Mark Boyer

 

Mark Boyer is a writer and photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. A native of Buffalo, NY, Mark studied literature at the University of Chicago and was the founding editor of Curbed Chicago. His work has appeared in GOOD, Mindful Metropolis, and others.

Mark Boyer
Artist Carlos Amorales Covers Entire Rooms with Thousands of Black Paper Moths

Artist Carlos Amorales Covers Entire Rooms with Thousands of Black Paper Moths

Amorales first displayed Black Cloud at the Yvon Lambert Gallery in New York with them in 2007. In 2008, he repeated the feat, displaying the moths again at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and

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China’s Yangtze River Suddenly Turns Red, and Nobody Knows Why

China’s Yangtze River Suddenly Turns Red, and Nobody Knows Why

Photo via Shutterstock Residents of Chongqing, China got quite a surprise when they looked out at the Yangtze River yesterday: The river, which usually has a golden-brown hue, had been dyed

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Scientists Genetically Engineer Goats To Produce Human Breast Milk

Scientists Genetically Engineer Goats To Produce Human Breast Milk

Pretty soon, all the animals on a dairy farm will be able to produce human breast milk. Last year, Argentine scientists cloned a cow to produce nutrient-rich 'human breast milk.' Now,

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Costello Tagliapietra Captures the Moment of Falling in Love at New York Fashion Week Show

Costello Tagliapietra Captures the Moment of Falling in Love at New York Fashion Week Show

Fashion designers Robert Tagliapietra and Jeffrey Costello held their Spring/Summer 2013 show at New York Fashion Week on Thursday, and photographer Amanda Coen was in attendance to document

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CIE’s Energy-Efficient Keelung Terminal Proposal for Taiwan Uses Natural Ventilation

CIE’s Energy-Efficient Keelung Terminal Proposal for Taiwan Uses Natural Ventilation

The city of Keelung -- Taiwan's second-largest seaport -- is characterized by extreme heat and humidity, as well as plenty or wind and rain year-round. "The result is perhaps one of the most

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10 Eco-Friendly Back to School Essentials

10 Eco-Friendly Back to School Essentials

Naked Binder Each year, some 60 million binders that are made of PVC -- one of the most environmentally destructive materials out there -- are sold in the US. They release toxic chemicals and

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8 Healthy and Delicious Snacks for Back to School

8 Healthy and Delicious Snacks for Back to School

Little boy with apple image via Shutterstock Apples are great and all, but if you want to make sure your kids maintains good eating habits while at school, you're going to have to send them

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How Much Money Americans Spend on Back-To-School Clothes

How Much Money Americans Spend on Back-To-School Clothes

Photo via Shuttersock The back-to-school season has become extremely commercialized -- that much is a fact. American parents spend an average of $246.10 on clothes and $129.20 for their kids

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Puma Opens its First Sustainable Store Near Bangalore

Puma Opens its First Sustainable Store Near Bangalore

Activewear giant Puma opened its first "sustainable" store in a suburb of Bangalore, India on Thursday. The 8,600-square-foot building is entirely solar powered, and more than 90 percent of the

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Johnson & Johnson Again Announces Plans to Remove Chemicals from Products

Johnson & Johnson Again Announces Plans to Remove Chemicals from Products

In the fall of 2011, baby care company Johnson & Johnson announced that it would soon be phasing out all harmful chemicals from its products. The announcement came in response to a study

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London’s 2012 Olympic Park Opens to the Public this Week After Years of Preparation

London’s 2012 Olympic Park Opens to the Public this Week After Years of Preparation

Hosting the Olympics is a massive undertaking for the host city. In 2006, London demolished more than 200 buildings to make room for what would eventually become the Olympic Park. When those

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With the Camera-Equipped “EyeRing” You Can Point at an Object and Take a Photo

With the Camera-Equipped “EyeRing” You Can Point at an Object and Take a Photo

With the EyeRing, a new camera-equipped ring that takes photos and delivers them to a smart phone, "point and shoot" could take on a whole new meaning. The device, which is being developed by

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Jason de Caires Taylor’s Underwater Sculptures Create Incredible Living Coral Reefs

Jason de Caires Taylor’s Underwater Sculptures Create Incredible Living Coral Reefs

The cement sculptures serve a dual function: they provide a surface on which coral, sponges, tunicates and other marine organisms can make a home and they attract divers, drawing them away from

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Construction to Begin on Studio Gang’s Ambitious Northerly Island Park in Chicago

Construction to Begin on Studio Gang’s Ambitious Northerly Island Park in Chicago

Northerly Island was part of Daniel Burnham's 1909 Plan of Chicago; it was one of several manmade islands included in the plan, but it ended up being the only one that was actually built. In

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Nicolas Lespour’s Automated LEGO Loom Can Weave Fabric!

Nicolas Lespour’s Automated LEGO Loom Can Weave Fabric!

From a giant LEGO chair to a LEGO jet engine, we've profiled plenty of inventive LEGO creations here at Inhabitat, but this loom by Lego Technic expert builder Nicolas Lespour is one of the

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Penguins ‘Fly’ Through the Skies at Tokyo’s Sunshine Aquarium!

