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:

Art in the Apiary: Sculptures Made by Bees

Environmental artist Aganetha Dyck has an unlikely collaborator in her sculptures - swarms of bees, which add their honeycomb to her figurines.

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Put a Bird On It! 15 Bird-Themed Items for the Home

Take a cue from Portlandia and Put A Bird On It. These 15 bird-shaped and bird-inspired home decor and furniture items are too cute to resist.

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Illuminated Nature: Dazzling Light Art in Fields and Forests

Artist Barry Underwood captures stunning nature scenes that he augments with light painting techniques to create surreal, magical photographs.

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Electric Camper: Tiny Geometric House on Wheels

The Golden Gate is an unusual-looking geometric camper, hand-made using plywood and bicycle parts. It runs on electricity and gets 10 miles per charge.

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Green Kitchen Makeover: 20+ Eco-Friendly Choices

Explore the eco-friendly, non-toxic choices available for cabinets, countertops, flooring and more before you set out to build or remodel your kitchen.

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Plant Outside the Box: 14 Strange & Unusual Gardening Products

Sprouting paper faces, fertilizing gnomes, seed bomb slingshots and wearable planters are among these 14 strange, smart and innovative gardening products.

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The Clockwork Forest: Trees That Play Music

An art installation in the woods of England places giant turnkeys on trees, turning the forest into one big music box.

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Recycle Wine Corks into Adorable Creatures with 'Corkers'

A set of push-pins in various animal parts like antlers, ears and limbs lets you recycle wine corks into cute creatures, and provides entertainment at the table.

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Stump Sculptures: 12 Amazing Altered Tree Trunks

The stumps left behind when trees fall can stand as beautiful, natural works of art when sculpted into shapes by chainsaw carvers and other artists.

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DIY Greenhouses: 10 Structures You Can Build Yourself

These 10 DIY greenhouse ideas range from super-simple miniature seed starters to beautiful full-scale greenhouses made of reclaimed windows.

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Gardens to Go: Tiny Colorful Bike Planters

Take a miniature garden on all of your eco-friendly travels by strapping on an adorable, colorful pot by Wearable Planters.

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Beautiful Bottles: Reclaimed Art Made of Glass & Plastic

Glass and plastic bottles are given new life in surprisingly beautiful ways, creating portraits, necklaces, vases, chandeliers and sculptures.

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Intricate Animal Sculptures Made from Reclaimed CDs

Artist Sean Avery recycles hundreds of waste CDs into stunning animal sculptures including birds, cats and otters that glitter in the sunlight.

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Stunning Snow Patterns Made by an Artist's Footprints

These amazing, intricate patterns in the snow weren't created by aliens - they were made by an artist, who uses special shoes to create prints in the snow.

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All About Cob: A Sculptural, Natural Building Material

Cob is a natural, low-cost building material with sculptural qualities that can be used to create complex houses, garden walls, pizza ovens, benches and more.

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Above the Rising Seas: 13 Climate Change Concepts

These 13 architectural concepts imagine the ways in which we could adapt to rising seas caused by climate change, like floating cities and artificial islands.

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Bonsai Tree Castles are Fantasy Worlds in Miniature

Artist Takanori Aiba crafts tiny dwellings, complete with towers and swinging bridges, within the branches of bonsai trees to create amazing miniature worlds.

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Real-Life Zombies: 10 Examples of Mind Control in Nature

Zombies aren't just movie monsters - they're real. These 10 examples of zombies in nature include mind-controlled insects and walking corpse syndrome.

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Prickly Puggle: Meet Kai, Perth Zoo's Cute Echidna

The Perth Zoo gives us a look at the spiny yet cute Kai, one of the few short-beaked echidnas that have been successfully bred in captivity.

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