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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11 No-Purchase-Necessary Gifts of Time

11 No-Purchase-Necessary Gifts of Time

Giving someone a great gift they'll really treasure doesn't mean dropping a ton of cash. Sometimes the best gift you can give a friend or loved one is something much less tangible: your time.

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Top 10 Deliciously Modern Gingerbread Houses

Top 10 Deliciously Modern Gingerbread Houses

GINGERBREAD GEODESIC DOME HOUSE There is no doubt that this amazing gingerbread geodesic dome would make Buckminster Fuller proud. The super tasty abode was created by the designers over at

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How Kitchen Design Has Evolved Over the Last Century

How Kitchen Design Has Evolved Over the Last Century

Over the last 50 years, cooking has very much become a social affair. Guests who once sat snacking and chatting away on the couch are now convening in the kitchen and helping hosts prepare

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Green Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Under $50!

Green Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Under $50!

Looking for unique gifts for your friends and family but don't have a ton of money to spend? Inhabitat has curated a brand new green gift guide for the 2013 holiday season filled with

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Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts That Give Back

Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts That Give Back

This year, give someone a gift that also has the potential to change a life somewhere else in the world. There are more than a handful of retailers and organizations that want to make gift

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DIY: Make a Yummy and Healthy Vegan Holiday Popcorn Sampler

DIY: Make a Yummy and Healthy Vegan Holiday Popcorn Sampler

Giant popcorn tins are as common as Christmas trees around the winter holidays. But let's face it, though delicious, these popcorns are far from healthy. As an alternative to all those sugar,

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15 Green Gift Ideas for Your Furry Friends and Other Pets

15 Green Gift Ideas for Your Furry Friends and Other Pets

This holiday season reward your furry and feathered friends with a green gift from Inhabitat's Green Gifts for Pets Guide. We've rounded up 15 eco-friendly presents, all sure to bring forth tons

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LAST CHANCE: Vote for the Worst Kitchen in Inhabitat’s Project Kitchen Upgrade Photo Contest!

LAST CHANCE: Vote for the Worst Kitchen in Inhabitat’s Project Kitchen Upgrade Photo Contest!

Tonight is the last chance to vote for your favorite entry! We received nearly 200 amazing submissions in our Kitchen Upgrade Photo Contest over the last few weeks, and after countless hours

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Black Friday? How About Buying NOTHING for the Holidays?

Black Friday? How About Buying NOTHING for the Holidays?

This morning Americans across the country arose at ungodly hours, braving the dark, cold, and unruly crowds all in the name of SHOPPING. Each year Black Friday marks the upcoming holiday season

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The Inhabitat Team Shares Their Favorite Thanksgiving Day Recipes!

The Inhabitat Team Shares Their Favorite Thanksgiving Day Recipes!

Mike Chino, Managing Editor: Pan-Seared Brussel Sprouts 1 lb Brussels sprouts, ends trimmed and cut in half 2 tbsp butter 1 tbsp oil salt and pepper to taste (I like lots of pepper and

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Canada’s Vertigo-Inducing Capilano Suspension Bridge Is Not for the Faint of Heart

Canada’s Vertigo-Inducing Capilano Suspension Bridge Is Not for the Faint of Heart

The bridge was originally constructed in 1889 by George Grant Mackay, a Scottish civil engineer and park commissioner for Vancouver. Initially a wood construction, in 1903 the bridge was

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VIDEO: How to Winter-Proof Your Home, With Eco-Blogger Starre Vartan

VIDEO: How to Winter-Proof Your Home, With Eco-Blogger Starre Vartan

If you're worried about keeping warm and cozy these next few months, look no further than our video on how to button up your home for the cold season and cut your utility bills while you're at

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Enter Your Kiddie Costumes in the 2013 Inhabitots Green Halloween Contest!

Enter Your Kiddie Costumes in the 2013 Inhabitots Green Halloween Contest!

CALLING ALL COSTUME CRAFTING GREEN PARENTS! Hey, Inhabiparents! It's that time of year again and we've just launched our annual Inhabitots Green Halloween Costume Contest! We're looking for

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Kilo Glow: Brilliant Glow-in-the-Dark Bike Frame Helps Keep Cyclists Safe at Night

Kilo Glow: Brilliant Glow-in-the-Dark Bike Frame Helps Keep Cyclists Safe at Night

The days are growing shorter and winter is on the way — this means many bike commuters and casual cyclists will be spending more time riding after dark. If you're a cyclist who worries about

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FAIL: New Toys “R” Us Ad Disses Nature for a Trip to the Toy Store

FAIL: New Toys “R” Us Ad Disses Nature for a Trip to the Toy Store

Who needs nature when you have Toys "R" Us?! That’s basically the premise of the toy store's latest commercial depicting a busload of disgruntled kids on a field trip to the forest. The bus

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LAST CHANCE: Win a $500 Gift Certificate to Chairish to Spend on Pre-Owned Designer Furnishings!

LAST CHANCE: Win a $500 Gift Certificate to Chairish to Spend on Pre-Owned Designer Furnishings!

