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
Fish Pedicures Could Cause Dangerous Bacterial Infections, CDC Warns

Fish Pedicures Could Cause Dangerous Bacterial Infections, CDC Warns

Photo by Shutterstock It turns out that fish pedicures aren't just a bizarre beauty ritual -- they're also potentially dangerous. This week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and

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Danish Study Links Co-Sleeping To Decreased Risk of Obesity

Danish Study Links Co-Sleeping To Decreased Risk of Obesity

Co-sleeping -- when babies and young children share a bed with one or both of their parents -- has now been linked to reduced obesity. According to a new Danish study, children who regularly

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The Enessere Hercules Wind Turbine Generates Wind Energy in Fine Style

The Enessere Hercules Wind Turbine Generates Wind Energy in Fine Style

Wind energy is one of the cleanest, most reliable sources of renewable energy out there, but there's one strike against it: Most wind turbines aren't exactly the most attractive sight. But for

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Pakmat is a Green Air Mattress that is Stored Inside its Own Air Pump

Pakmat is a Green Air Mattress that is Stored Inside its Own Air Pump

Do you enjoy camping but find it hard to get a good night’s sleep? The Pakmat is a comfortable, eco-friendly, and compact product ideal for outdoor enthusiasts, as well as for emergency use

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Tom Sachs and Nike Transform Astronaut Gear into Space-Themed Apparel

Tom Sachs and Nike Transform Astronaut Gear into Space-Themed Apparel

New York-based artist Tom Sachs has teamed up with Nike on a capsule collection that combines Sach's DIY ethos and his preoccupation with space exploration with the sportswear giant's yen

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Siemens to Test “eHighway” Overhead Electric Lines for Trucks in California

Siemens to Test “eHighway” Overhead Electric Lines for Trucks in California

Overhead electric lines that power buses and streetcars are a common sight in California cities and towns, and they could soon be expanding to highways. At the 26th annual Electric Vehicle

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Tackle Spring Showers in Style with these 14 Green Raincoats

Tackle Spring Showers in Style with these 14 Green Raincoats

Spring is in full swing (at least in the Northern Hemisphere), and in many parts of the world that means one thing: Rain. And lots of it. To help you navigate the wide world of rain gear, our

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Thomas Poulsom’s Stellar Birds Elevate LEGOs To an Art

Thomas Poulsom’s Stellar Birds Elevate LEGOs To an Art

From a family that built part of their NYC apartment out of LEGOs to the world record-shattering tower that was just completed in South Korea, we've seen some pretty incredible LEGO creations

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Architect Jay Behr’s Hillside Residence in Sausalito Overlooks the San Francisco Bay

Architect Jay Behr’s Hillside Residence in Sausalito Overlooks the San Francisco Bay

At 3,400 square feet, the four-bedroom Behr house is quite large, but it feels even bigger because of the open floor plan and soaring ceilings on the main floor. The most striking feature,

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Block.210 by Jessica Arosenius is a Playful Coffee Table For Parents and Children

Block.210 by Jessica Arosenius is a Playful Coffee Table For Parents and Children

One of the challenges for parents with young children is having kid-friendly objects in your house without making your home feel too much like a nursery. As part of the Masterprogram Child

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Glove One is a 3D-Printed Glove that Doubles as a Cellphone by Bryan Cera

Glove One is a 3D-Printed Glove that Doubles as a Cellphone by Bryan Cera

Putting your hand up to your ear with thumb and pinky extended is a universal sign for talking on the phone, but what if we told you that you could actually talk on the phone by talking into

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Finally, an Outdoor Gym that Generates Energy Instead of Wasting It

Finally, an Outdoor Gym that Generates Energy Instead of Wasting It

Going to the gym is of course great for your health, but there are at least two things that we dislike about traditional fitness clubs: you have to exercise inside (which feels particularly

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HomeAway’s LEED Gold Headquarters in Austin Makes Work Feel Like a Vacation

HomeAway’s LEED Gold Headquarters in Austin Makes Work Feel Like a Vacation

Many of the architectural elements and much of the furniture in HomeAway's HQ were made from reclaimed wood, including the Nantucket-themed game room and the boardroom, which features wood beams

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100,000 Solar-Powered LEDs Flow Down the Sumida River in Tokyo

100,000 Solar-Powered LEDs Flow Down the Sumida River in Tokyo

At the Tokyo Hotaru Festival, the sea of blue LED lights flowed past the Tokyo Sky Tree, a radio broadcast tower that was completed in 2011 and is now the second tallest structure in the world

