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.

Social Profiles

+ Google
+ Twitter
+ LinkedIn
+ Facebook

Mike Chino
Yves Béhar’s Recyclable Y Water Bottles

Yves Béhar’s Recyclable Y Water Bottles

Product packaging has borne some serious brunt as of late, with bottled water being lambasted left and right as a a needless contributor to landfills. Taking this into account, everyone's

Read More >

Lotus Announces the Flex-Fuel Omnivore Engine!

Lotus Announces the Flex-Fuel Omnivore Engine!

Luxury auto powerhouse Lotus recently announced plans to develop a new kind of engine that will be able to run on virtually any type of fuel. Aptly named the OMNIVORE, the innovative engine will

Read More >

Asphalt Power: Unlocking 4 Million Miles of Solar Energy

Asphalt Power: Unlocking 4 Million Miles of Solar Energy

Anyone who's taken a barefooted tryst across a paved parking lot knows that blacktop can reach sweltering temperatures when exposed to the summer sun. Now researchers at the Worcester

Read More >

Ackert Architecture’s Monier Residence

Ackert Architecture’s Monier Residence

Kimberly Ackert designed this beautiful off-the-grid residence for the "Monier Design Competition" in Australia. Nestled amid idyllic green environs in Perth, the warm wooden structure features

Read More >

Metabolix Grows Bioplastics in Switchgrass

Metabolix Grows Bioplastics in Switchgrass

Bioplastics are becoming a burgeoning industry as the cost of oil climbs and the disastrous nature of petroleum-based plastics is revealed in full effect. This past Monday Metabolix announced an

Read More >

Eco Ego Environmental Game

Eco Ego Environmental Game

Although we should all strive to make environmentally sound choices, sometimes it can be hard to envision the immediate impact of our actions. This quirky Eco Ego game presents an accessible -

Read More >

DesignLAB’s Stunning IFAW Headquarters

DesignLAB’s Stunning IFAW Headquarters

DesignLAB's recently completed headquarters for the International Fund for Animal Welfare goes far beyond integrating into its environment to actually ameliorate a contaminated brownfield site,

Read More >

TRANS TUES: The Wind-Powered Ventomobile Racer

TRANS TUES: The Wind-Powered Ventomobile Racer

You've likely heard of cars powered by electricity, hydrogen, and even solar energy; how about a vehicle powered entirely by the wind? Students at Stuttgart University recently perfected a

Read More >

LAST CALL: Project H Will Fund a Lifestraw for Mumbai for $25

LAST CALL: Project H Will Fund a Lifestraw for Mumbai for $25

Building off the success of the Lifestraw Personal water filtration device, Vestergaard Frandsen's new Lifestraw Family system provides 15,000 liters of clean drinking water to one household.

Read More >

ECOTOTS KIDS FURNITURE: Inhabitots exclusive interview

ECOTOTS KIDS FURNITURE: Inhabitots exclusive interview

Smart, sustainable, and super cute only begins to describe these stylish eco kids furniture designs by Indianapolis-based ecotots. We're excited to announce that our baby and kids site

Read More >

IKEA Solar Panels on the Horizon

IKEA Solar Panels on the Horizon

Ubiquitous big-box colossus IKEA has shown some great green developments lately, from flat-pack bike trailers to eco-friendly lines of housewares. Now the patent purveyor of all things flat-pack

Read More >

PREFAB FRIDAY: Unpacking the prefabs at MOMA!

PREFAB FRIDAY: Unpacking the prefabs at MOMA!

For those of us not fortunate enough to attend the MOMA's recent Home Delivery exhibition, Scribe Media has assembled an excellent video that takes an in-depth look at five of today's

Read More >

Stella Stackables for Inhabitots!

Stella Stackables for Inhabitots!

