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.

S'mores Tart
Several years ago we covered Chelsea Jackson's Chicago residence.
Modern NASA-Inspired Cricket Trailer
Part tent, part RV, the NASA-inspired Cricket Trailer is the go-to camper for the modern road tripper.
Not Ready For a Prefab House? How About a Prefab Kitchen.
Kitchen systems are a lot like prefab housing: they're designed to be modular but they're endlessly customizable—not that that's...
A Family Moves from Netherlands to Singapore
In December 2007, Nicolette de Waart, her husband, Joost Dop, and their four children moved from Heemstede, the Netherlands, to...
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,...
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 ...