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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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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DIY: Make Organic Homemade Lemon Ice Cream Sandwiches!

DIY: Make Organic Homemade Lemon Ice Cream Sandwiches!

If you love ice cream (and who doesn't?!), then you'll love our recipe for homemade lemon ice cream sandwiches! A great treat to tickle your summer taste buds, and to cool down, this recipe is

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Study Shows Kids Can Predict the Future of Technology

Study Shows Kids Can Predict the Future of Technology

When Whitney Houston belted out the line “children are our are future, teach them well and let them lead the way” she definitely knew more than she led on. A recent study conducted

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Japan’s Mitsui Plans to Construct Solar Power Plants in Tsunami Zone

Japan’s Mitsui Plans to Construct Solar Power Plants in Tsunami Zone

Residents of Japan are still feeling the effects of the tsunami and earthquakes that hit earlier this year, but Japan's trading house, Mitsui and Co., is hoping to bring some hope to the dire

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FanTubes is a Quirky Table Set Built from Cardboard Poster Tubes

FanTubes is a Quirky Table Set Built from Cardboard Poster Tubes

Cardboard creations are a fun and sustainable way to switch up your home decor with a minimal carbon impact. Built from recyclable cardboard tubes, FanTubes is a cool creation from Italian

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VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: GreenShows Pop-Up at Bloomingdales NYC Highlights Eco-Fashion

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: GreenShows Pop-Up at Bloomingdales NYC Highlights Eco-Fashion

Eco-fashion is heading full speed into the mainstream scene in a big way here in NYC. This past Earth Day, Bloomingdales hosted The GreenShows EcoLux Pop-Up Shop, showcasing some of the

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6 of Our Favorite Eco-Friendly “Barefoot” Running Shoes

6 of Our Favorite Eco-Friendly “Barefoot” Running Shoes

Deciding on what running shoe you should buy is no simple task. Do you go with the classic runner? A gel infused sole? A lace free slip-on? Or how about going barefoot? Most sports

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Studio Swine’s Stylish Eyeglasses are Made of Human Hair

Studio Swine’s Stylish Eyeglasses are Made of Human Hair

Eyewear comes in many shapes and sizes, but few are made with sustainable materials. But here's a collection from two Royal College of Art graduates that turns human hair into stylish sunnies

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DIY: Making Your Own Delicious Summer Popsicles at Home!

DIY: Making Your Own Delicious Summer Popsicles at Home!

When temperatures rise, there's no stopping overheated hands from reaching into the freezer for something cool. But instead of letting your friends and family bite into icy bars jam packed with

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Artist Judith G. Klausner Cooks Up Embroidered Food “From Scratch”

Artist Judith G. Klausner Cooks Up Embroidered Food “From Scratch”

Kalusner's work is a fusion of the past and our current times, and her work underscores how modern conveniences have shifted our way of being for the better, opened doors and turned these once

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DIY: Build Your Own Modern Modular Wall Planter

DIY: Build Your Own Modern Modular Wall Planter

Spotted over at Pot-ted, we completely fell in love with this awesome DIY idea that turns cinder blocks into a spectacular wall for succulents (we admit the puppy did us in too). To make the

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Ross Lovegrove’s Gorgeous Sun Tunnel Lamp Draws In the Light of the Sun

Ross Lovegrove’s Gorgeous Sun Tunnel Lamp Draws In the Light of the Sun

Lose the light bulbs as start installing Ross Lovegrove's gorgeous VELUX sun tunnel lamps for an illuminating green space lit by the sun! The VELUX sun tunnel is a lovely drop pendant lamp that

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Porsche Developing a Self-Driving System for their Cars

Porsche Developing a Self-Driving System for their Cars

Porsche is currently taking a cue from Google and developing their very own system for a self-driving car. Known for their sexy streamlined designs, and a capacity to reach high gear in just

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Boxsal’s Urban Picnic Box Won’t Blast Tunes – But You Can Break it Down in the Compost

Boxsal’s Urban Picnic Box Won’t Blast Tunes – But You Can Break it Down in the Compost

Summer is all about being outdoors, but if you live in the city, heading out to the forest for a leisurely lunch probably isn't in your near future. So the next time you pack up for a day in the

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DIY: Build Your Own Awesome Log Bench with the Bosbank

DIY: Build Your Own Awesome Log Bench with the Bosbank

Woodland-inspired furniture is all the rage in the hippest of households, so what better way to one-up all your fashionable friends than by building an awesome log bench with your own bare

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Enter to Win Chic Cycling Gear From Nau (Worth $530!)

Enter to Win Chic Cycling Gear From Nau (Worth $530!)

Any good bike enthusiast knows that shoulder bags and suit jackets aren't conducive to a smooth ride around town. So why not get decked out in some stylish duds meant especially for cycling?

