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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Krill Architecture Unveils Plans for Circular Solar-Powered Church in Valer, Norway

Krill Architecture Unveils Plans for Circular Solar-Powered Church in Valer, Norway

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Aerial Photos Reveal That Dubai Is Building a Series of Dubai-Shaped Islands Off the Coast of Dubai

Aerial Photos Reveal That Dubai Is Building a Series of Dubai-Shaped Islands Off the Coast of Dubai

One might think that emirs of Dubai would learn from their past mistakes after Dubai's artificial 'The World' archipelago surrendered its sands to the sea, but sinking islands and rising tides

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Lanefab Completes Vancouver’s First Net-Zero Solar Laneway House

Lanefab Completes Vancouver’s First Net-Zero Solar Laneway House

Lanefab Design/Build recently completed the city of Vancouver's first Net-Zero Solar Laneway House. The house, built as an infill on an existing residential lot, is 1020 square feet with 1

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Artist Dominic Wilcox Recreates British Landmarks From Jaffa Cakes

Artist Dominic Wilcox Recreates British Landmarks From Jaffa Cakes

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Inhabitat is Looking for Writers for the 2012 Milan Furniture Fair!

Inhabitat is Looking for Writers for the 2012 Milan Furniture Fair!

Heads up Milan Furniture Fair fans and Europe-based writers! The 2012 Milan Furniture Fair is coming up next month from April 17th-22nd and Inhabitat is looking for a few great writers and

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HWKN’s Massive Spiky “Wendy” Pavilion Coming to MoMA PS1 This Summer!

HWKN’s Massive Spiky “Wendy” Pavilion Coming to MoMA PS1 This Summer!

Every summer New York’s MoMA PS1 gallery blossoms with an amazing new pavilion by an up-and-coming architecture studio, and the museum just announced that the winner of this year’s

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PHOTOS: San Francisco’s Southern Pacific Brewing is a Tree-Filled Beer Sanctuary in a Renovated Warehouse

PHOTOS: San Francisco’s Southern Pacific Brewing is a Tree-Filled Beer Sanctuary in a Renovated Warehouse

Southern Pacific Brewing is the newest brewpub in San Francisco's Mission District, situated in a renovated warehouse a stone's throw off the the beaten path at 19th and Treat. After clearing a

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Genius Unveils World’s First Battery-Free Wireless Mouse

Genius Unveils World’s First Battery-Free Wireless Mouse

Genius just took a big step forward for computer peripherals by launching the world's first wireless battery-free mouse. The mighty mouse eschews wasteful AAAs and heavier lithium-ion batteries

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Ford Unveils 2013 Fusion Energi Plug-In Hybrid at the Detroit Auto Show!

Ford Unveils 2013 Fusion Energi Plug-In Hybrid at the Detroit Auto Show!

With smoke machines, lasers, 360 degree giant monitors, and cars continually driving onto the stage, these Ford stage show planners really don't mess around when it comes to dramatic unveils at

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Inhabitat is Reporting Live From the 2012 Detroit Auto Show Today!

Inhabitat is Reporting Live From the 2012 Detroit Auto Show Today!

Inhabitat is reporting live from the floor of the 2012 Detroit Auto Show! Heads up green transportation fans - Team Inhabitat is gearing up for an exciting day at the 2012 North American

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Manhattan’s Oculus-Topped Fulton Street Transit Center to be Completed in 2014

Manhattan’s Oculus-Topped Fulton Street Transit Center to be Completed in 2014

Grimshaw Architects recently announced that construction is set to resume on Manhattan's dazzling daylit Fulton Street Transit Center after a lengthy delay due to budget cuts. The shining

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Green Design Predictions for 2012

Green Design Predictions for 2012

1. Peter Ward, Ph.D - Paleontologist, Author of On Methuselah's Trail: Living Fossils and the Great Extinctions, Professor of Geological Sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle 2.

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National 9/11 Museum Will Not Open in 2012 Due to Financial Dispute

National 9/11 Museum Will Not Open in 2012 Due to Financial Dispute

Last year thousands of people visited the National 9/11 Memorial as it opened in New York City, however it turns out that the accompanying 9/11 Museum will not be opening anytime soon due to a

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Inhabitat’s Top 6 Green Science and Technology Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Inhabitat’s Top 6 Green Science and Technology Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

2011 was an exciting year for green technology as researchers and innovators around the world broke ground on high-tech gadgets and systems that will help combat global warming, preserve the

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Inhabitat’s Top Environmental News Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Inhabitat’s Top Environmental News Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

2011 was a landmark year for green news as environmental issues dominated headlines around the world - and Inhabitat was there to bring you the biggest stories as they happened. This year we

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Top 6 Green Energy Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Green Energy Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

2011 was an incredible year for green energy as the impending challenges of climate change, energy security, and peak oil spurred the development of clean power sources that will propel us

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‘The Motion’ Bookshelf Doubles as a Curvaceous Rocking Chair!

