Ee Chieh Koh

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Cabin in Longbranch

Longbranch, Washington<p>Jim Olson’s reverence for nature and admiration of the site’s beauty is expressed in the design of this project located on Puget Sound and nestled amidst the towering fir trees of an ancient forest. What began as a 14-foot-square bunk house built in 1959 has morphed through …

Puget Sound

Eco-friendly converted van home is full of hidden features

Streamlined and efficient<p>Think living in a tiny mobile home means giving up storage and large items that you could only have if you had lots of space? Think again.<p>Wanting to explore his interest in alternative housing, Ross Lukeman ofAlternative Homes Today converted his cargo van into his own …

16 Inviting Countryside Cabins

In 1845, one of America's most famous writers, Henry Thoreau, built a small home for himself on Walden Pond, a piece of property owned by poet Ralph Waldo Emerson. He spent more than two years there seeking a more simple way of life, and ended up flipping the standard routine of the times.<p>This …

Prefab Homes

12 Shipping Container Homes That Challenge the Meaning of Shelter

Repurposed shipping containers have popped up all over the place in surprising ways—from homeless solutions in South Africa, to modern homes and shopping malls.<p>Utilizing the trusted shells of classic shipping containers, these unusual designs feature additions and modifications that push the …

Costa Rica

Dirty Secrets: 10 Ways to Improve Garden Soil

I’m a soil scientist and a former faculty instructor for Oregon State University’s Extension program, where I’ve taught and consulted with farmers …

12 Hearty Meals to Cook Once and Eat for a Week

Give me an afternoon in the kitchen and I’ll happily whip up a culinary creation, but ask me to make a home-cooked meal after a full day in the …

All-Purpose Citrus Dressing

(Used on Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3)<p>Homemade dressing comes together in minutes and is far healthier, cheaper, and fresher than bottled dressings with …

7 Drool Worthy Recipes to Break Your New Year's Resolutions With - Chowhound

It's not even half way into January but if you are anything like me, you are starting to go into holiday food withdrawal. That means cravings for …

The 25 Indoor Plants You Can't Kill

These sturdy beauties can handle a little neglect.<p>Okay, even the toughest plant is not indestructible, but with a few expert tips you can beat the …

10 Necessary Tips for Baking Simple Bread at Home

Master baker Uri Scheft explains what breads to start with, his yeast preference, and why you might want to start meditating.<p>No disrespect to that loaf you just bought at the supermarket, but once you learn to make bread at home, your life will change. It's a task that may seem daunting. Kneading. …

Baking

How to do Gwyneth Paltrow’s “Clean Beauty” diet for amazing skin

As anyone looking for a healthy glow knows, the wildly prolific (and true!) adage “great skin comes from within” isn’t just lip service. You’ve got …

10 Definitive Reasons You Need More Houseplants in Your Life

You better believe we're going to try #2 this winter.<p>If you blame genetics for your lack of green thumb, it's time to teach yourself the powers of keeping a plant alive. It turns out these livings things can do even more for your physical and mental health than they can for your living room decor — …

Tiny houses in 2016: more tricked-out and eco-friendly

Possibilities are endless even in a tiny house<p>Another year in our housing-crunched yet sustainability-minded world means another year of folks exploring down-sized lifestyles in tiny homes. Used for everything from housing the homeless to short-term rentals to, yes, full-time residences, these …

Shops We Love: Quitokeeto

It might be because Quitokeeto photographs its collection of earthy ceramics, sculptural steamers, vintage kitchenware, rare honeys (yes, rare honeys), and more against deliciously milky-white marble slabs, but we're head over heels for the household supplies on its site. Heidi Swanson, the shop's …

Northern California

Bursts of Yellow and Indoor Gardens Are Just Two Reasons to Love This Home

By eliminating walls and incorporating a series of interior gardens, architect José Roberto Paredes creates an eclectic and inspired El Salvador beach house.<p>Architect José Roberto Paredes’s signature structures connect people with their environments. For a seaside house at the northern end of El …