Penguins ‘Fly’ Through the Skies at Tokyo’s Sunshine Aquarium!

The Sunshine Aquarium is a small aquarium located on the roof of a nine-story building in Tokyo's Sunshine City. On the roof, the open-air "Aqua Ring" is elevated about 7.5 feet off the ground,

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Jay Sae Jung Oh’s Savage Chair is a Pile of Discarded Plastic Objects Woven Together with String

Jay Sae Jung Oh’s Savage Chair is a Pile of Discarded Plastic Objects Woven Together with String

Oh's art is a commentary on plastic's quality as a universal substance that can be formed into any shape. By combining the plastic objects and covering them in jute string, the objects take a

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14 Pairs of Green Sunglasses To Protect Your Peepers this Summer

14 Pairs of Green Sunglasses To Protect Your Peepers this Summer

Memorial Day -- the unofficial start of summer in the US -- is behind us, and that means longer days and brighter sunshine in the coming months. When shopping for new sunglasses, there are a

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N.I. Teijin Shoji’s Aquaponics Fish Tank Grows Fresh Vegetables Indoors

N.I. Teijin Shoji’s Aquaponics Fish Tank Grows Fresh Vegetables Indoors

This small aquaponics system, designed as a therapeutic indoor display has been developed by N.I. Teijin Shoji, grows fresh lettuce and fish. The aquaponics system consists of a fish tank and a

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Will.i.am Launches Ekocycle Line of Products Made from Recycled Waste

Will.i.am Launches Ekocycle Line of Products Made from Recycled Waste

"All good things must end, but an end can be a new start," explains Will.i.am in a new ad for Ekocycle, a new line of products and clothing made from recycled trash. The Black-Eyed Peas member

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Physicians Group Asks USDA to Remove Milk from School Lunches

Physicians Group Asks USDA to Remove Milk from School Lunches

Earlier this month, the nonprofit Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), filed a petition asking the USDA to remove milk as a required food from the national school lunch

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JPMorgan Chase Teams Up With Good360 To Recycle, Refurbish & Distribute Technology For Good

JPMorgan Chase Teams Up With Good360 To Recycle, Refurbish & Distribute Technology For Good

JPMorgan Chase recently teamed up with Good360 to launch Tech Warehouse, a fantastic new program that distributes refurbished computers to nonprofit organizations and schools that have little

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USDA Backtracks on Meatless Monday after Angering Cattle Industry

USDA Backtracks on Meatless Monday after Angering Cattle Industry

In one of the most disappointing news items of the week, the US Department of Agriculture retracted its support of Meatless Monday after prompting outrage from the cattle industry. On July 23,

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Studio 505′s Textured Wintergarden Facade in Brisbane is Inspired by Nature

Studio 505′s Textured Wintergarden Facade in Brisbane is Inspired by Nature

The 43,000-square-foot Wintergarden Façade features a complex new steel screen with a web-like structure. The team describes the pastel-colored facade as "a study of nature, geometry and

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Studio Weave Transforms the Site of London’s Burned-Down St. Pancras Church into a Vibrant Public Garden

Studio Weave Transforms the Site of London’s Burned-Down St. Pancras Church into a Vibrant Public Garden

The gorgeous new St. Pancras Church Garden is surrounded on three sides by tall buildings, making it feel a bit like a secret garden. It's paved with large stones in an interesting herringbone

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DEDODESIGN’s New Contemporary Art Museum in Buenos Aires Maximizes Public Space

DEDODESIGN’s New Contemporary Art Museum in Buenos Aires Maximizes Public Space

When designing a new Contemporary Art Museum for Buenos Aires' Puerto Madero district, Shanghai-based architecture firm DEDODESIGN chose to depart from the classical architecture commonly found

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The London Underground Tube Tent is a Perfect Party Tent for the Summer Olympics

The London Underground Tube Tent is a Perfect Party Tent for the Summer Olympics

From treehouse tents to geodesic dome tents, we're all about portable shelters here at Inhabitat, so with the Olympics kicking off later this week we were pretty excited to come across this

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Ran Hwang Creates Extraordinary, Detailed Images Using Thousands of Buttons and Pins

Ran Hwang Creates Extraordinary, Detailed Images Using Thousands of Buttons and Pins

Hwang experienced a major shift in perspective on society and her art after witnessed people jump from the twin towers on 9/11. Realizing that the multitude of numberless people are what make

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Tooth Fillings with BPA Linked to Behavior Issues in Children

Tooth Fillings with BPA Linked to Behavior Issues in Children

Preschool boy on dental prevention examination via Shutterstock Yet another health problem has been linked to the use of Bisphenol A (BPA) -- this time, it's cavity fillings. A new study

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Massive Crocheted Alligator Playground Pops Up in São Paulo!

Massive Crocheted Alligator Playground Pops Up in São Paulo!

With the help of a team of "crocheteiros," Olek completely covered the massive alligator in colorful yarn and ribbons. Kids can climb in, through and on top of the brightly-colored alligator,

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