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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14 Vegan Shoe Brands That Tread Lightly on the Earth

14 Vegan Shoe Brands That Tread Lightly on the Earth

Going vegan with your footwear doesn't mean giving up on owning good quality kicks. Today's cruelty-free shoe companies are creating lots of stylish options that are sweat shop and animal-free

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LAST CALL: Enter Inhabitat’s 2011 Green Halloween Costume Contest!

LAST CALL: Enter Inhabitat’s 2011 Green Halloween Costume Contest!

Today is the last day to submit your DIY costumes! Halloween may have come and gone, but there's still time to enter our Green Halloween Costume Contest for a shot at fame, fortune, and some

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Meghan Finkel Creates Spindly Sustainable Lamps from Fallen Tree Branches

Meghan Finkel Creates Spindly Sustainable Lamps from Fallen Tree Branches

These oddly shaped, spindly lamps look like they're about to crawl away, but don't get spooked - they'll stay in place. Designer Meghan Finkel's handmade lamps are crafted from fallen branches

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Living Babylone Lamp Suffuses Your Space With Light and Fresh Air

Living Babylone Lamp Suffuses Your Space With Light and Fresh Air

If drab lighting and uninspiring interiors have been getting you down, then you'll love this beautiful piece of decor from designer Alexis Tricoire of Greenworks. Dubbed the Babylone, this

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14 Eco-Friendly Women’s Trench Coats, Blazers and Parkas!

14 Eco-Friendly Women’s Trench Coats, Blazers and Parkas!

Summer slipped by so quickly, and boy have we been feeling the chill across the country. Whether you've been battling heavy rain, strong winds, or are simply spending your days strolling your

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World Population to Hit 7 Billion People This Week!

World Population to Hit 7 Billion People This Week!

This week the world's population will reach a whopping 7 billion inhabitants, marking a critical time for us to consider the conservation of natural resources to ensure a sustainable planet for

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The Kokon Modern Pet House Sprouts a Green Roof

The Kokon Modern Pet House Sprouts a Green Roof

If you and your furry friend have been trying to figure out a way to bring more green into your daily life, but a cramped city apartment has other ideas in mind, then you'll love this sweet

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Campanas’ Awesome Bookshelf is a Mosaic of Recycled Scrap Wood

Campanas’ Awesome Bookshelf is a Mosaic of Recycled Scrap Wood

Inspired by their award-winning Favela chair, Humberto Campana and his brother created this spectacular bookshelf from reclaimed pieces of scrap wood. Chaotic and cluttered, yet unexpectedly

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Michael Jantzen’s Web-Shaped Pavilion Is a Solar-Powered Interactive Gathering Place

Michael Jantzen’s Web-Shaped Pavilion Is a Solar-Powered Interactive Gathering Place

The building has been design to be controlled via the internet, where people from all over the world can have a hand in altering the shape of the structure through their computers, iPods, iPads,

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Fruitwash: Produce Labels That Turn Into Soap to Wash Your Fruits and Veggies

Fruitwash: Produce Labels That Turn Into Soap to Wash Your Fruits and Veggies

We often don't give much thought to the pesky little stickers affixed to our produce, quickly just pulling them off and flicking them from our fingertips into a trashcan. But considering the

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14 Eco-Friendly Boots for the Fashionable Fella

14 Eco-Friendly Boots for the Fashionable Fella

Boots are a great way to add some oomph to any outfit, and they can easily be a go-to style weapon for a jeans and t-shirt guy. Just in time for fall, we've rounded up 14 eco-friendly boots to

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Artist Diem Chau Sculpts Incredibly Detailed Figures On Crayola Crayon Tips

Artist Diem Chau Sculpts Incredibly Detailed Figures On Crayola Crayon Tips

Known in the art world as "The Crayola Crayon Carver", Diem has had her works exhibited all over the US and was commissioned last year by Nike to create a crayon set of carved soccer players for

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ZMIK’s Kroon LED Pendant Lamp Will Mesmerize Any Modernist

ZMIK’s Kroon LED Pendant Lamp Will Mesmerize Any Modernist

Forget about those old-fashioned crystal chandeliers - give your home a sophisticated, contemporary edge with one of ZMIK's beautiful pendant lamps. Dubbed the Kroon, the lamp is made from LED

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Architect Steven Holl Unveils Design for Campbell Sports Center at Columbia University

Architect Steven Holl Unveils Design for Campbell Sports Center at Columbia University

For years we've reported on Steven Holl's new projects popping up all over the world, and now we're happy to report that the architect is returning to the Big Apple, bringing with him a striking

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Scientists Build Digital Devices Out of Bacteria and DNA

Scientists Build Digital Devices Out of Bacteria and DNA

Scientists at the Imperial College London just announced that they have discovered a way to build digital devices out of bacteria and DNA. The breakthrough could one day create the building

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Antoine Fritsch’s T2O Bamboo Bike is an Electric Eco Cruiser

