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
CO2 Levels Pass 400 Parts Per Million for First Time in Human History

CO2 Levels Pass 400 Parts Per Million for First Time in Human History

Photo via Shutterstock We broke a record this week -- but not the good kind. On Thursday, scientists at a research facility on top of the Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii reported that average

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Lamacek Brings Colorful Rolled Felt Trivets to BKLYN Designs

Lamacek Brings Colorful Rolled Felt Trivets to BKLYN Designs

It all started three years ago with a funky felt lounger featuring a cushion made from rolled felt that Brooklyn-based design studio Lamacek unveiled at BLKYN Designs 2010. Then, last year,

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Spire Installed on One World Trade Center, Making it the Tallest Building in the Western Hemisphere

Spire Installed on One World Trade Center, Making it the Tallest Building in the Western Hemisphere

A 408-foot silver spire was installed on top of One World Trade Center in downtown Manhattan on Friday, bringing its official height to 1,776 feet and making it the tallest building in the

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Bower Shows Off Geometric Polaris Lamp at Brooklyn Design Show

Bower Shows Off Geometric Polaris Lamp at Brooklyn Design Show

One of the most interesting designs on display at BKLYN Designs this week is Bower's Polaris lamp, and yesterday Inhabitat's New York correspondents were able to view it in person. According

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Vote for Your Favorite Furnishings in Inhabitat’s BKLYN Designs Awards

Vote for Your Favorite Furnishings in Inhabitat’s BKLYN Designs Awards

This week, Inhabitat's New York editors have been reporting from BKLYN Designs, a showcase of home furnishings designed and made in Brooklyn. The show is a feast for the eyes, with lots of

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More than 1 Million People Sign Petitions Calling on Bangladesh to Improve Safety

More than 1 Million People Sign Petitions Calling on Bangladesh to Improve Safety

As the death toll Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh surpasses 1,100, people around the world are calling on the fashion industry to prevent a similar tragedy from occurring  More

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Adam Frank Unveils Mesmerizing LUCID Mirror at BKLYN Designs 2013

Adam Frank Unveils Mesmerizing LUCID Mirror at BKLYN Designs 2013

We caught up with Adam Frank at BKLYN Designs this week, and we had a chance to check out his latest design, the LUCID Mirror. The mirror functions just like a typical reflective sheet of

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Tesla Posts First Quarterly Profits in Company’s 10-Year History

Tesla Posts First Quarterly Profits in Company’s 10-Year History

To say that it's been a good week for Tesla would be quite an understatement. First, the Tesla Model S earned Consumer Reports' highest-ever rating with a score of 99 out of 100. Then, after 10

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Chicago’s O’Hare Airport Hires Goat Herd to Graze Along Runways

Chicago’s O’Hare Airport Hires Goat Herd to Graze Along Runways

Photo via Shutterstock Goats are some of nature's most efficient lawnmowers - so it makes sense that one of the biggest airports in the country would want to employ them. This

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Nir Meiri’s Marine Light is Made from Dried Seaweed

Nir Meiri’s Marine Light is Made from Dried Seaweed

The Marine Light, which stands 40 cm tall and 33 cm wide, features a unique translucent lampshade that's made of dried seaweed. To create the lampshade, designer Meiri applied fresh seaweed to

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Lenbachhaus Museum Reopens in Munich with Foster + Partners’ Jewel Box Addition

Lenbachhaus Museum Reopens in Munich with Foster + Partners’ Jewel Box Addition

The main wing of the Lenbachhaus Museum was built in 1891 as a studio and villa for the artist Franz von Lenbach, and several additions have been added over the past 100+ years. In the latest

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Formosan Clouded Leopard Confirmed to Be Extinct in Taiwan

Formosan Clouded Leopard Confirmed to Be Extinct in Taiwan

Photo via Shutterstock A 13-year search for one of the smallest big cats in the world just ended, confirming what many feared: The Formosan clouded leopard is extinct in Taiwan. The more

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Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill’s Imperial Tower Could Be Mumbai’s Tallest and Greenest Skyscraper

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill’s Imperial Tower Could Be Mumbai’s Tallest and Greenest Skyscraper

With projects like the Burj Khalifa under his belt, architect Adrian Smith has become synonymous with supertall skyscrapers - so it's no surprise that his firm, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill, is

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Snøhetta and AECOM Unveil New Design for Golden State Warriors Arena in San Francisco

Snøhetta and AECOM Unveil New Design for Golden State Warriors Arena in San Francisco

Last fall, the Warriors announced plans to move from their current home in Oakland's Oracle Arena across the bay to Piers 30-32 in San Francisco. The proposal immediately raised concern that a

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David Trubridge’s Gorgeous New Manuka Lamp Casts Shadows Shaped Like Flowers

David Trubridge’s Gorgeous New Manuka Lamp Casts Shadows Shaped Like Flowers

The Manuka lamp is named after the Manuka tree, a tree or shrub bearing small white flowers with five petals that is native to New Zealand and southeast Australia. Trubridge was inspired to

