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
United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization Urges Developing Countries to Ban Hazardous Pesticides

United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization Urges Developing Countries to Ban Hazardous Pesticides

After the tragic deaths of more than 25 Indian school children who consumed pesticide-tainted food earlier this month, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization is pushing for

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NASA Approves First 3D Printer for Use in Space

NASA Approves First 3D Printer for Use in Space

3D printing technology has quickly claimed an integral role in the design world, and now the first 3D printer is set to make its way out to space. NASA just approved the first 3D printer for use

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Prefab SmartHomze are Affordable, Net-Zero Energy Kits for Green Living

Prefab SmartHomze are Affordable, Net-Zero Energy Kits for Green Living

The Vermont-based company is best know for producing energy efficient urethane panels, but their latest venture sees Vantem assembling their products into prefab homes. With the six available

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Katharina Unger’s Farm 432 Breeds Edible Bugs at Home

Katharina Unger’s Farm 432 Breeds Edible Bugs at Home

If the idea of eating bugs turns your pallet, consider that many cultures have included insects in their diets for centuries. Unger created Farm 432 with the growing population in mind, that

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Garden-Topped Buk Seoul Museum of Art is a Green Cultural Hub for Northeastern Seoul

Garden-Topped Buk Seoul Museum of Art is a Green Cultural Hub for Northeastern Seoul

Inspired by a field of reeds that used to grow in northeastern Seoul, SAMOO Architects and Engineers created a thriving, green-roofed extension for the Buk Seoul Museum of Art. The project

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Squirrel Tests Postive for Bubonic Plague Outside of Los Angeles

Squirrel Tests Postive for Bubonic Plague Outside of Los Angeles

Photo via Shutterstock You might think that the bubonic plague is so 14th Century, but a squirrel recently found dead just outside of Los Angeles County begs to differ. The rodent was found

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Jean Nouvel Wins Competition to Design National Art Museum of China

Jean Nouvel Wins Competition to Design National Art Museum of China

After a year of rumors, French architect Jean Nouvel was just selected to design Beijing’s new National Art Museum of China. The decision comes after speculation that the museum would be

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Portable Shipping Container Sewage System Turns Poop into Power

Portable Shipping Container Sewage System Turns Poop into Power

Photo via Shutterstock Students at Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering are hard at work conquering a poop problem. The students recently received a grant of $1.18 million from the Bill

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LEED Platinum Leon Springs Home Features a 17,000 Gallon Rainwater Catchment System

LEED Platinum Leon Springs Home Features a 17,000 Gallon Rainwater Catchment System

The light-filled home is lined with floor to ceiling windows, bringing the Texas landscape into each of the living areas. A double height living room is used for entertaining, and opens onto the

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515 Rhinos Have Been Poached in South Africa This Year

515 Rhinos Have Been Poached in South Africa This Year

The deputy general of South Africa’s environment ministry Fundisile Mketini reported yesterday that a whopping 515 rhinoceri have already been poached in the nation this year. Last year the

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WaterBean: Portable Coconut Carbon Filter Lets You Refill Any Bottle With Fresh, Purified Water

WaterBean: Portable Coconut Carbon Filter Lets You Refill Any Bottle With Fresh, Purified Water

The WaterBean is a brilliant portable water filter that can be inserted within any bottle to provide pure, fresh water on the go. The colorful filter is small enough to be conveniently carried

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Mission Motorcycles Rolls Out Super Fast R and RS Electric Super Bikes

Mission Motorcycles Rolls Out Super Fast R and RS Electric Super Bikes

Mission Motorcycles just announced that it is rolling out its latest all-electric superbikes - the Mission R and Mission RS. Both motorcycles are now available on reserve at select dealerships,

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SylvanSport’s Lightweight GO Pop-Up Camper Comes with its Own Solar Generator

SylvanSport’s Lightweight GO Pop-Up Camper Comes with its Own Solar Generator

The GO Pop Up camper folds down for travel, and it's small enough to be towed by any vehicle. The roof doubles as a bike or kayak rack, and the camper pops out to comfortable sleep four, with

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Red Hong Yi Transforms Colorful Flower Petals into Exotic Birds

Red Hong Yi Transforms Colorful Flower Petals into Exotic Birds

Red Hong Yi decided to experiment with using just one material for an entire month, choosing fragile flowers for her medium. Inspired by the shape of each tiny petal and the notion that

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Aki Inomata’s Crystalline 3D Printed Hermit Crab Shells are Inspired by the World’s Architectural Wonders

Aki Inomata’s Crystalline 3D Printed Hermit Crab Shells are Inspired by the World’s Architectural Wonders

Inomata starting thinking about the transitory habits of hermit crabs and their shells when the French Embassy moved in Tokyo and its land transitioned from French to Japanese ownership and then

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Could Dissolvable Electronics be the Answer to E-Waste Pollution?

