Evelyn Lee

 

EVELYN LEE - Senior Contributing Editor
Evelyn is a 2012 dual degree candidate getting a sustainable MBA/MPA from the Presidio Graduate School. Trained as an architect, she received her Masters in Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture’s (SCI-arc) Metropolitan Research and Design Program. Prior to going back to school, she was program manager for Public Architecture in San Francisco, CA, where she oversaw all aspects of their 1% Program, encouraging architects to give 1% of their time to the public good, pro bono. Evelyn is constantly searching for new avenues to expand her architectural knowledge, and is a freelance writer for a number of written and online publications. When she’s away from the computer, Evelyn enjoys running, playing the piano, driving her Prius, and coaching/playing soccer.

Evelyn can be contacted at evelyn.m.lee@gmail.com

Evelyn Lee
Living Moss Carpet Adds a Touch of Green to Your Bathroom

Living Moss Carpet Adds a Touch of Green to Your Bathroom

There’s nothing like the feeling of fresh cut grass under the toes, especially when stepping out of the shower. This Moss Carpet by Nguyen La Chanh brings the outside indoors in an

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BOOK REVIEW: KieranTimberlake Publishes Their Second Monograph, ‘Inquiry’

BOOK REVIEW: KieranTimberlake Publishes Their Second Monograph, ‘Inquiry’

Inquiry is a great read for KieranTimberlake fans and followers - it's a celebration of the firm's various projects ranging from residential to commercial, academic and civic buildings. It also

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INTERVIEW: Gensler’s Irwin Miller on Sustainable Architecture and Opportunity Green

INTERVIEW: Gensler’s Irwin Miller on Sustainable Architecture and Opportunity Green

Gensler has more than 3,000 professionals in 41 locations around the world, and together they have managed to make quite an impact with sustainable architecture. Granted, not every

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PHOTOS: Venice, CA’s First LEED Platinum Home is a Remodel of a 100 Year Old Craftsman

PHOTOS: Venice, CA’s First LEED Platinum Home is a Remodel of a 100 Year Old Craftsman

For starters, the 100 year old floor in the home was restored and the addition was matched to the original thanks to a neighbor’s old flooring which had been sitting unused in storage. The

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Charge Your Electronics With a Solar ReadySet and Help Power the Developing World

Charge Your Electronics With a Solar ReadySet and Help Power the Developing World

The ReadySet is a versatile renewable energy charger that can power any gadget that plugs into a standard vehicle or usb port. The ReadySet’s intelligent battery means that it can be charged

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Rolls-Royce Unveils World’s First LEGO Jet Engine Made from 152,455 Bricks!

Rolls-Royce Unveils World’s First LEGO Jet Engine Made from 152,455 Bricks!

Rolls-Royce debuted the world’s first ever LEGO Jet Engine at the Farnborough International Airshow this week in England. The model is a half-size replica of the enormous Rolls-Royce Trent

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The Emirates Glass LEAF Awards Announce Their 2012 Shortlist

The Emirates Glass LEAF Awards Announce Their 2012 Shortlist

Mixed-Use Building of the year: + Steven Holl Architects, with Daeyang Gallery & House, Seoul, South Korea + Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects, with Tidemill Academy and Deptford Lounge,

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Students Re-Envision Los Angeles’ Ports O’Call for the Julius Shulman Emerging Talent Design Charette

Students Re-Envision Los Angeles’ Ports O’Call for the Julius Shulman Emerging Talent Design Charette

Each of the projects submitted by the students required the integration of a grandiose waterfront promenade and bike path, a minimum three acre park—dubbed the Fisherman’s Park—with

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The G-POD Wins Best Outdoor Product at Dwell on Design

The G-POD Wins Best Outdoor Product at Dwell on Design

Reminiscent of the London Eye the smallest of the three models, the Seater, spins 360 degrees, allowing loungers the freedom to rotate towards their favored view. The mid-size model, the

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Casa Bubble: Prefab Inflatable Pod Buildings Pop Up at Dwell on Design!

Casa Bubble: Prefab Inflatable Pod Buildings Pop Up at Dwell on Design!

The Casa Bubble houses are not meant to be permanent structures and are actually being marketed for temporary exhibitions, temporary eco-tourism structures, and special event occasions. Each

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Bad Beetle iPhone Accessories Are Made from Beetle-Poisoned Wood

Bad Beetle iPhone Accessories Are Made from Beetle-Poisoned Wood

One of the coolest finds we spotted at last week's Dwell on Design was this line of iPhone accessories made by Bad Beetle out of the dead remains of trees infected by the Mountain Pine Beetle.

