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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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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Shipping Container Transformed Into a Temporary Kindergarten Classroom In Slovenia

Shipping Container Transformed Into a Temporary Kindergarten Classroom In Slovenia

Schools constantly struggle with space shortages, but in the face of tight budgets and budget cuts there is little that many of these institutions can do. Understanding the importance of a

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Artist David Pan Builds Breathtaking Beasts from Scrap Metal

Artist David Pan Builds Breathtaking Beasts from Scrap Metal

For over twenty-five years, Davide Pan has been producing an array of work mainly using industrial and residential scrap materials collected from the local community. His materials include

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China Doubles 2020 Solar Power Target to 50 GW

China Doubles 2020 Solar Power Target to 50 GW

China just announced that it has more than doubled its target goal for solar power generation over the next decade in an effort to decrease dependency on nuclear power in light of the recent

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Grow Your Own Hydroponic Garden With the GrowBottle

Grow Your Own Hydroponic Garden With the GrowBottle

If you're fascinated by the idea of having a hydrogarden, but have no idea how you would ever get one started, then let us introduce you to the GrowBottle! Cleverly repurposed from wine

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Sweet and Soft Leaf Lamp Emits a Warm and Inviting LED Glow

Sweet and Soft Leaf Lamp Emits a Warm and Inviting LED Glow

Inspired by the lush green trees dotting the Swedish landscape, Peter Schumacher's Leaf Lamp is a darling design sure to add a bit of charm to any interior space. The lamp features branches and

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April’s Top 7 Most Popular Green Design Stories

April’s Top 7 Most Popular Green Design Stories

ARCHITECTURE: The World’s Largest Wooden Structure Opens in Seville The Metropol Parasol opens to the public in Seville, Spain. Designed by Jurgen Mayer H. Architects, it is the world's

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Con Form Lab’s CNC Wood Expanding Dining Table Features Cool Sliding Joinery

Con Form Lab’s CNC Wood Expanding Dining Table Features Cool Sliding Joinery

This cool design by Con Form Lab is more than just your average expanding dining table. An exercise that takes the craft of simple joinery and fuses it with the modern and precise technology of

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Join Us TODAY at the Designers & Agents Green Room in NYC!

Join Us TODAY at the Designers & Agents Green Room in NYC!

It might be a little rainy in NYC today, but that's no reason to stay cooped up at home. If you want to take a step out in a fashionable way, then head on over to the Chelsea Piers and join Team

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Origami Phone Folds Down Into a Flat Piece of Cardboard

Origami Phone Folds Down Into a Flat Piece of Cardboard

Not a fan of the excess that comes with smart phones? Then lose all of those unnecessary apps and fold yourself a frills free phone that not only looks cool, but boasts an unrivaled material

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Bamboo Drink Stirrers from Bambu are Perfect for Summer Sangrias

Bamboo Drink Stirrers from Bambu are Perfect for Summer Sangrias

If you can't wait to get your hands on an ice-cold drink this summer, then you'll love these bamboo stirrers from Bambu. Handmade from 100% organically-grown bamboo, and finished with a natural,

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Jesse Herbert’s Bike Wine Holder Is for the Cycling Vino Connoisseur

Jesse Herbert’s Bike Wine Holder Is for the Cycling Vino Connoisseur

Last month we brought you the bike beer holder, but lo and behold, Jesse Herbert has designed a bike wine holder for all those palettes who prefer a glass of rouge to a blonde. The brass and

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Kate Middleton’s Wedding Ring Made from Repurposed Welsh Gold

Kate Middleton’s Wedding Ring Made from Repurposed Welsh Gold

Even though the royal wedding has passed, there's still a lot of buzz going around over the ceremony and dress - but what about that eco-fabulous ring? Designed by Wartski, a Welsh family-run

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+31 Architects’ Modern Houseboat Floats Peacefully on the River Amstel in Amsterdam

+31 Architects’ Modern Houseboat Floats Peacefully on the River Amstel in Amsterdam

The floating house features an open floor plan that maximizes outdoor space and provides expansive views of the water. The living area and open kitchen are located at the water level, and cabins

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Lawn Mower Bike Is a Fun and Fuel-Free Way to Trim Your Yard

Lawn Mower Bike Is a Fun and Fuel-Free Way to Trim Your Yard

If you've been looking for a more exciting way to cut the grass, forget about those souped up gas lawnmowers - this clever and inventive design takes mowing the lawn to a whole new level. Built

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LOT-EK Recycles Doors Into a Spectacular Storefront for Van Alen Books in NYC

