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:

Green & Gorgeous: Wind Turbine, or Work of Art?

The Hercules wind turbine by Italian firm Enessere is just as much sculptural work of art as it is a functional, efficient clean energy-producing machine.

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POP Culture! Colorful Canopy Made from Plastic Bottles

1500 reclaimed plastic soda bottles were filled with colored water in yellow, green and blue, and crafted into the beautiful '(POP)Culture' canopy.

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14 Relaxing, Beautiful & Productive Urban Rooftop Gardens

Lush green space is rare in cities, but more and more rooftops - like these 14 - are becoming hidden green getaways, complete with water features & wildlife.

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12 Amazing Natural Wonders of Australia

Deserts, islands, rainforests and rocky cliffs: Australia has it all, with breathtakingly diverse landscape features, wildlife and cultural history.

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Whale Valley: Egypt's Evolutionary Showcase

The evolution of whales from land-based animals to the ocean's largest mammals is on display in the stunning Wadi Al-Hitan desert of Egypt.

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Bird Collars, Moose Hats & More: 17 Animal Inspired Fashions

These 17 fashion designs, from totally wearable honeycomb dresses to amazingly weird moose-shaped hair hats, were inspired by the animal kingdom.

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Infinity Pools and Ancient Ruins at Pamukkale, Turkey

The terraced, flowing springs of Pamukkale, Turkey are like natural infinity pools, coated in white mineral deposits and topped with ancient Greco-Roman ruins.

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Plant-Integrated Furniture: 12 Ways to Bring Greenery Inside

Grow herbs, flowers, ferns and other plants indoors in the most unexpected places - planters built into tables, chairs, lights and even exercise equipment.

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12 of Africa's Most Awe-Inspiring Natural Wonders

Africa is home to some of the world's most incredible natural sights including the vast Sahara Desert, the magnificent Victoria Falls and countless wildlife.

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Kids Narrate the Planet Earth Series, Adorably

BBC America commissions a group of kids to replace Sir David Attenborough as narrator of its series 'Planet Earth', with cute and funny results.

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Earth Day Action: 13 Major Environmental Accomplishments

Earth Day's inception in 1970 set off a chain of environmental achievements over the past four decades including laws that limit pollution and protect wildlife.

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Tiny Living at its Cheapest: The $200 Micro-Home

Derek Diedricksen builds incredibly ingenious tiny houses from reclaimed 'junk' like washing machine parts and plastic jugs for as little as $200 each.

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Another Terra: Mini Greenhouse for Other Planets

Another Terra, by Studio Besau-Marguerre, is a terrarium to go: made with a special leather harness, it's perfect for travel to other planets.

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Beautifully Buzzworthy: 12 Designs Inspired by Bees

These 12 designs for jewelry, furniture, home decor and even entire residential towers all take visual and symbolic inspiration from bees.

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Wee Wildlife: 13 Amazingly Adorable Baby Animals

A cheetah with a puppy pal, a hippo the size of a cat, a two-toed sloth and a gorilla in diapers are among these 14 adorable newborn animals.

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Towering Transformers! Robots Made of Scrap Metal

Chinese artist Kefeng Zhu has crafted over 600 Transformer sculptures, up to 20 feet tall, from junk yard waste for the theme park 'Mr. Iron Robot'.

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Extreme Close-Ups: 16 Mind-Blowing Macro Nature Photos

These amazing macro photographs get up close and personal with bees, damselflies, geckos, jumping spiders, flowers and droplets of water.

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Repurposed Robot Prints 3D Furniture from Trash

A Dutch designer reprogrammed an old industrial machine to create 3D-printed chairs from old refrigerators that would otherwise have ended up in landfills.

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14 More Modern Tiny Houses & Backyard Getaways

These 14 tiny house designs, from backyard offices to fully-functional self-contained residences, prove that living small can be chic and modern.

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Delicious and Nutritious: 15 Super-Healthy Smoothie Recipes

These 15 smoothie recipes range from super-nutritious green smoothies to unbelievably decadent-tasting - but still healthy! - chocolate smoothies.

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