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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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 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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2011 Solar Decathlon Sun-Powered House Competition Kicks Off in Washington DC – Exclusive Photos

2011 Solar Decathlon Sun-Powered House Competition Kicks Off in Washington DC – Exclusive Photos

We have affectionately nicknamed SCI-Arc's house the "puffy house," as it creatively wears its insulation on its exterior. The home is actually called CHIP, which stands for compact

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10 Solar-Powered Designs to Charge Your Life

10 Solar-Powered Designs to Charge Your Life

From smartphones and e-readers to laptops and tablet computers, today's high-tech devices put a wealth of information and utility at our fingertips - however it can be a real challenge to keep

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Top 14 Green Gadgets for Back to School

Top 14 Green Gadgets for Back to School

THINKSOUND TS02 HEADPHONES - $90 We're big fans of Thinksound's stylish line of wooden headphones, so we were thrilled to see that their new TS02+mic model has a built-in microphone that

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Park(ing) Day 2011: Pop-Up Parks Spring Up Around the World – Exclusive Photos!

Park(ing) Day 2011: Pop-Up Parks Spring Up Around the World – Exclusive Photos!

The Park(ing) Day project began in San Francisco in 2005 when art and design studio Rebar converted one parking space into a temporary public park. Since then the event has grown into an

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Gorgeous Modern Home is Built Inside a Cave

Gorgeous Modern Home is Built Inside a Cave

Modern living meets subterranean splendor in this gorgeous home nestled inside of a 15,000-square foot sandstone cave in Festus, Missouri. Built by Curt and Deborah Sleeper, the underground

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Ohio State’s 400 MPH Buckeye Bullet 3 to Attempt Electric Vehicle Speed Record

Ohio State’s 400 MPH Buckeye Bullet 3 to Attempt Electric Vehicle Speed Record

Last year Ohio State's streamlined Buckeye Bullet supercar made headlines as it shattered the world speed record for an electric vehicle by clocking in a blistering 291 miles per hour. As if

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Researchers Transform Girl Scout Cookies Into Graphene Super Material

Researchers Transform Girl Scout Cookies Into Graphene Super Material

When it comes to next-gen super materials, graphene is incredible stuff - it can be six times lighter than steel, two times harder, and 10 times stronger in terms of tensile strength - and now

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Vinci Touchpad Computer for Babies Coming Soon to Amazon

Vinci Touchpad Computer for Babies Coming Soon to Amazon

Like it or not, we live in a wired world - so why not start teaching tots the basics of technology from a young age? Enter the Vinci, a 7-inch tablet computer designed especially for babies. The

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VIDEO: Inhabitat’s Green Tour of BKLYN Designs

VIDEO: Inhabitat’s Green Tour of BKLYN Designs

It's hard to capture all of the excitement and inspiration of the work of BKLYN Designs in words and photos alone - which is why we're thrilled to bring you a video tour of our favorite green

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Infineon Raceway Unveils Massive 353 KW Solar Array – Exclusive Photos!

Infineon Raceway Unveils Massive 353 KW Solar Array – Exclusive Photos!

Panasonic started installing solar panels at Infineon Raceway last November, and they just announced the completion of the project this past weekend. The arrays feature Panasonic's high-quality

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Edward Chew Creates Stunning Geometric Lamps From Recycled Tetra Paks

Edward Chew Creates Stunning Geometric Lamps From Recycled Tetra Paks

Each spherical Tetra Pak lamp requires approximately 450 empty soft drink packets and is 260mm in diameter. The boxes were unfolded and then transformed into 108 hexagons by cutting 6 strips of

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ReadyMade Magazine Closes its Doors for Good

ReadyMade Magazine Closes its Doors for Good

It's a sad day for publishing as ReadyMade, one of our favorite shelter mags, has closed its doors for good. The trailblazing DIY magazine was shuttered today by parent company Meredith

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