LOT-EK Recycles Doors Into a Spectacular Storefront for Van Alen Books in NYC

While it may seem that books are being quickly replaced by their E-tablet counterparts, there are still a handful of people out there keeping the art of print alive. Van Alen Books, specializing

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Torafu Architects’ Delicate “Air” Vases Are Made Entirely From Paper

Torafu Architects’ Delicate “Air” Vases Are Made Entirely From Paper

Torafu Architects unveiled a stunning line of shape-shifting paper tableware at this year's Milan Furniture Fair that is almost as light and transparent as the air that inspired it. Constructed

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Researchers Develop a Heat Pump That Can Last 10,000 Years

Researchers Develop a Heat Pump That Can Last 10,000 Years

Most heat pumps maintain an average useful life of 10-20 years, but researchers at the University of Stavanger in Norway (USN) and the University of Oslo believe that they have developed a new

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SplinterBike: Bicycle Made Entirely From Wood Can Hit 30 MPH

SplinterBike: Bicycle Made Entirely From Wood Can Hit 30 MPH

Behold, the SplinterBike — a bicycle made completely from wood that is capable of hitting a top speed of 31 mph! The cycle uses exclusively wooden components — from axles formed from

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5 Tips on How to Start a Family Vegetable Garden this Spring!

5 Tips on How to Start a Family Vegetable Garden this Spring!

Spring has finally sprung and we couldn't think of a better time to start planting some veggies! Even if you don't have a green thumb, rest assured -- we've rounded up 5 green tips that will

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Tokyo Hackerspace Sets Up DIY Radiation Monitors at Japan’s Fukushima Plant

Tokyo Hackerspace Sets Up DIY Radiation Monitors at Japan’s Fukushima Plant

As a result of last month's earthquakes and tsunami, many areas of Japan have been left without even the most basic necessities such and shelter and power. To begin to offer assistance to the

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INTERVIEW: Kimberley Graham Nye Co-founder of gDiapers

INTERVIEW: Kimberley Graham Nye Co-founder of gDiapers

Moms today are no shrinking violets when it comes to multi-tasking - and we don’t just mean in the home. There are a growing number of enterprising women who are making a splash in the

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Pantene to Roll Out First Sugarcane-Based Packaging This Month

Pantene to Roll Out First Sugarcane-Based Packaging This Month

Pantene is a popular hair care staple for many women and men alike, so we were pleased to catch wind that the company will be shipping its first plant-based plastic containers to stores in

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Pieter Brenner’s Sugar Chair Is So Sweet You Can Eat It

Pieter Brenner’s Sugar Chair Is So Sweet You Can Eat It

If you think this rainbow colored chair by designer Pieter Brenner looks good enough to eat, you better believe it is. The Dutch-German designer recently created this sweet and sticky seating

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Museum of the Moving Image Unveils Elegant New Look After 3-Year Green Renovation

Museum of the Moving Image Unveils Elegant New Look After 3-Year Green Renovation

New York City boasts some of the world's best museums, but the city that never sleeps has just added another beauty to its bounty of cultural hot spots. Following a three-year renovation, the

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Shigeru Ban’s Emergency Shelters Are a Safe Haven for Japanese Quake and Tsunami Victims

Shigeru Ban’s Emergency Shelters Are a Safe Haven for Japanese Quake and Tsunami Victims

Concerned about the ongoing stresses that would come with being displaced from their homes, Ban knew that while evacuation centers were providing a safe refuge to Japanese citizens, they would

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LAST CHANCE: Enter Our Earth Week Giveaway to Win Over $1000 of Cool Green Products!

LAST CHANCE: Enter Our Earth Week Giveaway to Win Over $1000 of Cool Green Products!

LAST CHANCE TO WIN SOME AMAZING CRADLE TO CRADLE PRODUCTS - we're giving away over $1000 worth of eco-friendly prizes! In honor of Earth Week, last week we teamed up with eco design

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Enter to Win a SAYL Task Chair from Herman Miller (Worth $749)!

Enter to Win a SAYL Task Chair from Herman Miller (Worth $749)!

HAPPY EARTH THURSDAY INHABITAT READERS! If you've been reading Inhabitat, you know that we're celebrating Earth Day in a big way with our Earth Week Giveaway. In addition to offering up a super

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How Can Fashion Designers Reduce the Disposability of Clothing?

How Can Fashion Designers Reduce the Disposability of Clothing?

While it's easy to get sucked into bargains at the likes of H&M and Forever 21, the current disposability of clothing is a growing issue leading to poorly distributed resources and excess

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