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
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

Read More >

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

Read More >

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,

Read More >

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Israeli industrial designer Antonina sees old defunct washing machines as more than just outdated appliances - she uses them as building blocks to create some pretty spiffy furniture.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

Read More >

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

Read More >

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

Read More >

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

Read More >

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,

Read More >

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

Read More >

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

Read More >

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

Read More >

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

Read More >

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

Read More >

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

Read More >

$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

Read More >

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

Read More >

7 Gorgeous Eco Resorts For a Green Escape

7 Gorgeous Eco Resorts For a Green Escape

The heat is on, and it's easy to daydream about a relaxing getaway in a distant land. We've seen an incredible array of eco friendly resorts spring up around the world that bring you closer to

Read More >

10 Must-See Design Destinations Around The World

10 Must-See Design Destinations Around The World

If you're daydreaming about your next vacation, and looking for something a little off the beaten path, why not consider embarking on a global design tour? The world is full of inspiring

Read More >

La Cosa: Historic Madrid Sawmill Transformed into Thriving Arts Center with Glowing LED Facade

La Cosa: Historic Madrid Sawmill Transformed into Thriving Arts Center with Glowing LED Facade

Langarita-Navarro Arquitectos' flexible renovation for Medialab-Prado is nicknamed The Thing (La Cosa). The project occupies the original walls of the mill, but the interior is made up of

Read More >

Colby College Museum of Art Expands with a Glassy New LEED Silver Addition

Colby College Museum of Art Expands with a Glassy New LEED Silver Addition

Fisher designed the three story glass structure to “leak out into the environment,” infusing the rich collection of art to the entire campus. The addition stands like a glass prism, creating

Read More >

Ten Japanese Nuclear Plants Apply to Restart Reactors

Ten Japanese Nuclear Plants Apply to Restart Reactors

Almost two and a half years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japanese nuclear plant operators are asking to reinstate nuclear power in the country. With 48 of the country’s 50 reactors

Read More >

SunOven Provides Solar Kitchens for Developing Countries

SunOven Provides Solar Kitchens for Developing Countries

SunOven has developed an easily transportable solar oven that offers an effective way to cook off the grid. The oven can be used to bake bread in the thick of the woods, and the company has

Read More >

Goncalo Mabunda Upcycles Weapons of the Mozambique Civil War into Beautiful Furniture

Goncalo Mabunda Upcycles Weapons of the Mozambique Civil War into Beautiful Furniture

Mozambican designer Gonçalo Mabunda’s gorgeous sculptural chairs, furniture and masks are made from upcycled guns. The artist transforms symbols of his country’s civil war-torn past,

Read More >

HASSELL Unveils Living Roofs at the University of Melbourne’s Burnley Campus

HASSELL Unveils Living Roofs at the University of Melbourne’s Burnley Campus

The Burnley Living Roofs are made up of three separate green roofs—the Demonstration Roof, the Research Roof and the Biodiversity Roof. The Demonstration Roof welcomes visitors, showcasing

Read More >

Russia’s 17th Century Kizhi Pogost Church is One of the World’s Oldest and Tallest Wooden Structures

Russia’s 17th Century Kizhi Pogost Church is One of the World’s Oldest and Tallest Wooden Structures

Kizhi Pogost photo from Shutterstock Two domed timber church buildings and an octagonal wooden bell tower were constructed on Russia’s Kizhi Island in 1714. The Church of the

Read More >

8 Scrumptious Vegan BBQ Recipes for Summer

8 Scrumptious Vegan BBQ Recipes for Summer

©woodleywonderworks Teriyaki Grilled Eggplant Grilling eggplant brings out a rich, smokey flavor, making each slice the perfect main dish to eat alone or pile on a bun. Try an Asian twist by

Read More >

Belgian Art Collective Brings a Giant Beached Whale Sculpture to the River Thames

Belgian Art Collective Brings a Giant Beached Whale Sculpture to the River Thames

At first glance, and even on closer inspection, it's hard to tell that Belgian art collective Captain Boomer’s beached whale sculpture is actually art installation and not the real thing. The

Read More >

China’s Largest Algae Bloom Covers the Coast of Qingdao in Thousands of Tons of Sea Lettuce

China’s Largest Algae Bloom Covers the Coast of Qingdao in Thousands of Tons of Sea Lettuce

The coast of Qingdao, China is usually known for its beaches - but recently the nation's largest algae bloom blanketed the shores with thousands of tons of sea lettuce. A bloom the size of

Read More >

Mathieu Lehanneur’s Modern LED Chandelier Weaves Through the Ceiling of an Historic Chateau

Mathieu Lehanneur’s Modern LED Chandelier Weaves Through the Ceiling of an Historic Chateau

Designer Mathieu Lehanneur’s gorgeous custom chandelier, Les Cordes, designed for a chateau in Marseilles, brings the traditional light fixture into the future. The modern LED piece droops

Read More >

Pedro Reyes Creates an Orchestra of Mechanical Instruments from Upcycled Mexican Weapons

Pedro Reyes Creates an Orchestra of Mechanical Instruments from Upcycled Mexican Weapons

This isn't the first time that Pedro Reyes has made music from former weapons. Reyes’ first collection, Imagine, involved transforming 6,700 guns seized by the Mexican government and

Read More >

  • Read Inhabitat

  • Search Categories

  • Recent Posts

  • Recent Comments

  • Browse by Keyword

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
What are you looking for? (Solar, HVAC, etc.)
Where are you located?