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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Bangladesh Garment-Factory Fire Kills 112 Because of Safety Issues

Bangladesh Garment-Factory Fire Kills 112 Because of Safety Issues

Late Saturday an industrial blaze took down a multi-level garment factory outside of Dhaka, Bangladesh, claiming the lives of at least 112 people. The fire is said to be the country's

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Cyber Monday 2012: The Best Eco-Fashion and Green Beauty Deals You Can Find Online

Cyber Monday 2012: The Best Eco-Fashion and Green Beauty Deals You Can Find Online

Photo by Shutterstock Get a jump on your holiday shopping by scooping up some Cyber Monday deals that keep the earth in mind. From green fashions to fair trade footwear to

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Happy Thanksgiving from All of Us at Inhabitat!

Happy Thanksgiving from All of Us at Inhabitat!

Happy Thanksgiving image via Shutterstock Happy T(of)urkey Day, readers! It's hard to believe that another holiday season is upon us — where does the time go?! We love Thanksgiving here at

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“Dirty White Gold’s” Leah Borromeo Talks About Farmer Suicides and GM Cotton

“Dirty White Gold’s” Leah Borromeo Talks About Farmer Suicides and GM Cotton

Cotton is at the heart of clothing manufacturing, but as most only see the material in its final, hanger-hugging form, few are aware of the incredible human and environmental costs associated

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DIY: Make Thanksgiving Candles from Leftover Halloween Pumpkins and Gourds

DIY: Make Thanksgiving Candles from Leftover Halloween Pumpkins and Gourds

Do you still have a table covered in leftover Halloween gourds and pumpkins? Don't dump them in the compost just yet -- there's still plenty of holiday life left in them! While you could leave

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Top 5 Life-Sized LEGO Projects!

Top 5 Life-Sized LEGO Projects!

LEGO blocks have been around for over half a century, offering a creative outlet in the form a colorful stackable brick. While some of us have since put those smiling, yellow plastic men aside,

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This Cool Handmade R2D2 Halloween Costume Features Wheels for Extra Speedy Mobility

This Cool Handmade R2D2 Halloween Costume Features Wheels for Extra Speedy Mobility

Little Jimmy had a great time this Halloween scooting around in his homemade R2D2 Star Wars costume. Jimmy's mom crafted the cool costume all on her own, remaining as true to the original design

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Woods Outback In Washington State Boasts Beautiful Open Spaces That Meld with the Outdoors

Woods Outback In Washington State Boasts Beautiful Open Spaces That Meld with the Outdoors

Designed by Geolette Hommas, Woods Outback is a beautiful home located in rainy state of Washington. The home was designed to inter-fuse with the gorgeous Pacific Northwest scenery, pulling

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7 Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costumes Haunting Your Closet!

7 Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costumes Haunting Your Closet!

Not sure what to dress up as for Halloween? Or perhaps you're on a bit of a budget? If you're looking for an eco- and wallet-friendly costume that will still garner lots of oohs and ahhs, then

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SCAD Students Attend Class in a Spectacular Restored Medieval Village in Southern France

SCAD Students Attend Class in a Spectacular Restored Medieval Village in Southern France

The stunning stone village of Lacoste has changed hands numerous times over the last few centuries, and some of its oldest buildings date as far back as the 12th century. The region itself

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Learn How To Make Yummy Raw Chocolate Pudding From Avocados!

Learn How To Make Yummy Raw Chocolate Pudding From Avocados!

While that JELLO pudding cup may look tempting, before you go in for a spoonful, just think about how much sugar fills that tiny little container. Instead of diving into a sugar and lactose

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7 Eco-friendly Tips to Green Your Bathroom

7 Eco-friendly Tips to Green Your Bathroom

Photo: Modern Flush Toilet via Shutterstock TIP 1: Install a Low-flow Toilet Toilets use approximately 27% of the water consumed in your home -- more than any other appliances or plumbing --

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LAST CHANCE: Vote For Your Favorite Finalist in the HP Ultrabook Bag Design Competition!

LAST CHANCE: Vote For Your Favorite Finalist in the HP Ultrabook Bag Design Competition!

The HP Ultrabook Bag Competition closes today! The HP Ultrabook Bag Design Competition is heating up as 40 stylish high-tech laptop bags battle it out for a shot at entering the final round -

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FASHION MEETS TECHNOLOGY: 6 Examples of Groundbreaking High-Tech Fashion

FASHION MEETS TECHNOLOGY: 6 Examples of Groundbreaking High-Tech Fashion

From a dress that tweets to Google glasses coming down the runway at New York Fashion Week, we've been seeing a growing intersection between fashion and technology in the past few years.

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Design, Sketch and Communicate With Morpholio’s New Trace App – Now Available for Free!

