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
Major Salmonella Outbreak Hits 18 States Amid U.S. Government Shutdown

Major Salmonella Outbreak Hits 18 States Amid U.S. Government Shutdown

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.

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Architect Designs a Soccer Ball-Shaped House for Famous Footballer Lionel Messi

Architect Designs a Soccer Ball-Shaped House for Famous Footballer Lionel Messi

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

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Taylor Cullity Lethlean’s Australian Botanical Garden Wins World Landscape of the Year 2013

Taylor Cullity Lethlean’s Australian Botanical Garden Wins World Landscape of the Year 2013

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

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Luzinterruptus Creates Colorful Fishing in Light Installation Using Borrowed Containers

Luzinterruptus Creates Colorful Fishing in Light Installation Using Borrowed Containers

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

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London’s Historic Crystal Palace to be Rebuilt by China’s ZhongRong Group and Arup

London’s Historic Crystal Palace to be Rebuilt by China’s ZhongRong Group and Arup

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

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Gorgeous Auckland Art Gallery Scoops Building of the Year at the World Architecture Festival

Gorgeous Auckland Art Gallery Scoops Building of the Year at the World Architecture Festival

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

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Pumpkin Master Ray Villafane Carves Blue Squash Into Gruesome Faces

Pumpkin Master Ray Villafane Carves Blue Squash Into Gruesome Faces

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

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First 3Doodler 3D Printing Pens Ship to Kickstarter Backers

First 3Doodler 3D Printing Pens Ship to Kickstarter Backers

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.

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LEGO May Introduce 3 Female Scientists to its Minifig Collections

LEGO May Introduce 3 Female Scientists to its Minifig Collections

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

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Dindita Makes Gilded Goat Poop for Decor and Fertilizer

Dindita Makes Gilded Goat Poop for Decor and Fertilizer

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

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Hundreds of Dead Sea Turtles Wash Up on Nicaragua’s West Coast

Hundreds of Dead Sea Turtles Wash Up on Nicaragua’s West Coast

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

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IKEA Announces Plans to Sell Home Solar Panel Systems in the UK

IKEA Announces Plans to Sell Home Solar Panel Systems in the UK

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

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New Video Reveals How Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia Will Look When Finished in 2026

New Video Reveals How Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia Will Look When Finished in 2026

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

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DIY: Make Your Own Herb Planter With NativeCast’s Fun Kits!

DIY: Make Your Own Herb Planter With NativeCast’s Fun Kits!

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

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NASA’s Curiosity Rover Finds Water on Mars

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Finds Water on Mars

Is there life on Mars? NASA’s Curiosity rover just discovered water on the red planet for the first time! The rover’s first soil analysis found that a scoop of the planet’s surface is

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Koya No Sumika House Adds a Peaked Plywood Extension for Minimal Living

Koya No Sumika House Adds a Peaked Plywood Extension for Minimal Living

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

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Bill Clinton Awards Students $1 Million for Insect Food Project

Bill Clinton Awards Students $1 Million for Insect Food Project

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

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Former Trader Joe’s President Plans to Dish Out ‘Expired’ Food in New Store

Former Trader Joe’s President Plans to Dish Out ‘Expired’ Food in New Store

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

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Manta Ray-Shaped ‘Mummy House’ Hugs a Mountain Top in Arizona

Manta Ray-Shaped ‘Mummy House’ Hugs a Mountain Top in Arizona

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

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World’s Largest Solar Plant Slated for Western India

World’s Largest Solar Plant Slated for Western India

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

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Nailed Succession Stool Made from 12,000 Staples is a Prickly Pincushion Seat

Nailed Succession Stool Made from 12,000 Staples is a Prickly Pincushion Seat

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

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Air New Zealand Plans Test Flights to Antarctica

Air New Zealand Plans Test Flights to Antarctica

Air New Zealand will soon be heading south - to Antarctica. This will be the first commercial airline to bring passengers to the frozen continent and land on an ice runway. Would be Antarctic

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Gotland Summer House Opens Up to the Swedish Countryside With a Sliding Facade

Gotland Summer House Opens Up to the Swedish Countryside With a Sliding Facade

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

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Spectacular Prefab Panoramic Restaurant Pops Up on Austria’s Karren Mountain

Spectacular Prefab Panoramic Restaurant Pops Up on Austria’s Karren Mountain

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

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Scientists Use Microbes to Turn Poo into Hydrogen

Scientists Use Microbes to Turn Poo into Hydrogen

Scientists at Newcastle University have created a process that uses microbes to not only process sewage at treatment plants, but to then produce hydrogen gas as a renewable energy source. In

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Volkswagen’s Autostadt Gets a Suspended Leaf-Shaped Roof

Volkswagen’s Autostadt Gets a Suspended Leaf-Shaped Roof

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.

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Algaerium Bioprinter 3D-Prints Nutrient-Rich Algae Superfood at Home!

Algaerium Bioprinter 3D-Prints Nutrient-Rich Algae Superfood at Home!

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

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North America’s Largest Urban Orchard Transforms an Old Gas Station in Downtown Vancouver

North America’s Largest Urban Orchard Transforms an Old Gas Station in Downtown Vancouver

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

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Flower-like Apertures on the HygroSkin-Metereosensitive Pavilion Open and Close in Response to Humidity Changes

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

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Black Carbon from Oil Drilling and Household Stoves is Melting Arctic Ice

Black Carbon from Oil Drilling and Household Stoves is Melting Arctic Ice

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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