Mike Chino

 

Mike is an editor and writer based in San Francisco. He left sunny UC Santa Cruz with a B.A. in French and Modern literature and delved into publishing through a stint at ReadyMade Magazine. Inspired by the impact that forward thinking can have on the present, he has cultivated a voracious appetite for developments in architecture, design, and technology. Mike likes to bike, blog, and build things, and in his spare time he also cooks, makes music, and rocks out.

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How Juniper Ridge creates wilderness perfume that smells just like the great outdoors

How Juniper Ridge creates wilderness perfume that smells just like the great outdoors

Bearded visionaries, a tricked out van, and lots of herbs. This isn't a flashback to the 60's - it's just another day at Juniper Ridge. Founded by Hall Newbegin, Juniper Ridge bottles botanicals

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UC Berkeley unveils  3D-printed “Bloom” building made of powdered cement

UC Berkeley unveils 3D-printed “Bloom” building made of powdered cement

Ronald Rael and UC Berkeley's College of Environmental Design just unveiled the world's largest 3D printed building made from powdered cement! Measuring 9 feet high by 12 feet wide and 12 feet

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6 designs that could save your life

6 designs that could save your life

Inhabitat readers know that good design can save the world - but did you know design could also save your life? Engineers, designers, and hackers around the world are harnessing cutting-edge

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Chevrolet unveils $30k Bolt electric car with a 200-mile range! PHOTOS

Chevrolet unveils $30k Bolt electric car with a 200-mile range! PHOTOS

We've seen our share of exotic (and expensive) all-electric supercars, but EVs will need to break the price barrier if they're ever going to reach mass appeal. Tesla is already working on its

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Acura unveils road-ready NSX hybrid supercar at the Detroit Auto Show

Acura unveils road-ready NSX hybrid supercar at the Detroit Auto Show

It's been almost a decade since Acura stopped producing its legendary NSX sports car. Now, after years of rumors, concepts, and prototypes the supercar has been reborn as a production-ready

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The 2016 Chevy Volt is faster, lighter, and more powerful

The 2016 Chevy Volt is faster, lighter, and more powerful

The first Chevy Volt was first unveiled in 2008, and the second-generation vehicle improves upon the original design in almost every way. The 2016 Volt can travel 50 miles in all-electric mode

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Could Gogoro’s new electric Smartscooter and battery swapping infrastructure revolutionize urban transport?

Could Gogoro’s new electric Smartscooter and battery swapping infrastructure revolutionize urban transport?

Sprawling mega-cities in Asia, such as Jakarta, Beijing, Taipei, are already full of scooters as the primary mode of personal transport, and the air quality is notoriously unhealthy for these

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Green Design Predictions for 2015

Green Design Predictions for 2015

Bill McKibben Environmentalist, Green Journalist, President and Co-Founder of 350.org 2014 was the hottest year we've ever recorded on our home planet. Which means 2015 will have to be the

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Inhabitat’s top 7 news stories of 2014 – vote for the most important!

Inhabitat’s top 7 news stories of 2014 – vote for the most important!

2014 was a huge year for environmental news - and Inhabitat kept you posted on all of the highs, lows and breaking developments as they happened. Studies pointed to the collapse of industrial

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The top 7 Inhabitat stories of 2014!

The top 7 Inhabitat stories of 2014!

2014 was an incredible year for green design - and here's why. We've seen technological breakthroughs ranging from airborne wind turbines to Tesla's first battery-swapping station and a floating

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Juniper Ridge’s Christmas Fir Cabin Spray is a holiday tree in a bottle

Juniper Ridge’s Christmas Fir Cabin Spray is a holiday tree in a bottle

The scent of fresh evergreen is one of the hallmarks of the holiday season - but why cut down a living tree just for a few weeks of festivities? Faux Christmas trees offer a more sustainable

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Win A Kinkajou Glass Bottle Cutter to make your own crafty holiday gifts!

Win A Kinkajou Glass Bottle Cutter to make your own crafty holiday gifts!

Have you ever seen some of the beautiful recycled glass bottle designs we've featured on Inhabitat.com and wondered if you might be able to make your own? Now you too can make stunning and chic

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14 Great Green Gifts for Guys

14 Great Green Gifts for Guys

Some people say guys are hard to shop for, but that doesn't have to be the case - just look for classic, timeless gifts that last and you can't go wrong. We've rounded up 14 great green gifts

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Will You Celebrate Buy Nothing Day or Black Friday?

Will You Celebrate Buy Nothing Day or Black Friday?

Thanksgiving is coming up quick this Thursday, and it's immediately followed by Black Friday - the infamous consumer holiday that drew 138 million shoppers into stores last year. That's a lot of

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Audi Unveils A7 Sportback H-Tron Quattro Hydrogen Car at the Los Angeles Auto Show

Audi Unveils A7 Sportback H-Tron Quattro Hydrogen Car at the Los Angeles Auto Show

2014 is turning out to be a banner year for hydrogen cars - Toyota is set to launch its newly unveiled Mirai fuel cell vehicle next year in California, and Honda just announced plans to debut

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I Drove Toyota’s Mirai Future Car to a Sewage Plant and Filled it With Poo Power

I Drove Toyota’s Mirai Future Car to a Sewage Plant and Filled it With Poo Power

You can generate hydrogen fuel from a variety of sources - including geothermal energy, solar power, wind turbines, and yes - human waste. The Fountain Valley Renewable Hydrogen Station in

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Toyota Unveils Mirai Fuel Cell Vehicle With 300-Mile Range; Can it Kick-Start a Hydrogen Revolution?