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PHOTOS: A First Look Inside BIG’s Stunning Green-Roofed 8 Tallet Eco-Village

PHOTOS: A First Look Inside BIG’s Stunning Green-Roofed 8 Tallet Eco-Village

At 476 units, 8 Tallet is Denmark's largest housing complex. The structure's most distinguishing feature is a wide promenade that weaves through the entire building from the bottom to the top,

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NeSpoon’s Delicate Doily Art Adorns a Stretch of the Baltic’s Oak Beach

NeSpoon’s Delicate Doily Art Adorns a Stretch of the Baltic’s Oak Beach

NeSpoon's installation drew in plenty of curious eyes who even took pictures of and with the installations. Fixed to everything from broken tree branches to rocks and more, visitors to the beach

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Hus.Ett: Gorgeous Swedish Micro Home is a Wonderous Woodland Retreat

Hus.Ett: Gorgeous Swedish Micro Home is a Wonderous Woodland Retreat

When designing the home Ottesjö sought to create a structure that embodied the appearance and mobility of a living creature that has adapted to its surroundings. This organic approach gives the

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Lucerne’s Clever Street Decals Make Taking Out the Trash Fun

Lucerne’s Clever Street Decals Make Taking Out the Trash Fun

New York City could definitely take a cue from Lucerne when it comes to getting its citizens to properly dispose of their trash. To discourage residents tossing their empty cups and wrappers on

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Zoku Quick Pop Makes Frozen Popsicle Treats in Under 7 Minutes!

Zoku Quick Pop Makes Frozen Popsicle Treats in Under 7 Minutes!

Even when it's rainy and overcast like it is today here in New York, we still hold close to the hope of many hot summer days filled with sticky, homemade popsicles. So when we spotted this sweet

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Fabio del Percio’s Transparent Hey* Chair is Stuffed with Hay!

Fabio del Percio’s Transparent Hey* Chair is Stuffed with Hay!

The Hey* armchair first made its appearance in Milan at this year's Fuorisalone. A seemingly questionable design when it comes to wear and tear -- at least at first glance -- the Hey* has

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Marek Tomasik Creates a Spectacular Room Installation from Electronic Waste

Marek Tomasik Creates a Spectacular Room Installation from Electronic Waste

A collection of decades worth of hundreds of computers and other electronics, Tomasik's installation takes on a new life that also harks back to an age-old favorite: Tron. The walls of the

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Enter the Methodology DIY Design Competition to Win a Year’s Supply of Method Cleaning Products!

Enter the Methodology DIY Design Competition to Win a Year’s Supply of Method Cleaning Products!

This month Method and Dwell are teaming up to give one lucky designer a year's supply of Method cleaning products! They're challenging you to dazzle them with imaginative, innovative, and

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‘Shroom’ at Home With the Easy-to-Grow Mushroom Garden

‘Shroom’ at Home With the Easy-to-Grow Mushroom Garden

Do you have an insatiable taste for mushrooms? Then why not start growing some of these out-of-this-world delights in your very own kitchen? With the potential to yield one pound of mushrooms

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Enter to Win a $200 Hessnatur Eco-Shopping Spree (Featuring Miguel Adrover)!

Enter to Win a $200 Hessnatur Eco-Shopping Spree (Featuring Miguel Adrover)!

Has your closet been overrun by sweaters and heavy wool slacks? With winter well out of our lives and summer in full bloom, there's no better time so slip on a sustainably made dress and some

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Tune-In to the New HGTV’d Series and Enter to Win a $100 Gift Card!

Tune-In to the New HGTV’d Series and Enter to Win a $100 Gift Card!

For anyone who’s ever fantasized about HGTV knocking on their door and telling them they’re getting a home makeover, the network’s new HGTV’d series is hell-bent on making that dream

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Solar-Powered Bikini Soaks Up Sun Rays and Powers Up Gadgets

Solar-Powered Bikini Soaks Up Sun Rays and Powers Up Gadgets

Now that you've got your beach bod all ready for a sun-drenched summer, it's time to choose a eco-friendly swimsuit for those days spent sprawled out on the sand. Designed

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Pill That Battles Obesity for Babies Still in Womb Now Available

Pill That Battles Obesity for Babies Still in Womb Now Available

Diet pills aren't just for Hollywood starlets anymore. Apparently babies are jumping on the bandwagon by getting a head start on their slim figures in the WOMB. In an effort to prevent obesity

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Genderless Baby ‘Storm Stocker’ Ignites a Media Firestorm

Genderless Baby ‘Storm Stocker’ Ignites a Media Firestorm

Storm Stocker has a secret and it's being kept by his or her parents. A Toronto couple recently ignited a firestorm by opting to conceal the sex of their baby, Storm, expressing that they wanted

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