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
H&M To Launch Clothing Recycling Initiative in Stores Worldwide

H&M To Launch Clothing Recycling Initiative in Stores Worldwide

Fast-fashion retailer H&M is ramping up its sustainability efforts with a major new recycling initiative. This week, H&M announced that it will launch the world's first global clothes

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New Parker Mobile App Gives Users Real-Time Parking Info

New Parker Mobile App Gives Users Real-Time Parking Info

Circling, block after block, looking for a parking spot is a fact of life for urban drivers everywhere -- but it doesn't have to be. Smart parking startup Streetline has produced the Parker

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Wave-Powered Robot Completes Record-Setting 9,000-Mile Journey Across the Ocean

Wave-Powered Robot Completes Record-Setting 9,000-Mile Journey Across the Ocean

Liquid Robotics, a Silicon Valley startup behind the surfboard-sized robots known as Wave Gliders, announced today that the Papa Mau robot completed a record-breaking 9,000 mile trip across the

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Studio H Launches Kickstarter Campaign To Build a Shipping Container Classroom at Berkeley’s REALM Charter School

Studio H Launches Kickstarter Campaign To Build a Shipping Container Classroom at Berkeley’s REALM Charter School

Regular readers of Inhabitat are likely to be familiar with Studio H. The high school design/build curriculum, which was founded by friend of Inhabitat Emily Pilloton, creates large-scale

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Artist Chris Maynard Creates Flocks of Birds Out of Individual Feathers

Artist Chris Maynard Creates Flocks of Birds Out of Individual Feathers

Olympia, Washington-based artist Chris Maynard uses individual feathers to create images of large flocks of birds. Using eye surgery scissors, forceps, scalpels, and magnifiers to cut and carve

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12-Year-Old Boy Saves 4,000 Pairs of Shoes from the Landfill

12-Year-Old Boy Saves 4,000 Pairs of Shoes from the Landfill

Each year over 300 million pairs of shoes are thrown into United States landfills, and 12-year-old “Eco” Erek Hansen has made it his personal mission to make sure more of those shoes are

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Brainwave-Sensing Muse Headband Moves One Step Closer to Mind Control

Brainwave-Sensing Muse Headband Moves One Step Closer to Mind Control

Ever dream of being able to complete a task by simply thinking about it? We aren't quite there yet, but with the release of the Muse Headband, which monitors your brainwaves, we're getting

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Jeffrey Eyster’s Modern Recreational Vehicle is an Off-Grid, Mobile Nature Retreat

Jeffrey Eyster’s Modern Recreational Vehicle is an Off-Grid, Mobile Nature Retreat

Influenced by both prefabricated modern architecture and vehicle design, the Modern Recreational Vehicle, or MRV-1, can be towed to remote locations in nature. Jeffrey Eyster of A+E

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YLab Arquitectos’ Home Renovation in Cerdanyola del Vallès Unifies Interior and Exterior Spaces

YLab Arquitectos’ Home Renovation in Cerdanyola del Vallès Unifies Interior and Exterior Spaces

For the renovation of a single-family home in the Bellaterra quarter of Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain, YLab Arquitectos oversaw a complete rehabilitation of the interior spaces, as well as

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Invisibility Cloaking Could Protect Ships from Strong Waves

Invisibility Cloaking Could Protect Ships from Strong Waves

Photo by Shutterstock After a transmogrifier gun, an invisibility cloak is pretty much the coolest sounding technology ever. You could sneak around undetected, listen in on conversations

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Fabbian’s New Eco-Friendly Floor Lamps Are Made from 100% Recycled Cardboard

Fabbian’s New Eco-Friendly Floor Lamps Are Made from 100% Recycled Cardboard

Fabbian Illuminazione SPA, one of the leading lighting manufacturers from Italy, recently teamed up with Studio Pamio Design and P-one to unveil a new line of ecological lamps made from recycled

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Architecture Students Design Lattice Bib to Protect Lower Manhattan from Rising Sea Levels

Architecture Students Design Lattice Bib to Protect Lower Manhattan from Rising Sea Levels

As Hurricane Sandy demonstrated, rising sea levels, combined with increasingly powerful storms, can be devastating for New York City. While relief efforts continue in many parts of NYC, the

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Enter To Win a $250 Cruelty-Free Prize Pack From Vegan Cuts!

Enter To Win a $250 Cruelty-Free Prize Pack From Vegan Cuts!

