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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Gorgeous Recycled Globe Chandelier Lights Up Our World

Gorgeous Recycled Globe Chandelier Lights Up Our World

This gorgeous glowing globe chandelier by Benoît Vieubled is totally rocking our world right now. Composed of 15 spinning spheres of Earth, the planetary constellation is made of repurposed

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NYC Readers: Join Our Inhabitat Meetup Focus Group!

NYC Readers: Join Our Inhabitat Meetup Focus Group!

Heads up New York Inhabitat Readers! Are you an avid Inhabitat reader? Do you want to meet the team behind Inhabitat and have a hand in helping us improve the website? Looking for a free meal

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Enter the 2011 Metropolis Next Gen Design Competition!

Enter the 2011 Metropolis Next Gen Design Competition!

Calling all eco designers, sustainable builders, and green architects! Our friends at Metropolis Magazine recently launched their 2011 Next Generation Design Competition, and we're thrilled

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West Coast Green 2010 Kicks Off Today!

West Coast Green 2010 Kicks Off Today!

Join Inhabitat at West Coast Green TODAY! We're thrilled to announce that one of our favorite green design events of the year kicks off today in San Francisco - West Coast Green! Each year

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Top 5 Green Gadgets for Guys

Top 5 Green Gadgets for Guys

Our increasingly connected world has borne a booming crop of gadgets, however today's guy can be easily beleaguered by unnecessary or poorly-conceived tech -- which all too often finds its way

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West Coast Green 2010 is Just One Week Away!

West Coast Green 2010 is Just One Week Away!

Join Inhabitat at West Coast Green next week! Heads up Bay Area architects, builders, and designers! One of our favorite design events of the year, West Coast Green, kicks off with a bang

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San Francisco’s Solar “Mission: House” is a High-Tech Marvel

San Francisco’s Solar “Mission: House” is a High-Tech Marvel

Designed as a test lab for innovative building strategies, the Mission: House showcases a wide range of experimental materials, systems, and construction techniques. The home's entrance is

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Check Out GreenHomeNYC’s DIY Green Block Party on October 2nd!

Check Out GreenHomeNYC’s DIY Green Block Party on October 2nd!

Join us for GreenHomeNYC's DIY Green Block Party on October 2nd! Heads up New Yorkers! Summer may be on its way out, but this October 2nd GreenHomeNYC is kicking off an awesome outdoor DIY

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AIA San Francisco Living: Home Tours Kick off This Weekend!

AIA San Francisco Living: Home Tours Kick off This Weekend!

Heads up San Francisco architecture fans! The 2010 Architecture and the City Festival is now in full gear, and this weekend marks the start of one of our favorite events - the San Francisco

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Inhabitat is Looking for London Design Festival Correspondants!

Inhabitat is Looking for London Design Festival Correspondants!

Hey European Design Fans! The London Design Festival kicks off next week from September 18th-25th, and Inhabitat is looking for a few great correspondents to help us cover this year’s show!

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World’s First Flax Fiber Bicycle Wins EuroBike Gold Award

World’s First Flax Fiber Bicycle Wins EuroBike Gold Award

Here at Inhabitat we love bikes that boast the latest and greatest high-tech materials, but we're equally impressed by more organic takes on two-wheeled transportation. Combining both of these

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DIY Altoids Mini BBQ Grill Is Curiously Awesome!

DIY Altoids Mini BBQ Grill Is Curiously Awesome!

Happy Labor Day! As households across the states prepare to fire up the BBQ today, why not give your grilling a smaller footprint this year with this awesome mini grill made from a tin of

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West Coast Green 2010 Kicks off September 30th!

West Coast Green 2010 Kicks off September 30th!

Join Inhabitat at West Coast Green this month! Heads up Bay Area architects, designers, and green builders! West Coast Green 2010 will be taking San Francisco by storm this September with

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Taastrup Theater Renovation Boasts a Stunning Prismatic Facade

Taastrup Theater Renovation Boasts a Stunning Prismatic Facade

COBE was originally called upon to improve the energy efficiency of the Taastrup Theater, an aging concrete structure situated in a social housing neighborhood in Copenhagen. The architects went

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Solar Powered LED Flower Sculpture Lights up the Night

Solar Powered LED Flower Sculpture Lights up the Night

Looking to add some solar-powered flare to your boring backyard? This gigantic energy-generating flower sculpture by id&@le concepts may be just the ticket. Dubbed the Gul Two, the

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Beautiful Underground Aloni House Blends in With The Earth

Beautiful Underground Aloni House Blends in With The Earth

The Aloni house finds its inspiration in the landscape of the Cycladic Islands, which were shaped in the past by earthen retaining walls erected to create land fit for farming. Deca Architecture

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LabBox: The World’s Smallest Hydroponic Gardening System

LabBox: The World’s Smallest Hydroponic Gardening System

Gardening indoors can be tricky - especially when growing plants that require carefully controlled environments with lots of light. Enter Pocket Grow's LabBox, a high-tech planter that is being

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The 2010 Architecture and the City Festival Starts Next Week!

