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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5 Tips To Green Your Holidays

5 Tips To Green Your Holidays

The holidays are on their way, and Inhabitat founder Jill Fehrenbacher has some great tips for going green without going into the red. From shopping for eco-friendly gifts to picking out a

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Core77 Rolls out 77 Righteous Gifts Under $77

Core77 Rolls out 77 Righteous Gifts Under $77

Our friends over at Core77 are clearly having a blast as they unleash their eagerly awaited annual gift guide: 77 Righteous Gifts Under $77. This year's guide is positively radiating holiday

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Capstone Unveils Hybrid SuperCar Propelled by a Jet Turbine

Capstone Unveils Hybrid SuperCar Propelled by a Jet Turbine

Capstone Turbine is set to blow through the boundaries of conventional hybrid electric vehicles with its recently unveiled

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ANNOUNCING: The Inhabitat 2009 Green Gift Guide!

ANNOUNCING: The Inhabitat 2009 Green Gift Guide!

ATTENTION HOLIDAY SHOPPERS! Tomorrow is the first day of December, which means that the holiday shopping season is in full effect! If you're on the hunt for the perfect gift for the

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Happy Thanksgiving From Inhabitat!

Happy Thanksgiving From Inhabitat!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! We can't be believe that Thanksgiving has already come round again, and as we savor the holiday with friends and family we'd like to take a moment to pause and

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Scientists Create Bacteria that Glows to Reveal Land Mines

Scientists Create Bacteria that Glows to Reveal Land Mines

Land mines are currently strewn throughout 87 of the world's countries, and each year they cause 15,000-20,000 new casualties, the vast majority of which are inflicted upon civilians. Sifting

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India’s Barefoot Solar Engineers Are Building a Brighter Future

India’s Barefoot Solar Engineers Are Building a Brighter Future

Throughout India there are many rural villages that are completely removed from the grid. With no source of power for cooking, light, and heating they currently must rely on firewood, kerosene

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NeighborGoods: Your New Virtual Tool Shed

NeighborGoods: Your New Virtual Tool Shed

Practically every household in America has its own tool set, drill, and ladder... but why? Most people don't use these things on a daily basis, and due to their hardworking heritage these items

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Bus Shelter Made From Salvaged School Buses

Bus Shelter Made From Salvaged School Buses

Decommissioned school buses get sent to the scrapyard every day, so sculptor Christopher Fennell created this brilliant yellow bus shelter to keep the spirit of these buses going round and

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Join our Webinar With SF Mayor Gavin Newsom TOMORROW at 12pm PST!

Join our Webinar With SF Mayor Gavin Newsom TOMORROW at 12pm PST!

CALLING ALL SAN FRANCISCANS & everyone looking to green their city! We're thrilled to announce that we're going to be interviewing San Francisco mayor GAVIN NEWSOM TOMORROW at 12pm PST, and

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Join our Webcast With Mayor Gavin Newsom Next Wednesday at 12pm PST!

Join our Webcast With Mayor Gavin Newsom Next Wednesday at 12pm PST!

CALLING ALL SAN FRANCISCANS & those of you who want to green your cities! We're interviewing San Francisco mayor GAVIN NEWSOM next Wednesday the 28th at 12pm PST, and we're inviting YOU to join

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Join Our Live Webinar with Boston Bike Czar Nicole Freedman TOMORROW at 3:30pm EST!

Join Our Live Webinar with Boston Bike Czar Nicole Freedman TOMORROW at 3:30pm EST!

Our Green Talks series of interviews with green thought-leaders has been a smash success so far - garnering hundreds of registrants and viewers from all over the globe, and we're super excited

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Boedigheim Chapel Showcases Beauty of Local Materials

Boedigheim Chapel Showcases Beauty of Local Materials

Hikers and bicyclists traveling through the foothills of Boedigheim, Germany now have a new place to stop, as construction was recently finished on this gorgeous Field Chapel. Designed and built

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Zegna Sport’s Ecotech Solar Jacket Made From Recycled Plastic

Zegna Sport’s Ecotech Solar Jacket Made From Recycled Plastic

With fall here and winter on the horizon we're bundling up for brisk weather, and fortunately Zegna is heating things up with their brand new solar-powered Ecotech Jacket. This sharp technical

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Blog Action Day Takes on Climate Change Tomorrow!

Blog Action Day Takes on Climate Change Tomorrow!

