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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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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150mph Electric Motorcycle Smashes World Speed Record

150mph Electric Motorcycle Smashes World Speed Record

Mission Motors' emission-free superbike recently shattered the world land speed record for electric motorcycles as it clocked in a series of scorching 150mph runs at Utah's Bonneville Salt

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PARK(ing) Day 2009 is This Friday!

PARK(ing) Day 2009 is This Friday!

This Friday impromptu public parks will be springing up around the world for PARK(ing) Day 2009! Created by San Francisco art collective REBAR, this one-day celebration of public space

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urbanSHED: Design a Better Sidewalk Shed and Win $10,000!

urbanSHED: Design a Better Sidewalk Shed and Win $10,000!

Heads up all engineers, architects, and designers in NYC! The urbanSHED design competition is looking for a better sidewalk shed, and they're giving away $25,000 in prizes plus the chance to

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Green Your Back to School Routine

Green Your Back to School Routine

This week marks the beginning of the school year for students everywhere, and for those looking to start their studies along a sustainable path, Inhabitat is here to help you green your academic

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ECO LANDS: SF’s Outside Lands Festival Grows a Green Heart

ECO LANDS: SF’s Outside Lands Festival Grows a Green Heart

This past weekend the Outside Lands festival rocked San Francisco, drawing thousands of people to bask in the sunshine and music that filled Golden Gate Park. Greening an event as massive as a

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Architecture and the City Festival 2009 Starts Today!

Architecture and the City Festival 2009 Starts Today!

Bay Area architecture fans get ready to rock - today marks the start of the 2009 Architecture and the City Festival! We're looking forward to an entire month packed full of fun events, and our

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Copenhagen Design Week 2009 Kicks into Gear!

Copenhagen Design Week 2009 Kicks into Gear!

Fans of fine Scandinavian design rejoice - Copenhagen Design Week is currently taking Denmark by storm and Inhabitat is on the scene to bring you all of the freshest designs and most exciting

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Architecture and the City Festival 2009 Starts Next Week!

Architecture and the City Festival 2009 Starts Next Week!

Heads up all San Francisco Bay Area architecture fans! Next week marks the start of the 2009 Architecture and the City Festival, and this year they're pulling out all the stops with another

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Showcase Your Front Lawn Veggie Garden in Edible Estates

Showcase Your Front Lawn Veggie Garden in Edible Estates

Head's up green thumbs and urban gardeners across the states! Do you have an extraordinary edible garden project that you're dying to share with the world? Well now's your chance because Fritz

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