When not writing, Miyoko Ohtake can be found cooking, training for her next marathon, and enjoying all that the City by the Bay and the great outdoors have to offer.

A Dream House for the Ages
This Los Angeles family builds smart and plans ahead.
This Silver Lake Shop Redefines the General Store
Looking for mid-century furniture? Design tomes? Earrings? An LP? Sunset Junction’s Mohawk General Store lives up to its name.
Split the Difference
When the plan to add a second story to a century-old Montreal house crumbled due to a weak foundation, architect Marc-André ...
Green Is in the Details
Carver + Schicketanz Architects’ eco-friendly renovation earned this mid-century-modern home LEED Platinum certification and...
Tunnel Vision
To maximize every square inch in this Manhattan apartment, LOT-EK knocked down walls, added dozens of recycled doors, and built...
Naoto Fukasawa's Pork with Eggs
Japanese designer Naoto Fukasawa recently collaborated with Alessi for a new cooking collection called Shiba (yes, after the dog,...