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.
Amid the ongoing Government shutdown, the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has just announced that a major Salmonella outbreak has occurred in 18 states across the United States.
The One-Zero Eco-House is proposed for the forested land in the Llavaneres Sant Andreu municipality, about twenty miles north of Barcelona. At a birdseye view, the home appears like a soccer
Taylor Cullity Lethlean created a journey through the various landscapes of Australia, welcoming intrepid visitors to try them all on for size in one fell swoop. The 170,000 plants representing
For a week, Luzinterruptus traveled around the Spanish town borrowing plastic containers, taking note of the names of each original owner. Once 500 were collected, the installation process
The original Crystal Palace was designed for the 1851 Great Exhibition in Hyde Park, London, and moved to the south eastern neighborhood of Bromley shortly after. There it was used as a
The art gallery's innovative extension and refurbishment is centered around an open atrium that bridges the renovations, doubling exhibition space. A series of varying height roofs are lined
Villafane is best known for his incredible zombie pumpkin carvings, which are intricately detailed down to rotting seed “teeth” and expertly detailed pumpkin flesh bodies. Already mastering
The first shipment of 3Doodler 3D pens are making their way to customers across the globe. Like a handheld 3D printer, the 3Doodler lets users make 3D objects, just by drawing them in the air.
LEGO-loving girls may soon be represented in the toy block’s repertoire with a brand new line of female scientists. The trio of scientists form part of a Minifigure Set project by
They say you can’t polish a turd, but Dindita N. 1 begs to differ. The design company is now offering a line of unique decorations made with gilded, organic goat poop. Covered in 23K gold
Nicaraguan wildlife officials are investigating reports that hundreds of dead sea turtles have been washing up on the country’s western coast. The Nicaraguan Sea Turtle Conservation Network
IKEA photo from Shutterstock The next time you go to IKEA, you may be able to pick up a renewable energy system along with disassembled shelving and those delicious cinnamon rolls. The
Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia Basilica has been visited by millions of tourists since construction began in 1882 - and it hasn't been finished since. Now, the Sagrada Familia Foundation has
NativeCast’s biodegradable boxes provide everything you need to create your own indoor garden. The boxes are shaped like hearts, squares, and round shapes, and inside you'll find a cement
The original house is typical of the Japanese countryside, a simplistic one story structure with emphasis on common areas. The architects designed the ground floor extension to be nestled next
Former President Bill Clinton is supporting the future of alternative nutrition by awarding $1 million to an insect-farming project. The Clinton Global Initiative awarded students from
Trader Joe’s former president Doug Rauch is tackling wasted food from supermarkets by repackaging it and selling it to underserved urbanites. Rauch is spearheading a new food discount store
Nick Tsontakis' two story home is designed to arc around a peak on Mummy Mountain in Paradise Valley. Arizona guidelines forbid the home’s height to surpass the mountain top, so Tsontakis
India will soon be home to the largest solar plant in the world! Developed in partnership between government and state-owned companies, the new plant in Rajasthan will pump out 4,000 MW of clean
From afar, Farg & Blanche’s gorgeous stool looks round and plush. But on closer inspection 'Nailed Succession' could double as a torture device for the would-be sitter. Shown at the London
The young family sought to build a summer house that opened up to the fields and low forest while respecting the local building traditions of the Swedish island. Enflo Arkitekter created a low
The Panoramarestaurant Karren extends the already popular dining room and cable car facility at the visitor center at the top of the mountain. In order to avoid obscuring the views from existing
The arched pavilion allows Volkswagen customers to test out the company’s new features of automatic parking, driving assistance and traffic sign recognition regardless of weather conditions.
In just a short time, 3D printing has revolutionized the industries of medicine, tech, and design - and the technology's next breakthrough application could revolutionize our food system. PhD
Vancouver’s Sole Food Farms has transformed an old gas station into North American’s largest urban orchard! Located in Downtown Eastside, the orchard provides jobs to recovering addicts and
Flower-like Apertures on the HygroSkin-Metereosensitive Pavilion Open and Close in Response to Humidity Changes
The pavilion was constructed as a box with varying curved surfaces made from thin modular plywood sheets. Combining high tech properties with mundane materials such as plywood, the designers
Black carbon concentrations on surface ice in the Arctic are partially responsible for the acceleration of Arctic melt. A new study published in the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
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