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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Worst Forms of Child Labor Occur in India’s Garment Industry

Worst Forms of Child Labor Occur in India’s Garment Industry

Whether you grew up in the city or were a suburban-raised child, the issue of child labor was most likely outside of the realm of your understanding. Today, the labor exploitation of children

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Chanel Bag Made From Beef Jerky: ‘Gross’ or ‘Give Me a Taste’?

Chanel Bag Made From Beef Jerky: ‘Gross’ or ‘Give Me a Taste’?

There are plenty of people who are up in arms when it comes to the use of leather in fashion, but could Nancy Wu’s take on Chanel’s classic quilted bag give them the vindication they've been

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INHABITAT VIDEO: Architect Juergen Mayer Talks About His New Exhibit ‘$H!T HAPPENS In Berlin’

INHABITAT VIDEO: Architect Juergen Mayer Talks About His New Exhibit ‘$H!T HAPPENS In Berlin’

New York is home to some of the world’s greatest talents in art and design, but with high prices giving way to hard living, many have fled to more affordable cities abroad. Over the last

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Lanzavecchia + Wai’s Bamboo Leone Lamps are Blazing Half-Orbs of Light

Lanzavecchia + Wai’s Bamboo Leone Lamps are Blazing Half-Orbs of Light

Lanzavecchia + Wai worked with Singapore’s last remaining Lion Dance mask craftsman to create 'The Leone Series 1', a collection of lamps constructed from lithe strips of bamboo and white rice

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Poorprouve Lighting Fixture Takes Inspiration from Jean Prouve’s Potence Lamp

Poorprouve Lighting Fixture Takes Inspiration from Jean Prouve’s Potence Lamp

Designed by Inhabitat fave, Deger Cengiz, the Poorprouve is a simple wall light fixture inspired by Jean Prouve's classic Potence Lamp. By contrast holding to a more industrial aesthetic, as

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Paul Menand’s Modern Triplette n°2 Nestles Three Chairs In One!

Paul Menand’s Modern Triplette n°2 Nestles Three Chairs In One!

Not enough space, never enough chairs. If this sounds like the situation in your cramped apartment, don't force your guests to sit on the floor. Designer Paul Menand has come up with a cool and

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Diffus’ Chic Solar-Power Bag Flaunts Its Photovoltaic Panels

Diffus’ Chic Solar-Power Bag Flaunts Its Photovoltaic Panels

Louis Vuitton and Chanel may have there trademark logos, but solar power is doing them one up by flaunting its photovoltaic panels as a symbol and source of power. Diffus designed the

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The Best Green Lighting from New York Design Week 2011!

The Best Green Lighting from New York Design Week 2011!

Designed by Aqua Creations, each 96 Molecules lamp is crafted by folding a single sheet of paper without any other manipulations. The process emphasizes craftsmanship and creates a unique

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David Trubridge’s Flat Pack Lamps Unfold Into Illuminating Masterpieces

David Trubridge’s Flat Pack Lamps Unfold Into Illuminating Masterpieces

The Seed System was designed by David Trubridge as a flat-pack design that unfolds into a set of hanging lamps that range in size from one to eight feet high. The lamp is based upon the design

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U.K. Student Makes “Jimmy Cheese” Platform Wedges From Stale Cheddar Sandwich

U.K. Student Makes “Jimmy Cheese” Platform Wedges From Stale Cheddar Sandwich

If you can't stand when people waste food, then take a cue from the students at Bath Spa University in the UK, who made an entire line of shoes out of stale cheese! Somerset cheese manufacturer

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Tabisso Chairs Are a Fun Way to Spell Out Sustainable Design

Tabisso Chairs Are a Fun Way to Spell Out Sustainable Design

These lounge chairs spotted at Wanted Design during New York Design Week offer a quirky and sustainable way to spice up any interior. Designed by French team Tabisso, the typographic seats are

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Joon&Jung Handcrafts Beautiful Speakers from Ceramic and Stacked Twigs

Joon&Jung Handcrafts Beautiful Speakers from Ceramic and Stacked Twigs

If you love music, you know that a set of good speakers is essential to maximizing any listening experience. And for those who cherish a fine aesthetic just the same, you're sure to fall in love

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Budweiser Is Challenging Guys to Save Water By Growing a Beard for World Environment Day

Budweiser Is Challenging Guys to Save Water By Growing a Beard for World Environment Day

