Diane Pham

 

Diane is Inhabitat's Senior Editor and a freelance writer based in Brooklyn, NY. After graduating from the University of Southern California, she enjoyed a brief stint at SCI-Arc, then working for the A+D Museum in Los Angeles, Perkins Eastman Architects and Resolution 4: Architecture.

A native Angeleno, she’s also lived in Milan, Paris and Buenos Aires, and still has her sights set beyond the borders of the US. In her spare time she enjoys being outdoors, learning new languages, and doing as many new things as she can, every moment she can.

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Scotland Building the World’s First Sea-Going Hybrid Ferries

Scotland Building the World’s First Sea-Going Hybrid Ferries

Scotland just began construction has just commenced on the world's first roll-on roll-off diesel-electric hybrid ferries at the Ferguson shipyard in Port Glasgow. The new

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Gorgeous ‘Skyphos 1′ LED Chandelier Hypnotizes Like a Bioluminescent Jellyfish

Gorgeous ‘Skyphos 1′ LED Chandelier Hypnotizes Like a Bioluminescent Jellyfish

To create her shimmering jellyfish-like Skyphos 1 chandelier, Kateřina Smolíková used glass blowing, melting, and casting techniques. The lucent form looks delicate, but her careful selection

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‘Years’ Tree Turntable Plays Wood Rings Like a Record

‘Years’ Tree Turntable Plays Wood Rings Like a Record

If you're curious to know what a tree would sound like if it could play music, Bartholomäus Traubeck's incredible Years tree ring record player is one way to find out! An incredible makeshift

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World’s Largest Garment Made From Golden Spider Silk Now on Display

World’s Largest Garment Made From Golden Spider Silk Now on Display

We couldn't believe our eyes when we saw this glistening yellow cape made from spider silk. The un-dyed, untreated garment is the world’s largest piece of clothing made entirely from the

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Agustina Woodgate’s Animal Skin Rugs Are Made from Stuffed Teddy Bears!

Agustina Woodgate’s Animal Skin Rugs Are Made from Stuffed Teddy Bears!

The Skin Rugs series has taken Woodgate nearly two years to complete, and has involved a painstaking process that has her cutting up cuddly stuffed animals into various patterns, and stitching

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Amazing Map Shows Every Tree in the United States

Amazing Map Shows Every Tree in the United States

Have you ever wondered what the tree population and density of the United States looks like? This amazing map shows just that. Created by Josef Kellndorfer and Wayne Walker of Woods Hole

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EcoATM Pays Out Cash In Exchange for Your Unwanted Gadgets

EcoATM Pays Out Cash In Exchange for Your Unwanted Gadgets

The EcoATM made its debut last week at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show, but unlike all the other products that manufacturers hoped you'd throw your hard earned dollars at, this innovative

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HOK Teams Up With USGBC to Unveil Sustainable Orphanage and Children’s Center for Haiti

HOK Teams Up With USGBC to Unveil Sustainable Orphanage and Children’s Center for Haiti

The U.S. Green Building Council recently announced that it has selected HOK as an official design partner for Project Haiti - a building designed to LEED Platinum principles that will replace a

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OV-A’s Family House in Králuv Dvur Features a Folding Wood Shutter Facade

OV-A’s Family House in Králuv Dvur Features a Folding Wood Shutter Facade

The Family Home is constructed on a square ground plan with rooms radiating off a central core. Three bedrooms, each with private amenities, face north and boast floor-to-ceiling glazed walls

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Top 7 Green Gadgets To Debut at This Week’s 2012 CES

Top 7 Green Gadgets To Debut at This Week’s 2012 CES

Rukus Bluetooth Solar-Powered Speaker Get your jam on basically anywhere you want with Eton’s new, heavy-duty, portable Bluetooth speaker, the Rukus. The device is powered by an enhanced

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Announcing the Winners of Inhabitat’s 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards!

Announcing the Winners of Inhabitat’s 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards!

AND THE READERS HAVE SPOKEN! For the last two weeks, Inhabitat readers have been weighing in and voting on their favorite green stories of 2011. From a high tech beehive designed for city

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LEGO Rolls Out a Line Targeted at Girls – Progressive or Regressive?

LEGO Rolls Out a Line Targeted at Girls – Progressive or Regressive?

