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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ANNOUNCING: Our Spring Greening Contest Winners!

ANNOUNCING: Our Spring Greening Contest Winners!

DRUMROLL PLEASE... Spring has sprung, the votes have been cast, and we're excited to announce the winners of our Spring Greening DIY Design Contest! We feel fortunate to have such an

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Last Chance to Vote in our Spring Greening Contest!

Last Chance to Vote in our Spring Greening Contest!

SPRING GREENING CLOSES TONIGHT at MIDNIGHT! Our Spring Greening Design Contest closes at midnight tonight, which makes this your LAST CHANCE to cast your vote for your favorite DIY design! As

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Dwell’s Innovate It! Design Competition

Dwell’s Innovate It! Design Competition

Attention all inventors, designers, and fans of efficient industrial design! Our friends at Dwell recently announced the second phase of their Innovate It! contest, which calls upon you to take

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Prickly Porcupine Office Cleared for Construction

Prickly Porcupine Office Cleared for Construction

Passive solar design meets pointillist pincushion in this stunning porcupine-inspired office recently cleared for construction in Prestons, England. Designed by UK-based Moxon Architects, the

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Spring Greening Voting Extended Until Tuesday!

Spring Greening Voting Extended Until Tuesday!

CONTEST EXTENDED UNTIL TUESDAY, APRIL 14th at MIDNIGHT We've received a tremendous response to our Spring Greening DIY Design Contest, and the competition is so close that due to popular

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SPRING GREENING CONTEST – Vote NOW!

SPRING GREENING CONTEST – Vote NOW!

After an exciting week of voting our Spring Greening DIY Design Contest is set to close tomorrow at midnight and the competition is fierce! We asked our contestants asked to clean out their

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Phone Book Coffee Table

Phone Book Coffee Table

When we kicked off our Spring Greening DIY Design Contest we didn't expect our intrepid innovators to take the call literally! We're thoroughly impressed that Rodrigo Jaroseski of Porto Alegre,

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BLOOD POWER? Piezoelectric Nanowires Could Turn Your Body Into a Battery

BLOOD POWER? Piezoelectric Nanowires Could Turn Your Body Into a Battery

We've seen piezoelectric systems that harvest energy from roads, subways, and even umbrellas -- now researchers have announced that they are on the brink of unlocking an energy grid composed of

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SPRING GREENING CONTEST: 4 Days Left to Enter!

SPRING GREENING CONTEST: 4 Days Left to Enter!

Calling all crafty Inhabitat readers! Win $200 in our DIY Spring Greening Contest! Our Spring Greening Contest is running strong after a refreshing weekend of creative submissions, and there's

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Enter Inhabitat’s Spring Greening Contest!

Enter Inhabitat’s Spring Greening Contest!

Looking for a fun DIY project this weekend? Why not participate in Inhabitat's first ever Spring Greening Contest for a shot at fame, fortune, and a $200 gift certificate to the Inhabitat Shop!

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Inhabitat Spring Greening Contest!

Inhabitat Spring Greening Contest!

THIS FRIDAY IS THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING!!! Can you tell we're excited? We're midway through March, the birds are chirping and we want to encourage you all to green your spring cleaning with our

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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

Happy Saint Patrick's Day everybody! For those of you looking to celebrate the second greenest day of the year we've rounded up an intoxicating array of eco-friendly libations. Whether you

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The 100MPG Lightning Hydraulic Hybrid Vehicle

The 100MPG Lightning Hydraulic Hybrid Vehicle

Loveland, Colorado-based Lightning Hybrids has its sights set on the $10 million automotive x-prize with a sleek biodiesel-fueled vehicle that they claim will break the 100MPG barrier for a

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KKA Recreates Gothenburg as a Sustainable Ecotopia

KKA Recreates Gothenburg as a Sustainable Ecotopia

Addressing the urgent need to green our built environment, Kjellgren Kaminsky Architects have conceived of a Super Sustainable City that re-envisions Gothenburg, Sweden as a future-forward

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The Best of Green at ETech 2009