El Salvador

14 Healthy Bowl Recipes That Satisfy from Morning to Night

Think it’s too tough to put together a healthy meal? Well suck it up, sister, because it’s so much easier than you think! For a meal that’s part of a healthy food trend *and* easy to make, these bowl recipes go from a.m. to p.m. in a snap. From wholesome Buddha bowls to smoothie bowls to colorful …

DIY Tiny House

EDC lovers rejoice, you can now purchase this how-to manual ($99) in PDF format to build your own tiny house on wheels! Built on a 16 foot trailer, …

Avalon: Contemporary Modular Home with Green Roof and Sustainable Style

Sustainable design is not always about high-tech gadgets and cutting-edge technology, and it is often intuitive and eco-friendly architecture that …

These sustainable prefab homes are meant to last

Ecospace Studios designs homes, schools, studios, and more<p>Ecospace Studios was founded by Lee Town, Amira Idris-Town, and Matthew Kettle—who also head up IPT Architects in London—as a response to the pressing environmental, economic, and space issues affecting the world today. The result is a …

The No-Soil, Zero-Maintenance Method for Growing Houseplants

We've finally found a solution for people who love houseplants, but don't love when their feline roommates treat the fiddle leaf fig like their own …

Plants

Powerful and Ethereal Paintings Cloak Women in Blooming Flowers

Self-taught artist Stella Im Hultberg creates surreal sculptures and pensive portraits that expressively explore the concept of identity. Though the Korean-born, Oregon-based artist has been dazzling audiences with her imaginative works for years, she is constantly experimenting with new materials …

Art

Nature Nurtured

On the shores of New Zealand’s Lake Wakatipu, architects Bronwen Kerr and Pete Ritchie designed a relaxed family home that reclines into its spectacular landscape.<p>The gorgeous alpine region of Queenstown, on New Zealand’s South Island, has always been popular with domestic visitors. But in recent …

Architecture

Nissan Launches the World’s First Electric Mobile Office

The ability to work from anywhere has allowed wanderlust-hungry individuals the chance to live as digital nomads. If you’re one of them, its seems like the entire world is your office, with the flexibility to spend a few days or weeks in one locale before moving onto another adventure. Nissan has …

Touchscreens

Tiny Mobile House Made From Upcycled Materials Lets You Live Off-Grid and Mortgage-Free

Greemoxie, a Canadian lifestyle magazine exploring green living, has built their first tiny house, sparing nothing to create an inviting space out of small quarters. The cozy, 340-square-foot cabin-like structure was built with upcycled materials and renewable energy systems that allow it to be …

Architizer

Living Simply on a Lush Australian Estate

A family home on Australia’s Mornington Peninsula is built to blend in with its lakeside setting.<p>The bucolic Mornington Peninsula, southeast of Melbourne, Australia, is a long, narrow finger of land that curves around to define the sandy shoreline of Port Phillip Bay, a bustling maritime playground …

Architecture

Shipping Containers

Located two hours north of New York City, this shipping container cabin boasts sustainable design and cozy glamping comforts.<p>There’s even a shipping container sitting in the kitchen.<p>Transforming ubiquitous corrugated boxes into sleek pop-up homes, shops, and shelters, Cocoon Modules is redefining …

Prefab Homes

The Seven Easiest Vegetables to Grow for Beginner Gardeners

You don't need a green thumb to grow a bounty of fresh vegetables right in your backyard or balcony. Whether you're a gardening novice or just want …

Chicken Adobo Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Assistant food editor Amelia Rampe explains why Filipino chicken adobo is the greatest recipe of all time and how to make it.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they really are the greatest of all time? Well, our Greatest Recipe of All Time series is where we wax</i> …

BA's Best Guacamole

Makes about 3 cups<p>It takes a while for the avocado to absorb all the flavors you add to it. So if you ever find yourself wondering if your guac is spicy (or salty, or lime-y) enough, wait a few minutes before you add more so that you don’t accidentally overseason it. This is part of BA's Best, a …