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Solar Impulse Launches Solar-Powered Flight from San Francisco to New York

Solar Impulse Launches Solar-Powered Flight from San Francisco to New York

The Solar Impulse plane is an entirely sun-powered, single-seat airplane that is capable of flying for 36 hours consecutively. In late March we got our first glimpse of the Solar Impulse, and

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MVRDV to Transform Industrial Port in Caen, Normandy into Urban Garden “Mosaic”

MVRDV to Transform Industrial Port in Caen, Normandy into Urban Garden “Mosaic”

Caen Presqu’ile is a large brownfield located on a peninsula near the center of Caen, which was hastily rebuilt after Word War II. MVRDV's comprehensive redevelopment plan calls for

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Indonesian Architects Work to Preserve Traditional Mbaru Niang Cone-Shaped Eco Huts

Indonesian Architects Work to Preserve Traditional Mbaru Niang Cone-Shaped Eco Huts

The cone-shaped Mbaru Niang huts are traditional symbols of community and family unity, but sadly there aren't many of them left. A group of young Indonesian architects discovered the last four

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The Angelic Organics Learning Center in Illinois is Made from Whole Trees and Straw Bale

The Angelic Organics Learning Center in Illinois is Made from Whole Trees and Straw Bale

We've featured Gunderson and Whole Trees Architecture here on Inhabitat before. The innovative firm uses unmilled tree trunks and branches as structural components of buildings, which is much

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We Review the Self-Tending Click and Grow Smart Gardens

We Review the Self-Tending Click and Grow Smart Gardens

Looking to grow some herbs or veggies in a limited space? Look no further than Click and Grow, a nifty kit that enables you to grow everything from tomatoes to veggies in a clever

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Lamacek Design Studio to Bring Funky Felt Creations to BKLYN Designs 2013

Lamacek Design Studio to Bring Funky Felt Creations to BKLYN Designs 2013

Brooklyn-based design firm Lamacek Design Studio hauled in a BKLYN Designs award back in 2010 for producing a clever wall-mounted Deer Head Light, so we're especially excited to see what

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Henning Larsen Architects Unveils Plans for New Microsoft Headquarters Near Copenhagen

Henning Larsen Architects Unveils Plans for New Microsoft Headquarters Near Copenhagen

In addition to providing office space, the new Microsoft campus will include student housing and retail space. The mixed-use development will play an integral role in

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MVRDV Breaks Ground on Green-Roofed Business District at Shanghai Hongqiao Airport

MVRDV Breaks Ground on Green-Roofed Business District at Shanghai Hongqiao Airport

The facades of the buildings in the Shanghai Hongqiao Airport business district are meant to subtly reference the patterns seen in a bamboo forest, according to the architects. "The self-shading

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Hamburg Transforming WWII Bunker Into Renewable Energy Power Plant

Hamburg Transforming WWII Bunker Into Renewable Energy Power Plant

Construction on the bunker began at the height of the war in 1943, and in 1947 the British attempted to demolish the structure, but because the walls were so thick, they only succeeded in

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Hamburg’s WaterHouses Draw Geothermal Heat from Groundwater

Hamburg’s WaterHouses Draw Geothermal Heat from Groundwater

The five buildings that comprise the WaterHouses are designed to demonstrate how residential developments of the future could interact with water from an environmental and recreational

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For Earth Day, Tell President Obama to Reject the Keystone XL Pipeline

For Earth Day, Tell President Obama to Reject the Keystone XL Pipeline

There is no bigger issue for the environmental movement right now than the Keystone XL Pipeline, a 3,400-mile pipe that would transport oil extracted from the tar sands in northern Alberta

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San Francisco’s Exploratorium Reopens as the Country’s Biggest Net-Zero Energy Museum

San Francisco’s Exploratorium Reopens as the Country’s Biggest Net-Zero Energy Museum

When the Exploratorium opened in 1969, it pioneered a new type of interactive science museum that has come to be the norm at museums around the country and the world. Now, the Exploratorium is

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The Wedge: Heimplanet’s New Inflatable Two-Person Tent Pops Up in a Snap

The Wedge: Heimplanet’s New Inflatable Two-Person Tent Pops Up in a Snap

Even though air is lighter than metal, at 7.1 pounds The Wedge actually weighs quite a bit more than your standard backpacking tent. That's because it features thick air tubes and requires

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HOK Unveils Plans for New LEED Gold Medical Campus in Buffalo

HOK Unveils Plans for New LEED Gold Medical Campus in Buffalo

Last year, the State University of New York at Buffalo announced that it had selected HOK Architects to design a new School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences near downtown Buffalo. Now,

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UNStudio to Relaunch as Open-Source Knowledge Sharing Practice

UNStudio to Relaunch as Open-Source Knowledge Sharing Practice

Dutch architecture firm UNStudio -- a longtime Inhabitat favorite -- made a surprise announcement this week, revealing that it will shift away from being a traditional design firm and relaunch

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