The 2010 Architecture and the City Festival Starts Next Week!

Attention all San Francisco Bay Area architecture fans! We're thrilled to announce that next week marks the start of AIASF's 2010 Architecture and the City Festival! This month-long festival is

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Le Galilée Green Office is a Sweeping Wood-Clad Wonder

Le Galilée Green Office is a Sweeping Wood-Clad Wonder

Le Gallilée consists of two offices measuring 5,000 square meters and 5,500 square meters, for a combined total space of 10,500 square meters. A sinuous strip of concrete links the two

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ANNOUNCING: Inhabitat’s Packaging the Future Series!

ANNOUNCING: Inhabitat’s Packaging the Future Series!

Today we're thrilled to announce a brand new editorial series on Inhabitat that explores the past, present, and future of packaging design, hosted by Eco Chick founder and green journalist

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Santiago Calatrava Unveils Green “Museum of Tomorrow” for Rio

Santiago Calatrava Unveils Green “Museum of Tomorrow” for Rio

Internationally-renowned architect Santiago Calatrava has just unveiled his latest work -- a sleek and sustainable "Museum of Tomorrow" planned for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Situated upon the

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1 Day Left to Vote for Your Favorite Spring Greening Design!

1 Day Left to Vote for Your Favorite Spring Greening Design!

Vote for your Favorite Spring Greening Design TODAY! Heads up green design fans! There's just one day of voting left before we crown the grand prize winner of this year's Spring Greening DIY

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Tech to Help You Work Smarter and Greener

Tech to Help You Work Smarter and Greener

Most offices are situated far away from the great outdoors, but just because you're cooped up in a cubicle doesn't mean you have to have to set environmental concerns aside! There's a great

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Spring Greening Deadline Extended – Vote for your Favorite DIY Design!

Spring Greening Deadline Extended – Vote for your Favorite DIY Design!

Spring Greening Contest voting deadline extended until this Friday! Our Spring Greening DIY Design Contest has been a tremendous success so far, with thousands of votes pouring in from around

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The Best Green Designs from Model Citizens 2010

The Best Green Designs from Model Citizens 2010

In stark contrast to the cavernous halls and thousands of booths at ICFF, Model Citizens brought together a carefully curated community of independent designers. We were thrilled by the

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Aviva Stadium: Stunning Green Sports Park Completed in Dublin

Aviva Stadium: Stunning Green Sports Park Completed in Dublin

Our friends at ArchDaily recently showcased photos of the just-finished green Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland. Designed by Populous in collaboration with Scott Tallon Walker Architects, the

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UM Project’s Cork U.M.O. is a Coffee Table, Bench and Desk All in One!

UM Project’s Cork U.M.O. is a Coffee Table, Bench and Desk All in One!

One of our favorite finds from this year's BKLYN Designs is the U.M.O., a playful piece of multitasking furniture that transitions from a coffee table to a bench to a desk with a simple flick of

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Philips Unveils World’s First LED Replacement for Most Common Bulb

Philips Unveils World’s First LED Replacement for Most Common Bulb

There are over 425 million 60 watt incandescent bulbs sold every year, which makes the energy-sucking globes the most commonly used bulbs in the United States. Lighting the way to a more

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AIA Launches First Living: Home Tours in Marin This Weekend!

AIA Launches First Living: Home Tours in Marin This Weekend!

Heads up San Francisco architecture fans! This weekend the American Institute of Architects in San Francisco will be kicking off its first-ever set of Living: Home tours in gorgeous Marin

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ANNOUNCING: Inhabitat’s 2010 BKLYN Designs Green Awards!

ANNOUNCING: Inhabitat’s 2010 BKLYN Designs Green Awards!

Most Engaging Design - UM Project BKLYN Designs veteran UM Project stole the show this year with a playful set of multifunctional designs that are perfect for kids and adults alike. The U.M.O

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