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
Star Wars Fans Restore Luke Skywalker’s Igloo-Shaped Home in Tunisia!

Star Wars Fans Restore Luke Skywalker’s Igloo-Shaped Home in Tunisia!

Dermul is a frequent visitor to Tunisia, having served as a guide to the filming locations of the fictional planet of Tatooine (Luke and Anakin Skywalker's home planet) for more than a decade.

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Erlebnest is a Breezy Open-Air Treehouse Retreat in Germany

Erlebnest is a Breezy Open-Air Treehouse Retreat in Germany

Cambium is a company based in German's Allgäu region that specializes in treehouse construction, suspended rope and bridge courses, and forest climbing equipment. The Erlebnest is made of a

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Legislation for Team USA Uniforms To Be Made in America Introduced in the Senate

Legislation for Team USA Uniforms To Be Made in America Introduced in the Senate

Members of Congress are not letting Ralph Lauren's "made in China" Olympic uniform snafu go away quietly. In fact, having Team USA's Olympic uniforms made in the US is one of the only thing

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L’Observatoire by CLP Architects Is A Lookout Tower That Blends Into The Forest

L’Observatoire by CLP Architects Is A Lookout Tower That Blends Into The Forest

From a distance, the patterns of the square windows and wood panels in the observatory seem to reflect the way light is filtered through the trees in the surrounding forest. Inside there are

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Dutch Energy Company Eneco’s New Rotterdam Headquarters is a Gleaming, Sustainable Office Building

Dutch Energy Company Eneco’s New Rotterdam Headquarters is a Gleaming, Sustainable Office Building

The first thing workers encounter when they arrive at the new 270,000-square-foot office building is the soaring atrium, which fills the core of the building with natural light. The bright white

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Tom Dixon’s Converted Water Tower in London is a Modernist Home in the Sky—and it’s Up for Rent!

Tom Dixon’s Converted Water Tower in London is a Modernist Home in the Sky—and it’s Up for Rent!

Dixon purchased the old 5,000-gallon water tank in 2005 with plans to build one of the most unique houses in London. Construction began in 2009, and although it isn't finished just yet, three

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Gigantic aMAZEme Book Maze in London Will Be Made from 250,000 Books!

Gigantic aMAZEme Book Maze in London Will Be Made from 250,000 Books!

The maze isn't the first collaboration between Saboya and Pupo; the duo previously worked together to create a smaller book sculpture in the Leblon shopping mall in Rio de Janeiro (pictured

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Scientists Fire World’s Most Powerful Laser and Move Closer to Developing Fusion Energy

Scientists Fire World’s Most Powerful Laser and Move Closer to Developing Fusion Energy

Scientists in California fired up 192 laser beams simultaneously onto a single, tiny, two-millimeter target, producing and unbelievable 500 trillion watts of energy. To put it into context,

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Ackroyd & Harvey Create Large-Scale Portraits Out of Living Grass

Ackroyd & Harvey Create Large-Scale Portraits Out of Living Grass

In their latest work, Ackroyd and Harvey have produced large living portraits of the officers that work at the Domaine de Chamarande. The images are similar to some of the duo's other large

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Ralph Lauren’s US Olympic Uniforms Are Made in China, Draw Outrage from Congress

Ralph Lauren’s US Olympic Uniforms Are Made in China, Draw Outrage from Congress

Fashion designer Ralph Lauren was at the center of a massive controversy when it was revealed that Team USA's Olympic uniforms were made in China this week. "I think they should take all the

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German Court Bans Parents from Having Baby Boys Circumcised

German Court Bans Parents from Having Baby Boys Circumcised

Is circumcision an act of religious freedom, or is it merely an act of violence against baby boys? A German court in Cologne took the latter interpretation, ruling that circumcision of baby

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Evewright Creates Massive Sand Drawings Using the Beach as a Canvas

Evewright Creates Massive Sand Drawings Using the Beach as a Canvas

Evewright's sand drawings are somewhat similar to those produced by Andres Amador in the San Francisco Bay Area, which we've featured before on Inhabitat. According to Evewright's

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A Bath Shoppe’s LEGO-Shaped Natural Soaps Are Perfect Party Favors

A Bath Shoppe’s LEGO-Shaped Natural Soaps Are Perfect Party Favors

Throwing a kid's birthday party this summer? Instead of sending your guests packing with a bag full of sugary candy or plastic toys, why not hand out these fun soap treats as party favors? Both

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City of San Francisco to Stop Buying Mac Products After Apple Drops EPEAT Green Electronics Certification

City of San Francisco to Stop Buying Mac Products After Apple Drops EPEAT Green Electronics Certification

When the news broke that Apple removed all 39 of its certified desktop computers, laptops and monitors from the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT)'s list of green

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Minnesota Town to Tap into its Own Sewers for Geothermal Energy

Minnesota Town to Tap into its Own Sewers for Geothermal Energy

Cities and companies around the world tap into geothermal energy -- the thermal energy below the Earth's surface -- but there's another type of man-made energy coursing through sewer pipes

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Pelli Clarke Pelli’s Yale-NUS Campus Breaks Ground in Singapore

