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
ECOPOD

ECOPOD

What's better than a gadget that eliminates mundane tasks? Ecopod makes sorting recyclables efficient and effortless with their household recycling center. Designed in partnership with BMW

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PS LAB’s FLOATING CHAIRS

PS LAB’s FLOATING CHAIRS

The old saying goes "God created the world, but the Dutch created the Netherlands." Now that global warming is starting to become a serious concern, this below-sea-level, man-made nation of

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XXS HOUSE

XXS HOUSE

Deviating slightly from our Prefab Friday norm, XXS exemplifies an essential trait of prefab: spatial efficiency. If good things come in small packages, then the eXtra-eXtra-Small House is as

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2006 SUNSET IDEA HOUSE

2006 SUNSET IDEA HOUSE

One calendar year seems like a decade when considering the evolution of green building. So compared to last year's Sunset Magazine Idea House, the 2006 Celebration Idea House represents years of

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ZEBRA CHAIR

ZEBRA CHAIR

We love a flat-pack design - it's easy to transport, unpack and assemble (usually). But once it's out of the box, most flat-pack furniture is pretty much the same as the standard 3-dimensional.

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Tsubomi

PREFAB FRIDAY: Tsubomi

Glass house meets prefab sophistication in this upscale version of the modern shed by Tsubomi. The creators of Tsubomi have dubbed their structure the “aluminum space packaging

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REFORM FURNITURE

REFORM FURNITURE

Much like a one-pot meal, furniture constructed from a single piece of material is efficient to make, leaves little waste, and offers plenty of room for variation and innovation. The new Reform

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FEUERWEAR: Bags and Belts

FEUERWEAR: Bags and Belts

What Freitag did for tarps, Feuerwear does for fire hoses. Launched earlier this year by engineering graduate Martin Klusener, Feuerwear creates three different models of bags and an

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SOLAR HELICOPTER

SOLAR HELICOPTER

We spend a lot of time talking about sustainability and design, but it's important not to overlook the value of experiential learning -- especially for kids. That's why we love this Solar

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ANA LINARES PLUR STOOL

ANA LINARES PLUR STOOL

Inhabitat came away from this year's BKLYN Designs raving about the originality at the Pratt students' exhibition booth. While all the designs were impressive, the one that really stood out in

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LIGHT OBJECTS: A Design Competition on Sustainability

LIGHT OBJECTS: A Design Competition on Sustainability

Our friends over at Core77 have just announced a new design competition called LIGHT OBJECTS: A Design Competition on Sustainability. Open to anyone, entrants are encouraged to go beyond mere

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GREEN PAVING SOLUTION: Salvaverde

GREEN PAVING SOLUTION: Salvaverde

Have you ever wanted to put in a grass driveway, but you found yourself worried about ruining the grass every time the car pulls in and out of the garage? Salvaverde is an interlocking modular

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ITBED

ITBED

As fans of flatpak construction, we are intrigued by the new Itbed design from It Design. Made from folded 7mm thick cardboard, the accordion folded cardboard bedframe is easy to collapse and

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FLATPAK HONEYCOMB LAMP

FLATPAK HONEYCOMB LAMP

Designer Kouichi Okamoto proves that good things come in small packages with his new Honeycomb Lamp. Reminiscent of paper party decorations, the Honeycomb Lamp unfolds from 2cm of paper into a

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NEWSPAPER EXTENDABLE BENCH

NEWSPAPER EXTENDABLE BENCH

It’s not uncommon to have a stack of newspapers sitting around; but it took the ingenuity of designer Charles Kaisin to turn a pile of old news into durable seating. The brilliance behind

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SOLAR LAMPION

SOLAR LAMPION

Dutch designer Damian O'Sullivan, has found a way to bring sunlight indoors with his Solar Lampion. The ingenuous lamp is composed of 36 standard-sized solar cells that collect sunlight during

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GROUNDBREAKING MATERIAL: OLED illuminated surfaces

GROUNDBREAKING MATERIAL: OLED illuminated surfaces

Imagine a house without a single light fixture - but instead walls, ceilings, furnishings, and accessories all sources of light. Thanks to research at Princeton University and the University of

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MATERIOUS CUBBY

MATERIOUS CUBBY

Here's another charming idea from Materious Design: the Cubby. Reminiscent of kindergarten cubbies, the Cubby coat hook puts an adult spin on kid-friendly storage. Instead of hanging your

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NEW HYDROGEN FUELING STATION

NEW HYDROGEN FUELING STATION

Have you ever wondered why all gas stations look exactly the same? Despite the inconvenience of getting in and out of them (especially Arco), the design of gas stations is based on a prototype

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SMART ENVIRONMENTS AWARD

SMART ENVIRONMENTS AWARD

The International Interior Design Association and Metropolis Magazine announce their first annual Smart Environment Awards recognizing interior environments that integrate design excellence,

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BIG DIG HOUSE

BIG DIG HOUSE

Constructed with over 600,000lbs of recycled materials, this is the house that Boston's Big Dig built -- or more precisely, a house that engineer, Paul Pedini, built with the design expertise of

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GREENGRID ROOFS

GREENGRID ROOFS

We hold a special place in our hearts for green roofs and the economy of modular construction. GreenGrid Roofs brings the best of both worlds together as a modular green roof system.

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KATRINA COTTAGE FOLLOW-UP

KATRINA COTTAGE FOLLOW-UP

Good news rumbled out of Washington earlier this week regarding the Katrina Cottages. In an unprecedented step, the senate is considering allowing the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

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COLOR-BY-NUMBER WALLPAPER

COLOR-BY-NUMBER WALLPAPER

Write on your walls! Crayons, color pencils, and marker pens encouraged. Color by number has taken on an entirely new meaning (and scale) with Wallpaper-By-Numbers . The wonderfully bold

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PREFAB FRIDAYS: Kieran Timberlake Associates

PREFAB FRIDAYS: Kieran Timberlake Associates

Our friends over at Treehugger introduced us to Kieran Timberlake Associates, an award-winning architecture firmed focused on integrating multiple strategies and perspectives into holistic

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EDIBLE BIRDHOUSE

EDIBLE BIRDHOUSE

Have you ever wished you could have your house and eat it, too? Not so practical...unless you are a bird (or Hansel and Gretel). But for our feathered friends, the wish comes true with Atelier

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ALPINE HOUSE

ALPINE HOUSE

Considered the greenhouse of the 21st Century, the groundbreaking Alpine House is opening this month in London's Kew Gardens The innovative cooling greenhouse was designed by Wilkinson Eyre

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ZENO SUNLIGHT LAMP

ZENO SUNLIGHT LAMP

We love sunlight transportation devices here at Inhabitat. Some of our favorite developments this year have been things like Parans Sunlight Transportation system, and the Sunlight Table

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GREEN SHUTTER

GREEN SHUTTER

Landscape Architects have always used trees and plants as a natural way to block sound, and impede the sun and the wind. The Green Shutter designed by Yvew Fidalgo, takes the same concept out

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KATRINA COTTAGE

KATRINA COTTAGE

At only 308-square-feet, this cute yellow house known as the Katrina Cottage grew out of the unique housing crisis facing the Gulf Coast. With four different variations based on the vernacular

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