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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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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Zaragoza’s Solar-Powered Spanish Pavilion is Shielded by a Ceramic Forest

Zaragoza’s Solar-Powered Spanish Pavilion is Shielded by a Ceramic Forest

Mangado's Spanish Pavilion was originally constructed for the 2008 Zaragoza World Expo, which drew architects from around the globe to build incredible feats of forward-thinking architecture

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The Best Sustainable Ceramics From Cevisama 2011

The Best Sustainable Ceramics From Cevisama 2011

Lifearq Ceramic Bamboo Tiles by Natucer Natucer showcased a series of beautiful bamboo tiles that can be used to create stand-alone shade screens and room dividers. Dubbed Lifearq, the extruded

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Wave-Shaped Aragon Convention Center is Flooded With Daylight

Wave-Shaped Aragon Convention Center is Flooded With Daylight

The Convention Center of Aragon is a dynamic multi-use space that was designed to serve a variety of functions once the Zaragoza Expo ended. It is composed of three main blocks that house a

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Energy-Saving Ecom4 Tiles Could Shave 16% Off Your Power Bill

Energy-Saving Ecom4 Tiles Could Shave 16% Off Your Power Bill

When is the last time you got excited about advances in ceramic tile technology? Get ready - Spanish tile manufacturer Ceracasa just unveiled a new breed of high-tech tiles that could cut your

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15 Green Lamps to Light up Your Life

15 Green Lamps to Light up Your Life

Different types of lighting Directional Lighting Directional lighting refers to light fixtures that focus illumination in a single direction. When set in a series, these fixtures provide

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The Cevisama Ceramic Tile Show Kicks Off Today in Spain

The Cevisama Ceramic Tile Show Kicks Off Today in Spain

This week marks the start of the Cevisama ceramic tile show in Spain, and Inhabitat is reporting live from Valencia on the world's most cutting-edge ceramics. You heard that right - we're in

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Housing Complex in Slovenia is a Series of Honeycomb Modular Apartments

Housing Complex in Slovenia is a Series of Honeycomb Modular Apartments

This stunning seaside structure bursts free from the all-too-frequently stale stock of public housing projects with its dynamic array of brightly shaded cells. Taking its cues from the modular

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Dubai’s World of Islands is Sinking Into the Sea

Dubai’s World of Islands is Sinking Into the Sea

Granted Dubai's stratospheric rise over the past few years, it may come as no surprise that several of its projects have flown too close to the sun. The World was envisioned as the ultimate

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Top 7 Sexiest Green Cars From the 2011 Detroit Auto Show!

Top 7 Sexiest Green Cars From the 2011 Detroit Auto Show!

Porsche 918 RSR Hybrid Race Car Porsche kicked off the Detroit Auto Show with a bang as they unveiled the pulse-pounding 918 RSR, a brand new powerhouse hybrid racer. The smoothly sculpted 767

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Porsche 918 RSR Hybrid Race Car Unveiled at Detroit Auto Show

Porsche 918 RSR Hybrid Race Car Unveiled at Detroit Auto Show

Porsche's new hybrid supercar takes design cues from classic racers like the 908 and the 917, fusing these classic profiles with cutting-edge hybrid technology. The vehicle's carbon

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Inhabitat is Looking for a Green Transportation Editor

Inhabitat is Looking for a Green Transportation Editor

Calling all future-forward transportation fans! Are you an eco transportation expert who feels the need for speed when it comes to green design? We're looking for an awesome transportation

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Packed Pavilion Constructed Completely From Cardboard

Packed Pavilion Constructed Completely From Cardboard

Common corrugated cardboard finds a new life in this elegant outdoor pavilion composed of an array of cut paper cylinders. Designed by ETH Zurich students Min‐Chieh Chen, Dominik Zausinger and

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Inhabitat Editors’ Top Stories of 2011 – Vote for your Favorite!

Inhabitat Editors’ Top Stories of 2011 – Vote for your Favorite!

New Year's Eve is coming up quick - and as the hours tick down to the ball drop, the Inhabitat editors have reflected upon the past year and picked out our favorite green design stories from

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Eathouse: A Fresh, Local Take on Edible Architecture

Eathouse: A Fresh, Local Take on Edible Architecture

This amazing edible Eathouse is a literal take on urban agriculture by Stuurlui Stedenbouw and Atelier GRAS!. Spotted over at Plataforma Arquitectura, the locally-grown garden home is bursting

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Wildcrafted Juniper Ridge Products Capture Christmas in a Bottle

Wildcrafted Juniper Ridge Products Capture Christmas in a Bottle

Christmas comes but once a year -- however if you're looking to savor the scent of fresh pine boughs all year-long, Juniper Ridge has you covered. You may remember the Northern Californian

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Eat the Seasons With Maria Schoettler’s 2011 Local Food Calendar

Eat the Seasons With Maria Schoettler’s 2011 Local Food Calendar

2011 is right around the corner, and to ring in the new year Oakland-based artist Maria Schoettler recently rolled out a gorgeous culinary calendar that makes buying fresh local produce as easy

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Greenbuild 2010 Kicks Off Tomorrow in Chicago!

Greenbuild 2010 Kicks Off Tomorrow in Chicago!

Heads up eco architects, green designers, and sustainable builders! Tomorrow marks the start of one of the year's biggest sustainable design conferences - Greenbuild 2010! Team Inhabitat is

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9 Green Style Essentials for Guys this Fall

9 Green Style Essentials for Guys this Fall

Fall is now upon us, and with winter around the corner, we're bundling up and breaking out the cold-weather gear. Fortunately, with the recent resurgence of high-quality heritage menswear,

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LAST CHANCE to Vote for Your Favorite Recycled Denim Design!

LAST CHANCE to Vote for Your Favorite Recycled Denim Design!

The Recycled Denim Challenge closes tonight at midnight! Heads up DIY design fans! Ecouterre's Recycled Denim Challenge is currently showcasing 45 incredible recycled denim designs, and today

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VIDEO: The Road to Designing Sustainable, Modern Green Living

VIDEO: The Road to Designing Sustainable, Modern Green Living

This year's Dwell on Design Conference offered an incredible showcase of sustainable design, and the crown jewel of the event was the MODERN Living showhouse - a home made from more than 80%

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New EvoWood Swiss Army Knives Made From Sustainable Walnut

New EvoWood Swiss Army Knives Made From Sustainable Walnut

As environmental advocates here at Inhabitat we're also big fans of the great outdoors, and every boy (or girl) scout worth their salt knows that the quintessential tool to wilderness survival

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