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.
Dairy farms are going out of business all across the United States, but in Vermont, citizens have banded together to support family farms by turning cow manure into a form of renewable energy.
Panoramica's Materiality collection is marked by its elegant and earnest appreciation of common everyday materials. The collective eschewed flashy veneers and artificial finishes to focus on
Bicycles are one of the world's most efficient modes of transportation - but ride one in the rain and you'll wind up with a soggy seat as the rear while kicks up a steady stream of water. Enter
This amazing Solar Impulse airplane recently completed the second leg of its sun-powered journey across the United States, and today co-founders and pilots Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg
New Yorkers rejoice - NYC's first bicycle sharing program just launched with 6,000 bikes! So far over 10,000 people have signed up to use the brand new Citi Bikes in Brooklyn and Manhattan, and
A teenage prodigy has developed a new way to decompose plastic bags in just three months! A 16 year old named Daniel Burd conducted his experiment as a science fair project, and ended up with a
We love featuring treetop lounges and forest escapes here at Inhabitat - but not everyone has the good fortune to live amidst a lush green wilderness. For those who yearn to take leave of the
Researchers at Germany's Doppelbock University just opened the door to the future of rapid prototyping technology by developing the world's first 3D-printed 3D printer! Dubbed the Ecophage, the
As an extension of China's $16 billion plan to combat air pollution in its cities, today the China National Space Administration (CNSA) announced an ambitious plan to export the nation's
The Solar Impulse is the world's first airplane to fly both day and night without fuel. There's a lot of engineering behind this incredible feat - the plane's wingspan is the size of an Airbus
We're all for electric vehicles and innovative new uses for everyday objects - but this EX vehicle propelled by screwdrivers is just nuts. The pared-down racing trike harnesses two 18-volt
The Bay Lights Unveiled: World’s Largest Light Sculpture Illuminates San Francisco Bay Bridge with 25,000 LEDs
The last time we checked in with Leo Villareal, he had just installed a gigantic glowing LED Buckyball in NYC's Madison Square Park. For The Bay Lights, Words Pictures Ideas founder Ben Davis
Founded by young Polish designer Magdalena Chojnacka, Bongo Design produces high-quality handmade interior objects with a less-is-more aesthetic. The company just launched its beautiful new 360
Heads up sustainable designers, architects, and green thinkers! We're excited to announce that one of our favorite San Francisco Bay Area design events is kicking off next month - get ready for
2012 was a banner year for renewable energy that saw scientists and engineers pushing the envelope towards ever more efficient and sustainable ways of producing power. Entire nations reaped the
2012 was an incredible year for green technology as scientists and researchers around the world wowed us with cutting edge breakthroughs and innovative new solutions to everyday problems. From
From natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy to the intensifying threat of climate change, 2012 had its share of ominous environmental stories. But the news wasn't all bleak - we also brought you
As snowstorms sweep the country, researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are warming up our winter blues with the creation of these gorgeous snowflake-shaped photovoltaic cells. The
Looking for a last-minute holiday gift for the nature-loving guy or gal on your list? Inhabitat favorite Juniper Ridge just launched a brand new line of wildcrafted soaps and scents that capture
Now that autumn has arrived, the holiday season is ramping up - and it's never too soon to start thinking about decor for the winter festivities to come. This year, instead of rolling out that
Now that November's wound down to a close and Christmas is right around the corner it's high time to start decking the halls - but why sacrifice an entire grown tree for a single season's decor?
Photographer Matthew Carden's incredible "Small World" food photography offers an entirely new perspective on the foods we consume, interspersing tiny figures amid towering broccoli treetops,
In-Tenta designed the DROP Eco-Hotel to provide a mobile dwelling for modern nomads. The prefabricated structure consists of a central tube capped on either end by big fully operable bubble
Inhabitat's Green Halloween Costume Contest received hundreds of incredibly crafted costumes - and after an intense bout of online voting we're thrilled to announce our winners! From a ghastly
LAST CHANCE TO VOTE for Your Favorite Finalists in Inhabitat’s 2012 Green Halloween Costume Contest – POLLS CLOSE TONIGHT!
This is your last chance to vote for your favorite Green Halloween Costume Contest finalists! Hey Inhabireaders! Today is the last day to vote in our annual Green Halloween Costume Contest. We
Cory Newton-Smith took his son Back to the Future this Halloween with an incredible Marty McFly costume - and he even decked out the toddler's stroller like a flying DeLorean time machine! The
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