WIN A $500 SHOPPING SPREE TO CHAIRISH! Are you design-obsessed and tired of trawling through flea-markets and eBay to find the perfect, one-of-a-kind pieces to decorate your home? Enter

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Designers Create Imaginative Urban Playgrounds for Children and Adults in the Building Trust International Competition

Designers Create Imaginative Urban Playgrounds for Children and Adults in the Building Trust International Competition

With so much dead space plaguing urban cities today, charity organization Building Trust International put together a competition asking designers to reimagine these blights as innovative

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Team Austria’s LISI House Wins the 2013 Solar Decathlon!

Team Austria’s LISI House Wins the 2013 Solar Decathlon!

The top 3 homes of this year's competition: 1. Team Austria: Vienna University of Technology - LISI Home 2. Team Las Vegas: University of Nevada Las Vegas - DesertSol Home 3. Team Czech

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Team Czech Republic’s AIR House Wins the Architecture Contest at the Solar Decathlon 2013

Team Czech Republic’s AIR House Wins the Architecture Contest at the Solar Decathlon 2013

Team Czech Republic's AIR House earned a score of 98 out of a possible 100 points to win the contest. Architectural juror Richard Swett, CEO and co-founder of Climate PROSPERITY Enterprise

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A Dolls’ House Benefit Auction Features Dollhouses Designed by World-Famous Architects

A Dolls’ House Benefit Auction Features Dollhouses Designed by World-Famous Architects

Want to own a dollhouse designed by Zaha Hadid? Now's you chance! Twenty world-famous architects have banded together to create the dollhouse of every design-loving parents' dream. Part of an

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UNC Charlotte’s UrbanEden Solar Decathlon Home Features a Garden Wall for Growing Food in the City

UNC Charlotte’s UrbanEden Solar Decathlon Home Features a Garden Wall for Growing Food in the City

The UNC Charlotte team is calling their UrbanEden "a tree planted in the forest of the city." The Solar Decathlon home is designed for Charlotte’s temperate climate and increasingly urban

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Team Texas’ Solar Decathlon ADAPT House Takes Advantage of El Paso’s Abundant Sunlight

Team Texas’ Solar Decathlon ADAPT House Takes Advantage of El Paso’s Abundant Sunlight

The Texas student team created ADAPT with the belief that a home is not just a location or state of mind but a place where the heart is.  The house was designed with desert living in mind and

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Stevens Institute’s Ecohabit Home Stands Out with Photovoltaic Shingles at the Solar Decathlon 2013

Stevens Institute’s Ecohabit Home Stands Out with Photovoltaic Shingles at the Solar Decathlon 2013

The 1,300 square foot home is a simple, low-slung L-shaped construction made up of two modules—a 'dry module' that hosts all of the home's living areas and a 'wet module' containing all of

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Watch Ford and the AIANY’s ‘Design With a Purpose’ Webcast Featuring a Panel of Leading Architects & Auto Designers!

Watch Ford and the AIANY’s ‘Design With a Purpose’ Webcast Featuring a Panel of Leading Architects & Auto Designers!

On October 3rd, 2013, Inhabitat kicked off NY's Archotober with a fantastic panel discussion and live webcast at New York's Center For Architecture, to talk about resilient design and the

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Team SCI-Arc and Caltech’s Transforming DALE House Expands to More Than Double its Size at the Solar Decathlon

Team SCI-Arc and Caltech’s Transforming DALE House Expands to More Than Double its Size at the Solar Decathlon

The SCI-Arc-/Caltech home, DALE, which stands for Dynamic Augmented Living Environment, is an exercise two years in the making that reacts to California's love for super-sized suburban tract

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Team Las Vegas’ DesertSol Home Brings a Base Camp for Desert Exploration to the Solar Decathlon

Team Las Vegas’ DesertSol Home Brings a Base Camp for Desert Exploration to the Solar Decathlon

Though DesertSol was developed as a second home, or "base camp" for an adventurous couple between the ages of 35 and 75, the home is well-suited to serve as a full-time residence for those with

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Join Inhabitat, Ford & the AIA for ‘Design With a Purpose’ Panel Discussion on Resilient Design

Join Inhabitat, Ford & the AIA for ‘Design With a Purpose’ Panel Discussion on Resilient Design

In celebration of Archtober happening this month in NYC, the Ford Motor Company and the American Institute of Architects New York (AIANY) chapter are teaming up to bring us a brand new panel

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NYC DESIGNERS: We’re Giving Away Tickets to the ‘Design With a Purpose’ Panel Event Happening in New York October 3rd!

NYC DESIGNERS: We’re Giving Away Tickets to the ‘Design With a Purpose’ Panel Event Happening in New York October 3rd!

Calling all New York Designers! Want to attend our latest panel discussion, Design With a Purpose, happening in NYC? We’ve teamed up with Ford and the AIANY to give away 10 TICKETS to

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Today is Park(ing) Day 2013 – Send Us Your Photos!

Today is Park(ing) Day 2013 – Send Us Your Photos!

We want to see your Park(ing) Day photos! Today is Park(ing) Day and we're on the hunt for the coolest pop-up parks reclaiming parking spaces around the world! Park(ing) Day is a chance to take

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Alchemy Architects Build Tiny Prefab weeHouses that Connect with Nature

Alchemy Architects Build Tiny Prefab weeHouses that Connect with Nature

Alchemy Architects' weeHouses are constructed as pre-built modules framed with steel and wood. They can be built in as little as six to nine months and take some serious abuse from nature. The

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