Mike Chino

 

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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Happy Holidays From Inhabitat!

Happy Holidays From Inhabitat!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM TEAM INHABITAT From the East Coast to the West Coast to the world at large, Team Inhabitat is sending you warm holiday wishes from every corner of the globe! Our writers

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Singapore’s Largest Garden Project Unveiled

Singapore’s Largest Garden Project Unveiled

Designs have just been released for Bay South, an incredible botanical preserve topped with super-tall solar trees that is set to be Singapore's largest garden project. Conceived by Grant

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LED-Equipped Gown Monitors Carbon Dioxide in the Air

LED-Equipped Gown Monitors Carbon Dioxide in the Air

Danish design company Diffus has created a stunning LED-studded dress that lights up when it detects carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The luminous ensemble is laced with conductive embroidery

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GREEN GIFT GUIDE: Gifts Under $50

GREEN GIFT GUIDE: Gifts Under $50

Credit crunch got ya down? This holiday season you can give green without breaking the bank with Inhabitat's guide to Eco Gifts Under $50 and Under $20! From fresh green gardens in a bag to

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Stacked Shipping Container Pavilion Rises at COP15

Stacked Shipping Container Pavilion Rises at COP15

As COP15 delegations continue in Copenhagen, Danish architects MAPT have erected a striking pavilion composed of a set of old shipping containers stacked up like building blocks. The recycled

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COP15 Climate Change Conference Kicks off Today!

COP15 Climate Change Conference Kicks off Today!

ATTENTION ALL RESIDENTS OF PLANET EARTH The United Nations COP15 climate change conferences kicks off today in Copenhagen, and the fate of the planet hangs in the balance! The policies and

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World’s Largest LED Project Completed in Abu Dhabi

World’s Largest LED Project Completed in Abu Dhabi

If you think your neighbor's holiday lighting spectacle is an exercise in excess, wait till you see the world's largest LED project, recently completed in Abu Dhabi. Created by Asymptote

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Inhabitat’s Event Picks for the COP15 Climate Conference

Inhabitat’s Event Picks for the COP15 Climate Conference

The COP15 Climate Conference kicks off next week in Copenhagen, and Inhabitat will be on the scene to bring you all the latest news from this monumental event! In addition to the official U.N.

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Geometric Park Heals a Rocky Rift in Bilbao

A beautiful geometric park has sprouted upon a once-barren slope that split two suburbs in Bilbao, Spain. Designed by ACXT, Pau Casals Square is a vibrant expanse of green space that connects

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Clever Wall Stickers Show the World Behind Your Light Switch

Clever Wall Stickers Show the World Behind Your Light Switch

London-based agency Hu2 Design has created a slick set of "Sustainable Habitat Reminder" wall stickers that aim to raise energy awareness by revealing a fantastical set of inner workings behind

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Cathedral Data Center Uses Thermal Energy to Heat 500 Homes

Cathedral Data Center Uses Thermal Energy to Heat 500 Homes

Data farms take up lots of space, suck a ton of energy, and generate a large amount of heat. Whereas keeping sets of servers cool can be a complicated endeavor, the city of Helsinki is putting

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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!

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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!

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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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