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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
If you've ever used a Jawbone, sat in a Sayl, or fired up a SodaStream, then you're sure to be familiar with the work of industrial design superstar Yves Behar. He's also the designer behind
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
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
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
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
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
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 +
Theo Jansen has been creating wind-walking examples of artificial life since 1990. What was at first a rudimentary breed has slowly evolved into a generation of machines that are able to react
Santiago Calatrava's Innovation, Science, and Technology Building spans 200,000 square feet and is constructed from lightweight aluminum, concrete, and glass. These robust materials are
Transbay Center: San Francisco is Building the Future of Public Transportation Beneath a 5.4-Acre Rooftop Park
The transportation sector accounts for a whopping 28% of all greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. Improving public transit is one of the best ways to cut that figure down - and the
Has the world gone topsy turvy? You say no - and then the table you’re looking at suddenly shifts into an alternate dimension. The amazing transforming coffee table above is just one of the
Akiko Oue and Ryohei Yoshiyuki of Oy Objects see exciting new possibilities in everyday materials. These rustic earth-toned vessels made from recycled coffee grounds are the perfect compliment
Brooklyn's design scene is thoroughly clad with locally sourced and salvaged wood - but no one does it better than Phil Gautreau. That's why we're thrilled to announce that Phil is the winner of
Uhuru's Shou Sugi Ban Stool is made from Japanese cedar treated with a traditional process that preserves the wood by charring it. The beautifully textured seat is made from a reclaimed cedar
In a market oversaturated with cheap, mass-produced objects, there's a lot to be said for the understated appeal of timeless heirloom goods. The team at Svbscription knows this - and they've
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