As Inhabitat's managing editor, Mike shapes the site's editorial vision and directs the team to produce timely, engaging coverage of designs that make the world a better place. Mike graduated with honors in literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and in the past he has written for Engadget, Ecouterre, and Readymade Magazine. As an editor, writer and photographer Mike has traveled the globe charting groundbreaking developments in the field of design - from ICFF to Biennale Interieur, Dwell on Design, and auto shows in Detroit, Los Angeles, and New York. When he's not online Mike likes to bike, hike, surf and build things.
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Toyota is planning to offer a hybrid version of every car in its lineup by the year 2020 - and today it took another step towards that goal by unveiling the 2016 RAV4 Hybrid at the New York Auto
Chevrolet just unveiled its brand new 2016 Malibu Hybrid at the New York Auto Show - and it's lighter, more stylish, and more efficient thanks to a jolt of technology borrowed from the 2016
As California enters its fourth year of drought, there's still no relief in sight. According to NASA, the state has just one year of water left, and in a last ditch effort cities are drilling
It's been just three months since the Burj Khalifa took the title of "world's tallest building", and already the shifting sands of Dubai have spawned a successor! A paragon of modern
Researchers at Germany's Doppelbock University just opened the door to the future of rapid prototyping technology by developing the world's first 3D-printed 3D printer! Dubbed the Ecophage, the
Chinese Developer Attempts to Copy Colonial Williamsburg, VA, Replicates Hipster Williamsburg, Brooklyn Instead
China's copycat architecture trend has been well documented - so far the nation has built full-scale replicas of the Eiffel Tower, the canals of Venice, and even an entire Austrian village.
This past January Gogoro unveiled its battery-swapping Smartscooter - and the startup just announced that its zippy electric scooters will hit the streets of Taipei this summer! The pilot
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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