The Best of Green at ETech 2009

The 2009 Emerging Technology Conference offered an incredible opportunity to catch some of the cutting edge ideas that are shaping the way we look at the world. Several recurrent green themes

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Norman Foster Unveils Twin Faceted Skyscrapers for Paris

Norman Foster Unveils Twin Faceted Skyscrapers for Paris

Norman Foster + Partners recently revealed the masterplan for a new sustainable community just outside of Paris complete with twin faceted skyscrapers that will be the tallest mixed-use towers

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Co-Design an Eco Village with the C.L.E.A.R. Village Lab

Co-Design an Eco Village with the C.L.E.A.R. Village Lab

Attention all eco-minded architects, designers, and green building professionals! Are you interested in charting the future of sound, sustainable living? Now is the perfect time to get

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GREENER GADGETS: Indoor Drying Rack

GREENER GADGETS: Indoor Drying Rack

Amid the flurry of high-tech wonders on display at this year's Greener Gadgets Design Competition, Rob Podell's Indoor Drying Rack boldly proved that green gadgets needn't rely upon circuit

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Tweet-a-Watt Wins the Greener Gadgets Design Competition!

Tweet-a-Watt Wins the Greener Gadgets Design Competition!

After an exciting round of live judging last week at the Greener Gadgets Conference, we're thrilled to announce the winners of the 2009 Greener Gadgets Design Competition! Drumroll

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12-Year-Old Whiz Kid Makes Homeless Shelter from Trash

12-Year-Old Whiz Kid Makes Homeless Shelter from Trash

We're big fans of Buckminster Fuller's legacy of uber-efficient domes here at Inhabitat, so imagine our excitement when we heard that 12-year old whiz kid Max Wallack recently developed a

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Taiwan Breaks Ground on a Trio of Green-Roofed Skyscrapers

Taiwan Breaks Ground on a Trio of Green-Roofed Skyscrapers

Taiwan recently broke ground on a trio of interconnected energy-efficient skyscrapers topped with lush rooftop gardens. Designed by Los Angeles-based NBBJ Architects in collaboration with Fei

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Great Sleep Debate T-Shirt Giveaway at Inhabitots

Great Sleep Debate T-Shirt Giveaway at Inhabitots

Few topics among new parents are as controversial as the issue of getting their kids to sleep, so this week Inhabitots has been engaged in the Great Sleep Debate, and we want to hear your

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LAST CALL: Greener Gadgets Registration Closes Today!

LAST CALL: Greener Gadgets Registration Closes Today!

LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER FOR GREENER GADGETS! Calling all Green Gadget Geeks! This is it - today is your last chance to pick up a ticket for this week's Greener Gadgets Conference! Taking

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Jill Fehrenbacher in the New York Times!

Jill Fehrenbacher in the New York Times!

We're thrilled to announce that our very own Jill Fehrenbacher was recently featured in an article by the New York Times! From the upcoming Greener Gadgets Conference to the finer points of

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Squishy Bowls Giveaway at Inhabitots

Squishy Bowls Giveaway at Inhabitots

What's a squishy bowl? Simply the most foldable, stackable, versatile option in on-the-go eatware! Made from food-grade silicone, these brightly hued bowls are unbreakable, compressible, and

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SunCat: Solar Batteries Powered by Sunshine

SunCat: Solar Batteries Powered by Sunshine

Designer and inventor extraordinaire Knut Karlsen recently unveiled an inspired approach to portable power that can't be beat for its elegant simplicity: a prototype battery capable of charging

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Objectified Director Gary Hustwit Interviewed by Dwell

Objectified Director Gary Hustwit Interviewed by Dwell

Our good friends at Dwell Magazine recently conducted an excellent interview with director Gary Hustwit (of Helvetica fame) about his upcoming film Objectified. Whether you're an industrial

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2009 Green:Net Conference

2009 Green:Net Conference

Calling All Eco-Savvy Entrepreneurs! We're excited to announce that the 2009 Green:Net conference is currently looking for 10 up-and-coming cleantech companies to showcase in this year's

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