people displaced by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.

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Green Your iPhone with 13 Cases, Chargers, Speakers & More

These 13 iPhone accessories aren't the usual wasteful junk, making use of reclaimed and natural materials, zero-energy solutions and solar power.

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Emergent Behavior: Objects Swarm Like Insects in Photo Series

Leaves and man-made objects such as bright cups and even cheese balls come together like swarms of insects in Thomas Jackson's series 'Emergent Behavior.'

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Telephone Booth Turned into an Aquarium in France

An artist transforms an obsolete telephone booth into an aquarium in a dazzling display for Lyon's Festival of Lights in France.

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Green Cars of the Future: 13 Crazy Eco Vehicles

Compact, lightweight and powered with renewable energy, these futuristic eco cars range from realistic prototypes to outrageous concepts.

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Tropical Paradise: 13 Natural Wonders of Southeast Asia

Underground rivers, massive volcanic lakes, pink sand beaches and stones rising from the sea are just a few of Southeast Asia's stunning natural wonders.

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Human-Sized Nests with Ladders and Slides in Big Sur

Artist Jayson Fann crafts branches into amazing human-sized nests with ladders and comfy interiors in Big Sur, California.

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Unwanted Places into Beautiful Spaces: 14 Creative Conversions

Unwanted spaces like abandoned airports, sewage treatment plants and shoe factories become brilliant new gardens, museums, apartment complexes and more.

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