‘The Motion’ Bookshelf Doubles as a Curvaceous Rocking Chair!

There's nothing quite like settling into a comfy seat to read a good book, and it's even better when your bookshelf doubles as a rocking chair! Designed by Hyunjin Seo from the Seoul-based

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Inhabitat is Hiring a Daily Transportation Writer!

Inhabitat is Hiring a Daily Transportation Writer!

Calling all writers and editors! Are you a green transportation expert who obsessively follows the latest developments in high-speed rail, alternative fuels, and green vehicles? We're looking

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Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Customizable Gifts

Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Customizable Gifts

This holiday season don't get lost in the mazes of aisles stocked with mass-produced products at big box retailers - opt instead for customizable green gifts that are every bit as unique as your

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Consumer Reports Finds Unsafe Levels of Arsenic in Apple Juice

Consumer Reports Finds Unsafe Levels of Arsenic in Apple Juice

An apple a day keeps the doctor away - but you may want to steer clear of apple juice, as a new study by Consumer Reports shows that many juice brands contain unsafe levels of arsenic. Although

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Happy Thanksgiving 2011 from Inhabitat!

Happy Thanksgiving 2011 from Inhabitat!

Happy Thanksgiving! Can you believe that another Thanksgiving is here at last? As we pause to reflect upon the past year in green design it's clear that we have a lot to be thankful for -

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Will You Celebrate Buy Nothing Day or Black Friday?

Will You Celebrate Buy Nothing Day or Black Friday?

Thanksgiving is coming up quick this Thursday, and it's immediately followed by Black Friday - the infamous consumer holiday that drew 138 million shoppers into stores last year. That's a lot of

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PHOTOS: BMW Unveils i3 Electric Car and i8 Hybrid Electric Vehicle on US Soil for the First Time!

PHOTOS: BMW Unveils i3 Electric Car and i8 Hybrid Electric Vehicle on US Soil for the First Time!

The BMW i3 concept is the company's first electric vehicle designed from the ground up for mass production, and the auto maker has come out swinging with an innovative EV that looks set to take

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LAST CHANCE TO VOTE: Halloween Costume Contest Ends TONIGHT!

LAST CHANCE TO VOTE: Halloween Costume Contest Ends TONIGHT!

We were super impressed with the entries in our 2011 Green Halloween Contest, including some really imaginative ones like Rob Miller's awesome costume that replicates the famous pose of Han Solo

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Levi’s Launches 2 Million Pairs of Jeans Made With Better Cotton

Levi’s Launches 2 Million Pairs of Jeans Made With Better Cotton

This week Levi's invited Inhabitat to their San Francisco HQ to celebrate their first collection of products made with Better Cotton. The initiative is working with 40,000 farmers to produce

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DIY: How to Make an Adorable Chia Pet Dog Costume for Halloween

DIY: How to Make an Adorable Chia Pet Dog Costume for Halloween

MATERIALS: - Dog sweater - Plastic aquarium plants (which will enable you to recycle this costume next year or give it to a friend) or freshly picked clovers from your lawn - Orange felt

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DIY: How to Make a Waldo Costume for Halloween

DIY: How to Make a Waldo Costume for Halloween

MATERIALS: - A striped shirt - A striped hat - Red yarn or string for the pom of the hat - Black, thick rimmed glasses - A satchel full of fun accessories STEP 1: The Shirt Since

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LAST CHANCE: Win a One Year Zipcar Membership!

LAST CHANCE: Win a One Year Zipcar Membership!

LAST DAY to Win a One Year Zipcar Membership Worth $85! Carless and curious about this car-sharing thing? If you haven't tried car-share yet, autumn is a great time to get started with a free

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Apple Unveils New iPhone 4S Instead of iPhone 5 – Is It Green?

Apple Unveils New iPhone 4S Instead of iPhone 5 – Is It Green?

Apple CEO Tim Cook just officially unveiled the iPhone 4S - instead of the much-anticipated iPhone 5 - at today's live keynote in Cupertino - and although the next-generation device features the

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Team Massachusetts’ 4D Solar Decathlon Home is a 21st-Century Take on the Gable House

Team Massachusetts’ 4D Solar Decathlon Home is a 21st-Century Take on the Gable House

The 4D Home beautifully blends traditional architecture with modern building techniques to create an exceptionally efficient off-grid home that can produce more energy than it consumes. The

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