Lori Zimmer

 

Lori Zimmer is a New York based writer, with a passion for sustainable design, eco-tourism and art. She has written for Ecouterre, Inhabitots, ArtSlant, Patrick McMullan Mag, Flavorpill, WhiteHot and ArtFetch. She received her MA in art, media and business at FIT. In her free time, she writes an art and art history guide called Art Nerd New York and curates shows often focused on artists who use found or recycled materials.

Nøjkærhus welcome center features walls made of stacked wood

Nøjkærhus welcome center features walls made of stacked wood

Perched in the center of a clearing in dense highland woods, the initial forest guard buildings served as a homebase for outdoor explorers. The new Nøjkærhus better serves visitors by inviting

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The streets of Paris will go car-free for one day in September

The streets of Paris will go car-free for one day in September

France is declaring itself the leader of sustainable transportation, by banning all cars on the streets of Paris for one entire day. On September 27th, “A Day Without Cars” will make the

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New study finds horse and beaver in specialty ground meats

New study finds horse and beaver in specialty ground meats

A new study on ground meat sold in stores in the United States has shown that more than a whopping twenty percent are mislabeled. Chapman University’s Food Science Program put commercial

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Four overlapping shipping containers make a charming multi- terraced house in Indonesia

Four overlapping shipping containers make a charming multi- terraced house in Indonesia

The modern Container for Urban Living challenged designers Atelier Riri to repurpose four shipping containers at the clients’ request, while making the most of a 150 square meter area of land.

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The World’s First 3D Printed Room is a Mind-Boggling Baroque Interior

The World’s First 3D Printed Room is a Mind-Boggling Baroque Interior

Hansmeyer and Dillenburger’s 3D printed “room” looks like a historic temple or an architectural fragment from a more decorative era. The room was printed in large chunks over the course of

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California’s drinking water source Lake Oroville plummets to 33%

California’s drinking water source Lake Oroville plummets to 33%

Lake Oroville, a source of drinking water for 23 million Californians, has plummeted dangerously to a low 33 percent capacity. Illustrated in an emotional narrative by Diana Marcum for the LA

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Pop-up art gallery brings beauty back to a public square in Oslo

Pop-up art gallery brings beauty back to a public square in Oslo

Students from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design teamed up with Rintala Eggertsson Architects to create an art gallery intervention on the streets of the Norwegian capital. The MM1

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Zoo Zurich’s new elephant house is topped with a lace-like wooden dome

Zoo Zurich’s new elephant house is topped with a lace-like wooden dome

The sprawling new elephant pavilion expands the animals’ space by six times, creating seamless space between indoors and out. The new compound comfortably houses ten elephants, giving them

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Double domed Copagri Pavilion in Milan can be reassembled again and again

Double domed Copagri Pavilion in Milan can be reassembled again and again

The Love IT Pavilion for Copagri at Expo Milano 2015 is a pair of open-slatted wooden domes. Designed by EMBT, the beautiful structures sit around a large circular pool meant for a scenic

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Cybele Young folds Japanese paper into intricate sculptures of everyday objects

Cybele Young folds Japanese paper into intricate sculptures of everyday objects

Artist Cybèle Young’s wondrous miniature world of intricate tableaus are made entirely from paper. The Canadian artist has perfected the meticulous practice of Japanese papercrafting,

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Cantilevered shipping container coffee shop pops up in Johannesburg

Cantilevered shipping container coffee shop pops up in Johannesburg

Made from stacked and cantilevered shipping containers, the Foghound Interactive Coffee Company in Johannesburg is a sustainable flagship for the ambitious company. Designed by Earthworld

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Give your succulents their own spacesuits with this 3D-printed planter

Give your succulents their own spacesuits with this 3D-printed planter

Let your succulents and cacti explore other worlds, or at least your windowsill, with this adorable 3D printed planter. Created by industrial designed Emmanuel Carrillo, the table top planter

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Yves Béhar’s sleek Hive 2 thermostat looks like a polished mirror

Yves Béhar’s sleek Hive 2 thermostat looks like a polished mirror

Your thermostat could get a sleek new facelift, thanks to super designer Yves Béhar’s Fuseproject. The new Hive 2 thermostat, designed for British Gas, adds a sort of minimalist steel mirror

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The energy-positive UK Solcer House proves that zero carbon living can be affordable

The energy-positive UK Solcer House proves that zero carbon living can be affordable

Great Britain’s first affordable energy positive house has just opened its doors in Stormy Down, Wales. Dubbed the Solcer House, the residence can produce more electricity than its occupants

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Firefighters say drones are getting in the way of battling California’s wildfires

