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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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
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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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
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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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
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
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
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'
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
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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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
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
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
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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"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
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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