Writer Emily Kaiser Thelin tried to play it cool when she first saw the interior of Jeff Wardell and Claudia Sagan’s apartment (“Contained,” December/January 2012). But a lifelong obsession with container ships made it difficult for her to restrain her glee when she saw two containers stacked on top of each other and used as rooms. She hopes she didn’t wear out her welcome when, under the guise of research, she tested the containers’ many whimsical custom features, including the office’s sleeping nook.

Sustainable Retirement Home in Tune with California Landscape
A couple’s retirement home on a nature preserve in Carmel, California, emerges as a series of eco-conscious pavilions that rest...
Retirement Never Looked Better and More Sustainable
A couple’s retirement home on a nature preserve in Carmel, California, emerges as a series of eco-conscious pavilions that rest...
Modern Shipping Container Home in San Francisco
Two San Francisco art and travel addicts overhauled a loft—and customized a pair of shipping containers—to accommodate their...