Design, Sketch and Communicate With Morpholio’s New Trace App – Now Available for Free!

Created by architects, Trace addresses a number of questions about how a digital culture affects the way creative work and connect with one another. It has been predicted that in 2020, there

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Argentine Man Plants Giant Guitar-shaped Forest to Commemorate His Lost Wife

Argentine Man Plants Giant Guitar-shaped Forest to Commemorate His Lost Wife

In the remote Argentine Pampas you can find an incredible forest formed in the shape of a guitar. More than 35 years ago, Pedro Ureta unexpectedly lost his wife to a brain aneurysm. Devastated

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The European Solar Decathlon Starts Today!

The European Solar Decathlon Starts Today!

Team Inhabitat is currently on-scene in Madrid to bring you coverage of all 19 Solar Decathlon Europe Teams as their sun-powered projects compete to be the world's most efficient solar home.

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17-Year Old Builds a Heart Monitor from a Simple Cell Phone

17-Year Old Builds a Heart Monitor from a Simple Cell Phone

Hand holding smartphone and heart monitor images via Shutterstock While some teens are twiddling their thumbs away on their phone, checking out Facebook, other teens like 17-year old

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LAST CHANCE To Enter The HP Ultrabook Bag Design Contest & Win $10,000 – JUST 2 DAYS LEFT TO ENTER!

LAST CHANCE To Enter The HP Ultrabook Bag Design Contest & Win $10,000 – JUST 2 DAYS LEFT TO ENTER!

LAST CALL FOR LAPTOP BAG DESIGNS! Don't miss out on your chance to WIN $10,000 in the The HP Ultrabook Bag Design Contest! Have you entered your idea for a new laptop bag in the HP Ultrabook

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LEGO Adds Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye To Its Architecture Landmark Series!

LEGO Adds Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye To Its Architecture Landmark Series!

Le Corbusier‘s iconic Villa Savoye has just been added to LEGO’s famed Architecture Landmark Series! The structure, which lies on the outskirts of Paris, France, is

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The Oklo Reactor: The World’s Only Natural Nuclear Reactor

The Oklo Reactor: The World’s Only Natural Nuclear Reactor

Nuclear power is often perceived as a technology that defies the natural order - but simply head to Africa and you'll find the world's first and only natural nuclear reactor. Located in the Oklo

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Centuries Old Manazan Cave City is Carved Out of a Sheer Rock Wall

Centuries Old Manazan Cave City is Carved Out of a Sheer Rock Wall

The City of Manazan is built into an entire rock face and stretched five stories high across nearly two miles of cliffs. Built to model a city, the village had churches, homes, storage and even

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9 Eco-Fashions Inspired by Architecture

9 Eco-Fashions Inspired by Architecture

Fashion and architecture have a lot in common, as form, function and material are at the core of both disciplines. But while some have taken a hilarious, literal approach to melding the fields

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GIVEAWAY: Win a Deckster iPod Nano Watchband Made From Recycled Backpacks and Inner Tubes (Worth $165!)

GIVEAWAY: Win a Deckster iPod Nano Watchband Made From Recycled Backpacks and Inner Tubes (Worth $165!)

Keep on top of your studies this year with the help of a Deckster Re:Class wristband! This snazzy design will transform your  iPod Nano into an eco-friendly timepiece that you'll want to wear

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Matteo Cibic’s Tree Trolley is a Mobile Garden Bench That Can be Parked Just Like a Car!

Matteo Cibic’s Tree Trolley is a Mobile Garden Bench That Can be Parked Just Like a Car!

Transforming a dense concrete jungle like Milan into a haven of vegetation is no easy task, but artist Matteo Cibic has come up with a clever way to reintroduce plant life into the barren

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Inhabitat is Looking for Photographers for the 2012 European Solar Decathlon in Madrid!

Inhabitat is Looking for Photographers for the 2012 European Solar Decathlon in Madrid!

Calling All Europe-Based Photographers! Are you a shutter bug with a passion for architecture located in or around Madrid, Spain? Inhabitat is looking for a couple of on-scene photographers to

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Knit Knacks: Junk Munkez Turns Scrapped Washing Machine Drums Into Colorful Embroidered Stools

Knit Knacks: Junk Munkez Turns Scrapped Washing Machine Drums Into Colorful Embroidered Stools

Located in the post-war city of Beirut, the designers of Junk Munkez are working hard to turn their city's trash and junkyard scraps into bold furnishings inspired by their Lebanese roots. Their

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Sweatshop Protestors Project Anti-Adidas Video On a London Olympic Park Building

Sweatshop Protestors Project Anti-Adidas Video On a London Olympic Park Building

Sweatshop protestors took advantage of the massive crowds descending upon London's Olympic Park Sunday, and used a building overlooking the park to show a video criticizing Adidas for its

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