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.

Lori Zimmer
Anthony Howe’s Dazzling Kinetic Sculptures Come to Life with a Gust of Wind

Anthony Howe’s Dazzling Kinetic Sculptures Come to Life with a Gust of Wind

When static, Howe’s sculptures are impressive. Extremely detailed and made up of hundreds of tiny parts, the pieces appear like delicate metal infusions that are reminiscent of flower shapes,

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Ancient Bees Were Wiped Out with the Dinosaurs

Ancient Bees Were Wiped Out with the Dinosaurs

Researchers recently discovered that today's bee populations are not the first to succumb to environmental changes. Their studies reveal that along with dinosaurs, a species of carpenter bees

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World View Balloon Will Take Space Tourists 19 Miles Above Earth for $75K

World View Balloon Will Take Space Tourists 19 Miles Above Earth for $75K

Space tourism may soon be within arms reach with World View’s high altitude helium balloon. For a cool $75,000, passengers will be able to spend several hours taking in views of the Earth

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3D-Printed Mycelium Chair Sprouts Living Mushrooms!

3D-Printed Mycelium Chair Sprouts Living Mushrooms!

Dutch designer Eric Klarenbeek’s new Mycelium Chair is an amazing mushroom-sprouting seat that fuses organic materials with modern 3D printing technology. Working with the University of

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Agriculture Could Go Coastal with Sealeaf Floating Farms

Agriculture Could Go Coastal with Sealeaf Floating Farms

As the global population rises, it's becoming increasingly difficult to feed everyone - particularly in dense urban environments. Innovation Design Engineering recently unveiled an elegant

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Smog-Sucking Electric Vacuum Cleaner Could Combat Beijing Air Pollution

Smog-Sucking Electric Vacuum Cleaner Could Combat Beijing Air Pollution

Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde has developed an "electronic vacuum cleaner" that could potentially suck up urban smog. The new cleaner uses copper coils to create an electrostatic field that

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Artists Haas & Hahn Launch Kickstarter Campaign to Paint and Repair Rio de Janiero’s Favelas

Artists Haas & Hahn Launch Kickstarter Campaign to Paint and Repair Rio de Janiero’s Favelas

Haas & Hahn's murals are inspired by the beauty of the favelas poised on the hilltops of Rio de Janeiro. They see the project as an opportunity to improve social conditions while creating

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Roosegaarde’s Crystal LED Lights Can be Rearranged like ‘LEGOs from Mars’

Roosegaarde’s Crystal LED Lights Can be Rearranged like ‘LEGOs from Mars’

The gorgeous installation lit up a darkened gallery at the former Philips Physics Laboratory during Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven - a place significant for its role in the production of

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Kenya Takes High Tech Stand Against Rhino Poaching

Kenya Takes High Tech Stand Against Rhino Poaching

Kenyan officials announced Wednesday that the country will be taking a serious stand against rhinoceros poaching- by implanting every rhino in the country with a trackable microchip. As poachers

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Philips to Upgrade 91,000 Buenos Aires Street Lights With LEDs

Philips to Upgrade 91,000 Buenos Aires Street Lights With LEDs

The city of Buenos Aires, Argentina is teaming up with Philips Lighting to retrofit 91,000 street lights with energy-saving LED bulbs. Philips will replace the city’s incandescent lighting

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Nokero’s Affordable New Solar Bulbs Can Even Charge Your Smart Phone

Nokero’s Affordable New Solar Bulbs Can Even Charge Your Smart Phone

Nokero Solar’s affordable new N180 and N222 solar light bulbs bring off-the-grid lighting to a new audience. Ridiculously easy to use, these bulbs charge up with a built-in solar panel and

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Stephen Lamb Creates a Prefab Nursery Complete with Vertical Veggie Garden For Children in Cape Town

Stephen Lamb Creates a Prefab Nursery Complete with Vertical Veggie Garden For Children in Cape Town

The vertical garden was created to give local kids a chance to learn about nutrition by growing their own food on site. The principal of the nursery school gave input on the types of food

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Ancient Date Palm Grown From 2,000-Year-Old Seed Blossoms for the Third Time

Ancient Date Palm Grown From 2,000-Year-Old Seed Blossoms for the Third Time

In 1973, researchers discovered date palm seeds dating all the way back to Biblical times at the site of Herod the Great’s fortified palace in Masada, Israel. Despite the fact that the

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Japanese Architects Protest Against Zaha Hadid’s Enormous Olympic Stadium

Japanese Architects Protest Against Zaha Hadid’s Enormous Olympic Stadium

Maki and his comrades aren’t disputing Hadid’s victory in the international competition, but instead making a plea for some adjustments to the design. The group have organized a symposium on

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Traditional Utility Companies Could Lose Half Their Market to Solar Energy

Traditional Utility Companies Could Lose Half Their Market to Solar Energy

A rise in the use of solar power in New Zealand could have electricity utilities clamoring to make competitive profits. Two utility companies, Ergon Energy and Energex, have seen a drastic

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Fifth Grade California Class Give Grownups a Lesson in Plastic Pollution Prevention

Fifth Grade California Class Give Grownups a Lesson in Plastic Pollution Prevention

Even at their young age, students in Michael Terwilliger’s fifth grade class are experts in plastic pollution prevention. The Northern California students are on a mission to educate their

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Major Salmonella Outbreak Hits 18 States Amid U.S. Government Shutdown

Major Salmonella Outbreak Hits 18 States Amid U.S. Government Shutdown

Amid the ongoing Government shutdown, the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has just announced that a major Salmonella outbreak has occurred in 18 states across the United States.

