Emily Peckenham

 

Sustainable cities advocate, food and plant geek, Maine girl exchanging one foggy coast for another.

Emily Peckenham
How-To: Make a Summery Coconut-Sea Salt Lip Scrub

How-To: Make a Summery Coconut-Sea Salt Lip Scrub

Step 1: Gather your materials: Virgin coconut oil (refrigerate it in warm weather for easier mixing), fine-grained natural sea salt (real seal salt has bonus minerals, and larger crystals are

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How To: Create Unique Fabric Prints with Veggies

How To: Create Unique Fabric Prints with Veggies

Here’s What You’ll Need: Potato, yam, sweet potato, jicama, or other firm, starchy veggies Paring knife and X-acto knife 100% cotton fabric Acrylic Paint and Acrylic Fabric Medium

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Talking Public Space and Urban Intervention With San Francisco’s Rebar Studio

Talking Public Space and Urban Intervention With San Francisco’s Rebar Studio

INHABITAT: How did Rebar get its start? MATT: Rebar started around a project called the Cabinet National Library. We were inspired by an art magazine in Brooklyn called Cabinet, which had

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How To: Make a Bird Feeder for Small Spaces With Recycled Materials

How To: Make a Bird Feeder for Small Spaces With Recycled Materials

Step One: Gather the materials Gather the materials you'll need to create your recycled bird feeder. We used: A recycled clean plastic peanut-butter jar with a screw-on lid (any size will

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HOW TO: Recycle a Tin Can Into a Gorgeous Outdoor Lantern for Summer Parties

HOW TO: Recycle a Tin Can Into a Gorgeous Outdoor Lantern for Summer Parties

STEP 1: GATHER YOUR MATERIALS All you need to do to get started on this eco-friendly summer craft project is gather the following materials: 2-4 cleaned, empty tin cans (you can use any

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HOW TO: Carve Pumpkins Into Halloween Jack-o-lanterns and Make Tasty Roasted Seeds

HOW TO: Carve Pumpkins Into Halloween Jack-o-lanterns and Make Tasty Roasted Seeds

Step One: Gather your materials. You will need: pumpkins, assorted knives, paper, marker, pencil, hammer, nail, candles, bowl, spoon, baking dish, sea salt, olive oil and cleanup

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CANstruction Sculptures Made from Nearly 30,000 Cans of Food Fight Hunger in San Francisco

CANstruction Sculptures Made from Nearly 30,000 Cans of Food Fight Hunger in San Francisco

This year's CANstruction exhibition was part of the Architecture and the City Festival, and it was displayed in the atrium of the downtown Rincon Center, a popular lunch spot for office workers

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DIY: Learn How to Make a Knotted String Hanging Planter from Recycled Materials

DIY: Learn How to Make a Knotted String Hanging Planter from Recycled Materials

STEP 1: Gather your materials Recycled containers (glass jam or sauce jars, plastic takeout containers, or yogurt cups are ideal) String or twine (cotton, hemp, or nylon). We used basic

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HOW TO: Learn How to Make a Mini Felt Planter to Green Your Walls

HOW TO: Learn How to Make a Mini Felt Planter to Green Your Walls

Step 1: Gather Your Materials Craft felt (preferably at least 21 inches long) Sewing machine and thread Scissors Pattern (print pattern here, cut out and tape together or design your

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HOW TO: Pickle Beets In Just 1 Hour

HOW TO: Pickle Beets In Just 1 Hour

Beets come in all shapes and sized, from dark red and pink striped to light orange and everything in between. We used a bunch of gorgeous organic Chioggia beets from the farmer's market.

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How To: Make Organic Apple Chips In 3 Easy Steps

How To: Make Organic Apple Chips In 3 Easy Steps

Ingredients you will need: 2-3 medium washed organic apples per baking sheet baking sheets or trays parchment paper cutting board knife cinnamon and sugar (optional). Prepare

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San Francisco’s Parklets Transform Parking Spaces Into Urban Oases

San Francisco’s Parklets Transform Parking Spaces Into Urban Oases

Local design studio Rebar was instrumental in developing the concept of using public parking spaces to create a more engaging use for the public – even temporarily. Rebar’s original project

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How To: Recycle a Cardboard Box Into a DIY Earring Holder

How To: Recycle a Cardboard Box Into a DIY Earring Holder

Step One: Gather your materials You will need: A lid from a sturdy cardboard shoebox or similar box A stapler String, yarn, lace, ribbon or embroidery thread in assorted

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Manifest Destiny! Tiny Cabin Finds a Home Between San Francisco’s Downtown Skyscrapers

Manifest Destiny! Tiny Cabin Finds a Home Between San Francisco’s Downtown Skyscrapers

On display until October, 2012, Manifest Destiny! is the product of a collaboration between two designers; San Francisco-based Jenny Chapman and New York-based Mark Reigelman. Their first

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A Look Into San Francisco’s Downtown Secret Gardens

A Look Into San Francisco’s Downtown Secret Gardens

First we visited 555 Mission Street, a gorgeously designed courtyard between two buildings. You can't miss it because it features some eye-catching and whimsical public art: Jonathan Borofsky's

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Please Touch Community Garden Greens Abandoned San Francisco Lot

Please Touch Community Garden Greens Abandoned San Francisco Lot

GK Callahan is the director of the Please Touch project, and is also a teacher at the nearby Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, which serves the Bay Area community. It was while

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San Francisco’s Waterfront To Get Green Makeover In Lead-Up To America’s Cup

San Francisco’s Waterfront To Get Green Makeover In Lead-Up To America’s Cup

Under design giant AECOM’s leadership, a wide swath of temporary and permanent installations will be built along San Francisco's waterfront to accommodate race infrastructure as well as a

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Futuristic Cities Feature Fog Harvesting and Urban Fish Farms

Futuristic Cities Feature Fog Harvesting and Urban Fish Farms

IwamotoScott and van Bergen Kolpa are featured in the “Architecture of Consequence" exhibit currently at AIA San Francisco – an ongoing global project demonstrating the impact that designers

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Portable Parks Pop Up All Over Downtown San Francisco

Portable Parks Pop Up All Over Downtown San Francisco

CMG Landscape Architects designed Yerba Buena’s new Parkmobiles: tiny portable gardens housed in dumpster-style containers. The mini-gardens are just one part of the Street Life Plan’s

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Texcoco Lake Ecological Park: Mexico City to Build the World’s Largest Urban Park

Texcoco Lake Ecological Park: Mexico City to Build the World’s Largest Urban Park

Echeverria hopes that the area of the central Mexico City valley once covered by Lake Texcoco can be reclaimed to create a new urban landscape that combines nature with infrastructure. The area

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San Francisco Officials Approve Treasure Island Eco-City

San Francisco Officials Approve Treasure Island Eco-City

Treasure Island lies in the middle of San Francisco Bay, visible to the left of the Bay Bridge as it crosses from San Francisco to Oakland. Abutting hilly Yerba Buena Island, Treasure Island is

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AETER Architects Unveils Utopian Eco Island for Hong Kong Border Crossing

AETER Architects Unveils Utopian Eco Island for Hong Kong Border Crossing

Spanning the Shenzhen River, the Eco-Land island terminal links economic powerhouse Shenzhen and its neighbors in the Guangdong province with the international finance and trade center of Hong

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Protected Bikeway Could Replace Parking On San Francisco Streets

Protected Bikeway Could Replace Parking On San Francisco Streets

Could a protected bike lane on San Francisco’s busy four-lane Oak Street provide a safer and quicker cross-town route for cyclists? Would you give up parking spots in your neighborhood in

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