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EXCLUSIVE PICS: The PUNCHouse Is Santa Monica’s First Energy-Neutral LEED Platinum Home

EXCLUSIVE PICS: The PUNCHouse Is Santa Monica’s First Energy-Neutral LEED Platinum Home

Photos © Evelyn Lee Local Waste Management helped to coordinate the deconstruction of the existing structure, donating 60 tons of reusable materials to Habitat for Humanity to be sold in

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MOD.FAB: Stunning Prefab by the School of Frank Lloyd Wright

MOD.FAB: Stunning Prefab by the School of Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright meets modern day prefab in the stunning Mod.Fab home, developed by students at Taliesin West in collaboration with their Dean Victor Sidy and Inhabitat favorite Jennifer

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Recycled Hockey Sticks Transformed into Incredible Snowflakes at the Montreal Botanic Gardens

Recycled Hockey Sticks Transformed into Incredible Snowflakes at the Montreal Botanic Gardens

Stephen Lindsey of urbanproduct recently worked with Monde Ruelle Gallery to transform old hockey sticks into huge snowflake-shaped “Schtick” holiday ornaments at the Jardin

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California’s High Speed Rail Plans Advance Despite Tripling in Cost

California’s High Speed Rail Plans Advance Despite Tripling in Cost

California’s plans for high-speed rail are surging ahead in spite of national controversy over the cost of the project. A report from the state filed earlier this month found that the

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Opportunity Green Sustainable Business Conference: Final Wrap

Opportunity Green Sustainable Business Conference: Final Wrap

Many of the entrepreneurial minds at the conference are looking to create sustainable solutions, and the finalists from OG25 green start-up competition were no exception. Every one of the the 25

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PHOTOS: Inhabitat’s Highlights from Day 1 of Opportunity Green

PHOTOS: Inhabitat’s Highlights from Day 1 of Opportunity Green

The fifth annual Opportunity Green sustainable business conference kicked off Wednesday evening at Los Angeles Center Studios to a VIP reception. Adrian Grenier and Peter Glatzer were on hand

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Opportunity Green Conference Launches THURSDAY in Los Angeles – Inhabitat Readers Get 30% Off!

Opportunity Green Conference Launches THURSDAY in Los Angeles – Inhabitat Readers Get 30% Off!

Opportunity Green - the largest multidisciplinary sustainability business conference in the US - will be kicking off THIS WEEK running from November 10-11 at the Los Angeles Center Studios, and

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Inhabitat Takes a Spin in the New 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid

Inhabitat Takes a Spin in the New 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid

There are a lot of hybrid sedans out on the market these days, but the 2012 Civic Hybrid just happens to be the most fuel-efficient one available in the U.S. Inhabitat recently had an

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Inhabitat Takes the New Yaris 2012 for a Test Drive!

Inhabitat Takes the New Yaris 2012 for a Test Drive!

The 2nd generation Yaris will soon be hitting local dealerships, offering increased fuel efficiency at an incredible value. Recently, Inhabitat was asked to preview the Yaris, and we were more

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Orange 22 Launches Kickstarter for $299 All-Natural Botanist Minimal Bench

Orange 22 Launches Kickstarter for $299 All-Natural Botanist Minimal Bench

Orange 22 is hoping their fans will help them kick-start their new all-natural Botanist Minimal bench at the low price of $299 (MSRP $799.00). Constructed from sustainably harvested poplar and

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Vote Now for Barbie’s New Sustainably Designed Dream House!

Vote Now for Barbie’s New Sustainably Designed Dream House!

Now that Barbie has taken on the profession of architecture, it’s about time for her dream house to receive a sustainable makeover. Thankfully, four out of the five finalists in AIA’s

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JetBlue’s $4 Flights Take Off in Los Angeles & Take Down the Environment

JetBlue’s $4 Flights Take Off in Los Angeles & Take Down the Environment

This Saturday JetBlue is offering $4 flights between the Burbank and Long Beach airports in an effort to help residents avoid the inevitable Carmegedon that will occur with the closing of a

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LABC Celebrates the Best of Los Angeles Architecture!

LABC Celebrates the Best of Los Angeles Architecture!

It’s no secret that we are currently living in though economic times, but the building industry seems to being facing greater challenges as investment and development of government and

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The Best of Dwell on Design 2011, Reporting Straight from LA!

The Best of Dwell on Design 2011, Reporting Straight from LA!

Once again, Ecofablous’ Modern Living Show House is available for sale on eBay with proceeds benefiting Global Green USA, giving anyone an opportunity to completely surround themselves in an

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Inhabitat is Looking for Interns in Los Angeles!

Inhabitat is Looking for Interns in Los Angeles!

The June gloom is lifting here in Southern California, and Inhabitat is looking for a few great interns ASAP before the summer sun starts blazing in July. That’s right - Inhabitat is looking

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Delicate Leaf Lamp Mimics Nature With a Beautiful Felt Shade

Delicate Leaf Lamp Mimics Nature With a Beautiful Felt Shade

This beautiful felt Leaf Lamp features a light-as-air design that mimics the structural geometric forms found in plants and trees. Designer Peter Schumacher sought to use as little material as

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Spiralling Turbine Pendant Lamp Made With 100% Recyclable Materials

Spiralling Turbine Pendant Lamp Made With 100% Recyclable Materials

The Turbine Pendant Lamp is a great example of green design that is incredibly versatile as well. Its thoughtfully conceived form can be appreciated indoors and out -- either hanging from the

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Calistoga Residents Raise Money for Their Own Sustainable Retreat

Calistoga Residents Raise Money for Their Own Sustainable Retreat

In a city known for its spas and hot springs, the community of Calistoga joined forces to build their own sustainable retreat, open to all local residents. The Calistoga Community Pool in Napa,

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Semigood’s Rift Collection Fuses Handcrafted Woodworking With Sustainability

Semigood’s Rift Collection Fuses Handcrafted Woodworking With Sustainability

Semigood Design’s Rift collection brings an heirloom quality to modern designs through simple streamlined forms and the tradition of handcrafted woodworking. Gentle tapers, solid wood

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