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Architect Designs a Soccer Ball-Shaped House for Famous Footballer Lionel Messi

Architect Designs a Soccer Ball-Shaped House for Famous Footballer Lionel Messi

The One-Zero Eco-House is proposed for the forested land in the Llavaneres Sant Andreu municipality, about twenty miles north of Barcelona. At a birdseye view, the home appears like a soccer

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Taylor Cullity Lethlean’s Australian Botanical Garden Wins World Landscape of the Year 2013

Taylor Cullity Lethlean’s Australian Botanical Garden Wins World Landscape of the Year 2013

Taylor Cullity Lethlean created a journey through the various landscapes of Australia, welcoming intrepid visitors to try them all on for size in one fell swoop. The 170,000 plants representing

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Luzinterruptus Creates Colorful Fishing in Light Installation Using Borrowed Containers

Luzinterruptus Creates Colorful Fishing in Light Installation Using Borrowed Containers

For a week, Luzinterruptus traveled around the Spanish town borrowing plastic containers, taking note of the names of each original owner. Once 500 were collected, the installation process

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London’s Historic Crystal Palace to be Rebuilt by China’s ZhongRong Group and Arup

London’s Historic Crystal Palace to be Rebuilt by China’s ZhongRong Group and Arup

The original Crystal Palace was designed for the 1851 Great Exhibition in Hyde Park, London, and moved to the south eastern neighborhood of Bromley shortly after. There it was used as a

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Gorgeous Auckland Art Gallery Scoops Building of the Year at the World Architecture Festival

Gorgeous Auckland Art Gallery Scoops Building of the Year at the World Architecture Festival

The art gallery's innovative extension and refurbishment is centered around an open atrium that bridges the renovations, doubling exhibition space. A series of varying height roofs are lined

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Pumpkin Master Ray Villafane Carves Blue Squash Into Gruesome Faces

Pumpkin Master Ray Villafane Carves Blue Squash Into Gruesome Faces

Villafane is best known for his incredible zombie pumpkin carvings, which are intricately detailed down to rotting seed “teeth” and expertly detailed pumpkin flesh bodies. Already mastering

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First 3Doodler 3D Printing Pens Ship to Kickstarter Backers

First 3Doodler 3D Printing Pens Ship to Kickstarter Backers

The first shipment of 3Doodler 3D pens are making their way to customers across the globe. Like a handheld 3D printer, the 3Doodler lets users make 3D objects, just by drawing them in the air.

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LEGO May Introduce 3 Female Scientists to its Minifig Collections

LEGO May Introduce 3 Female Scientists to its Minifig Collections

LEGO-loving girls may soon be represented in the toy block’s repertoire with a brand new line of female scientists. The trio of scientists form part of a Minifigure Set project by

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Dindita Makes Gilded Goat Poop for Decor and Fertilizer

Dindita Makes Gilded Goat Poop for Decor and Fertilizer

They say you can’t polish a turd, but Dindita N. 1 begs to differ. The design company is now offering a line of unique decorations made with gilded, organic goat poop. Covered in 23K gold

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Hundreds of Dead Sea Turtles Wash Up on Nicaragua’s West Coast

Hundreds of Dead Sea Turtles Wash Up on Nicaragua’s West Coast

Nicaraguan wildlife officials are investigating reports that hundreds of dead sea turtles have been washing up on the country’s western coast. The Nicaraguan Sea Turtle Conservation Network

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IKEA Announces Plans to Sell Home Solar Panel Systems in the UK

IKEA Announces Plans to Sell Home Solar Panel Systems in the UK

IKEA photo from Shutterstock The next time you go to IKEA, you may be able to pick up a renewable energy system along with disassembled shelving and those delicious cinnamon rolls. The

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New Video Reveals How Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia Will Look When Finished in 2026

New Video Reveals How Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia Will Look When Finished in 2026

Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia Basilica has been visited by millions of tourists since construction began in 1882 - and it hasn't been finished since. Now, the Sagrada Familia Foundation has

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DIY: Make Your Own Herb Planter With NativeCast’s Fun Kits!

DIY: Make Your Own Herb Planter With NativeCast’s Fun Kits!

NativeCast’s biodegradable boxes provide everything you need to create your own indoor garden. The boxes are shaped like hearts, squares, and round shapes, and inside you'll find a cement

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