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.
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
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
There's still time to enter Inhabitat's 2012 Green Halloween Costume Contest! Did you haunt the streets in an awesome hand-crafted Halloween costume last night? While the spookiest night of the
Designer Danny Taylor found that most energy monitors do little to engage with children, so he created an interface for a light that attempts to inform children of energy wastage without
In the middle of the last century, design pioneers like Alvar Aalto and Charles and Ray Eames began experimenting with bent plywood. By laminating thin veneers of wood, they were able to make
Coca Cola commissioned eco artist Sarah Turner to create lighting and a massive recycled sculpture for their Hospitality Centre at the London 2012 Olympic games. At 2 meters wide the lights make
How can you carry a toolbox and a workspace on the luggage carrier of a bike? That's the question Berto Aussems was confronted with when he sought to take his work as an electronics repairer on
Park(ing) Day began in San Francisco in 2005 when Rebar Studio converted a single parking space into a pop-up park. The idea is that as long as you feed the meter, the space is yours to use as
Whole Foods just made history by becoming the first national retailer to personally ensure that all of the body care products on its store shelves are certified organic. There are currently no
Designed by the Technical University of Denmark, the Plus Energy FOLD House is a versatile modular home that can be configured in a variety of different ways depending on how its site is laid
We've been eagerly following the development of the NYC's LowLine underground park as it gains momentum and edges closer to reality - and the amazing adaptive reuse project recently took a big
LAST CHANCE: Enter to Win a Voltaic Laptop-Charging Solar Backpack Filled With Green School Supplies (Worth $500)!
Heads up students! September is just one week away and school bells are already ringing in the distance - which means it's high time to start gearing up for the coming academic year. If you've
Heads up SF Bay Area architecture fans - we're excited to announce that AIA SF will be celebrating San Francisco's architectural heritage all September long as it kicks off the 9th annual
Freitag Hazzard Backpack Each year Freitag salvages 390 tons of well-traveled truck tarpaulins and uses them to create an incredible range of products including backpacks, messenger bags, totes
Can you quantify the environmental footprint of your diet? This amazing infographic by Spencer Belkofer shows the impact that raising animals for food has on the environment. Belkofer compiled
Standard photovoltaic cells only harvest energy from a single surface - the side facing the sun. Israeli startup bSolar has found a way to improve upon this unidirectional design with a
Bruce Munro was first inspired to create his fields of light while traveling through Australia's red desert in 1992. He was amazed by the endless fields of flowers that burst up from the barren
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