Could Dissolvable Electronics be the Answer to E-Waste Pollution?

As technology rapidly progresses and consumers continue to hunger for the latest gadgets, an awful lot of out-dated cellphones and other e-waste is making its way into landfill. Researchers at

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3XA Maximizes Tiny 312 Square Foot Apartment by Building Vertically

3XA Maximizes Tiny 312 Square Foot Apartment by Building Vertically

Before 3XA’s renovation, the efficiency apartment was just a single room, with no partitions for designated living areas. Inspired by—and wanting to make use of—the lofty 12 foot ceilings,

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Amazing Chairs Made From Recycled Washing Machine Parts

Amazing Chairs Made From Recycled Washing Machine Parts

Israeli industrial designer Antonina sees old defunct washing machines as more than just outdated appliances - she uses them as building blocks to create some pretty spiffy furniture. Her

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UNStudio’s Yongjia World Trade Center Features Gem-Like ‘Vertical Neighborhood’ Towers

UNStudio’s Yongjia World Trade Center Features Gem-Like ‘Vertical Neighborhood’ Towers

Spanning over 5 million square feet, UNStudio's Yongjia World Trade Center consists of a series of multi-use buildings that serve as vertical neighborhoods. Each building provides all of the

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MakerBot Announces Winners of the 3D-Printed Birdhouse Challenge

MakerBot Announces Winners of the 3D-Printed Birdhouse Challenge

Durwood’s classic bird bungalow took the MakerBot 20 hours of 3D printing time to lock in all the details of the suburban-style home. Using True White MakerBot PLA filament, the birdhouse has

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Foster and Partners Proposes a New Thames Hub Airport for the City of London

Foster and Partners Proposes a New Thames Hub Airport for the City of London

With the positioning of the Thames Hub, planes could approach the airport from the water, cutting noise and pollution directly overhead London. Adjoining to the city’s already sophisticated

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Airplane Winglets Will Save United $200 Million per Year in Fuel Costs

Airplane Winglets Will Save United $200 Million per Year in Fuel Costs

Increasing the fuel efficiency of a commercial jet doesn’t have to mean reworking the entire fuel system. Airlines like United have been installing simple winglets onto their existing fleet,

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25 Indian Children Dead and Dozens Poisoned After Eating Insecticide-Tainted Lunches at School

25 Indian Children Dead and Dozens Poisoned After Eating Insecticide-Tainted Lunches at School

25 students were killed, and dozens poisoned, after eating a free lunch provided by a school in eastern India. Doctors who are treating the children believe that a lethal mix of insecticides in

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UK Scientists Create World’s First Pee-Powered Cell Phone

UK Scientists Create World’s First Pee-Powered Cell Phone

Scientists at Bristol Robotics Laboratory first harnessed the power of pee two years ago, and now their research has taken a giant leap forward. The team has created the world's first system

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Frank Lloyd Wright Student Builds Tiny Desert Dwelling That Fits Only a Bed

Frank Lloyd Wright Student Builds Tiny Desert Dwelling That Fits Only a Bed

Frazee used the existing stone chimney and concrete walls as a base for his shelter project, placing the steel and glass box on its sturdy concrete pad. Harmonizing with the landscape, the

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EU Bans Fipronil, Another Pesticide Harmful to Bees

EU Bans Fipronil, Another Pesticide Harmful to Bees

After banning neonicotinoid-containing pesticides earlier this year, the European Union Commission has added Fipronil to the list of banned chemicals. The majority vote was cast yesterday in an

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World’s Largest Legoland Waterpark to Open in Malaysia

World’s Largest Legoland Waterpark to Open in Malaysia

Kids and adults alike can splash around amongst Lego characters in the pools, or down waterslides. Unique to the Malaysian park, fans will be able to play with oversized soft Lego bricks in

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Spiber’s Synthetic Spider Silk is Lighter than Steel, Tougher Than Kevlar

Spiber’s Synthetic Spider Silk is Lighter than Steel, Tougher Than Kevlar

Japanese startup Spiber recently created a synthetic spider silk that is every bit as durable, stretchy, and light as the real thing. The material is tougher than kevlar, lighter than steel, and

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$325,000 Lab-Grown Burger to be Served Up in London Next Month

$325,000 Lab-Grown Burger to be Served Up in London Next Month

Photo via Shutterstock Scientists have been growing petri dish hamburgers from cultured meat specimens for the last few years, but Dr. Mark Post wants to make lab-made a consumer reality. The

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Crazy Sea Creature Looks Like a Living Rock With Red Guts

Crazy Sea Creature Looks Like a Living Rock With Red Guts

The sea holds some of the world’s most interesting creatures - but this "living rock" is one of the strangest we've ever seen. Pyura chilensis is a non-moving sea creature that lives along the

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