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
McDonald’s Canada Launches First Vegetarian Option in 10 Years

McDonald’s Canada Launches First Vegetarian Option in 10 Years

McDonald’s Canada is trying to turn over a new leaf, or at least draw in an unlikely vegetarian crowd with their new menu. For the first time in ten years the fast food chain will be offering

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Beehaus Provides Urban Rooftop Housing for Two Bee Colonies

Beehaus Provides Urban Rooftop Housing for Two Bee Colonies

Urban beekeeping has never been easier than with the sporty Beehaus. Resembling a picnic cooler, the easily maintainable hive is actually two hives in one, with two entrances that accommodate 22

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Glass and Cor-ten Steel Cloudy Bay Shack Offers Gorgeous Views from Each Room

Glass and Cor-ten Steel Cloudy Bay Shack Offers Gorgeous Views from Each Room

Wine distributors, journalists and wine sellers are all in for a treat when visiting the Richmond Ranges vineyards. The gorgeously creative façade facing the road is clad in weathered steel,

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Ole Ukena’s Barbed Wire Rainbow Asks You to Look, But Not Touch

Ole Ukena’s Barbed Wire Rainbow Asks You to Look, But Not Touch

At first glance, the piece “Protected Paradise” looks like a typical, even child-like rainbow. But take a closer look and the rainbow’s innocence fades just as quickly as a real one does

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Xcel Energy’s Wind Farm Projects Could Power 750,000 Homes in the Midwest

Xcel Energy’s Wind Farm Projects Could Power 750,000 Homes in the Midwest

Windpower company Xcel Energy is turning the Midwest into a renewable energy center. The company just proposed its fourth wind farm for northern North Dakota, which could reduce 320,000 tons of

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Students Transform Liquid Shipping Containers into Solar Lighting Cubes for Dominican Animal Shelter

Students Transform Liquid Shipping Containers into Solar Lighting Cubes for Dominican Animal Shelter

Ghetto2Garden had previously made a plea to the local community for materials to repurpose into comfortable kennels for the cats and dogs that were rescued. After tackling living quarters, the

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Shelburne Museum for the Arts Adds a Light-Filled LEED Addition to Its Beautiful Campus

Shelburne Museum for the Arts Adds a Light-Filled LEED Addition to Its Beautiful Campus

The new Pizzagalli Center is set on a lush hill, nestled between a series of historic buildings that flank the museum campus. Adjacent to the front of the glassy structure runs Vermont’s Route

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Adjustable Energy-Saving Lightscoop Skylights Flood Interiors With Natural Light

Adjustable Energy-Saving Lightscoop Skylights Flood Interiors With Natural Light

What if electric lighting during the day became obsolete? The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has developed an incredible skylight, Lightscoop, that fills an

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Grant Associates Design Lush Sustainable Garden for BREAAM Outstanding Worcester Library

Grant Associates Design Lush Sustainable Garden for BREAAM Outstanding Worcester Library

The lush gardens designed to accompany the gorgeous copper alloy-clad hive Worcester Library in the UK have just been opened to the public. Designed by Grant Associates, who brought us the

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Parkcycle Swarm’s Mobile Pop-Up Parks are Powered by Bicycles

Parkcycle Swarm’s Mobile Pop-Up Parks are Powered by Bicycles

The awesome bike-mounted parks were the brainchild of Rebar Group’s John Bela and N55’s Till Wolfer, who sought to find a new way to engage the community with public art and the power of the

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Luxury Taxi Company in Portland to Use Tesla Model S Cabs

Luxury Taxi Company in Portland to Use Tesla Model S Cabs

The eco-friendly city of Portland, Oregon will soon be adding electric cars to its fleet of taxis. Luxury eco-touring company Tesla Trips was recently granted a livery license, and the company

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Sunny Side House Transforms a Narrow Lot into a Airy Family Home

Sunny Side House Transforms a Narrow Lot into a Airy Family Home

The long and narrow Sunny Side House manages to create an open and airy feeling in the interior, despite its oblong shape. Built for a family of five, the house is centered around a family

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Students Design a Buckminster Fuller-Inspired Pavilion for Baltimore’s Artscape Festival

Students Design a Buckminster Fuller-Inspired Pavilion for Baltimore’s Artscape Festival

The geometric canopy, which echoes Fuller’s iconic geodesic dome, was designed to use as little material as possible. The frame was made from light weight EMT, a metal used for electrical

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Nosh on Your Own Farm-Raised Crickets with Third Millennium Farming

Nosh on Your Own Farm-Raised Crickets with Third Millennium Farming

Photo via Shutterstock If Third Millennium Farming has its way, Americans will soon be noshing on crickets and cricket-based food as a regular part of their diets, as a viable protein

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VOLTAIC’s Converter Solar Backpack Powers Up Your Devices While You’re on the Go

VOLTAIC’s Converter Solar Backpack Powers Up Your Devices While You’re on the Go

Kids and adults can power-up their electronic devices en route to school or work with this awesome Voltaic Converter Solar Backpack. Big enough to carry all your books and papers for class, the

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London’s Largest Living Wall Springs to Life in Victoria

London’s Largest Living Wall Springs to Life in Victoria

Rows and rows of ferns, flowers and herbaceous plants are anchored by 16 tons of soil, spanning over 3,700 square feet along the side of the boutique hotel in the Victoria area of London. 

