Diane Pham

 

Diane is 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, and CB Richard Ellis Milan.

She was previously Inhabitat's Senior Editor, and today runs the NYC real estate and architecture website 6sqft.com.

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6 Free Green Things to Do This Summer in NYC!

6 Free Green Things to Do This Summer in NYC!

No matter how much you or your friends might gripe about the cost of living in the Big Apple, there are thankfully still some freebies to be had for a good time. For those of you on tight budget

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7 Eco-Bikinis to Spend a Summer in Sustainable Style

7 Eco-Bikinis to Spend a Summer in Sustainable Style

If you're still on the hunt for a swimsuit to turn into a second skin this summer, then jump ahead for our seven stylin' picks sure to make a splash. Sexy, sustainable and suited for all

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City Playgrounds Deemed Too Safe Because of Dumbed Down Designs

City Playgrounds Deemed Too Safe Because of Dumbed Down Designs

Here's something we thought we'd never hear: Playgrounds are being deemed too safe. In a recent article posted by Shine, experts are contending that the designs of  modern playgrounds are

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Backpacks for Kids Get Your Child (and a Child in Need) Ready for School

Backpacks for Kids Get Your Child (and a Child in Need) Ready for School

It's already time to start gearing up for the new school year, and while pencils and pads are on the top of our to-buy list, we've also been on the hunt for right pack to put all these new

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Colorful Frii Concept Bike is Built from Injection-Molded Recycled Plastic

Colorful Frii Concept Bike is Built from Injection-Molded Recycled Plastic

Israeli industrial design student Dror Peleg has designed a colorful concept that combines two of our favorite things: cycling and recycling. Peleg's Frii bike strays far from the norm - not

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Lady Gaga Launches a Spoof Baby Clothing Line that Includes a Mini Meat Dress

Lady Gaga Launches a Spoof Baby Clothing Line that Includes a Mini Meat Dress

The media and fashion industry has dubbed Lady Gaga as being both fashion-forward and a major influence on pop culture, so it was only a matter of time she followed in the footsteps of all of

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7 Solar-Powered Wearables That Will Infuse Your Gadgets With Energy

7 Solar-Powered Wearables That Will Infuse Your Gadgets With Energy

Take advantage of the sun this summer and deck yourself out in some stylish wears that also soak up the solar rays for energy. No power outlets necessary, here are seven solar-powered wearables

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Could Snail Slime be the Latest “Miracle” Anti-Aging Skincare Ingredient?

Could Snail Slime be the Latest “Miracle” Anti-Aging Skincare Ingredient?

Would you slather snail goo on your face if it meant a flawless complexion? One company believes they've unlocked an anti-aging miracle courtesy of the common snail. Smoothed on in cream or gel

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Long Island and Connecticut Launch Bike Share Programs

Long Island and Connecticut Launch Bike Share Programs

Bike share programs seem to be on the rise everywhere except New York City (curses!), but the trend is slowly inching closer to the Big Apple with shares popping up in the municipalities of

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Roller Rink Coming to The Lot at the High Line!

Roller Rink Coming to The Lot at the High Line!

Just when we thought the High Line couldn't get any cooler, NYC's Friends of the High Line have just revealed that The Lot at 30th Street will soon be host to an old school roller

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“Smart” Sunglasses Use LCD Technology to Block Out the Sun’s Glare

“Smart” Sunglasses Use LCD Technology to Block Out the Sun’s Glare

The sun's blinding rays are something to contend with when driving, but a new LCD technology developed by physicist Chris Mullin could soon pave the way for a new set of "smart" specs able to

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Karen Bausman’s Living Wall Project will Fill NYC’s Meatpacking District with Greenery

Karen Bausman’s Living Wall Project will Fill NYC’s Meatpacking District with Greenery

Hip, trendy and home to some of the hotest high-fashion boutiques, NYC's Meatpacking District may rake in the green, but greenery is something to be desired. A former industrial area, the famed

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Shigeru Ban’s Metal Shutter Houses Now Complete in NYC!

Shigeru Ban’s Metal Shutter Houses Now Complete in NYC!

Add another gem to Chelsea's 'Starchitect Row' - the much anticipated Metal Shutter Houses by Shigeru Ban are finally complete! Featuring a simple geometric construction set off by an

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6 Ways to Use Leggings to Extend Your Wardrobe

6 Ways to Use Leggings to Extend Your Wardrobe

Even the best wardrobe needs a little bit of a lift now and then. One great way to add a bit of sass to a tired dress or tank is to simply slip on a set of leggings. From layering them up with

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TOMS and The Row Collaborate on Limited Edition Cashmere and Italian Wool Shoes

TOMS and The Row Collaborate on Limited Edition Cashmere and Italian Wool Shoes

TOMS is venturing out from their comfy canvas haven and teaming up with Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's The Row to create a new line of luxury footwear. While keeping with the classic TOMS'

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Colorful Retro Armchair Made from a Recycled 1968 4L Renault

Colorful Retro Armchair Made from a Recycled 1968 4L Renault

This is probably the most interesting use of a out of commission vehicle we've ever seen. Created by Cyril Latapy, this colorful retro armchair was actually once a 1968 4L Renault! With a full

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Link Roundup: Stay Cool Ways to Beat the Heat!

