Diane is 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, and CB Richard Ellis Milan.
She was previously Inhabitat's Senior Editor, and today runs the NYC real estate and architecture website 6sqft.com.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Summer break is over and most kids have already started to head back to school. If you want to make your little one's new academic school year all the more special, then enter the Inhabitots'
For those of you not familiar with ‘passive heating and cooling design’, it’s a building design strategy based primarily upon knowledge of thermodynamics and how the sun moves through the
Done partying? Don't toss that wine bottle into the recycling bin just yet! Miniwiz has got a great design that will give you at least one more reason to raise your glass. Designed as a wine
Duke University researchers recently published a study that suggests that autism may be linked to labor induction and augmentation. The study revealed that mothers who had induced labor have a
Sometime today, billionaire entrepreneur and inventor Elon Musk is expected to unveil the Alpha design of the Hyperloop, a high-speed train that promises travel at twice the speed of a
Earlier this morning, BMW unveiled the brand new 2014 i3 at an exclusive event in New York City - and Inhabitat was on the scene to get a first look at this hot all-electric vehicle! The i3
The thought of consuming something that's slipped out of one's body will probably make most cringe, but there's a growing trend that finds women eating their own placenta shortly after giving
‘Move the Hut’ Lawsuit Filed Against Architect Tom Kundig for Building on an Untouched Ridgeline in Methow Valley, WA
We never would have expected Tom Kundig to be embroiled in legal battle with a community of conservationists, but the characteristically eco-minded architect was slapped with a lawsuit a few
La Manzanera took nearly two decades to construct, and today is a full resort and apartment complex that features swimming pools, bars, restaurants and sports facilities. However, the project's
The sun is out, the weather is warm, and the days are longer than ever — and pedaling around town on a brand new bicycle is the best way to savor all that summer has to offer! Inhabitat has
Image courtesy of Shutterstock Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that there has been plenty of talk lately about GMO foods. Are GMOs safe? Are GMOs a silent danger? Are
Don’t Miss the Biomimicry 3.8 Institute’s First Ever Biomimicry Education Summit and Conference in Boston!
Interest in biomimicry has grown tremendously over the past few years as professions ranging from architects to doctors, engineers to climate scientists look to nature for solutions to some of
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