Jess Chamberlain
Seattle-based contributing editor.

Recent Posts By Jess Chamberlain

House Crush: Off-the-grid Hawaiian treehouse

Maybe our 9-year-old selves had it right: All you really need for a happy existence is a little backyard treehouse. You can test that fantasy in this real-life (adult-size) Airbnb rental in the rain forest of the Big Island. (You even enter the dwelling through a trap door!)

An Oregon fire-lookout home

Ever dream of quitting city life for a little cottage on the coast? A cabin in the woods? How about a 388-square-foot home in the forest that sits 40 feet high?

It’s hot out. Here’s 3 AC-free ways to stay cool

It’s hot, but the environmentalist in you knows pumping the AC isn’t the answer. Matt Golden, an energy efficiency expert based in Sausalito, California, and CEO of Open Energy Efficiency, gave us tips for keeping cool this summer.

From Instagram to retail: Eric Trine’s success story

Further proof that the¬†freshest designs are being cooked up in restaurants: Eric Trine‘s Octahedron stool.