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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RoboCop-Like Glasses Will Scan and ID 400 Faces Per Second at Brazilian World Cup

RoboCop-Like Glasses Will Scan and ID 400 Faces Per Second at Brazilian World Cup

While the World Cup certainly means heightened excitement for its host country, rightly so it also brings forth a considerable number of concerns for spectator security. To ensure that soccer

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Enter to Win a Cozy Eco-Wise Wool Pendelton Throw (Worth $98)!

Enter to Win a Cozy Eco-Wise Wool Pendelton Throw (Worth $98)!

HAPPY EARTH WEEK INHABITAT READERS! Yesterday we launched the first of our four fabulous Earth Week Giveaways with a fantastic cleaning bundle from Method and Casabella. To celebrate this

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Win a Plush Ultra Shag Area Rug from Shaw (Worth $439!)

Win a Plush Ultra Shag Area Rug from Shaw (Worth $439!)

HAPPY EARTH WEDNESDAY INHABITAT READERS! What better way to celebrate Earth Week (and give your living space a little bit of extra oopmh) than by adding a plush rug to your home - especially

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Eco-Eggs Easter Egg Coloring Kit Features Fruit & Veggie Dyes

Eco-Eggs Easter Egg Coloring Kit Features Fruit & Veggie Dyes

Easter egg coloring is a fun tradition we can definitely get behind, but with so many toxic food dyes out there, it's not hard to to raise an eyebrow when your child sticks his or her hand in a

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Earth Day 2011: What Will You Be Doing?

Earth Day 2011: What Will You Be Doing?

HAPPY EARTH DAY INHABITAT READERS! From the foothills of the Colorado Rockies to the tip of South America to the sandy beaches of Australia, Inhabitat's growing team spans all corners of the

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How to Green Your Home With Windows From Marvin Windows Expert Christine Marvin

How to Green Your Home With Windows From Marvin Windows Expert Christine Marvin

Over the last few weeks our exclusive Green Home Expert editorial series has brought you a bounty of tips on how to green your home with advice from the greatest green minds in architecture,

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Win a Basket of Method Cleaning Products and a Casabella Cleaning System (Worth $100)!

Win a Basket of Method Cleaning Products and a Casabella Cleaning System (Worth $100)!

HAPPY EARTH MONDAY INHABITAT READERS! To kick off our exciting Earth Week Giveaway, today we've gathered up a basket full of Method cleaning products and an amazing Casabella Eclipse Cleaning

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Enter Our Earth Week Giveaway to Win Some Amazing Cradle to Cradle Eco-Prizes!

Enter Our Earth Week Giveaway to Win Some Amazing Cradle to Cradle Eco-Prizes!

CELEBRATE EARTH WEEK WITH US! In celebration of Earth Week we've teamed up with MBDC to give four lucky winners some fabulous Cradle to Cradle certified prizes! Starting Monday we'll be

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Eco-Friendly Bamboo MacBook Case Offers Zen-Like Minimalism

Eco-Friendly Bamboo MacBook Case Offers Zen-Like Minimalism

If you own a MacBook you're probably looking for the best way to protect that precious piece of machinery from external forces. Designed by Silva, this sleek bamboo laptop case is the perfect

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The World’s Smallest Wedding Rings Made of Interlocking DNA

The World’s Smallest Wedding Rings Made of Interlocking DNA

When it comes to wedding bands and engagement rings never mind three months salary, how about generations of genetic data? German researchers have now created the world's smallest wedding

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DIY Treehouse Bed Allows Your Kid To Make Like Swiss Family Robinson

DIY Treehouse Bed Allows Your Kid To Make Like Swiss Family Robinson

Forget the futons and canopy beds, here's a sweet new space-saving bed that takes dreaming to new heights. A DIY design by blogger mom Juli of The Slow Life, this whimsical construction

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Canada’s New Discovery Walk Creates a Death-Defying Way to Experience Nature

Canada’s New Discovery Walk Creates a Death-Defying Way to Experience Nature

Overlooking the Sunwapta Valley along the Columbian Icefields in Alberta, Canada, the Discovery Walk has been designed as an extension of the landscape. It melds with the cliffs and protrudes

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Beautiful Paper Chairs Inspired by Traditional Chinese Umbrella Craft

Beautiful Paper Chairs Inspired by Traditional Chinese Umbrella Craft

Designer Jovana Chris Lei has unveiled a set of beautiful paper chairs at the Salone Satellite Show at the 2011 Milan Furniture Fair. Dubbed “Future Tradition”, the collection is inspired

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Foster + Partners Unveil Elegant LED FLO Lamp at Milan Furniture Fair

Foster + Partners Unveil Elegant LED FLO Lamp at Milan Furniture Fair

Today Inhabitat favorite Foster + Partners announced their bold move in the lighting realm with their eco-friendly and elegant FLO lamps. Debuting at the Salone del Mobile in Milan, the new

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Join Global Pecha Kucha Friday in San Franciso and Help Raise Money for Japan

Join Global Pecha Kucha Friday in San Franciso and Help Raise Money for Japan

Pecha Kucha Night is a design community event that was devised in Tokyo in 2003 to bring together young creatives to meet, network, and show their work in public. This Friday the 16th, Yoshi's

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Win One of SimpleHuman’s Green Products Everyday this Earth Month!

