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:

Algae World Map Demonstrates Need for Environmental Care

A map of the world, made of algae, can only be kept alive when viewers stand nearby and engage with it in this interactive bio-sculpture by Byron Rich.

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Barcelona Gets a Stunning Garden Wall with Trailing Vines

A residential building in Barcelona gets a stunning makeover in the form of a 70-foot-tall vertical garden with trailing vines.

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Mighty Bright Lights: 12 Amazing(ly Green) LED Displays

No worries about these stunningly artistic light installations being a waste of energy - they use ultra-efficient LEDs for an eco-friendly glow.

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Recycled Shipping Container Houses Mobile Pizza Joint

Del Popolo's in San Francisco is a Neapolitan-style pizza joint running out of a rad reclaimed shipping container with a real, 5,000-pound wood-fired oven.

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Marvelous Mandalas Made of Flowers and Vegetables

Artist Kathy Klein crafts amazingly intricate mandala designs from flower petals, pine cones, leaves and other natural materials.

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Green China: 13 Examples of Innovative Eco Architecture

China might have a bit of a pollution problem, but it's also home to some of the greenest architecture in the world, including these 13 innovative structures.

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13 Intriguing Natural Wonders of the Middle East

The Middle East plays host to much more than wide, sandy deserts. These 13 amazing natural wonders include volcanoes, caves and islands full of wildlife.

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Fun Fungi: World's Brightest Glow-in-the-Dark Mushroom

One of the world's brightest glow-in-the-dark mushrooms was first spotted in 1840 when a scientist saw kids playing with a strange glowing object in the street.

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Avant Garde Gardening: 15 Modern Tools & Accessories

Modernize all of those rusty tools and accessories in your shed with these 15 sleek and sophisticated contemporary gardening implements.

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Artist Transforms Abandoned Building into Life-Size Dollhouse

An abandoned home in Saskatchewan was transformed into a life-size dollhouse complete with a transparent wall by artist Heather Benning.

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Plants for the End of the World: 15 Survivalist Species

These 15 plant species have adapted to survive the world's most extreme environments and to spread tenaciously, strangling everything else in their way.

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Amazing Sights of East Asia: 14 Natural Wonders

The mountains that inspired the movie Avatar, the clearest lake in the world and the king of all peaks are among the incredible natural wonders of East Asia.

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Simple Recycled Paper Speakers Amplify Your iPhone

This cheap, portable iPhone speaker is simply a piece of recycled cardboard that you fold into a cone-shape to amplify the sound.

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Life-Saving Low-Tech: 11 Ideal Third-World Gadgets

These 11 gadgets bring clean water, solar-powered lights and other necessities to developing nations using inexpensive materials that are easy to maintain.

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Green Getaways: Whale Watching in Sri Lanka

Get up close and personal with the world's largest creatures - 100-foot-long blue whales - in beautiful, tropical Sri Lanka, an island in the Indian Ocean.

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Green Summer Dream: Solar-Powered Floating Island

The Solar Floating Resort is a miniature private island that sleeps six and gets its power from a coating of thin-film solar panels.

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Meat-Free BBQ: 28 Vegan & Vegetarian Cook-Out Recipes

These flavor-packed, meat-free BBQ recipes will have vegans, vegetarians and even meat eaters eager to grill up some fruits and vegetables this summer.

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12 Mysterious & Dramatic Natural Wonders of Russia

Russia may be best known for its history, culture and architecture, but take another look at this nation's stunning natural features, from volcanoes to forests.

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Hummer House Recycles H2s into Prefab Building

An architecture firm takes advantage of the structural strength of now-extinct Hummers, turning 8 of them into a highly unusual, recycled & prefabricated house.

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12 of the World's Strangest & Most Unusual Bodies of Water

From volcanic hot spots that literally look like hell to the most beautiful cascading paradise you can imagine, these 12 bodies of water are highly unusual.

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