Emily is a writer with a focus on the intersection of design, architecture and a (more) sustainable future. She also writes about art, music, travel and food. She can be found drawing, grazing for cheap flights, and attempting to learn German, French and javascript.

Matt is a car-free, bicycle rider, amateur chef, oenophile, outdoorsman, LEED accredited, sustainable architect in Chicago. He started this blog to give insight on how the architectural practice, specifically his, can best relate it’s work to the natural environment. And to a greater degree, how the food supply and architecture are intimate companions that should no longer be mutually exclusive. Matt has completed several LEED certified projects both in Chicago and Southern California. One of the most revolutionary being a building constructed of strawbales (hence the name of the blog) in the Imperial County desert of California. Matt is the founder and principal architect at