Firefighters say drones are getting in the way of battling California’s wildfires

Wildfires regularly rage in California over the hot and dry summer months, but this year firefighters are finding an additional obstacle- drones. Firefighters have been working overtime to put

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Australia’s Sunshine State hit with rare snowfall

Australia’s Sunshine State hit with rare snowfall

A mass of Antarctic air has turned the usually mild Australian winter into a snowy winter wonderland. Regions known for their sunny weather, like Queensland, experienced an uncomfortable snow

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Pop-Tarts transforms vintage Airstream into an oversized toaster

Pop-Tarts transforms vintage Airstream into an oversized toaster

Breakfast pastry Pop-Tarts has transformed a vintage Airstream trailer into an oversized toaster, with giant Pop-Tarts ready for the taking. The silver Airstream toaster rolled up to Park City,

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Off-grid Candle Charger powers up two cell phones in just six hours

Off-grid Candle Charger powers up two cell phones in just six hours

Charging your cell phone during a black out or natural disaster could be as easy as lighting a candle. The Candle Charger was designed by Andy Byrnes, a co-founder of Stanford’s alternative

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D-House Urban Sandwich: Aging Polish home renovated with a sky garden oasis

D-House Urban Sandwich: Aging Polish home renovated with a sky garden oasis

For blocks surrounding the single family home, two storey tenements rise, all built in the early 1900s. The D House-Urban Sandwich is a local landmark, serving as a modern model for the historic

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DIY: How to Create a Painted Faux Lace Headboard

DIY: How to Create a Painted Faux Lace Headboard

MATERIALS: - One yard of lace in your favorite pattern - One can low-VOC spray paint in your favorite color (don’t be afraid to be bold!) - Blue painters tape - Pencil and measuring

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Weed growers are a huge drag on Denver’s energy grid

Weed growers are a huge drag on Denver’s energy grid

The rise of legal marijuana in Denver may be bolstering the local economy, but meeting the demands is putting a strain on the local grid. With the pot business booming, the influx of growing

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Stekke + fraas’ Brutopia brings idyllic communal living to Brussels

Stekke + fraas’ Brutopia brings idyllic communal living to Brussels

Brutopia is a sprawling role model of cohousing in Brussels, which combines residential living with urban gardening, business spaces and a service center in the Belgian capital. Designed by

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Modern open-plan home in Jackson Hole reduces construction waste with six prefab units

Modern open-plan home in Jackson Hole reduces construction waste with six prefab units

Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture teamed up with Method Homes to make a sprawling prefab home in breathtaking Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Set in the footprint of the property’s former

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‘From Piss to Pilsner’ recycles urine to make beer

‘From Piss to Pilsner’ recycles urine to make beer

The urine from the estimated 100,000 visitors to the Roskilde Festival in Denmark this summer will have the odd opportunity to recycle their urine- into beer. “From Piss to Pilsner” hopes to

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Germany plans to shut down coal-fired plants to reach climate goal

Germany plans to shut down coal-fired plants to reach climate goal

Pushing forward on its lofty climate goals for the year 2020, Germany announced Thursday that it plans to shut down some polluting coal-fired plants across the country. The plants, which supply

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Play in a plane crash sculpture and a field of milk bottle dandelions at this art festival in France

Play in a plane crash sculpture and a field of milk bottle dandelions at this art festival in France

For the past nine years, the  festival has introduced visitors to the chemistry that art and nature can have together, with carefully picked, innovative large scale sculpture. Like years past,

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These pop-up modular pods can add a garden studio or off-grid escape just about anywhere

These pop-up modular pods can add a garden studio or off-grid escape just about anywhere

British company Pod Space’s prefab pop up pods add garden offices and studio escapes just about anywhere. The sustainable pods are completely customizable, allowing clients to create an

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Street artist SPY spells CRISIS with 1,000 euros

Street artist SPY spells CRISIS with 1,000 euros

Sprawling across a weathered stone wall in downtown Bilbao, the glittering installation sparkled and glinted in the sun, appearing at first like a mass of sequins. But a step closer, and

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Green-roofed Ruckers Hill House gives curated views of nearby Melbourne

Green-roofed Ruckers Hill House gives curated views of nearby Melbourne

The Ruckers Hill House, designed by Gardiner Architects, is a glassy sustainable abode for a young family of five in Melbourne. The sprawling home was designed to give the family members

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Bill Gates invests $2 billion in renewable energy

Bill Gates invests $2 billion in renewable energy

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has announced they will invest another $2billion in renewable technologies to help the fight against global climate change. This good news toward

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