For our latest giveaway, we've teamed up with Vegan Cuts, an online, members-only marketplace dedicated to the best in animal-friendly wares, to present one lucky reader with a bounty of good,

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Artist Aurora Robson Transforms Discarded Plastic into Beautiful Pieces of Art

Artist Aurora Robson Transforms Discarded Plastic into Beautiful Pieces of Art

Aurora Robson isn't just an artist -- she's also an environmental activist. The Canadian-born artist's elaborate sculptures are made from cut-up plastic bottles and other bits of discarded

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Southern Hemisphere’s First Tidal Energy Facility to be Constructed in Darwin, Australia

Southern Hemisphere’s First Tidal Energy Facility to be Constructed in Darwin, Australia

The first tidal energy facility in the Southern Hemisphere could be located down under. Australia's Charles Darwin University signed a memorandum of understanding with Tenax Energy in the first

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eDEN Garden Rooms are Energy-Efficient Structures for Your Back Yard

eDEN Garden Rooms are Energy-Efficient Structures for Your Back Yard

Garden offices offer a great solution for people who work from home and small business owners who are squeezed for space. eDEN Garden Rooms, a UK company that specializes in designing and

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Show Your Concern for Hurricane Sandy Victims with One of Sebastian Errazuriz’s Dip-Dyed T-Shirts

Show Your Concern for Hurricane Sandy Victims with One of Sebastian Errazuriz’s Dip-Dyed T-Shirts

Like many New Yorkers, Greenpoint, Brooklyn-based artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz's life work was interrupted by Hurricane Sandy. So instead of ignoring what was right in front of him,

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Six Things You Can Do To Help Hurricane Sandy Victims

Six Things You Can Do To Help Hurricane Sandy Victims

Photo via Shutterstock Donate Money to the Red Cross The American Red Cross is the number one disaster relief charity in the US, and it's far and away the most trusted and most popular

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Studio Levant Uses Recycled Pallets and HDPE Plastics To Make Desks and Tables

Studio Levant Uses Recycled Pallets and HDPE Plastics To Make Desks and Tables

In en effort to transform waste into functional objects, Australian design firm Studio Levant has produced a full line of tables and desks that are made from recycled shipping pallets

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Can President Obama Renew the Wind Energy Tax Credit Before it Expires?

Can President Obama Renew the Wind Energy Tax Credit Before it Expires?

For the past several months, the American wind energy industry has been at a near standstill, as political uncertainty clouded the industry's future. On December 31, a federal tax credit that

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Where the Stimulus Money Went: New Buildings, Clean Energy and Infrastructure Projects

Where the Stimulus Money Went: New Buildings, Clean Energy and Infrastructure Projects

Photo © Chad Ress When it comes to President Obama's domestic policy, healthcare reform gets all the attention while Obama's other main achievement, the American Recovery and Reinvestment

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ProduktWerft Makes New Furniture from Recycled Shipping Pallets

ProduktWerft Makes New Furniture from Recycled Shipping Pallets

Oldenburg, Germany-based furniture company ProduktWerft has developed a full line of tables made from reclaimed wood from industrial pallets. Designed by Sascha Akkermann, these

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Rice University Researchers Discover that Crushed Silicon Could Triple Lithium-Ion Battery Life

Rice University Researchers Discover that Crushed Silicon Could Triple Lithium-Ion Battery Life

The race is on to develop a longer-lasting rechargeable battery in order to greatly extend the range of electric vehicles, and a team of researchers from Rice University may have found a clue.

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Scientists Discover New Technique To Change the Color of Gold Without Using Chemicals

Scientists Discover New Technique To Change the Color of Gold Without Using Chemicals

Photo by Shutterstock Researchers at the University of Southampton have developed a new way to alter the color of gold—or just about any metal— without chemically altering it. The

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Thom Mayne’s Perot Museum of Nature and Science Nears Completion in Dallas

Thom Mayne’s Perot Museum of Nature and Science Nears Completion in Dallas

Photo by Mark Andrew Boyer for Inhabitat As visitors approach the new Perot Museum on opening day next month, they'll be struck by the building's dynamic facade. With its undulating, geologic

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How Hurricane Sandy Could Impact the 2012 Election

How Hurricane Sandy Could Impact the 2012 Election

The mass destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy will almost certainly have an impact on the presidential election -- the question is, how? And to what extent? First, there's the logistical

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Andy Avalar Makes Unique Business Card Holders From Electronic Components

Andy Avalar Makes Unique Business Card Holders From Electronic Components

After spending years in the computer repair business, mixed media artist Andy Avalar found a good use for all of the old computer and electronic components he collected by transforming them into

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Paolo Venturella’s Solar Loop is a Flower-Shaped Solar Performance Venue for Staten Island

Paolo Venturella’s Solar Loop is a Flower-Shaped Solar Performance Venue for Staten Island

“Solar Loop,” designed by Paolo Venturella & MenoMenoPiu Architects, is a sculptural solar array that doubles as a performance venue for Staten Island's Freshkills Park. The aim of

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Mhelorza Architects’ MH Series of Bioclimatic Houses are Energy-Efficient Homes Made of Wood

Mhelorza Architects’ MH Series of Bioclimatic Houses are Energy-Efficient Homes Made of Wood

Kuusamo Log Houses, a Finnish company specialized in building wooden high quality homes, has teamed up  with Spanish firm Mhelorza Architects to produce a series of cutting-edge,

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Dallas Arboretum Unveils Massive Village Made From 50,000 Pumpkins!

Dallas Arboretum Unveils Massive Village Made From 50,000 Pumpkins!

"Small" and "modest" aren't in Dallas residents' vocabularies. Some 45 different varieties of pumpkin and gourd have been formed into houses and  other structures at the Cinderella-themed

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