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.

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Germany’s Green Party Pushes for Mandatory Vegetarian Day

Germany’s Green Party Pushes for Mandatory Vegetarian Day

Image via Shutterstock Meat-loving Germans will be eating vegetarian cuisine for one day a week if the Greens parliamentary group has their say. Chairwoman Renate Kunast announced that the

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Crossbar’s RRAM Chip Could Make Your Phone Battery Last for Weeks

Crossbar’s RRAM Chip Could Make Your Phone Battery Last for Weeks

A new silicon chip for your smart phone could extend its battery life so that it lasts for weeks! Crossbar, a new tech chip start up, has developed a RAM chip that stores a terabyte of data,

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6 Ways to Convert Poo into Power

6 Ways to Convert Poo into Power

Power-Generating Toilet Scientists at the Nanyang Technological University have invented a way to harness poop power at home- with a convenient toilet system. Their No-Mix Vacuum toilet uses

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LivingLight: Hanging Garden OLED Pendant Lights Are Powered by the Soil They Contain

LivingLight: Hanging Garden OLED Pendant Lights Are Powered by the Soil They Contain

Michael Oechsle’s gorgeous LivingLights are hanging gardens that illuminate interiors while freshening the air with living plants. Each ambient OLED light is powered by an “earth battery”

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Puri Desalinating Water Bottle Could Save Your Life at Sea

Puri Desalinating Water Bottle Could Save Your Life at Sea

The Puri is unlike any other water bottle out there - it could save your life. Designed by Younsun Kim, Kangkyung Lee, Byungsoo Kim and Minji Kim, the bottle has its own system to remove salt

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San Francisco’s AT&T Park To Feature Massive Edible Garden Behind Center Field

San Francisco’s AT&T Park To Feature Massive Edible Garden Behind Center Field

San Francisco’s AT&T Park is already a green leader in the sports community with its LEED Silver ranking. But the home of the San Francisco Giants will soon delve into another kind of

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LightRails: Dark Alabama Underpass Springs to Life With a Rainbow of LED Lights

LightRails: Dark Alabama Underpass Springs to Life With a Rainbow of LED Lights

The 18th Street underpass features delicate Art Deco architectural details, and passes through the popular Railroad Park in Birmingham. It connects two major areas of the city, the Parks

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Caravan Hotel: First Tiny House Hotel in the US Opens in Portland

Caravan Hotel: First Tiny House Hotel in the US Opens in Portland

The adorably-named Rosebud, Pearl and Tandem tiny houses are each fully outfitted with sleeping, living and kitchen areas. The caravan is centered around a common area that includes outdoor and

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New Mexico Slaughter House Will Begin Killing Horses For Meat Next Week

New Mexico Slaughter House Will Begin Killing Horses For Meat Next Week

Image ©nathanmac87 While the discovery of horse meat in beef products provoked outrage and churned stomachs on both sides of the Atlantic, a New Mexico company is counting on US consumers to

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Beer Can House: Texas Home Made with 50,000 Cans Now a Designated Landmark

Beer Can House: Texas Home Made with 50,000 Cans Now a Designated Landmark

Milkovisch was born during the Depression, so was taught at a young age to always reuse and repurpose whatever was brought into the house. Saving old cans in the attic, he got the idea to

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Los Angeles Completes the World’s Largest LED Street Light Retrofit

Los Angeles Completes the World’s Largest LED Street Light Retrofit

According to an article by Justin Gerdes for Forbes, last month the city of Los Angeles completed the world’s largest LED street light retrofit, changing over 141,089 street lights to energy

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Shanghai Heat Wave Hits Record High of 105 Degrees Fahrenheit, Killing at Least 10

Shanghai Heat Wave Hits Record High of 105 Degrees Fahrenheit, Killing at Least 10

Image via Shutterstock Shanghai is currently experiencing a record-breaking heat wave that has already claimed 10 lives as temperatures climb to 105 degrees Fahrenheit. The Chinese city is

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Fuel3D is an Affordable 3D Scanner that Works Like a Point and Shoot Camera

Fuel3D is an Affordable 3D Scanner that Works Like a Point and Shoot Camera

As 3D printing technology becomes affordable for the at-home user, the developers behind the Fuel3D want to make 3D scanning available to everyone. With a recently launched Kickstarter campaign,

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Bosch Lauches Off-the-Shelf Home Solar Power Storage System

Bosch Lauches Off-the-Shelf Home Solar Power Storage System

Consumers and homeowners can now get their hands on a home solar power and battery system, thanks to Bosch. Called the BPT-S 5 Hybrid, the integrated solar supply system has everything- an

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Naoya Matsumoto’s Yoshi Bar is Made from Hundreds of Locally-Sourced Reeds

Naoya Matsumoto’s Yoshi Bar is Made from Hundreds of Locally-Sourced Reeds

Each year, students at Seian University of Art and Design are challenged to create different projects using locally harvested reeds. The material grows freely around Lake Biwa, making it an easy

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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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