Antoine Fritsch’s T2O Bamboo Bike is an Electric Eco Cruiser

The T2O is constructed primarily from bamboo, although it integrates cork, steel, and aluminum into its frame. A small motor sits at the hub of its rear wheel, and the battery is hidden away

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Brett Coelho Recycles Old Street Signs Into Colorful Pendant Lamps

Brett Coelho Recycles Old Street Signs Into Colorful Pendant Lamps

Artist Brett Coelho has transformed common street signs into a series of clever "Speed" pendant lamps. Bold, bright and colorful, his dazzling recycled light fixtures are classic pieces with an

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Bosco Verticale in Milan Will Be the World’s First Vertical Forest

Bosco Verticale in Milan Will Be the World’s First Vertical Forest

The Bosco Verticale is a system that optimizes, recuperates, and produces energy. Covered in plant life, the building aids in balancing the microclimate and in filtering the dust particles

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7 Futuristic Modes of Green Transportation for Land, Sea and Sky

7 Futuristic Modes of Green Transportation for Land, Sea and Sky

While they may look like something out of Star Wars or The Jetsons, these super futuristic vehicle designs are actual concepts being worked on for production - and in some cases are already

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Acoustic Alarm Clock Strums a Sweet Tune to Get You Out of Bed

Acoustic Alarm Clock Strums a Sweet Tune to Get You Out of Bed

No one likes being startled awake by an alarm clock that sounds like a goose being strangled - if you're looking for a more serene way to start your day then check out the Acoustic Alarm by

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The Faraday Electric Bike Goes Incognito With a Classic Look

The Faraday Electric Bike Goes Incognito With a Classic Look

The Faraday was built for the Oregon Manifest design competition, and the design team wanted to keep their cycle's look simple. With a minty fresh paint job, all of the bike's techy pieces are

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Team Purdue’s Suburban INhome Takes 2nd Place in the 2011 Solar Decathlon!

Team Purdue’s Suburban INhome Takes 2nd Place in the 2011 Solar Decathlon!

We're thrilled to announce that this weekend Team Purdue took second place in the 2011 Solar Decathlon! Purdue's sensible, suburban-style INhome received top marks throughout the competition due

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Rachel Freire’s “Cow Nipple” Dress, Gross or a Great Use of Resources?

Rachel Freire’s “Cow Nipple” Dress, Gross or a Great Use of Resources?

Would you wear a dress made from thousands of cow nipples? During London Fashion Week, designer Rachel Freire unveiled her latest haute couture creation: a dress made from 3,000 protruding

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Why is JCPenney Refusing to Compensate the Families of Bangladesh Factory Fire Victims?

Why is JCPenney Refusing to Compensate the Families of Bangladesh Factory Fire Victims?

Last December a Bangladesh factory fire broke out that killed 30 people and injured dozens of others. The factory, That’s It Sportswear, is a garment factory just north of the capital of

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Brian Carlisle Upcycles Old Junk and Scrap Metal Into Beautiful Birdhouses

Brian Carlisle Upcycles Old Junk and Scrap Metal Into Beautiful Birdhouses

  Carlisle spends his spare time digging through flea markets, thrift shops, and antique stores, or sifting through items given to him by family and friends for his materials. Items used

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Team New Zealand’s First Light House Wins the Engineering Contest at the 2011 Solar Decathlon

Team New Zealand’s First Light House Wins the Engineering Contest at the 2011 Solar Decathlon

We've been sitting on the edges of our seats all day, anxiously awaiting today's Engineering Contest results at the 2011 Solar Decathlon. The results were just announced, and we're happy to

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$40 Million Emax E-Volution Solar Sailboat is for the Eco-Conscious Yachtsman

$40 Million Emax E-Volution Solar Sailboat is for the Eco-Conscious Yachtsman

We've seen some spectacular sea vessels before, such as the TÛRANOR, the world largest solar powered boat. But here's a brand-spanking new yacht about to give that old-timer a run for its

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AnneMarie van Splunter’s ‘Rubber Tree’ Turns Used Tires Into a Spectacular Playground

AnneMarie van Splunter’s ‘Rubber Tree’ Turns Used Tires Into a Spectacular Playground

Every year consumers in the United States toss 220,000,000 automobile tires in the trash. But while these defunct tires are being seen as useless by the majority, designer AnneMarie van

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GIVEAWAY: Enter to Win a Sloan AQUS Grey Water Toilet System That Recycles Your Sink Water (Worth $189)!

GIVEAWAY: Enter to Win a Sloan AQUS Grey Water Toilet System That Recycles Your Sink Water (Worth $189)!

Win a Sloan AQUS Grey Water System! Saving water is one of the most important things we can do to ensure environmental and social sustainability for generations to come - but while many of us

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Scientists Discover a Passive Virus That Destroys Breast Cancer Cells

Scientists Discover a Passive Virus That Destroys Breast Cancer Cells

Breast cancer affects one in eight women during their lives, and it is the most common cancer experienced by women in the United States. But with a recent discovery made by a team of scientists

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