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
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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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The World’s Greenest Office Building Opens in Munich

The World’s Greenest Office Building Opens in Munich

In order to raise the bar on the building's energy efficiency, the science and research team sought to maximize the building’s passive energy use, driving down energy consumption and

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Oregon Temporarily Bans Pesticides to Investigate Bee Deaths

Oregon Temporarily Bans Pesticides to Investigate Bee Deaths

Oregon bees can breathe a little easier for the next six months. After a recent spraying of the Safari insecticide apparently killed tens of thousands of bees in a Target parking lot in

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Sign Up to Help Capture Images of Remote Places with the Google Trekker Backpack

Sign Up to Help Capture Images of Remote Places with the Google Trekker Backpack

Google is calling on trekkers to help create street views of hidden corners of the world. Amateur explorers can now sign up to add their own contribution to Google Street View, with the Google

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Buttercup the Duck Receives New 3D-Printed Foot

Buttercup the Duck Receives New 3D-Printed Foot

Humans aren’t the only ones benefitting from 3D printed prosthetics. Buttercup is a fluffy duck who was born with a backwards foot, causing her to hobble around the other ducks. Thanks to 3D

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FEMA Expects 45% Increase in Flood Zones Across the US by 2100

FEMA Expects 45% Increase in Flood Zones Across the US by 2100

Photo via Shutterstock The Federal Emergency Management Agency just released a map of estimated flood zones in the United States for the year 2100—and it doesn't look good. According to

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TwingTec’s Energy Harvesting Kite is a High-Flying Wind Power Generator

TwingTec’s Energy Harvesting Kite is a High-Flying Wind Power Generator

Kite flying may be the perfect leisurely summertime activity, but it could also help charge your devices as well. Swiss company TwingTec has developed an incredible energy harvesting kite that

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The Hope Floats Initiative’s Floating Clinic Provides Free Medical Care in Remote Nigeria

The Hope Floats Initiative’s Floating Clinic Provides Free Medical Care in Remote Nigeria

The prototype Amphibious Clinic is manned by a team of healthcare professionals, headed by Dr. Simeon Afolayan. With support by partners AFH Atlanta and Yaba Local Government Development

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Mega Wasp Nest in Florida Buzzes with Over a Million Bugs

Mega Wasp Nest in Florida Buzzes with Over a Million Bugs

Just as stories of dwindling pollinator populations have been hitting the news, one man in Florida has discovered the wasp mother lode. Entomologist and bee removal expert Jonathan Simkins was

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Double-Skinned J4 Museum Overlooks the Waters of the Mediterranean in Marseille

Double-Skinned J4 Museum Overlooks the Waters of the Mediterranean in Marseille

The partially transparent façade of the J4 museum creates a gauzy mirage along the Mediterranean from afar. The massive new building spans over 160,000 square feet, housing temporary and

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Spiraling Mass Extinction Memorial Observatory Honors the World’s Extinct Species

Spiraling Mass Extinction Memorial Observatory Honors the World’s Extinct Species

Rising almost 100 feet into the air, the Mass Extinction Memorial Observatory will include an exhibition space, an information center, and an observatory. The project is designed for a site

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More Than Honey Film Documents the Life and Decline of Honey Bees Around the Globe

More Than Honey Film Documents the Life and Decline of Honey Bees Around the Globe

Dwindling bee populations and colony collapse have been hot topics lately, and Markus Imhoof is giving us a closer look at these issues in his poignant new film, More Than Honey. Currently

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75,000 Displaced from Their Homes as Floodwaters Engulf Calgary

75,000 Displaced from Their Homes as Floodwaters Engulf Calgary

Photo by okeos Twenty-five neighborhoods in Calgary have been evacuated, thanks to overflowing rivers that have ransacked roads throughout the region. Southern Alberta has

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