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Goal Zero’s New Lighthouse 250 Lantern Charges Your Devices in the Wilderness

Goal Zero’s New Lighthouse 250 Lantern Charges Your Devices in the Wilderness

Goal Zero prides itself in making products for living off the grid, but their new Lighthouse 250 Lantern brings a little technology to your camp. The solar powered lantern is equipped with a USB

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Matali Crasset’s Pop Up Library Offers Light Reading and Shade on a French Beach

Matali Crasset’s Pop Up Library Offers Light Reading and Shade on a French Beach

Made from a steel frame and soft stretched canvas, the pop up beach library gives sun worshipers at the Romaniquette beach a break from the harsh solar rays. Reminiscent of a childhood fort,

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Brazil Cuts the Ribbon on Mineirão Stadium’s New $16.1m Solar Roof

Brazil Cuts the Ribbon on Mineirão Stadium’s New $16.1m Solar Roof

Brazil’s stadium Estádio Governador Magalhães Pinto, or Mineirão for short, got a new rooftop solar array in preparation of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. As the tournament approaches in just

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3D Printed Wearable Planter Rings Adorn Your Hands With Tiny Plants

3D Printed Wearable Planter Rings Adorn Your Hands With Tiny Plants

Colleen Jordan has been pleasing fashionista green thumbs with her Wearable Planters for years, and her adorable new Planter Rings will have you saying "I do". Each colorful bauble is 3D printed

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Vanmoof’s New Electric Bike Will be the Most Intelligent Commuter Bike in the World

Vanmoof’s New Electric Bike Will be the Most Intelligent Commuter Bike in the World

Vanmoof’s 10 is a sleek new electrified bike that could make any commute incredibly easy and high tech. The Dutch bike company's electric-assist city bike features an array of gadgetry like

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538 Square Foot ‘Swiss Army Knife’ Apartment Folds and Transforms for Small Space Living

538 Square Foot ‘Swiss Army Knife’ Apartment Folds and Transforms for Small Space Living

The Pop Up Interactive Apartment can sprout in any already existing building, which significantly cuts down on its construction costs. The polypropylene panels and walls are durable and

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White House Begins Installation of First Family’s Rooftop Solar Array

White House Begins Installation of First Family’s Rooftop Solar Array

</aImage ©MCS@flickr President Obama just announced that the White House is finally undergoing an energy-efficient retrofit, beginning with the installation of a solar array on the iconic

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Apples Aren’t as Sweet Anymore, and Climate Change is to Blame

Apples Aren’t as Sweet Anymore, and Climate Change is to Blame

Photo via Shutterstock Fuji apples have always been known to be one of the sweetest varieties to take a bite out of, but if you noticed that apples are tasting a little less sweet these days,

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Ecuador Approves Oil Drilling in the Amazon Rainforest

Ecuador Approves Oil Drilling in the Amazon Rainforest

Image ©Dallas Krentzel Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has announced that oil drilling will soon begin in untouched parts of the Yasuni National Park in the Amazon rainforest. Correa

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Singapore’s River Safari is the World’s First Park to Achieve Green Mark Platinum

Singapore’s River Safari is the World’s First Park to Achieve Green Mark Platinum

River Safari showcases plant and animal life from the Amazon, Mississippi, Congo, Nile, Ganges, Murray, Mekong and Yangtze rivers. The park is divided into four zones, including an elevated

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Artist Packs Gourmet 12-Course Meal Into a Can; Willy Wonka Approves

Artist Packs Gourmet 12-Course Meal Into a Can; Willy Wonka Approves

Artist Chris Godfrey is fed up with processed food. As a commentary on the state of our food system, Godfrey created a 12-course meal from local, organic and artisanal food - and then he packed

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Foster + Partners’s Campus Luigi Einaudi is an Urban Oasis With Massive Skylit Courtyards

Foster + Partners’s Campus Luigi Einaudi is an Urban Oasis With Massive Skylit Courtyards

The glassy, aerodynamic buildings that make up the quadrangle both have access to the social quad courtyard. The eaves of the canopy roof hang over the courtyard, balancing natural light with a

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Guardian Angel Kangaroo Saves Lost Boy in Australian Bush

Guardian Angel Kangaroo Saves Lost Boy in Australian Bush

Photo via Shutterstock A kangaroo in Australia has turned out to be one child’s guardian angel. Seven-year-old Simon Kruger wandered away from his family and into the bush of Deep Creek

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Scientists Develop Robotic Plants To Test Soil in All Environments

Scientists Develop Robotic Plants To Test Soil in All Environments

A group of Italian scientists have taken artificial plants to the next level, creating the world’s first bionic plant. The robotic plants have roots that grow and unwind into soil just like

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