Over the holidays, Lego released their Lego Friends series - a selection of colorful new building sets geared towards young girls. While some may consider Lego to be gender neutral, the

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Geo-physicist Tries to Recreate an Ice Age Ecosystem in Siberia to Prevent the Release of 500 Billion Tons of CO2

Geo-physicist Tries to Recreate an Ice Age Ecosystem in Siberia to Prevent the Release of 500 Billion Tons of CO2

Located south of Chersky in the Sakha Republic in northeastern Siberia is an expansive pocket of more than 500 billion tons of methane - more greenhouse gas than man has made since the

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Top 6 Green Architecture Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Green Architecture Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

2011 saw more exciting, innovative and record-breaking green buildings than ever before, and judging from the popularity of our eco architecture stories, many of you agree! From the world's

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Involuntary Collaborations: Bland Landscape Paintings Turned Into Epic Monster-Filled Scenes

Involuntary Collaborations: Bland Landscape Paintings Turned Into Epic Monster-Filled Scenes

When McMahon first got started on this series, he had less than honorable intentions. The first time he picked up a painting was at a local auction house and he planned to cover it with gesso to

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Top 6 Green Parenting News Stories – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Green Parenting News Stories – Vote for Your Favorite!

2011 saw a plethora of controversial stories and shocking discoveries on the parenting front. From a genderless baby named Storm to reports of arsenic found in apple juice and an

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Top 6 Transportation Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Transportation Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

2011 was another great year for green transportation, with the unveiling of numerous new electric vehicles, planes, trains and more. With green transportation solidifying its status as a viable

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Tetra Shed: A Modern Modular Office for Your Garden!

Tetra Shed: A Modern Modular Office for Your Garden!

A stunning modern design by David Ajasa-Adekunle, the Tetra Shed is sweet solution for those looking for extra office space. Built to be set in the backyard or a garden, the design's modular

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Top 7 Wearable Technology Concepts of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 7 Wearable Technology Concepts of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Talk about being fashion-forward - this year we saw sustainable style leap into the future as designers unveiled an incredible array of wearable technology concepts. From air-purifying jeans to

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Top 6 Inhabitots Green Kids Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Inhabitots Green Kids Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

2011 saw no shortage of eye-opening news over at Inhabitots - Inhabitat's site for green parents and kids. In the past year we saw researchers discover arsenic in apple juice, we were enchanted

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Top 6 Furniture and Interior Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Furniture and Interior Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Long gone are the days of dressing up your interior spaces with faded love seats and boring Picasso reprints - 2011 proved yet again that furniture and interior designers are working hard to

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Evatran Now Accepting Pre-Orders for Plugless Power Wireless EV Charging System

Evatran Now Accepting Pre-Orders for Plugless Power Wireless EV Charging System

Early last year we reported on the unveiling of Evatran's Plugless Power - the world's first wireless EV charger. Now - just in time for the new year - we're happy to say that Evatran has

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Happy Holidays from the Inhabitat Team!

Happy Holidays from the Inhabitat Team!

Jill Fehrenbacher, Editor-in-Chief This year I'm spending the holidays with my family in NYC. We don't enjoy the hustle and bustle of holiday travel, so we're laying low in our apartment,

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Last Minute Green Holiday Gift Guide: DIY Gifts, Gifts of Time and More!

Last Minute Green Holiday Gift Guide: DIY Gifts, Gifts of Time and More!

With Hanukkah currently taking place and Christmas eve just one night away, we're officially down to the gift giving wire! If you haven't had much time to chip away at your holiday list, or have

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Ben Parker’s Lorna Lamp is a Bold Task Light Made From Recycled Piping

Ben Parker’s Lorna Lamp is a Bold Task Light Made From Recycled Piping

Ben Parker's Lorna table lamp is a quirky little light that caught our eye with its bright bold color and use of reclaimed materials. The task lamp brings a bit of flair to any room in need of a

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Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts of Time

Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts of Time

If you hate standing in long lines or the thought of adding to the consumer-fueled craze of the holidays makes you queasy, then do one better for your friends and family by giving them the gift

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Tips on How to Green Your Investment Portfolio

Tips on How to Green Your Investment Portfolio

At Inhabitat, we often talk about how design can be both environmentally sustainable and economically profitable - and the same principles can be applied to eco-conscious investing. The current

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Peter Marigold’s Geometric Birdhouses are Crafted from Salvaged Shop Signs

Peter Marigold’s Geometric Birdhouses are Crafted from Salvaged Shop Signs

We're truly digging all the eco designs coming out of Peter Marigold's UK studio. One sustainable set that really caught our eye is Gold's series of seven bird houses made from salvaged shop

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Matteo Cainer Architects’ Busan Camellian Opera House is Enveloped by a Living Green Roof

Matteo Cainer Architects’ Busan Camellian Opera House is Enveloped by a Living Green Roof

Matteo Cainer Architects' Busan Camellian Opera House was carefully designed as an attractive and serene venue for opera and other performing arts. Through its camellia-like form, the opera

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Michael Young’s NOISEZERO O+ are the World’s First Headphones Made from Sustainable Materials

Michael Young’s NOISEZERO O+ are the World’s First Headphones Made from Sustainable Materials

If you're looking for some new headphones to jam out with on you daily commute, then check out this sweet set designed by Michael Young. Dubbed the NOISEZERO O+, Young's creation is the

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