Pelli Clarke Pelli’s Yale-NUS Campus Breaks Ground in Singapore

The architectural language used by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects seeks to balance the traditions of Yale's campus in New Haven with those of Southeast Asia. According to the Pelli Clarke

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Genetic Change Seen in Alaskan Salmon As they Adapt To Warming Waters

Genetic Change Seen in Alaskan Salmon As they Adapt To Warming Waters

Photo via Shutterstock If global warming continues unchecked it will likely cause thousands of species to radically change in order to adapt to the changing planet -- and we're beginning to

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Kate Dodd’s ‘Water: Illusions of Purity’ Installation Addresses the Environmental Destruction Caused by Bottled Water

Kate Dodd’s ‘Water: Illusions of Purity’ Installation Addresses the Environmental Destruction Caused by Bottled Water

“Water: Illusions of Purity” is a multi-part art installation by Kate Dodd currently on display at the Noyes Museum of Art in Oceanville, NJ that ties our local consumption habits to

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Joaquín Alvado Bañón’s Spiraling Lookout Tower in Daya Vieja, Spain Doubles as a Support for Palm Trees

Joaquín Alvado Bañón’s Spiraling Lookout Tower in Daya Vieja, Spain Doubles as a Support for Palm Trees

Spiraling towers that reference the curved ramps of Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim Museum in New York have been a running theme for Alvado Bañón, who also designed a large lookout tower for

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Mauricio Silva Arquitectos’ Multiproposal Gallery Provides Public Space in the Rainy City of Valdivia

Mauricio Silva Arquitectos’ Multiproposal Gallery Provides Public Space in the Rainy City of Valdivia

With its Multiproposal gallery, Mauricio Silva Arquitectos tackled the question of how to create an inviting public space in Valdivia, a small city in southern Chile where it rains all the time.

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Apple Pulls EPEAT Green Electronics Certification from its Products

Apple Pulls EPEAT Green Electronics Certification from its Products

Apple products are no longer green, at least according to the world's leading green electronics certifier. The Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT), a government-sponsored

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World’s Largest Building Made of Recycled Beer Bottles Opens in Las Vegas!

World’s Largest Building Made of Recycled Beer Bottles Opens in Las Vegas!

The Morrow Royal Pavilion in Las Vegas just claimed the title of the world's largest building made from recycled bottles! Created by Las Vegas Entrepreneur Scott McCombs, the 30,000-square-foot

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An Ordinary Cotton T-Shirt Could Someday Charge Your Cellphone

An Ordinary Cotton T-Shirt Could Someday Charge Your Cellphone

Photo by Shutterstock Researchers at the University of South Carolina have developed a technique to turn an ordinary cotton t-shirt into a supercapacitor. The team, led by Xiaodong Li, a

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HOW TO: Make Homemade Organic Cherry Tofu Popsicles

HOW TO: Make Homemade Organic Cherry Tofu Popsicles

We admit it: We're a little bit obsessed with homemade popsicles this summer. But with the oppressive heat wave that has gripped much of the US since summer began, there's no better way to stay

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Artist Olga Ziemska Creates Incredible Sculptures from Natural and Reclaimed Materials

Artist Olga Ziemska Creates Incredible Sculptures from Natural and Reclaimed Materials

In Stillness In Motion, one of Ziemska's most impressive sculptures, Ziemska uses only cut willow branches and wire to depict the silhouette of a woman, with flowing branches extending

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Three Gorges Complete: China Finishes Construction on the World’s Largest Hydropower Dam

Three Gorges Complete: China Finishes Construction on the World’s Largest Hydropower Dam

The final turbine has now been installed on China's massive and controversial Three Gorges Dam, making it the biggest hydroelectric dam in the world. Work on the dam, which is located in the

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Former Cold Storage Warehouse in Chicago To Be Transformed into a Glass-Clad Office Building

Former Cold Storage Warehouse in Chicago To Be Transformed into a Glass-Clad Office Building

The former cold storage building is one of the larger buildings in the West Loop / Fulton Market, and it's a fixture of the neighborhood skyline. Judging from the renderings, the adaptive-reuse

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Clean Tower Conceptual High-Rise Would Return Filtered Water to the Chicago River

Clean Tower Conceptual High-Rise Would Return Filtered Water to the Chicago River

The Chicago River served as a dumping ground and an open-air sewer for much of the city's history, and until recently, most downtown developments turned their backs to the river. The Clean Tower

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How To Make Organic Red, White and Blue Popsicles for the 4th of July

How To Make Organic Red, White and Blue Popsicles for the 4th of July

With temperatures rising well over 100 degrees in many parts of the country, this summer has been one of the hottest on record, and the first week of July figures to be no different. And when

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GIVEAWAY: Win a 40-Piece Tegu Magnetic Wooden Building Block Explorer Set Worth $125!

GIVEAWAY: Win a 40-Piece Tegu Magnetic Wooden Building Block Explorer Set Worth $125!

Tegu blocks are some of the coolest toys around. The gorgeous, eco-friendly building blocks are magnetic, making them snap together as if by magic, expanding the range of shapes you can make

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