If you've been looking for a excuse to keep all that scruff, then here's you chance to do a little good while keeping it a little rough. Budweiser wants all you fine dudes to conserve 1 million

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Reusable Recycled Paper Water Bottles for the Milano Expo 2015

Reusable Recycled Paper Water Bottles for the Milano Expo 2015

Several million people are expected to attend the Milan 2015 Expo, but don't think that the majority will be toting along a reusable water bottle for the festivities. Designed to cut down on the

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Ross Menuez’s Icosa Lamp Gives Recyclable Felt a Crystalline Form

Ross Menuez’s Icosa Lamp Gives Recyclable Felt a Crystalline Form

While walking the halls of ICFF 2011 we couldn't help but be captivated by Ross Menuez' delicate felt Icosa Lamp, which was showcased by Areaware. Breathing new life into a material generally

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Living Light Switch Plates Remind Us of the Importance of Energy Conservation

Living Light Switch Plates Remind Us of the Importance of Energy Conservation

Inspired by the study of hybrid environments in urban ecology, the Growth Plate rouses our awareness that nature is affected by our every move. The lush and green switch forces contact between

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Survey Says That Most Women Don’t Wear Half of the Shoes They Buy

Survey Says That Most Women Don’t Wear Half of the Shoes They Buy

This probably won't come as a surprise to many out there, but according to a new study by The Co-operative Insurance the average British woman (and not unlikely, American) owns nearly £400

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Artist Zimoun Uses Natural and Recyclable Materials to Create Incredible Sound Installations

Artist Zimoun Uses Natural and Recyclable Materials to Create Incredible Sound Installations

Embodying carefully calculated architectural forms, each sculpture and installation manages to create a poetic investigation of the complex relationship between technology, processes, control

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Fun Lightstarter Twig Lamp Uses Old-Fashioned Hand-Kindling for Light

Fun Lightstarter Twig Lamp Uses Old-Fashioned Hand-Kindling for Light

  If you're a city dweller who likes a little bit of outdoorsy kitsch in your home, then the Lightstarter is a fun little gadget that will shine a light on your campy and ironic wit.

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HI Matic Hotel in Paris Is an Interactive Haven for the Social Media Junkie

HI Matic Hotel in Paris Is an Interactive Haven for the Social Media Junkie

© Simon Bouisson Boutique hotels are all the rage these days, but in a highly touristed city like Paris, proving you're hip and hot is the only way to survive in the crowd of stars. Located

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Wild Waste Baskets Made from Reused Plastic Bins and Sustainable Woven Rattan

Wild Waste Baskets Made from Reused Plastic Bins and Sustainable Woven Rattan

A study in contradiction, this wild waste basket created by German designer Cordula Kehrer is a cool way to collect your recyclables. Produced by the indigenous Aeta people of the Philippines

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Google’s New Green Campus Will Be Designed by German Architectural Powerhouse Ingenhoven

Google’s New Green Campus Will Be Designed by German Architectural Powerhouse Ingenhoven

Google has been going strong, investing in a number of cutting edge green initiatives. With their team growing as quickly as their insatiable taste for innovation, the search engine powerhouse

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PHOTOS: Olek’s Crazy Crocheted “Room” Features Crocheted Bikes, Humans and More!

PHOTOS: Olek’s Crazy Crocheted “Room” Features Crocheted Bikes, Humans and More!

If you think crocheting is meant for old ladies with little to do, think again! An interactive installation now in full swing along the Bowery as part of NYC’s Festival of Ideas, the

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Cool Planting Pots Made from Recycled Tires

Cool Planting Pots Made from Recycled Tires

For all of you green thumbs looking for a way to spice up your garden, we've found the perfect way to add a little edge to your delicate backyard blooms. Inspired by the handcrafted recycled

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Gag-Worthy or Glorious? Custom Hairball Jewelry From Your Cat

Gag-Worthy or Glorious? Custom Hairball Jewelry From Your Cat

Tired of your kitty's fur clustering up in every corner the house? If you own a cat you've probably experience your fair share of hairballs, but did you ever think of putting those pieces of

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Show Your Support for Grassroots Environmentalists and Check Out the Goldman Environmental Prize!

Show Your Support for Grassroots Environmentalists and Check Out the Goldman Environmental Prize!

The nominees for The Goldman Environmental Prize are selected confidentially by an international network of environmental organizations and individuals. From there, a jury made up of

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