Win One of SimpleHuman’s Green Products Everyday this Earth Month!

To celebrate Earth Month this year, simplehuman is giving away 30 products over 30 days to 30 lucky winners! An interactive and fun giveaway created for users to engage with simplehuman

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Ralph Lauren Launches Solar-Powered Waterproof Backpack for $800

Ralph Lauren Launches Solar-Powered Waterproof Backpack for $800

Ralph Lauren has just released a brand new line of high-performance bags as part of his men’s athletic line, RLX. One standout piece features is a sporty number made from a thin, seamless, and

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Fergie Wears Dress Made From Lego Blocks to Kids’ Choice Awards

Fergie Wears Dress Made From Lego Blocks to Kids’ Choice Awards

We thought we'd seen Lego blocks applied to just about every design out there, but leave it to Fergie to figure out a whole new way to make use of this age old fave. Debuting her new look at

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BRC Designs’ Binary Table-01 is Made Entirely From Vintage Circuit Boards

BRC Designs’ Binary Table-01 is Made Entirely From Vintage Circuit Boards

If you have a soft spot for vintage circuitry then you’ll love these spectacular tables made from outdated electronics. Designed by Benjamin Rollins Caldwell of BRC Designs, the Binary

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ReWalk Robotic Exoskeleton Gives Paraplegics the Ability to Walk

ReWalk Robotic Exoskeleton Gives Paraplegics the Ability to Walk

Amit Goffer, the founder of Argo Medical Technologies, recently unveiled a revolutionary exoskeleton that enables paraplegics to stand, walk, and even climb stairs. The bionic device, called

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Vanja Bazdulj Turns Wool Sheets Into Unexpected Furniture Forms

Vanja Bazdulj Turns Wool Sheets Into Unexpected Furniture Forms

This year Vanja Bazdulj will be debuting her new collection of Rough & Ready chairs at the Milan Furniture Fair. Inspired by the reuse of existing materials, Bazdulj's designs make the most of

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Sustainably Built Swamp Huts Light Up Like Glowing Lanterns in the Forest

Sustainably Built Swamp Huts Light Up Like Glowing Lanterns in the Forest

Keith Moscow and Robert Linn's initial concept for the Swamp Huts was perpetually rethought and reinvented over nearly two decades. The project has in fact been reincarnated as an Architecture

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Incredible Living Wall Concept Made Up of Thousands of Composting Bins

Incredible Living Wall Concept Made Up of Thousands of Composting Bins

The choice to design the Ecological Wall was inspired by organisms in nature, made up of repetitious and efficient cells. Using such a strict modular system, Mlynski's containers provide

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Oar-Inspired Paddle Lamp Offers a Boatload of Green Light

Oar-Inspired Paddle Lamp Offers a Boatload of Green Light

Scoop up some energy efficient light with Benjamin Hubert's Paddle task light. Inspired by a canoe oar the Paddle is part of a collection of adjustable and dimmable LED task lights designed for

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Modern Clock Made from Recycled Vending Machine Coffee Cups

Modern Clock Made from Recycled Vending Machine Coffee Cups

If you love passing your time with a cup of coffee in hand, then you're bound to love this clock and thermometer made from recycled coffee cups! Designed by Ashortwalk, each clock has been hand

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Green Home Expert Round-Up: All Our Top Experts’ Tips on How to Green Your Home!

Green Home Expert Round-Up: All Our Top Experts’ Tips on How to Green Your Home!

Our spectacular Green Home Expert Series has enlisted the help of five of the world's top green experts in the fields of architecture, interiors, and energy to help you turn your home into a

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Loom Pendant Lamps Woven From Recycled Polyester Bedding

Loom Pendant Lamps Woven From Recycled Polyester Bedding

These smoothly sculpted Loom pendant lamps are made from a new woven organic polyester material developed by Benjamin Hubert for Swedish manufacturer Zero. The polyester was originally sourced

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Stunning Casa na Areia in Portugal is a Poetic Retreat Built Upon Sandy Ground

Stunning Casa na Areia in Portugal is a Poetic Retreat Built Upon Sandy Ground

Covering nearly 2,000 square feet the renovation sits upon sandy ground, built specific to the site. The heart of the renovation focused on the recovery of existing wood-masonry buildings, which

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Nelson Mandela Launches 46664 Clothing Line For Charity

Nelson Mandela Launches 46664 Clothing Line For Charity

Former South African president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela is the last person you'd expect to be dabbling in fashion, but then again, he's never been known for sticking to

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