These slick stackable storage bins by Q Collection Junior provide a stylish organization solution that's perfect for growing households. We love their bright color combinations and mid-century

Read More >

MAD Architects Honeycomb Skyscraper

MAD Architects Honeycomb Skyscraper

Be it their biomimetic form, their integral strength, or the their beautiful visual texture, lately we can't get enough of hexagonal honeycomb structures. The latest to catch our eye is the

Read More >

Kite Power Could Generate Energy for 100,000 Homes

Kite Power Could Generate Energy for 100,000 Homes

If we told you that a free-flying kite could provide enough energy to power your house, you might consider us crazy. How about all the homes on your block, or even an entire city? Scientists at

Read More >

TRANSPORTATION TUES: The SAM Recyclable Electric Vehicle

TRANSPORTATION TUES: The SAM Recyclable Electric Vehicle

This sprightly three-wheeled vehicle packs some great sustainable features into a pint-sized package. Created by the Swiss company Cree, the award-winning SAM car seats two in an agile body that

Read More >

Solar LED ‘Leaf’ Streetlights by Jongoh Lee

Solar LED ‘Leaf’ Streetlights by Jongoh Lee

What if instead of standard streetlights your nighttime walks were brightened by light-laden boughs of luminous leaves? That's the concept behind Jongoh Lee's elegant Invisible Streetlight, a

Read More >

PREFAB FRIDAY: Method Home’s Completed Cabin!

PREFAB FRIDAY: Method Home’s Completed Cabin!

As summer hits its stride and the allure of the outdoors arrives we're happy to report that Method Home's modern wood wonder has blossomed into a beautiful home. If it seems like a short while

Read More >

The ITER Complex: A Gorgeous Green Enclave

The ITER Complex: A Gorgeous Green Enclave

Juan Herreros Architects designed this gorgeous green complex to seamlessly integrate into the sweeping undergrowth of a forest bustling with biological activity. The verdant structure features

Read More >

The UniCube Sustainable Dorm Design

The UniCube Sustainable Dorm Design

Sheathed in walls of living green and resembling a pagoda emblazoned with a curving copper rooftop, this UniCube dormitory utilizes an impressive set of sustainable features to regulate its

Read More >

Various Architect’s Stunning Collapsible Stadium

Various Architect’s Stunning Collapsible Stadium

Wrapped in a beautiful facade of hexagonal mesh, this Mobile Performance Venue cuts a striking profile while making strident efforts to size down its carbon footprint. Conceived by Norway's

Read More >

PREFAB FRIDAY: EcoShack’s Breezy Summer Shelter

PREFAB FRIDAY: EcoShack’s Breezy Summer Shelter

This week's prefab breaks out of the hard-lined modern box with a beautiful soft-shelled structure that finds elegance in its simplicity. That's right - it's a Nomad Yurt! SoCal based Ecoshack

Read More >

Burp Catching Backpack Traps and Contains Methane Released by Cows!

Burp Catching Backpack Traps and Contains Methane Released by Cows!

Ah, green design at its finest. Here at Inhabitat we pride ourselves in bringing you the freshest eco-friendly innovations, so how could we pass on the merits of this bright pink burp-trapping

Read More >

California Approves First Statewide Green Building Code!

California Approves First Statewide Green Building Code!

It's been a banner week for environmental policy as the California Building Standards Commission recently broke news of the nation's first statewide green building code. The measure mandates

Read More >

RCA Unveils Sleek Sustainable Concept Cars

RCA Unveils Sleek Sustainable Concept Cars

Imagine soaring along the road in a car composed entirely of aerodynamic glass, or piloting a red rocket-car with a split chassis mimicking a motorcycle and sidecar. Now consider the fact that

Read More >

ECOBAY: New Sustainable City for Estonia

ECOBAY: New Sustainable City for Estonia

There's something about the prospect of starting an entire city from scratch that's sure to stir the imagination, evoking ideals of efficiency and future-forward design at it's finest. Schmidt

Read More >

ONIGIRI HOUSE made entirely from cedar

ONIGIRI HOUSE made entirely from cedar

This beautiful Onigiri House was created by NKS Architects in Oita, Japan. Constructed entirely out of locally-sourced cedar, the wood-paneled wonder features a gorgeous light-laden interior

Read More >

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Energy-Efficient Oriens Glider

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Energy-Efficient Oriens Glider

This stunning energy-efficient glider recently took top prize in the Lucky Strike Junior Designer Competition for its innovative re-envisioning the life-cycle of the airplane. Designed by Roland

Read More >

Greypant’s Cutting-Edge Slice Chair

Greypant’s Cutting-Edge Slice Chair

While perusing Graypants' catalog of eco-friendly furnishings we were particularly impressed by the lovely lines of this Slice chair. The cantilever chaise has a layered wood structure that

Read More >

  • Read Inhabitat

  • Search Categories

  • Recent Posts

  • Recent Comments

  • Browse by Keyword

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
What are you looking for? (Solar, HVAC, etc.)
Where are you located?