Blog action day is set to kick off tomorrow, uniting thousands of blogs throughout the world to raise awareness around the issue of climate change! Since this is an issue near and dear to all of

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LG Unveils Solar Powered E-Book Reader

LG Unveils Solar Powered E-Book Reader

If we were stuck on a desert island with only one book, this recently unveiled solar e-book would be at the top of our list! Designed by LG Display, the sleek reader features a wafer-fin

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Solar Decathlon 2009 Kicks Off TODAY in Washington DC!

Solar Decathlon 2009 Kicks Off TODAY in Washington DC!

It's blue skies and sun showers in Washington, D.C. as the 2009 Solar Decathlon kicks off in a dazzling display of solar powered architecture. This bi-annual solar architecture event challenges

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Populous Wins Incheon Stadium Design for 2014 Asian Games

Populous Wins Incheon Stadium Design for 2014 Asian Games

It's an exciting time for sports fans everywhere as cities around the world unveil the incredible stadiums that will host the events of tomorrow, and the designers and architects of Populous

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Bay Line: A High Line Park for San Francisco’s Bay Bridge

Bay Line: A High Line Park for San Francisco’s Bay Bridge

San Francisco's Bay Bridge is currently undergoing a massive renovation as an aging section of the East Bay span is replaced with a new one, and the old conduit has fired up architects'

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E-Wolf Unveils Stunning All-Electric Supercar

E-Wolf Unveils Stunning All-Electric Supercar

Not since Tesla electrified the auto world with its lean green supercars has an all-electric vehicle gotten pulses pounding this quickly. Germany-based auto manufacturer E-Wolf recently unveiled

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Ultra Adaptable Green Horizon Prefab Debuts at West Coast Green!

Ultra Adaptable Green Horizon Prefab Debuts at West Coast Green!

Today is the first day of West Coast Green, and this year's showhouse is a stunner! Designed by San Francisco-based Green Horizon, the self-sustaining prefab home is an immediately deployable

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West Coast Green Kicks off Tomorrow!

West Coast Green Kicks off Tomorrow!

Heads up San Francisco Inhabitants! West Coast Green kicks off tomorrow, and Inhabitat will be live on the scene at Fort Mason to bring you all of the fresh green designs on display! Taking

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A Better World by Design Conference Kicks Off This Weekend!

A Better World by Design Conference Kicks Off This Weekend!

Heads up green designers, entrepreneurs, and forward thinkers from all disciplines! This weekend sustainability luminaries from around the world are convening in in Providence, Rhode Island for

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SonUmbra Solar Powered Tree Lights up the Night

SonUmbra Solar Powered Tree Lights up the Night

As advancements in lighting technology unveil fresh materials, we're thrilled to see designers exploring new ways to light up the night. SonUmbra is a solar-powered tree composed of strands of

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Win a Free West Coast Green Tradeshow Pass!

Win a Free West Coast Green Tradeshow Pass!

Heads up all readers in the San Francisco Bay Area! West Coast Green is just one week away, and we're giving away free tradeshow floor passes to 20 lucky readers! These passes are your gateway

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Inhabitat New York Launch Party is TOMORROW!

Inhabitat New York Launch Party is TOMORROW!

Hey New York Inhabitat Readers! We're having our official Inhabitat NYC launch party tomorrow night, and for all our readers who RSVP'd we hope to see you there! We'll be celebrating the

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Bicycle Diaries: David Byrne Bikes the World’s Cities

Bicycle Diaries: David Byrne Bikes the World’s Cities

For most people, bicycles represent a means of transportation, a fun activity, or even objects of affection. For David Byrne they're much more - they offer a unique opportunity to experience the

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PARK(ing) Day 2009 Transforms Parking Spaces Into Public Parks

PARK(ing) Day 2009 Transforms Parking Spaces Into Public Parks

Park(ing) Day! Parking space invasion day! The day to roll out some sod, fire up the barbeque, and set out in the street like it's your front porch. If you didn't hear about it from us, from the

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Stunning Victorian Renovation Showcases Decades of SF History

Stunning Victorian Renovation Showcases Decades of SF History

One of our favorite projects from last weekend's AIA Home Tours was a stunning historic victorian that was constructed in San Francisco's Cole Valley in 1896, weathered the trippy 60's and 70's,

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West Coast Green 2009 is Two Weeks Away!

West Coast Green 2009 is Two Weeks Away!

Heads up all Bay Area green building buffs - West Coast Green 2009 is just two week's away, and tickets are selling fast! Taking place from October 1-3 at San Francisco's Fort Mason Center, this

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