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Morphosis Architects Chosen To Design First CornellNYC Tech Building on Roosevelt Island

Morphosis Architects Chosen To Design First CornellNYC Tech Building on Roosevelt Island

Big news out of the Big Apple: Cornell University announced last night that Thom Mayne of Morphosis Architects will design the first of three net-zero academic buildings on its new applied

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The Globe (Hedron) Is a Geodesic Greenhouse for Urban Farmers

The Globe (Hedron) Is a Geodesic Greenhouse for Urban Farmers

Predicting food shortages in the 21st century, Zurich-based UrbanFarmers AG and Conceptual Devices have teamed up to produce plans for the Globe (Hedron), a geodesic greenhouse

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Electricfoxy’s High-Tech “Move” Compression Top Monitors Your Movement and Gives You Feedback

Electricfoxy’s High-Tech “Move” Compression Top Monitors Your Movement and Gives You Feedback

Your clothes may look great, but what are they doing for your golf swing? “Move,” a new high-tech compression top from Electricfoxy, has the ability to read your body’s

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AIA San Francisco’s Marin Living: Home Tours Returns This Weekend!

AIA San Francisco’s Marin Living: Home Tours Returns This Weekend!

A special announcement for San Francisco Bay Area Inhabitants: AIA SF's Marin Living: Home Tours are back! It's well-known that the hills of the North Bay are overflowing with architectural

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Cass & Co.’s Copper-Infused Shapewear Claims To Reverse the Effects of Aging

Cass & Co.’s Copper-Infused Shapewear Claims To Reverse the Effects of Aging

Whether or not you believe that Cass & Co.'s new copper-infused shapewear has anti-aging properties probably depends at least in part on how much you want it to be true. Derived

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USC Researchers Develop Liquid Nanocrystal Solar Cells that Can Be Printed Onto Plastic

USC Researchers Develop Liquid Nanocrystal Solar Cells that Can Be Printed Onto Plastic

Imagine a solar cell that comes in a jar instead of a big, clunky panel, and that could be painted on a piece of plastic. It might be closer than you think - scientists at the University of

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With Papierowe Miasto Kids Can Make Entire Towns from Recycled Paper

With Papierowe Miasto Kids Can Make Entire Towns from Recycled Paper

Looking for a fun activity that will pull your kids away from the computer and video games for a few hours? With Papierowe Miasto's Paper Town, designed by Robert Czajka, you and your little

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Volta Volaré Is an Electric Plane with a Backup Gas Engine

Volta Volaré Is an Electric Plane with a Backup Gas Engine

“Range anxiety” is an emotion that’s common to people who own electric cars. It’s a term that describes the fear that EVs won’t have a strong enough charge to get

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USDA Researchers Want Airports To Double as Renewable Energy Farms

USDA Researchers Want Airports To Double as Renewable Energy Farms

At airports, the usable space is limited to a few areas: runways, terminals and storage facilities. Much of the rest of the land is left fallow, requiring maintenance from airport operators

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Winners Announced for National Mall Design Contest in Washington, DC

Winners Announced for National Mall Design Contest in Washington, DC

OLIN & Weiss/Manfredi will redesign the Sylvan Theater, which is located southeast of the Washington Monument, and Rogers Marvel Architects & Peter Walker and Partners will reimagine

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Mozilla’s New Corporate Offices in San Francisco Create a Collaborative Atmosphere

Mozilla’s New Corporate Offices in San Francisco Create a Collaborative Atmosphere

Mozilla, the nonprofit tech company behind the ubiquitous Firefox web browser, recently announced that it will branch out and open a new office in downtown San Francisco later this summer. To

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Decorated Nanowires Could Lead To More Efficient Batteries and Solar Cells

Decorated Nanowires Could Lead To More Efficient Batteries and Solar Cells

Engineers at Stanford University appear to have come up with a way to make solar cells and batteries more efficient by “decorating” nanowires with chains of nanoparticles. The

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Sorry, FOX News – Wind Farms Are Not Causing Global Warming

Sorry, FOX News – Wind Farms Are Not Causing Global Warming

The web is buzzing today over a new research study that looks at the effect that large Texas wind farms have on surface temperatures in their immediate surroundings. “New Research Shows

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Japan Town Featured in ‘The Cove’ Plans To Open Dolphin Park

Japan Town Featured in ‘The Cove’ Plans To Open Dolphin Park

In mid-2009, the tiny Japanese fishing village of Taiji found itself at the center of the international controversy over dolphin hunting when it was featured in the Oscar-winning documentary

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