Link Roundup: Stay Cool Ways to Beat the Heat!

Whether you're battling a high of 100 or sitting a little comfier in the 80's, check out our links roundup for some sure fire ways to beat the heat and have some fun while doing it. From making

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Axe and Stump Lounge Chair Gives New Life To Upturned Tree Trunks

Axe and Stump Lounge Chair Gives New Life To Upturned Tree Trunks

Nearly 30 million trees are cut down every day, leaving a trail of devastation behind. While there's no quick recovery for our forest friends, designer Hongtao Zhou's tree stump lounge chair

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Linda Loudermilk Debuts the World’s First Compostable Swimsuit

Linda Loudermilk Debuts the World’s First Compostable Swimsuit

Sometimes clothes wear down beyond repair, and bathing suits in particular are not often passed down. So what better way to cut down on material waste than with a compostable bathing suit?

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MisoSoupDesign’s Awesome All-In-One Workstation is Built from Bent Sheets of Bamboo

MisoSoupDesign’s Awesome All-In-One Workstation is Built from Bent Sheets of Bamboo

If you love a minimalist aesthetic, then you're going to love the K Workstation by MisoSoupDesign. A full-on workstation complete with desk, shelves and a place to set your keyboard, this

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Foldaboat: A Flat-Pack Folding Boat for Emergency Response Efforts

Foldaboat: A Flat-Pack Folding Boat for Emergency Response Efforts

Forget the floaties, next time you hit the water grab a Foldaboat instead! Designed by Arno Mathies and Max Frommeld, this water vessel is a fully flat-packable design made from a single sheet

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Design Direct Recycles 1,000 Discarded Drawers Into Colorful Cabinetry

Design Direct Recycles 1,000 Discarded Drawers Into Colorful Cabinetry

What can you do with 1,000 orphaned drawers? How about turning them into a spectacular collage of furniture full of color, character and function? Hamburg gallery Design Direct has created a new

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Pete Goldlust Carves Colorful Crayons into Intricate Sculptures

Pete Goldlust Carves Colorful Crayons into Intricate Sculptures

These days the keyboard may be the dominant medium of creation, but there are still plenty of people holding tight to their trusty pencils and crayons. Inspired by the disjunctions seen in the

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Yves Behar and Jawbone’s “Up” is an App-Powered Wristband Promoting Healthy Living

Yves Behar and Jawbone’s “Up” is an App-Powered Wristband Promoting Healthy Living

Not sure if you're eating healthy enough, getting enough exercise or catching enough Zs'?  Then turn to technology for some assistance. Launching later this year as sort of a one-up on the

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Top 7 Sizzling Vegan Sandals for Summer

Top 7 Sizzling Vegan Sandals for Summer

If you're looking for a stylish and green way to let your tootsies cool off this summer, then take a cue from our vegan sandal guide! We've rounded up 7 sweet picks that are 100 percent animal-

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Vote For Eco Furniture Company Viesso in the Big Break Contest

Vote For Eco Furniture Company Viesso in the Big Break Contest

"Sleep on it. Store in it." That's the concept behind LA-based Viesso's stylin' bamboo Buden bed collection. Built from sustainable bamboo and FSC-certified birch, this multifunctional green

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Artist Uses 15,000 English Crumpets to Create Ridiculous Pippa Middleton Portrait

Artist Uses 15,000 English Crumpets to Create Ridiculous Pippa Middleton Portrait

We're not sure where to start with this one. The egregious waste of food? The waste of labor? Or the bizarre idolization of Pippa Middleton? Artist Laura Hadland recently

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Artist Kate MccGwire Creates Fluid Sculptures from Thousands of Recycled Feathers

Artist Kate MccGwire Creates Fluid Sculptures from Thousands of Recycled Feathers

But don't let MccGwire's animal-originated materials ruffle your own feathers. All of her feathers are received from a network of pigeon racers and farmers who mail her the feathers they've

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Brussels-based Jojo Uses Carrier Pigeons to Deliver Eco-Conscious Sneakers

Brussels-based Jojo Uses Carrier Pigeons to Deliver Eco-Conscious Sneakers

In today's competitive retail market, you've got to differentiate yourself if you want to make a name - right? Well, eco-conscious sneaker maker Jojo is doing just that with their brilliant

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DIY: How to Make a Sexy Bikini from a Recycled T-Shirt

DIY: How to Make a Sexy Bikini from a Recycled T-Shirt

Buying a bathing suit can be an expensive purchase -- not to mention an endeavor often strife with discontent. So why not skip the fitting room stalls and bust out a pair of scissors and some

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