Toyota Unveils Mirai Fuel Cell Vehicle With 300-Mile Range; Can it Kick-Start a Hydrogen Revolution?

A few months ago we gave you a hands-on first look at Toyota's upcoming fuel cell vehicle - and yesterday the automaker pulled out all the stops and unveiled the car's official name, performance

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Recycled Designs Shine at Belgium’s Ventura Interieur

Recycled Designs Shine at Belgium’s Ventura Interieur

Bora Hong's Cosmetic Surgery Kingdom project draws parallels between the world of design and the plastic surgery phenomenon in South Korea. She performs "chair surgery" on old seats to forcibly

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14 Gorgeous Green Designs From Belgium’s Biennale Interieur 2014

14 Gorgeous Green Designs From Belgium’s Biennale Interieur 2014

Dossofiorito invites you to take a closer look at your plants with their quirky Phytophiler pots, which come with built-in magnifying glasses, mirrors, and trellises. Ross Lovegrove

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Young Flemish Designers Unveil Innovative Designs at Belgium’s Ventura Interieur 2014

Young Flemish Designers Unveil Innovative Designs at Belgium’s Ventura Interieur 2014

If you want to know where the future of design is headed, look to the young designers who are breaking ground today. This maxim rang true at this year's Ventura Interieur in Belgium, where a

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Vote for Your Favorite Green Halloween Costume to Decide Who Will Win a Vanmoof B6 Bike (Worth $848)!

Vote for Your Favorite Green Halloween Costume to Decide Who Will Win a Vanmoof B6 Bike (Worth $848)!

All Hallows' Eve may have come and gone, but our Green Halloween Costume Contest is still going strong! We asked you to submit your cleverest, funniest, and most creative DIY costumes, and we

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DIY: How to Make an Adorable Chia Pet Dog Costume for Halloween

DIY: How to Make an Adorable Chia Pet Dog Costume for Halloween

What You'll Need: A dog sweater Plastic aquarium plants (which will enable you to recycle this costume next year or give it to a friend) or freshly picked clovers from your lawn Orange

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PHOTOS: Ai Weiwei’s Amazing Chinese Dragon Flies Through the Air at Alcatraz

PHOTOS: Ai Weiwei’s Amazing Chinese Dragon Flies Through the Air at Alcatraz

Ai Weiwei's With Wind installation greets visitors with a colorful explosion of paper forms that take flight within the former prison. The dragon is a symbol of power and freedom, however its

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TEST DRIVE: 10 Things You Need to Know About Toyota’s 2015 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle

TEST DRIVE: 10 Things You Need to Know About Toyota’s 2015 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle

For the past 20 years, Toyota has been working on a vehicle that could revolutionize the way we get around. It's virtually silent, its emissions are so clean you could drink them, and it's

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Ai Weiwei Uses 1.2 Million LEGO Bricks to Portray 176 Political Prisoners and Exiles

Ai Weiwei Uses 1.2 Million LEGO Bricks to Portray 176 Political Prisoners and Exiles

Ai Weiwei is no stranger to imprisonment - the artist is a fierce critic of the Chinese government, and in the past he has been secretly detained for 81 days, beaten by Chinese police placed

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LAST CHANCE: Win a PUBLIC Bike (Worth $574) or a Solar Power Backpack in Inhabitat’s Back to School Contest!

LAST CHANCE: Win a PUBLIC Bike (Worth $574) or a Solar Power Backpack in Inhabitat’s Back to School Contest!

It's that time of year again - school bells are ringing across the States, and students everywhere are getting ready for a brand new year. To encourage you to green your back-to-school routine

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Toyota’s New Transforming Urban Utility Vehicle is the Swiss Army Knife of Cars!

Toyota’s New Transforming Urban Utility Vehicle is the Swiss Army Knife of Cars!

Makers, meet your DIY dream car. Toyota's Calty Design Research Studio just unveiled its brand new Urban Utility concept car - an ultra flexible vehicle with a transforming interior designed to

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Register Now for San Francisco’s Architecture and the City Festival!

Register Now for San Francisco’s Architecture and the City Festival!

Heads up San Francisco Bay Area architecture fans - it's almost time for one of our favorite events of the year: The Architecture and the City Festival! AIA SF and the Center for Architecture +

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Spiraling Skyscraper Farms for a Future Manhattan

Spiraling Skyscraper Farms for a Future Manhattan

As the world's population continues to skyrocket and cities strain under the increased demand for resources, skyscraper farms offer an inspired approach towards creating sustainable vertical

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