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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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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Top 10 Green Gifts for Father’s Day

Top 10 Green Gifts for Father’s Day

Husqvarna Solar-Powered Automower For the dad who has everything, may we present the Husqvarna Automower -- the solar-powered batmobile of lawnmowers. This tricked-out automatic mower slices

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World Heath Organization Declares That Cell Phones May Cause Cancer

World Heath Organization Declares That Cell Phones May Cause Cancer

Today the World Health Organization announced that radiation from cell phones could possibly cause cancer as they categorized exposure to electromagnetic fields alongside known carcinogenic

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KARTONKLUNKER: Clever Flat Pack Chandelier Makes Cardboard Classy

KARTONKLUNKER: Clever Flat Pack Chandelier Makes Cardboard Classy

Rainer & Tobias Kyburz's KARTONKLUNKER is a clever cardboard chandelier that packs flat to ship and can be set up in a snap without the use of screws or glue. Spotted over at SwissMiss, the

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Clever Pickmaster Plectrum Punch Turns Credit Cards Into Guitar Picks

Clever Pickmaster Plectrum Punch Turns Credit Cards Into Guitar Picks

Starving musician blues got you down? Go from shredding credit cards to ripping guitar solos with the Pickmaster Plectrum Punch. The next time you need a pick in a pinch, simply snap into a

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The Best Green Designs from Model Citizens 2011

The Best Green Designs from Model Citizens 2011

Esin Arsan showcased a clever set of coffee mugs that serve up a reminder about the world's vanishing endangered species with every cup of joe. Each animal's imprint is rendered in an unglazed

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Loowatt: Toilet Made From Poo Transforms Excrement into Energy

Loowatt: Toilet Made From Poo Transforms Excrement into Energy

Design gets very literal in this toilet made from poop! Form follows function to whole new level in Virginia Gardiner's energy generating toilet - which is literally made from poop! Designed

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AIA SF’s Marin County Living:Home Tours Kick Off This Weekend!

AIA SF’s Marin County Living:Home Tours Kick Off This Weekend!

Join Inhabitat at AIA SF's Marin Living:Home Tours this weekend! Heads up San Francisco Bay Area architecture fans - this Saturday, May 21st AIA SF is hosting their second annual set of

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Google Unveils Brilliant Android-Controlled LED Light Bulb

Google Unveils Brilliant Android-Controlled LED Light Bulb

Today Google flipped the switch on a remarkable new LED bulb that can be controlled by any Android device using the company's new open-source wireless networking protocol. The search giant

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Intel Announces Revolutionary 3D Transistors That Cut Energy Use by 50%

Intel Announces Revolutionary 3D Transistors That Cut Energy Use by 50%

Today Intel announced plans to produce and distribute the world’s first 3-D transistor – a revolutionary breakthrough in computer hardware that heralds a new generation of more

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6 Earth Day Activities That Will Actually Make a Difference

6 Earth Day Activities That Will Actually Make a Difference

1. GO VEGETARIAN The amount of greenhouse gas produced by the livestock industry is staggering - the Worldwatch Institute estimates that meat and dairy production accounts for 51% of the

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Tune in to the Live 4 Sendai Online Fundraising Event Right Now!

Tune in to the Live 4 Sendai Online Fundraising Event Right Now!

From the earthquake in Japan to the subsequent tsunami and Fukushima nuclear disaster, the island nation is currently experiencing its worst crisis since World War 2. If you're eager to help but

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Inhabitat is Looking for Writers for the 2011 Milan Furniture Fair!

Inhabitat is Looking for Writers for the 2011 Milan Furniture Fair!

Heads up Milan Furniture Fair fans and Europe-based writers! The Milan Furniture Fair kicks off next week from April 12th-17th and Inhabitat is looking for a few great writers/photographers to

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Colossal Green Volcano Building Rises in Italy

Colossal Green Volcano Building Rises in Italy

Inspired by the surrounding landscape, Vulcano Buono has a gently sloping profile that rises from the earth as a grassy green knoll. The structure's roof is carpeted with a vegetative layer of

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Inhabitat is Looking for a Green Transportation Editor!

Inhabitat is Looking for a Green Transportation Editor!

Heads up clean tech writers! Are you a keen green writer who voraciously follows the field of sustainable transportation? If so then get in touch - Inhabitat is looking for a star

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Hydrogen-Producing Skyscraper Harvests Energy From Bolts of Lightning

Hydrogen-Producing Skyscraper Harvests Energy From Bolts of Lightning

Part lightning spire and part futuristic super-tower, the Hyrdra Skyscraper was designed by Milos Vlastic, Vuk Djordjevic, Ana Lazovic, Milica Stankovic, and was an honorable mention in the 2011

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Toyota Hybrid Car Sales Top 3 Million Vehicles Worldwide

Toyota Hybrid Car Sales Top 3 Million Vehicles Worldwide

So far it's been a big year for the Toyota Prius - not only did the world's most popular hybrid car receive an official pluralization (Prii), but Toyota just announced that its hybrid sales have

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Oil Prices Top $106 Per Barrel as Crisis Flares in Libya

Oil Prices Top $106 Per Barrel as Crisis Flares in Libya

Libya has the largest reserves of oil in Africa -- and the ninth largest reserves in the world -- however in the wake of weeks of political upheaval and dissent the country's daily production of

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Stunning Open Air Library in East Germany Wins the 2011 Brit Insurance Architecture Award

Stunning Open Air Library in East Germany Wins the 2011 Brit Insurance Architecture Award

What began as an assemblage of 1,000 empty beer cartons pulled together by residents in East Germany has now evolved into an incredible open air public library. Designed by Karo Architekten in

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